Laura NM Walker
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- Office: (419) 241-2201
- Direct: (419) 252-6269
- Fax: (419) 241-8599
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Laura practices in the firm’s estate planning and probate department. She has extensive experience in wealth management, counseling financial advisors, and their clients in wealth preservation and wealth transfer strategies. She has been in practice as an estate planning attorney since 2001 and has served as the Director of Planned Giving for two non-profit organizations counseling donors on charitable gift planning.
Laura received her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and her law degree from The University of Toledo College Of Law. She is active on several non-profit boards throughout Northwest and Northeast Ohio.
Laura believes the most valuable inheritance is the one we give during our lifetime through the time we spend, the experiences we share, and the lessons we pass onto the next generation and future generations. Her vision is to strengthen families, generation to generation, by creating opportunities for them and their advisors to engage in values-based planning which places emphasis on faith, life lessons and experiences, family traditions, stewardship, and philanthropy.
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There are various means to utilize to protect client assets. Our preferred approach is to be proactive and establish a plan in advance of any credit problems. We also work with clients who are facing imminent creditor problems to preserve assets.
Our attorneys offer a full array of estate planning services, including the drafting of wills, various types of trusts, limited liability companies, and family limited partnerships, as well as generation skipping tax planning and tax return preparation. We also help with preparation of advance directives, such as living wills and durable power of attorney. We can help you plan for your future to make the transition of your wealth to younger generations as seamless as possible.
There are two aspects to our representation in this area of the law. First, we represent the estate representative in the administration of the estate and distribution of estate assets. Second, we represent heirs in monitoring estates where there are issues with the designated estate representative and in wills/trusts contests and actions to recover assets belonging to an estate, a trust, or other individual.
Trusts are an effective, and in many cases, a necessary part of a good estate plan. Trusts can be used to protect, transfers, control, and disburse assets. Our attorneys can help clients identify the benefits of setting a trust for their family and oversee the proper administration of a trust assets.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in connection with the use of creative and sophisticated techniques and plans to help you retain the wealth you have accumulated, while also planning for the transfer of that wealth to the next generations while minimizing or eliminating the tax you might otherwise have to pay in connection with a transfer upon your death.