Key Practice Areas
Estate planning: The firm prepares all types of estate-planning documents, from the basic to the complex, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts, Nevada asset-protection trusts, and private foundations. We can prepare or assist in the preparation of federal gift tax returns (IRS Form 709). We can collaborate with other attorneys in the preparation of estate-planning documents or provide a second opinion as to the validity of Nevada estate-planning documents.
Probate and Trust Administration: We handle probate and trust administration cases of all types and sizes. We can prepare or assist in the preparation of federal estate tax returns (IRS Form 706), court petitions, and fiduciary accountings. We can represent fiduciaries (i.e., executors and trustees) or beneficiaries.
Litigation Involving Estates and Trusts: We can represent fiduciaries or beneficiaries in disputes relating to wills, trusts, and estate matters, including representation in: (1) settlement negotiations, dispute mediation, or arbitration proceedings; (2) litigation in the District Court; and (3) appeals to the Nevada Supreme Court.
Business Formation: The firm forms business entities, including corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, and limited-liability companies. We also prepare and review business contracts, buy-sell agreements, and business-succession plans. The Firm is available to act as registered agent for Nevada business entities.
Other: Mr. Rushforth has been used as an expert witness in probate, trust administration, and legal malpractice cases. He has also acted as a mediator in a trust dispute. References are available upon request.
EXCLUDED AREAS: We do not handle cases involving bankruptcy, elder law and Medicaid planning, general civil litigation (such as personal injury, debt collection), or family law (such as divorce and child custody). We do not get involved with guardianship cases except as neeced in conjunction with the administratino of an estate or trust.