Wills. Estates. Trusts.

In matters of family, compassion and patience make all the difference. We advise clients on estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates.

We proudly make a difference in this area because we truly care. Our empathy is equal to our experience and expertise.

Bishop & McKenzie also closely with the business owners of our corporate clients to plan successfully for the future. We prepare and implement succession plans, taking into consideration the applicable tax implications and probate laws relating to the transfer of assets.

We ensure that estates are probated as timely and cost effective as possible. We compassionately offer as much help to the executors or trustees as needed. And if the need presents itself, we assist clients when trust or estate matters become contested. We always work with everyone involved to uncover creative solutions that are resoundingly fair.

We regularly assist in a variety of matters including:

  • Preparing of wills and codicils
  • Preparing Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Preparing Personal Directives (Living Wills)
  • Assisting in estate planning
  • Administering estates (with or without a will)
  • Adoptions
  • Initiating Dependent Adult applications
  • Advising personal representatives (executors and administrators)
  • Advising beneficiaries
  • Litigating estate disputes
  • Initiating family relief claims
  • Creating family trusts
  • Advising on business succession planning
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Areas of Practice

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Going to court can be time consuming and costly. We work tirelessly to find the best possible solutions for contentious issues outside of waiting to go before a judge.

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Areas of Service

Dependant Adult Applications

Estate Litigation

Estate Planning

Family Trusts

Guardianship and Trusteeship

Trusts

Our Lawyers in Wills. Estates. Trusts.

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Practice Areas

  • Purchase and Sale of a Business,
  • Wills. Estates. Trusts.,
  • Corporate Law and Business Transactions,
  • Commercial Real Estate,
  • Residential Real Estate
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Practice Areas

  • Family and Matrimonial Law,
  • Wills. Estates. Trusts.
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Practice Areas

  • Wills. Estates. Trusts.,
  • Residential Real Estate,
  • Condominium Property Law,
  • Foreclosure,
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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Practice Areas

  • Foreclosure,
  • Wills. Estates. Trusts.,
  • Collections, Security Enforcement and Mortgage Foreclosures,
  • Insolvency and Corporate Reorganizations
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Practice Areas

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution,
  • Family and Matrimonial Law,
  • Wills. Estates. Trusts.,
  • Collections, Security Enforcement and Mortgage Foreclosures
Madison C. Durham, portrait photo

Practice Areas

  • Family and Matrimonial Law,
  • Wills. Estates. Trusts.,
  • Residential Real Estate,
  • Employment Law,
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Kari L. Sejr, portrait photo

Practice Areas

  • Foreclosure,
  • Residential Real Estate,
  • Wills. Estates. Trusts.,
  • Collections, Security Enforcement and Mortgage Foreclosures,
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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Practice Areas

  • Collections, Security Enforcement and Mortgage Foreclosures,
  • Foreclosure,
  • Commercial Property Leasing,
  • Residential Real Estate,
  • Wills. Estates. Trusts.
Patty P. Ko, portrait photo

Practice Areas

  • Wills. Estates. Trusts.,
  • Collections, Security Enforcement and Mortgage Foreclosures,
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate,
  • Purchase and Sale of a Business,
  • Corporate Law and Business Transactions,
  • Wills. Estates. Trusts.,
  • Residential Real Estate
Hannah A. Schmakeit, portrait photo

Practice Areas

  • Purchase and Sale of a Business,
  • Commercial Lending,
  • Condominium Property Law,
  • Commercial Property Leasing,
  • Corporate Law and Business Transactions,
  • Commercial Real Estate,
  • Residential Real Estate,
  • Employment Law,
  • Wills. Estates. Trusts.