Estate Planning, Probate, Estate & Trust Administration/Litigation, International Probates
Based in Palm Springs, California, Sanger & Manes, LLP serves clients in the Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and La Quinta areas, as well as snowbird clients throughout the United States and abroad who winter in the desert, in their estate planning needs.
Sanger & Manes has a record of success in sophisticated estate planning, estate tax audit disputes with the IRS, estate and trust administration, Will and trust contests, and trust accounting and breach of trust disputes. With more than six decades of combined experience, the Firm has served as counsel in the administration of innumerable probate estates, trusts, and conservatorships, representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries. The Firm has extensive experience in complex trust and probate issues __ from asset allocations of trust assets among Marital-QTIP, Bypass, Survivor subtrusts, and generation-skipping exempt and non-exempt subtrusts; to reviewing fiduciary accountings; to Will and trust litigation.
Sanger & Manes also has a expertise advising Canadian and other noncitizens concerning the proper method to own and to title vacation homes and investment real estate, in a way that fits into their larger estate plan. We also are the leading law firm in the area of cross-border probates involving post-death transfers of real property in the US owned by foreign nationals, as well as establishing and advising Canadian/US real estate trusts. For more about our international probate and Canadian trust services, click on those sections on our sidebar menu.
The Firm has a record of estate and tax planning for the LGBT community, even before the Supreme Court's rulings in United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry, brought equality in federal treatment of same-sex couples in tax, marriage and immigration matters. The Firm's sophisticated tax and estate-planning expertise has made it a leader in the preparation of prenuptial agreements drafted for the unique concerns of same-sex couples in the post-Windsor legal landscape. Sanger & Manes publishes a blog dealing with same-sex estate, marriage, and related issues.
Sanger & Manes is a Gold Member of the Palm Springs LGBT Center, and has offered free estate planning and immigration/visa seminars there to keep the LGBT community informed about their rights under Windsor.