John is a member of the Trusts and Estates and Business Services practices. He joined SKO in 2017 with the firm’s merger with Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn.
Whether advising clients in the formation and organization of limited liability companies and limited partnerships, or preparing wills, trusts, and other personal planning documents for individuals, John is committed to meeting each client’s individual objectives.
Trusts & Estates: As long as individuals have assets, they will need competent legal counsel to assist them in planning for the future. Asset protection is at the core of my practice. My goal is to develop fully integrated plans tailored to the needs of each individual. I recognize that my clients are busy. Information available to them is voluminous but difficult to interpret and use. I use my experience in personal planning matters to simplify their lives and their decisions, instead of making them more complicated.
Business Services: I assist clients in the formation and organization of limited liability companies and limited partnerships for succession of ownership and management of real estate and investment assets, and asset protection purposes. I strive to help clients meet their business and personal objectives, and successfully deal with the complexities of preserving and transferring assets to the next generation.
As Baby Boomers reach their golden years, they are more aware of the options available in planning their retirement as well as their legacies. Planning for and managing the expense of long term care will continue to be an issue. Planning for the possibility of diminished capacity and the need to have decision making mechanisms in place are becoming concerns for many families.
Legal issues that impact all businesses continually change. It’s important to help business owners understand the laws and how their operations, as well as their estate and succession plans, may be affected. Closely held businesses will continue to face succession planning issues. Farmers and farm real estate owners will continue to face real estate, mineral, environmental and other regulatory issues.