Michael T. Smith is an experienced estate planning and and small business lawyer in Tacoma, Washington. Providing quality planning at affordable flat fee pricing. Call him with your legal questions at 253-922-8724
Explaining Your Estate Plan in Plain English:
Michael T. Smith focuses his practice on assisting people prepare an estate plan that accomplishes their goals and objectives. He takes time to ensure that each client understands the options available to them and guides them in navigating options to protect a client's estate.
A complete estate plan may involve several of the following documents:
Last Will and Testament;
Revocable Living Trust;
Community Property Agreement;
Durable Powers of Attorney;
Health Care Directive;
Transfer on Death Deeds for Real Property;
Nominations of long-term and short-term guardians for children;
Testamentary Trust for the benefit of children or other minors.
Most estate plans can be prepared at a flat fee. This means that there is no billable hour, or "meter running" when you work with Michael T. Smith. This helps to ensure that you get the documents prepared the way you want, no matter the number of revisions, or phone calls to have your questions answered. This also keeps the cost of your estate plan affordable and predictable.
Making Probate Easy and Efficient:
If you or someone you know has lost a loved one, Michael and his team at Luce & Associates, P.S. can assist the family members through the probate process. We help make probate proceedings easy and efficient by handling all of the various notice requirements and deadlines for you. We can also assist you in determining whether the probate of an estate is even necessary, and if possible, help you take the steps needed to avoid probate.
An Advisor to Small Businesses:
Michael T. Smith advises business owners and entrepeneurs in all different industries to understand and select the business structure (e.g., Corporation, S- Corporation, Limited Liability Company, etc.) that best meets their needs and objectives. We prepare all of the necessary documents to form your business entity with the state of Washington, help you obtain all of your necessary licenses and registrations, and guide you through the best practices for maintaining your business.
Michael T. Smith can also assist businesses prepare or review their contracts, handle matters related to the purchase or sale or lease of real property, and assist businesses in the purchase or sale of a business.