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Estate Planning – Choose to Plan

The estate planning group at Hinkle Law Firm LLC comprises highly skilled attorneys, accountants and valuation consultants who work together to meet every client’s estate planning needs. From simple consultations to complex high-net-worth tax planning, our group provides tax, valuation, asset protection and trust planning. We prepare wills, durable powers of attorney and living wills; create and fund revocable and irrevocable trusts; prepare buy/sell agreements; and structure business entities to ensure a smooth transfer of control and wealth.

Family Business Planning

Our attorneys assist clients in establishing business succession plans to transfer ownership of a family-owned business to the next generation of family members, key employees, or unrelated third parties. We prepare buy/sell agreements, stock restriction agreements and purchase and sale agreements. We also design charitable-giving programs with the potential for tremendous tax benefits while offering much-needed support to the non-profit sector.

Business Valuations

Ensuring your business and assets end up in the right hands with minimal government interference is a challenging task, one that only grows more complicated in relation to the size of the assets. When looking to establish an estate, or even give a gift following Illinois’s complex financial laws, you need a thorough financial attorney to do things right the first time.

High Net Worth Estate Planning

Wealthier households and those with highly appreciated assets have unique challenges when it comes to estate planning. Our estate planning team is especially aware of our clients’ desires to preserve and transfer wealth through the careful administration of their trusts and estates. Our team is dedicated to achieving our clients’ unique goals using the most effective tax-advantaged planning strategies. Whether developing a business succession plan or charitable giving strategy, we are sensitive to the numerous concerns and emotions that often accompany wealth and estate planning. 

 

Asset Protection

Our estate planning team develops asset protection plans unique to each client’s needs. For individuals with high litigation risks, such as doctors, other professionals and small business owners, our attorneys develop asset protection plans that combine traditional exempt asset planning techniques with irrevocable trust planning to protect assets for transmittal to the next generation.

We understand that when preparing your estate plan, you may have questions. Click here to view a list of some of the most common questions we get. 

Call 316.631.3131 to schedule your consultation with our experienced attorneys who know what it takes to protect the legacy you’ve worked hard to build.

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Recognitions

Hinkle Law Firm has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in trusts and estates law since 2010. 

  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms
  • ALFA
  • Chambers