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.
John works with individuals and families to help them accomplish their life planning and estate planning objectives and advise them concerning personal matters.
The population continues to age, and time is becoming an increasingly precious commodity. Many people are subject to the multiple demands of managing their businesses and livelihoods, as well as being involved in simultaneously caring for children, grandchildren, and parents. In addition, clients are bombarded with information that can be difficult to interpret.
An effective attorney needs to understand how to play the role of “General Counsel” to the client. Being General Counsel means being a trusted advisor to identify what needs to be done, and to get the necessary professionals involved to get the job done. That means knowing how to work as part of a team with accountants, financial advisors, and health care providers, among others, and how to be the quarterback of the team when the situation calls for it. It also means delivering those professional services that are part of one’s practice area, and getting other attorneys involved as necessary to deliver services involving other practice areas.
As always, being a good professional will mean being proactive and delivering measurable value to the client.