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Trust and estate disputes

Trust and estate litigation is almost always thorny. Family dynamics, juxtaposed against a byzantine legal framework often produce unique complexities and challenges. Fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and elder abuse are only a few of the claims that regularly arise in trust and estate litigation. 

It’s important to hire a legal team that has experience litigating the legal claims and equitable remedies available in these disputes. Our attorneys skillfully and sensitively handle trust and estate litigation for a broad range of clients, including individuals, families, executors, guardians, trustees, and beneficiaries.

We have successfully litigated claims involving:

  • Elder financial abuse
  • Undue influence
  • Incapacity
  • Removal of trustees and personal representatives
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud
  • Breach of buy/sell agreements
  • Shareholder oppression
  • Partnership disputes
  • Business valuation disputes
  • Real estate disputes

Oftentimes we can resolve these matters through mediation or negotiation. But if trial is necessary, our attorneys are battle tested and ready.

Related Cases

Faye Lotlikar re The Estate of Young Phillip Chin
Estate of Dorothy Guerin v. Ted Guerin
Trust v. Accountant

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