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Tax & Estate Planning

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At Goodman Callahan Blackstone PLLC we assist clients with a range of estate, succession and asset protection planning. Our focus is to ensure that our plans appropriately represent the family’s goals and objectives. We have extensive experience in fiduciary matters involving executors, trustees, guardians and conservators, as well as in planning and advice for beneficiaries of estates and trusts.

Areas of Focus

  • Complex document drafting matters
  • Fiduciary-beneficiary conflicts
  • Dealing with ambiguities and uncertainties
  • Mental competence and undue influence issues
  • Estate and income tax planning
  • Multiple family units, second marriages, stepchildren, etc.
  • Multi-generational trust planning
  • Foreign trust and beneficiary matters
  • Selection of executors and trustees
  • Guardianship for minor children with wealth

Family Business

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Goodman Callahan Blackstone PLLC has extensive experience and expertise in family business planning. We focus our practice in the following areas:

Areas of Focus

  • Successorship
  • Inconsistent family goals and conflicts
  • Liquidity events
  • Estate and gift tax planning
  • Inter-generational issues
  • Governance
  • Power, money and control
  • Asset protection
  • Income tax planning
  • Wills, trusts, and powers of attorney
  • Dealing with age and declining mental health

Asset Protection

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At Goodman Callahan Blackstone PLLC, we help clients protect their hard-earned assets from creditors, foreclosure deficiencies, former or current spouses, children and relatives. While many people can make money, few know how to protect it.

Areas of Focus

  • Planning designed around family-owned businesses

Probate Administration

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Goodman Callahan Blackstone PLLC can assist you with all aspects of probate administration, including probate litigation and probate collections for creditors.

In probate litigation, we ensure effective representation throughout this highly complex process. Our aim is to further the testamentary intent and goals of the decedent for the benefit of our clients.

In addition, our firm assists creditors with the filing, prosecution and collection of outstanding legal obligations. We make sure that just, valid and owing claims are presented to the courts of Tennessee as required by relevant statutory law. We handle all matters related to collections for a wide range of business and commercial creditors, such as manufacturers, retail establishments, doctors, dentists, lawyers and accountants.