Wills, Trusts and Estates

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The firm advises clients with respect to all aspects of estate planning.

This includes consultation and preparation of basic estate planning documents, such as wills, trusts, medical powers of attorney and general powers of attorney. For larger estates, the firm provides assistance with federal estate tax planning, as well as planning and charitable giving techniques. The firm also assists clients with the estate administration process in counties throughout West Virginia.

In addition to estate planning, Robinson & McElwee attorneys have represented clients in will contests, will construction litigation and breach of fiduciary duty claims. We draft irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and have developed techniques for the efficient transfer of ownership of closely held businesses from one generation to the next with the lowest possible tax impact.

For further information, contact Heather G. Harlan at 304-347-8323 or hgh@ramlaw.com


For more information regarding our Wills, Trusts & Estates Practice, please contact:

Michael A. Ogline

mao@ramlaw.com
330-238-9263

Participating Lawyers

Michael A. Ogline

Of Counsel
Email: mao@ramlaw.com
Phone: 330-238-9263
Fax: 330-821-2217
Office: Alliance, OH

Heather G. Harlan

Sr. Business Counsel
Email: hgh@ramlaw.com
Phone: 304-347-8323
Fax: 304-344-9566
Office: Charleston, WV

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Robinson & McElwee is pleased to announce that Lindsay Stollings has joined the firm.  She will practice out of the firm’s Charleston, West Virginia office and concentrate her practice in Business Litigation. Ms. Stollings earned her J.D. in 2020...

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Robinson & McElwee Message Regarding COVID-19

Given the circumstances surrounding the highly contagious nature and expected spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommendations, and the guidelines suggested by federal, state and local officials for the safety of our employees and their families, and the safety of our...

March 23, 2020

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Eleven lawyers from Robinson & McElwee PLLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.  The Robinson & McElwee attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 for Charleston,...

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Robinson & McElwee Member Mark Hayes Elected President of DTCWV

Robinson & McElwee is pleased to announce that firm Member Mark H. Hayes was elected President of the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia (DTCWV) earlier this summer.  Mr. Hayes was officially installed at the Defense Trial Counsel of West...

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