In a time when estate tax laws are continually changing and becoming more complex, having a trusted advisor who has the experience and expertise to help guide you is essential.  Mr. Vandenhoff has extensive expertise and experience in personal and estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration.  Not only has Mr. Vandenhoff been assisting individuals and families for many years as an estates and trusts attorney with wills, trusts and estate planning, following law school Mr. Vandenhoff obtained an LL.M. (Masters in Law) in Tax.

Mr. Vandenhoff has helped clients plan their affairs in light of today’s complex estate and gift tax laws.  Such planning has included complex strategies to reduce federal estate taxes, including charitable trusts, life insurance trusts and gifting strategies.  Further, Mr. Vandenhoff has experience assisting business owners plan for the succession of the business by the next generation.

However, everyone needs a will; everyone needs help with their estate planning, no matter what their net worth and no matter what their circumstances.  Mr. Vandenhoff helps clients with wills, advance medical directives and powers of attorneys.  He helps families plan to provide for their children.

Also, Mr. Vandenhoff assists executors, trustees and beneficiaries with the proper administration of an estate or trust.  Our services in this area include:

  • Advising the fiduciary with regard to the estate’s interest in jointly owned assets, regarding spousal rights and liability and the proper payment of estate obligations
  • Assisting in the preparation of fiduciary accountings
  • Obtaining tax qualified status for charitable trusts or foundations
  • Preparing of estate tax returns

Unfortunately, only two things in life are certain, death and taxes.  We can help you plan for both.