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Estate Planning

Our estate planning group is highly skilled with attorneys, accountants and valuation consultants to assist clients with all of their estate planning needs. From simple consultations to complex high net worth tax planning, our group provides tax, valuation, asset protection and trust planning for our clients. 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 so that transfer of control and wealth is accomplished smoothly. The attorneys at Hinkle Law Firm LLC 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.

In addition, our attorneys provide thoughtful and sensitive counsel to individuals and families dealing with issues affecting the elderly. We assist clients in preparing the required legal documents and attend to the necessary proceedings in disability, guardianship and conservatorship matters. We also represent the best interests of our clients and their families in the probate of an estate upon an individual’s death, or the administration of a trust both before and after the creator’s death, guiding our clients through the process in a caring and efficient manner. Our comprehensive probate and trust administration services also include preparation of estate tax returns, post-mortem tax planning and dispute litigation.

We pride ourselves on the depth of our department and our ability to manage needs in a timely and flexible manner and our confidentiality in all client matters.

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


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