Trust and Estate Litigation
Kinkead & Stilz has represented personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries, and heirs in a variety of cases involving trusts and estates, ranging from routine probate administration matters to complicated disputes over trust and will administration, will contests, and breach of fiduciary duty actions.
Kinkead & Stilz has a rare blend of expertise to assist in litigating estate and trust matters. Specifically, our estate-planning and tax attorneys and tax professionals possess a depth of knowledge in the estate-planning area that our litigators rely upon to formulate the best litigation strategy for our clients. Some of our experiences include:
- Won summary judgment on behalf of clients seeking reformation of a multi-million dollar trust where the trust agreement failed to properly reflect the testator’s intent.
- Successfully defended personal representatives and trustees in lawsuits alleging breaches of fiduciary duties and mismanagement
- Represented numerous individuals as personal representatives and guided them through the probate administration process