Estate planning often garners more attention, but estate and trust administration and probate are just as important to the appropriate and timely distribution of assets upon death. Rendigs guide clients through the necessary legal steps amid the deep emotions inherent with the loss of a loved one.

Rendigs attorneys help clients with:

  • Preparation of documents and probate court pleadings, if necessary
  • Coordination of appraisal and valuation of estate assets
  • Supervision of asset transfers and trust funding
  • Preparation of federal and state estate and inheritance tax returns
  • Trust administration and guidance

When the situation requires, our probate estate and trust administration attorneys work with the firm’s experienced litigators to provide exceptional trial counsel. We represent trustees, representatives, other attorneys, and beneficiaries in contested matters.

Our Probate Estate and Trust Administration Team

Don’s practice focuses on civil litigation in the area of medical defense litigation, transportation, maritime and wrongful death and injury. He defends hospitals, corporations, nursing homes, and physicians. He counsels clients on risk management and quality assurance matters.

Donald C. Adams

Of Counsel

Jeff’s estate planning practice involves the representation of clients on a wide range of matters, including issues such as probate avoidance, creating distribution plans for minor children and/or disabled individuals, and drafting documents to accomplish the client’s objectives upon their disability or death.
Tony’s practice focuses on Commercial Litigation and Business Law. His diverse practice includes complex litigation and class action experience, substantial appellate practice, commercial real estate, bankruptcy, workouts and reorganizations, banking and business organizations as well as contested probate practice. He represents a wide variety of businesses from transportation and logistics companies, to manufacturers, banks, agricultural lenders, farmers, real estate management firms and drug companies.
Paul’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of estate planning, administration of estates and trusts, and federal and state taxation and compliance. In his estate planning practice, Paul works with clients with a variety of needs including the preparation of wills and trusts, education and special needs trusts for children, and more complex trusts for high net worth clients including the formation of limited liability companies, family limited partnerships, charitable remainder trusts, and private charitable foundations.

Paul F. Wenker

Of Counsel

Jessica’s general litigation practice focuses on representation of clients in a wide variety of matters, including contract-related and business tort litigation, complex commercial and product liability, healthcare and medical malpractice matters, civil rights claims, and much more. Jessica is experienced in all aspects of a civil case, and represents both individuals and businesses in both state and federal legal matters. Jessica’s family law practice involves representing and guiding her clients through divorce, dissolution, child custody and support matters, spousal support and property division, and other domestic relations matters. She is trained and certified in collaborative practice. Jessica also practices with the firm’s estate planning and administration team. She prides herself on focusing on and understanding the unique needs of her clients and working closely with them towards resolution, while being sensitive to the personal and sometimes emotional aspect of these issues.