Trust and Estate


Image of Certificate of Living Trust on the Trust and Estate webpageHarper Meyer offers its clients a full scope of trust and estate services.  Estate planning services include the development of plans for the management and disposition of wealth in the event of incapacity or death.  We offer advice to our clients as to the implications of Federal estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes and as to the means of reducing the impact of those taxes.

Our attorneys are among the leading estate planning advisors in the country and are on the cutting edge of tax developments at the Federal level and Florida legislative changes impacting the practice area.  Harper Meyer is also well-positioned to economically provide estate planning services to clients of more modest estates, where tax planning may not be as serious a consideration.

Harper Meyer has years of experience in representing personal representatives of estates, trustees and guardians.  We help clients work through the often confusing aspects of the administration of estates, trusts and guardianships.  In the administration of estate and trusts, we advise fiduciaries as to Federal estate tax issues and assist in the preparation of estate tax returns.

Harper Meyer also has extensive experience in advising clients when the administration of an estate, trust or guardianship turns adversarial.  Our attorneys are considered among the leading attorneys in the State of Florida in handling these matters and are often called upon by other attorneys to act as expert witnesses and to mediate disputes.