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Trust and Estate Litigation

Goodsill combines the substantive background of its Trust and Estate Group with its experienced litigation attorneys to provide the highest quality representation in all areas of trust and estate controversies. Our experience representing both fiduciaries (individual as well as institutional) and beneficiaries, including charities and charitable trusts, helps us strive to minimize conflict whenever possible. If disputes cannot be avoided, our attorneys work to resolve the controversy as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible through mediation or litigation. Examples include:

  • Will or Trust Contests – Successfully represented parties in actions to void a trust or will because of alleged lack of capacity, undue influence or fraud, and obtained favorable jury verdicts which were upheld on appeal.
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Successfully represented clients in actions alleging breach of fiduciary duty by a trustee or personal representative and actions seeking removal of the fiduciary and surcharges.
  • Reformation and Construction – Successfully represented parties in actions involving reformation or deviations from a will or trust; represented beneficiaries in disputes over the interpretation of ambiguous provisions of wills and trusts.
  • Professional Liability – Successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in suits involving alleged malpractice by trust and estate attorneys, certified public accountants and financial planners.

With its depth in trusts and estates law and skilled litigators who understand the unique issues which can arise, Goodsill is unrivaled in the comprehensive trust and estate litigation services it provides to its clients.

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