CALL FOR A CONSULTATION 216-621-7227 216-621-7227

Estate planning, trust and probate administration

Nicola, Gudbranson & Cooper (NGC) attorneys offer a personal, confidential approach to estate planning and the administration of wills and trusts on behalf of clients throughout Ohio. Our attorneys have represented individuals in the development and documentation of complete estate plans, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, irrevocable trusts and family entities.

Comprehensive estate planning

Attorneys at NGC assist each client by providing advice and drafting the estate plan best suited to his or her needs, considering factors such as minimization of tax consequences, probate avoidance and wealth preservation.

In addition, we assist clients in providing for the possibility of mental or physical incapacity and prepare documents to ensure that their wishes regarding medical care, legal affairs and end-of-life decisions are respectfully carried out.

  • Estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax
  • Guardianships
  • Health care powers of attorney
  • Income tax planning
  • Living wills
  • Planned charitable giving
  • Powers of attorney
  • Wills

Business succession

The firm represents business owners in the design and documentation of business succession plans and has consulted with numerous business owners on business succession issues, including the design and implementation of Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).

  • Family limited partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Succession planning

Probate and trust administration

Our attorneys have represented numerous executors and administrators in the probate administration of estates and fiduciaries in the defense and settlement of probate disputes, including completing administrations of multimillion dollar estates.  We have also represented clients in the design, documentation and implementation of irrevocable life insurance trusts and a host of other Trusts.

  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Charitable remainder annuity trusts
  • Grantor retained annuity trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts
  • Qualified personal residence trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Trust and estate administration
  • Trust funding

Representative matters