Legal Services

One of the most important yet underestimated activities you can complete during your lifetime is to develop your estate plan. Estate planning is the process of anticipating and planning for one’s affairs to be handled in ways consistent with your wishes during periods of incapacity and upon your death. Poorly planned estates can create conflicts among beneficiaries and can lead to increased tax liability on your assets.  Effective estate planning allows you to maintain the highest value possible for your assets by preparing in advance for many of the issues, side effects fees and liabilities associated with estate administration.

At the Law Office of A. R. Hutchins, we work with our clients to plan for the distribution of assets in advance of their incapacity or death, advice relieving their family from issues associated with their loss and minimizing issues such as who is in charge and the burdens of the probate process, court fees and tax liabilities. Utilizing Last Wills and Testaments, Trusts and Power of Attorney documents we are able to identify the individuals that are authorized to act on your behalf and customize your asset distribution plan.

Most people have not contemplated their death or the affects it will have upon their family and friends.  Mr. Hutchins has over 25 years experience in estate planning and can customize a plan for your assets that will provide security for the well-being of your family prior to your passing.

What is the purpose of the probate administration process?

  • To ensure that the assets of your spouse or other family member are distributed to the desired beneficiaries under their Last Will and Testament and/or their rightful heirs at law
  • To ensure the Decedent’s debts are paid
  • Settle any disputes that may arise out of the probate process

If you are acting as an estate executor or administrator the probate administration process can be time-consuming, costly and complex.  Our office is experienced in managing this intricate process, we will work with your family to navigate the most efficient and cost-effective means of completing this process.

Our administration services include:

  • Probate Administration
  • Guardianship Representation
  • Ancillary Probate Matters
  • Wills Contests

Our office offers consultation and advisement in both commercial, residential and real estate development. Through extensive experience participating in a variety of commercial and residential real estate projects, we have acquired the knowledge necessary to assist you.  From ever-evolving real estate laws and zoning codes to government relations we understand the intricacies of real estate law and development.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Hutchins has participated as project manager and/or consultant in real estate development projects totaling $150 million.  We provide an array of real estate related services to our clients including:

Commercial Real Estate:

  • acquisition and disposition
  • tax deferred exchanges
  • lease preparation and review
  • construction loan contract negotiation and review

Residential Real Estate:

  • representation in purchase, sale, and refinancing transactions
  • contract consultation and preparation
  • power of attorney
  • construction loan contract negotiation and review

We understand the process of developing real estate can be complex; our office adds value to your projects and transactions through our applications of skilled and practical legal advice.

Small business owners or individuals looking to start their own business should understand the complexity and responsibility that comes along with business ownership; our office is experienced in handling these issues.  Owning your own business can be a challenging and sometimes overwhelming experience, let our office guide you through the process.

As an entrepreneur and small business owner for more than 20 years, Mr. Hutchins and his team understand the day to day issues that can arise with your business.  Our team will make an effort to become acclimated with your business and its operations in order to provide the most practical and relevant legal advice possible.

From selecting a business entity, employee issues to the wind down process, we provide a wide-range of services to assist in the development and growth of your business.

  • Entity formation
  • Corporate by-law and resolution drafting
  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Business dissolutions
  • Taxation advisement
  • Government relation and regulatory compliance

Let our office assist you in your legal needs.