– President John F. Kennedy in his 1962 State of the Union Address.
This sentiment could not be more true when it comes to safeguarding and preserving your assets. When it comes to putting a plan in place to preserve, protect, and transfer your assets, there is no better the time than the present.
My name is Joe Gruner, and I am the founder of the law office of Joseph H. Gruner, P.C. in White Plains, New York. We provide comprehensive estate planning services, guide individuals through probate and estate administration, assist clients with Medicaid planning, guardianships, nursing home admissions, and various other legal matters in helping our clients. We also assist our clients to successfully resolve the disputes that can arise and often do in estates. These disputes involve the manner in which the estate is being administered, accounting for the assets collected and administration expenses and debts paid, will contest and kinship contests.
In addition, we have extensive experience and knowledge in creating and working with:
- Corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships
- Purchase, sale and leasing of residential and commercial real estate
- Purchase and sale of various closely held businesses
- Business succession planning
My associate, Victoria Friedrich, works with me in all areas of practice, and my colleague, Ronald Cohen, handles civil and criminal appeals at all stages and in all New York and federal appellate courts.
Preparation is the Best Protection
Planning ahead is very advantageous when it comes to even the simplest estate plan. A comprehensive, thought-out estate plan, which at a minimum includes a will, a durable power of attorney, and a health care proxy, is intended to serve as your parachute in case of the worst, and to provide for an orderly transfer of assets in all other situations, whether expected or unexpected.
Because an estate plan must be tailored to fit the specific needs of each client and their loved ones, it makes very good sense to work with an estate planning lawyer who will take the time to learn the intricate details of your family situation. In my 40 years of practicing law and serving the needs of all my clients, I have earned a reputation as a fair, knowledgeable, compassionate and accomplished attorney who brings unwavering dedication and commitment to every client I represent.
Take That Important First Step
Whether you need guidance and advice to prepare an estate plan, to probate a will, to administer and estate, to contest a will, or to develop and implement a strategic plan that will protect and preserve your assets and prevent them from being depleted by long-term health care needs, the important first step is to meet with a knowledgeable attorney. Contact me to schedule an appointment.
Estate plans are not tools for only the wealthy. I serve clients from all walks of life and all economic levels throughout the greater metropolitan area, including Westchester County, all five boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island – Nassau County, other parts of Long Island and Northern New Jersey.
Call 914-831-6250 or email me at JGruner@Grunerlaw.com to schedule an appointment today.