Ellen Adler focuses her law practice on estate planning and administration, including wills, trusts, and probate. She represents individuals, married couples, unmarried domestic partners, and fiduciaries.
Ms. Adler assists clients with charitable inclinations and/or inherited wealth to clarify their goals and facilitate legacy gifts. She also works with members of families addressing challenging issues in business successions.
A pragmatic and creative problem-solver, and a highly effective negotiator, Ms. Adler has a particular talent for explaining complex legal matters in clear, everyday language.
Ms. Adler believes that providing clients with excellent legal representation requires understanding their intentions and concerns; ensuring that they fully understand their options; and respecting their choices. With a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and training as a mediator, she brings finely tuned communication skills to discussions of sensitive topics.
As appropriate to client needs, Ms. Adler collaborates with professionals in related fields including accountants, financial planners, investment advisors, appraisers, trust officers, corporate fiduciaries, and attorneys specializing in areas such as tax, elder law, and litigation. This team approach offers clients the comprehensive resources and expertise of a larger firm while delivering a high level of personal attention and cost-efficiency.
Ms. Adler has practiced law in
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