Gershberg & Associates, LLC is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Owings Mills, MD, our mission is to provide residents of Owings Mills and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family’s future.
ESTATE PLANNING: WILLS AND LIVING TRUSTS
Through the use of Living Trusts, Wills (simple and complex), Power of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Gifting Strategies, our firm helps families preserve their wealth for future generations, minimize estate taxes, avoid the expense and nightmare of probate, protect against remarriage after the death of the first spouse, and protect beneficiaries from a possible future divorce and lawsuits.
Legacy Planning is a more holistic approach to estate planning. Our non-traditional planning methods include special provisions and protections not found in most plans and provide our clients with the means to capture their biographies for future generations. We help clients preserve not just their financial wealth but also their health care choices and their legacy, including their life stories and family heirlooms.
TRUST ADMINISTRATION & PROBATE
We help families who have experienced the loss of a loved one with the ensuing Probate or Trust Administration process.
Our law firm helps clients create a plan to handle their affairs in the event of an incapacity during their lifetime. This includes planning to avoid a Living Probate or Conservatorship or Guardianship, as it’s known in Maryland proceeding.
SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING
We offer assistance to clients who have special needs family members by creating Special Needs Estate Plans. These tailored plans help them preserve government benefits while having their loved one cared for in all areas of their life: financial, educational and medical, and most importantly, their emotional and personal needs in the future.
Our law firm offers estate planning assistance for the unique needs of Family Businesses. We help clients preserve this important part of their legacy for future generations.
ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
We offer guidance and assistance to members of the LGBTQ Community on their unique estate planning needs. This includes assistance in setting up Living Trust and Health Care Directives.
ASSET PROTECTION & BUSINESS PLANNING
We help clients who are small business owners and those who are most susceptible to being sued by assisting with Lawsuit and Asset Protection. We also assist with Business Succession Planning and Small Business Planning. Some of the tools and strategies used are Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and Buy-Sell Agreements.
ESTATE PLANNING AND YOUR PETS
Our firm cares about the welfare of your pets. Your beloved pets need to be protected in the event you are no longer there to take care of them. Estate Planning and implementing a Pet Trust can ensure that your pets are provided for after your death.