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Estate Planning & Administration

More than 120 million Americans without estate plans are trusting the State to dictate the distribution of their assets, according to the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.  Whether your estate plan is simple or complex, executing a will is the only way to ensure that your wishes are met.  A will may also be used as a guide to your heirs and can even help to reduce or eliminate federal estate taxes. 

There are many aspects to estate planning that are important for every individual.  GRB Law estate planning attorneys understand that this kind of planning and creating a will can be uncomfortable and difficult, but our skilled professionals can ensure that your wishes are outlined in a clear and direct fashion. From revocable living trusts to power of attorney and living wills, our attorneys will help you navigate every important issue and make the process as easy and comfortable as possible for you and your loved ones.

With experience in special needs and guardianship, as well as special needs trusts, our attorneys will assist individuals in planning considerations for a disabled loved one.  

Don’t let the State or your heirs determine how your charitable and philanthropic goals are handled.  Work with us to create a charitable plan that will ensure your goals are met while maximizing personal tax benefits through charitable reminder trusts, lead trusts, private foundations and donor advised funds.  

In addition, our attorneys can assist individuals with assets in excess of $1 million on a number of planning opportunities designed for their special circumstances, including a wide range of charitable planning techniques – from family limited partnerships and sales to grantor trusts to grantor retained annuity trusts, grantor retained unitrusts and qualified personal residence trusts. Our attorneys are proficient in medical assistance/Medicaid issues and asset protection in elder law. 

For those individuals who encounter problems when executing a will, the GRB Law Trust and Estate Litigation practice is uniquely crafted among Pittsburgh firms. Our attorneys handle suits on behalf of trustees, beneficiaries, estate administrations and executors and potential estate heirs, with experience in wills and trust contests, life insurance trust disputes, capacity and competency issues, elder financial abuse claims, spousal property characterization proceedings and more. 

You’ve worked your entire life to build your assets and create a comfortable life for you and your heirs; protect these things by having a solid estate plan in place.

Additional Information

How is Your Estate Plan Impacted by the American Taxpayer’s Relief Act? by the Estate Planning Group

Federal Estate and Gift Tax Updateby Robert J. Winters

A Person in that Position Can Steal Your Money, You Know by Franklin Blackstone, Jr.

Estate Planning – You’ve heard of it, but do you need it? by Mandi L. Scot

Practice Areas


Revocable Living Trusts

Powers of Attorney

Premarital Agreements

Special Needs & Guardianships
Special Needs Trusts

Charitable Planning
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable Lead Trusts
Private Foundations
Donor Advised Funds

Advanced Estate Planning
Family Limited Partnerships
Installment Sales to Grantor Trusts
Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts & Grantor Retained Unit Trusts
Qualified Personal Residence Trusts

Medical Assistance/Medicaid Issues

Asset Protection Planning

Estate Administration

Wills & Trusts Litigation