Lagerlof's probate attorneys have administered hundreds of probate estates. We recognize that probate is a complicated legal process that involves attorneys, judges and sometimes fighting family members. Our goal is to make the probate process as simple and as easy as possible. 


Lagerlof's Probate Group draws on the experience of the firm to provide clients with clarity and understanding regarding the transfer of wealth through the probate process. 


Our Trusts and Estates practice focuses on all areas of wealth succession, business succession, insurance, and asset protection planning to develop estate plans that meet the goals and objectives of individuals, families, and business owners.


Long-lasting lawyer-client relationships built on trust allow us to respond effectively to our clients’ evolving estate planning and estate administration objectives.

We routinely advise high-net-worth individuals and business owners on estate planning strategies—ranging from generation-skipping transfers and business succession planning to charitable giving and insurance planning—that maximize wealth preservation and minimize taxes on transfers to family members, charities, and other recipients. Since the complexities of estate planning can involve many areas of the law, for clients whose complex estate plans are impacted by tax, corporate issues are able to consult with firm members in these areas in order to develop fully developed plans.


Working closely with our clients and their advisors, including trust officers, accountants, and financial officers, our experienced team of attorneys takes a holistic approach to estate and trust administration. 


Our Clients

  • Individuals


Our Services

  • Estate & Tax Planning

  • Business Succession Planning

  • Asset Protection Planning through family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and other vehicles

  • Charitable giving planning, including advice on achieving tax efficiencies and savings while fulfilling clients’ charitable intentions

  • Estate and trust administration, including advising trust fiduciaries of their duties and preparing trust income tax returns

  • Resolution of estate administration controversies and disputes through mediation and litigation

  • Insurance planning and structuring of life insurance coverage

  • Guardianships

  • Assistance with audits by IRS agents and state taxing authorities

  • Litigation of tax issues


Vanessa Terzian, Esq - Partner


Joshua Driskell, Esq. - Partner


Jonathan Primuth, Esq. - Partner


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