Wade Ash attorneys work to help clients establish their goals, and then identify legal alternatives and the legal services we can provide in pursuit of such goals. Once the client chooses a course of action, our attorneys and selected members of our team work with the client each step of the way, until completion of the matter.
Our comprehensive process focuses on the achievement of a client’s overall goals including providing for family and other beneficiaries, as well as minimizing taxes at every level. We also counsel clients in planning for their lifetime needs in the event of incapacity.
ESTATE AND TRUST ADMINISTRATION
Regardless of the size of the estate or trust, we provide support to our clients in navigating the administration process of gathering information, distributing assets and preparing tax returns.
ESTATE AND TRUST LITIGATION
Our experienced litigation team works closely with our clients to resolve their disputes. We are familiar with all manner of estate and trust litigation, as well as alternative means of dispute resolution, including negotiated settlements, mediation and arbitration.
GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIPS
We counsel clients seeking to assist family members or others with personal care and financial matters, as guardians or conservators. We also are available to act as court-appointed guardians ad litem in the event that incapacitated individuals need an attorney to act for them.
MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION
Some of our attorneys serve as mediators and arbitrators in all manner of disputes and litigation. The process of mediation and arbitration typically shortens the duration of the matter, reduces costs, and lessens the stress associated with bringing the matter to a close.
Some of our attorneys are sought out and serve as experts, both as consultants to other attorneys and as qualified testifying witnesses. Areas of expert consultation, formal opinions, and testimony include reasonableness of fiduciary and attorney fees, standards for fiduciary conduct, spousal elective share issues, and characterization of trust beneficial interests in dissolution of marriage cases.
PERSONAL COUNSEL SERVICES
In cases involving litigation against professionals, our attorneys serve physicians, accountants and other professionals by acting as liaison between the client and their insurance company. The purpose of such services is to ensure that our client’s interests are represented, especially when their interests may differ from those of the insurance company.
To better serve the diverse needs of our clientele, we have experienced attorneys who are able to provide representation in a wide range of litigation including, but not limited to, fiduciary liability, professional negligence, and business and commercial litigation.
INSURANCE COVERAGE & DISPUTES INVOLVING BAD FAITH
We also have experienced attorneys who are able to provide a wide range of services related to all types of insurance coverage disputes, including issues involving bad faith.
PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH
Lastly, we have attorneys with a wide range of experience with matters involving serious personal injuries or the death of a loved one, as a result of the neglience or wrongful conduct of others.