Our Practice Areas

Tax, Retirement, Wealth Preservation & Family Law

Clients are assisted in implementing specific programs including tax-qualified retirement plans to meet their business or tax objective. Clients are regularly advised on a host of tax matters. Abbott Nicholson also has attorneys skilled in representing clients in tax litigation against the Internal Revenue Service.

Clients count on our expertise to develop estate planning documents to preserve assets for the surviving spouse in a tax efficient manner and distribute property to children and other beneficiaries in an organized program. Many trust concepts are available with specific goals designed to protect beneficiaries and preserve property. Estate plan trusts include marital and family trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, gift trusts, education trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and dynasty trusts. Our attorneys engage clients to ascertain family goals and objectives, alert clients to planning opportunities, and provide counsel on estate and gift tax consequences.

Abbott Nicholson is a leader in trust, estate and probate law. The knowledge and experience of the firm’s attorneys gives clients an edge in preserving assets, protecting beneficiaries and managing the orderly distribution of property.

Owners of closely held businesses need an effective succession plan. The process starts by identifying goals, which typically include promoting family harmony, assuring a comfortable income to the surviving spouse, providing for the smooth transition of the business to the next generation, key employees or third parties, and minimizing estate and gift taxes. Owners of closely-held businesses can choose from among several planning methods, including lifetime gifting techniques and buy-sell agreements.

Family Law

Your family may be the most personal and intimate aspect of your life. When family legal issues arise, you deserve the most experienced and sensitive counsel available.

We strive to keep our clients out of the courtroom and resolve family issues in a private setting. When trial practice is required, however, our seasoned litigators provide the finest courtroom representation. Our knowledgeable staff is experienced in resolving matters with estates ranging from nominal amounts to those with substantial personal and business fortunes. Our individualized approach and personal attention achieve the best positive results for our clients.

We resolve family matters so that the impact on the entire family is minimized and our clients may continue with their lives in a dignified fashion. We bring patience, resolve, diplomacy, and strong representation to settle sensitive family problems.