Category Estate Planning

Who Should I Name as Guardian for my Minor Children?

Naming a legal guardian is often the most important estate planning decision for people with minor children. When you become a parent, it is a good idea to have a will in place so you can name a legal guardian for your children if anything were to happen to you. Here are seven things to consider when choosing who to name as your children’s... Read More

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 21 lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. BrownWinick would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2022 The Best Lawyers... Read More

Johanson Accepted into the Heart of America Fellows Institute

BrownWinick is thrilled to announce that attorney Kirsten Johanson has been accepted into Class II of the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).  The institute includes six sessions for lawyers who were nominated by an ACTEC Fellow and selected through a competitive application process. The... Read More

How the 2020 Presidential Election Could Impact Your Succession Plan

  Like many other things this year, uncertainty reigns supreme for tax planning as we approach the end of 2020. Barring successful litigation by President Trump’s legal team, the Biden-Harris Administration will assume control of the executive branch of the Federal Government in early 2021. With that said, the focus for tax planning is control of... Read More

Your Estate Plan To-Do List While Social Distancing

  The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event that is changing the way we think about protecting our families, health and wealth.  During this time, some of you may find yourself at home practicing social distancing in order to do your part in flattening “the curve”.  This time at home may provide an opportunity to consider your estate plan. ... Read More

Estate Planning Considerations for the New Year

It's a new year and a new decade. It's the right time to review and update your estate plan. BrownWinick’s Estate Planning Group has three key goals — to ensure our clients and their families: are protected during life (powers of attorney); have a plan for minor children (guardians); and transfer assets in an efficient and organized manner (wills... Read More

Don't Let Creditors Crack Your Nest Egg

As an estate planning attorney, it is my job to provide legal solutions allowing you to plan for tomorrow so you can enjoy life today. With a large federal estate tax exemption ($11.4 million per person in 2019), many clients are shifting their attention to strategies that achieve income tax and creditor protection benefits. All clients,... Read More

BrownWinick Law Firm Ranked in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2020 "Best Law Firms" List

BrownWinick has been included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2020 "Best Law Firms" rankings[i]. The tenth edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® released the 2020 "Best Law Firms" rankings on November 1, 2019. Firms included in the 2020 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently... Read More

BrownWinick Law Firm and Two Attorneys Listed in Chambers USA 2019 - High Net Worth Guide

BrownWinick has been ranked as a “leading law firm” in Chambers USA® 2019 - High Net Worth Guide in the area of Private Wealth Law. Two attorneys from BrownWinick were selected for inclusion in Chambers USA® 2019 as “notable practitioners” in the Private Wealth Law - Paul Carey and Robert Hodges. Wealth management in the United States is an... Read More