Aikenhead Cipes & Supanich, in Los Angeles, California, devotes its practice to estate planning, estate and trust administration, business and trade organizations and real estate. Our attorneys have decades of experience planning and administering estates and trusts and advising business and real estate clients and we have achieved outstanding results for our clients.
Estate planning is more than merely drafting wills and trusts. Proper planning requires a deep understanding, not only of the client's assets, business and family situation, but of his or her values. For many, the principal value is avoidance of estate tax and the preservation of wealth for future generations. For others, social or charitable concerns are paramount. Equipped with an accurate picture of the client's values, we at Aikenhead, Cipes & Supanich can guide the client's planning to achieve them. This may take the form of a family partnership or limited liability company, or a charitable foundation. In some cases, the best approach may be for a parent to create a grantor trust to which she sells income producing property. No single solution can meet every situation or need; Aikenhead, Cipes & Supanich seeks to customize its approach for each client's unique set of assets, family members and values.
Our advice to business enterprises is similarly client-focused. We strive to learn as much as possible about our client's business model, goals and objectives, in order to tailor our advice and counsel to be both effective and cost sensitive. We help our clients navigate the business and regulatory vagaries of commerce in the internet age. In our real estate practice, we help our clients avoid the many land mines incident to the acquisition, financing, management and sale of property. In all matters our primary goals are to protect our clients and seek to achieve their objectives in the most cost effective way possible.
In addition to our long experience in advising individuals, business entities and non-profits, it is our judgment which clients value most. At every stage in our representation our lawyers continually test yesterday's assumptions against today's realities; if there is a more efficient and effective means to achieve a client's goal, even if unconventional, our strategy will shift accordingly.
In every aspect of our work, our attorneys and our staff share a singular commitment to excellence.
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