CROW DURBIN & SPEIGHTS
PROBATE & TRUST
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS &
The first question we ask an estate planning client is, “What are your goals, and what do you expect to achieve?” Our clients’ goals often include avoiding probate upon death, providing for a surviving spouse, assuring that assets ultimately are distributed to children or other heirs, making charitable gifts and providing for prudent administration of trust and estate assets. There are usually choices available in reaching these goals, such as trusts, wills, powers of attorney, transfer on death designations, joint ownership and others. We explain these options to our clients and advise them, and we help them achieve their goals.
PROBATE & TRUST ADMINISTRATION
We represent fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate administration of decedents’ estates, and in administration of trusts. Our services include advising clients, preparing pleadings, orders, and other documents required during probate administration, and preparing documents necessary during the administration of a trust. We are experienced in probate and trust ligation, including liability of fiduciaries, will and trust contests, and issues arising in the administration of estates and trusts. We also represent guardians and parties in guardianship proceedings.
We represent clients in civil disputes and litigation. This includes advising and representing clients prior to litigation and prosecuting and defending civil litigation concerning matters such as real estate, contracts and business disputes. Mr. Crow’s litigation experience includes service as Prosecuting Attorney, Hot Springs City Attorney, and Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arkansas in the Antitrust and Litigation Divisions.
We assist our clients in conveying, purchasing, developing, selling and otherwise dealing with real estate and interests in real estate, which may include leases, easements, restrictive covenants, subdivisions, horizontal property regimes, timeshares and others. As a licensed title insurance agent, Mr. Crow is experienced in evaluating and advising clients concerning title defects, “quieting title” in real estate and boundary issues.
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS & TRANSACTIONS
We represent clients in all types of business transactions, including purchasing and selling business assets, contracts between and among businesses, buying and selling interests in businesses, and related matters.
We represent clients in forming, operating, and dissolving business organizations including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. We are experienced in helping clients determine the appropriate type of business organization, and in advising clients in operating and maintaining the business, such as preparation of minutes and amendments to organizational documents.
The attorneys of Crow Durbin & Speights are experienced and capable lawyers who provide quality legal services to clients in estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and trust administration, real estate, business organizations and transactions, and litigation concerning these matters.
All of our attorneys are members of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Garland County Bar Association. They are all actively engaged in civic and community affairs.
The attorneys of Crow Durbin & Speights are recognized by the AV Preeminent Peer Rating awarded to Carl A. Crow, Jr. by Martindale-Hubble and the Sentinel Record 2016 Readers’ Choice Award to M. Beau Durbin.
CROW DURBIN & SPEIGHTS
127 HAWTHORNE STREET
HOT SPRINGS, AR 71901
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - Noon; 1 pm - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - Noon
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