I am a legal advisor, mentor, and attorney for business entities, clients looking for asset protection, estate planning wills and trusts, residual income strategies and real estate documents. You can rely on the knowledge and experience I have acquired during my many years in law practice. I am pleased to serve Oklahoma residents in Cleveland, Canadian, Oklahoma, Lincoln, and Logan Counties , and clients throughout the United States from California to New York, as well as international clients across the globe.
After completing my studies in accounting and my Juris Doctor degree, I worked as a staff attorney for various Fortune 500 companies in Florida, New York, and Oklahoma City, ultimately as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. I decided to move into my own practice in 1995, and opened my law office in Edmond, Oklahoma. I have provided legal counsel for many area businesses, and served as Chief Financial Officer for a client in California, provided securities work for international businesses, and handled legal work for several New York based companies. Since many of my business clients have been interested in planning their estates, I also became an expert in asset protection, wills and trusts. I have found a lot of value for my clients by combining business strategies and estate planning concepts.
Throughout my time as an attorney and businessman, I have obtained valuable tools and resources to guide my clients through their legal matters. If you would like me to evaluate your case or your business, contact my office today to schedule a consultation.
Many people in Oklahoma and beyond think they only need to wait until they're close to retirement to put a thorough estate plan in place. The truth is, the sooner you can establish wills, trusts, power of attorney, and so on, the better off you will be in the long run.
If things change, such as your income level or size of your estate, you can always meet with your attorney to change it accordingly. If you fail to put an estate plan in place before you die or become incapacitated, probate can be a particularly difficult process for your family members and beneficiaries.
When your estate goes through probate without a plan, the process can prove to be complicated, lengthy, and tedious. Because you haven't established what will happen to your assets when you pass, that responsibility will be passed onto the courts, whose decisions may not reflect how you wanted them to be.
These decisions can be challenged, but it can take months or even years (and a substantial dent in the wallet) for a final decision to be made. With the help of a seasoned estate planning attorney, you can make sure all of your bases are covered to make the probate process as easy as possible for your loved ones.
Regardless of the legal matter that brings you to me, I know you are probably in a worrisome time of your life. I strive to provide a stress-free environment and try to resolve your legal matter as efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality.
Whether you've come to me for legal advice for your business or you're not sure how to take the first step toward an effective estate plan, your best interests will always be my top priority from beginning to end. I measure my success by your success.
You can rely on me to have out-of-the-box strategies that can help resolve your case. My previous experience in estate planning and the Oklahoma business world has given me the tools needed to increase your chances of a positive result.
The idea of needing to plan your estate can be overwhelming and even emotional. Thinking about what is going to happen to your property, assets, and treasures when you die is a thought process that is human nature to avoid and postpone. However, establishing a solid estate plan can not only benefit you but also those you leave behind once you're gone. When you have, in writing, exactly how you want your belongings distributed, the probate process will be much easier for your loved ones after you pass.
I am a thoroughly experienced estate planning attorney that has served clients throughout Oklahoma, especially those looking to draft wills, trusts, or asset protection plans. If you live in Cleveland, Canadian, Oklahoma, Lincoln, or Logan County, I will be there for you through every step.
Similar to planning an estate, starting a business takes a lot of work that can make you stress about your future and what's to come. From entity formation and business sale purchases to contracts, agreements, and guidelines for online businesses, there are many legal aspects to take into consideration. With my help, your business can be up and running lawfully and in the best possible position for success.
In addition to business law and estate planning, I can help you with real estate, tax law, and bankruptcy. Schedule a consultation today to meet with me and go over your case and see what options you have. My office in Edmond, Oklahoma proudly serves those in the surrounding communities, including Norman, Yukon, and Oklahoma City.