Usher Law Group serves individuals, families, business owners, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Our services are based around your goals, relationships and values.
At ULG we believe in team work and collaboration with you and your existing professional advisors. By working in sync with your wealth and life planning goals, we are confident that we can satisfy your legal needs.
We believe in giving our clients the highest quality of legal services in a timely and efficient manner. ULG is a boutique law firm that focuses on Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, etc), Probate (assisting family with settling the affairs of a loved one after death), and Conservatorship (assisting a family member or friend in obtaining legal authority to assist an elderly or disabled person).
Our small size allows us to personalize each unique experience with our clients. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with exceptional legal services. We do not quote any prices until we get to know you and your situation. We believe that quoting a price without knowing the scope of work would mean we do not intend to do any work. The first step is for us to have an Initial Consultation so we can properly advise you specifically.
Not all attorneys and law firms are alike. At Usher Law Group we distinguish our firm in the following ways:
Exceptional Performance and Commitment. We strive to be the best in all that we do. We take pride in helping you and remain committed to serving you throughout your lifetime.
Customer Care. Our communications are honest and open. Our attorneys and staff place clients as our number one priority. We pride ourselves on being attorneys and true counselors for our clients in both their business and family lives. We make ourselves readily available to answer all questions or concerns that arise during the course of representation..
Collaborative Work Style. Collaboration produces the best results. We work with your team of professional advisors including your financial advisor, accountant, life insurance agent and other important advisors in your life. We feel sharing knowledge is a big part of our success.
Technology & Green Practices.We save you time and money by using technology to increase our efficiency. We also use and promote green practices so that we can protect and preserve the environment.
Diversity. As a minority-owned law firm, ULG is a committed leader in diversity, reflective of our community and responsive to our clients. ULG is inclusive of race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religious differences.
The two most important aspects of your LEGACY are your family and your assets. We help you set plans for everyone you love and everything you own. Our clients share their hopes, dreams, values and goals; we listen and help them understand their options.
We work with our clients to design personalized estate plans that reflect their own unique situation, while putting our knowledge and experience to work for their benefit. The result of such thoughtful planning is an effective estate plan. Our plans promote harmony within the family and ensure a lasting LEGACY that will continue to reflect our clients' values and ideals for generations to come.
Excellent Service is the cornerstone of our relationships with our clients. We recognize that planning is an ongoing life process, and that our clients' needs and lives will change over time. We are dedicated to being a dependable source of experience and service for our clients - and their families - for generations to come.
What happens to YOU if you become incapacitated?
What happens to your STUFF when you pass away?
Usher Law Group's Estate Planning Practice consists of the following:
Power of Attorney for Health Care or Living Wills
Special Needs Trust
Life Insurance Charitable and other Irrevocable Trusts
Asset Protection Trusts
Business Succession Planning
Family Limited Partnerships
Limited Liability Companies
Charitable Giving (Charitable remainder trusts, Charitable lead trusts,
Charitable gift annuities, Endowment funds, Donor advised funds,
Conservation easements, Gifts of life insurance, Private foundations, etc).
Trust Administration Services
ULG starts with the premise that every estate, regardless of size, is an important one. Whatever the size of your estate, you have spent your life accumulating it and want to preserve it from unnecessary taxes and administration fees and costs so that you can plan in a meaningful way for those you care about.
Our REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST is the centerpiece of our Comprehensive ESTATE PLAN & offers complete control to clients during their lifetime, provides for them and their loved ones in the event of their incapacity, and on death allows them to pass their assets to their loved ones without the costs, delays and publicity associated with probate.
To learn more about our living trust-centered estate plan and the other services we provide please contact us for an Initial Consultation.
Sadly, most business owners do not plan a graceful exit. They do not do proper estate planning, which results in unnecessary estate taxes as well as little planning for a successful transition to the next generation of business owners.
Business succession planning should not begin the year you wish to retire. Strategies that will lead to the highest paying buyers or a smooth transition to a family member are best designed and implemented over a period of time, usually 3-5 years in advance of your projected sale date.
You want to leave you heir with a business that is as strong today as possible with thought to the unexpected. Whether it is a discussion on the growth potential of your business, marketing strategies, training staff to become empowered to assume responsibility and management or an analysis of your financial statements with long term projections, a competent business succession attorney can lead you through. Usher Law Group tailors each business succession plan to meet your business' needs and goals for the future.
As the owner of a closely-held business, much of your wealth is probably tied up in the business. While returning earned income back into the business helps finance growth, it can cause severe liquidity problems for your estate when you die. After paying probate and estate taxes, your estate and surviving family members also may encounter liabilities that become payable upon your death. They may also face the potential of decreased business earnings, due to your absence. If you are concerned about how your business will survive without you, ULG can help.