The Fisher Law Office
Feb 03, 2011 02:52AM ● Published by Anonymous
Whether your goal is to help a favorite charity, ensure the continuation of a business or partnership, or to protect a child with special needs, a well-crafted estate plan provides the roadmap to carry out your wishes. “Our goal is to help the client take care of the two most important things in their life—everything they own and everyone they love—by giving in depth, individualized attention to each client.”
Mr. Fisher’s priority is to provide comprehensive, highly personalized counsel to couples, families, individuals, and businesses. This advice is as varied as asset protection for medical professionals to helping an elderly surviving spouse divide up a lifetime of memories between children and grandchildren.
Charitable giving can be an important part of an estate plan and can provide benefits to donors and heirs as well as to the charity. In addition to leaving a legacy to a worthy charity, a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust are useful strategies for some.
Many estate planning clients own small businesses. “Estate planning and business law are very closely related,” Mr. Fisher explains. “When I work with small business owners, I am actually working with their estate because what they have built up in their business is what they will have in their estate.” Many business owners, such as medical professionals who own their own practice, are concerned about being an attractive target for lawsuits. Mr. Fisher works with clients to create a plan that insulates family assets and reduces risk of loss from a potential liability. A successful asset protection plan can actually eliminate the threat of most lawsuits by removing the claimant’s economic incentive to sue.
Changes will inevitably occur in the life of an individual or business, and it is especially crucial today to stay current with ongoing changes in the law. Mr. Fisher is a member of Wealth Counsel and the Advisors Forum, a national network of more than 1,800 estate and financial planning practitioners who collaborate to make sure changes in the law are understood and incorporated in their legal advice and documents. “Wealth Counsel and the Advisors Forum provide a depth that allows my firm to stay small and personal while having big firm capabilities and expertise.”
Mr. Fisher began practicing law in Washington, D.C., in 1988, and opened his Annapolis practice in 2004. Mr. Fisher holds the highest ratings for ethical standards and legal ability defined by Martindale Hubble, the legal profession’s leading peer review organization.
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170 Jennifer Road, Suite 205
Annapolis, MD 21401
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