Because we have dedicated our practice to these two areas we are able to provide efficient, well-informed and coordinated advice to our clients for all transactions including, estate planning, business succession planning, trust administration, business formation/restructuring, contract negotiation, acquisitions and other similar matters.
For over fourteen years we have acted as in-house counsel for many mid-sized entities, focusing predominantly on closely held and family-owned businesses, which allows a unique perspective and ability to provide guidance which not only protects against litigation but also coordinates with their family wealth and succession planning. We understand that our business owner clients have to address unique challenges in planning for growth, death, retirement and divorce.
- What is Succession Planning
- Getting Value out of your Business Assets
- How Succession Planning Fits into Estate Planning
- Valuation of Assets and Payment to Family
- Planning for Your Retirement
- Buy-sell Agreements
- Petitions for Instructions from the Court
- Trustee Removal Actions
- Modifying an Irrevocable Trust
- Pursuing Trust Property and Civil Claims
Our firm focuses on establishing or reorganizing business structures to suit your succession plan. We specialize in succession planning for professionals, including medical doctors, lawyers, dentists and many other business areas.
There is often a missed opportunity to take a residual benefit from the hard work and goodwill through the years and ensure a comfortable retirement well after we have ceased to practice.
“I greatly appreciate Noelle’s assistance in making difficult decisions. When she provides counsel I know she puts herself and her family in my shoes. I feel comfortable knowing my attorney has analyzed every angle and leaves out no detail. She’s truly an advisor and a counselor, not just a legal practitioner.”
“For those of you that are looking for the perfect attorney to handle any of your estate issues, well Noelle is the one for you! I can’t say enough about Noelle! She recently handled a case for me and we won! I really didn’t think we had a chance and she convinced us that we did and she was right! Noelle is honest and fair and has many fine qualities… It was a pleasure to do business with her and I have referred several friends to her since. It’s very hard to find a good attorney, so trust me when I say that you have an excellent attorney in Noelle! Thanks again Noelle”
“One of the most important things you can do for your family is have a good Living Trust done by an attorney you can trust to take care of your business. I highly recommend Noelle Minto, an excellent attorney who specializes in Estate Planning and Business Law. She’s a brilliant, dedicated attorney who provides personal service and makes sure all the details are taken care of. Above all, she’s an attorney you can trust to look out for your best interest, without question.”
“Working with Noelle on litigation and transactional matters was truly a valuable experience for me. Not only was she a great communicator with clients and personnel, but zealous and passionate about her clients. I would recommend her services to anyone seeking quality legal work.”
“I’ve known Noelle as a colleague and friend for close to seven years. Working “across the aisle” in the fast-paced and partisan world of LA County politics, I found Noelle remarkable for her ability to quickly grasp the essential elements of a complex issue and bring stakeholders to the table to forge workable, cost-effective solutions. Years later, as the principal of her own law practice, Noelle advised me on how to approach a potential business venture. Again, she showed an uncanny ability to drill down to the most poignant aspects of the proposal, allowing me to move forward with confidence and self-assurance. I believe the professional interests of any prospective client of Noelle Minto would be extremely well served and offer her my full endorsement.”
“Noelle and her team were professional, courteous and diligent with my case. It was a small matter but they took it as though it was a large one. They reached a settlement quickly and very little effort on my side. I would highly recommend Noelle and will be using her services again if needed.”
“After my mother’s death, The bank locked all her accounts and the insurance company was playing games. Our family lawyer never call me back. I called Noelle for help! My paper work was not in order at all. She took care of everything and always answered her phone. (THE BEST)”
“Noelle is awesome. Handled everything I needed in a timely manner. Very professional!”
“I have worked with Noelle on my Estate Planning and was very impressed by the way she handled my business. Noelle was extremely professional and available for all my questions. I would highly recommend anyone looking for an Estate Planning attorney to reach out to Noelle Minto for all your needs.”
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