AREAS OF PRACTICE

Litigation

Greensfelder’s Trust and Estate Litigation Group is uniquely qualified to represent beneficiaries and fiduciaries in all types of disputes.  Our lawyers possess in-depth knowledge of the substantive law and unique procedures applicable to probate and trust disputes.  

Our Trust and Estate Litigation Group works with clients in adversarial litigation involving will contests, trust contests, fiduciaries, beneficiaries, probates, elder abuse, conservatorships, tax issues, real estate, and other disputes. We combine the advocacy skills of experienced trial lawyers with the specialized tax and administration knowledge of our estate planning and probate attorneys. The synergy between our litigation and estate planning resources gives Greensfelder the unsurpassed ability to analyze and address every aspect of trust and estate litigation. 

Due to the financial and emotional impact of trust and estate disputes, we maintain a close working relationship with our clients to ensure that we understand their priorities.  Together, we actively weigh the risks and benefits of the available alternatives and jointly make important strategic decisions.

We regularly represent corporate and individual trustees of charitable and family trusts, executors of estates, both charitable and individual beneficiaries under trusts and wills, and persons with claims against trust or probate estates.  When representing a corporate fiduciary, we enjoy working closely with in-house counsel to achieve the institution's goal.

We represent both institutions and individuals on a wide variety of matters, including:

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties Claims
  • A Trust or Will Contest
  • A Trust or Will Construction
  • Undue Influence, Lack of Capacity or Fraud Claims
  • Asset Discovery
  • Probate Issues
  • Trust Modifications (Both Contested and Non-Contested)

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