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Estate Planning Services

Estate planning is a highly personal process of creating, and then maintaining, arrangements for managing your assets during your lifetime and disposing of them at death. Your estate plan must be designed to meet both your needs and the needs of your family members, with minimal disruption to the personal and financial well-being of those involved. The estate planning process can also, at times, be an emotional endeavor.

At Stuart B. Ratner, P.C., we draft individualized wills and trusts which are tailored to our clients’ unique personal needs and which minimize income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. In addition to more basic planning techniques, we are frequently called up to provide creative solutions when dealing with our clients’ concerns for asset protection, business succession, charitable giving, noncitizen spouse planning, and caring for disabled family members. In the process, we work closely with our clients’ financial planners and trust officers to ensure a coordinated approach to our clients’ goals.

Call Stuart B. Ratner, P.C., Today

If you face a tax appeal and want an agile and useful ally to defend your rights in appellate court or litigation, call us at 203-323-4900. You can also contact us online.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning / Gift Tax Planning

  • Estate planning, including wills, revocable “living” trusts, insurance trusts, irrevocable trusts, and defective grantor trusts
  • Gift and gift tax planning 
  • Estate and gift tax valuation disputes
  • Asset protection planning
  • Strategies to control transferred wealth, protect assets, and reduce gift and estate taxes
  • Innocent and injured spouse claims