Discover Comprehensive Trust & Estates Services from Garrity Traina
Wealthy individuals and families are increasingly choosing Nevada as a tax-friendly destination to preserve and grow their fortunes. As a prominent legal firm, Garrity Traina specializes in serving clients with personal and business interests in Nevada, whether they reside in-state or out-of-state. Our team of expert attorneys provides valuable counsel on private wealth law and a wide range of estate planning activities. From simple wills to complex irrevocable trusts, we handle probate and conservatorship matters, as well as fiduciary income tax concerns. Our areas of expertise also encompass uncontested and contested probates, conservatorship, and trust proceedings.
Championing Your Interests in Legal Disputes
At Garrity Traina, we are dedicated to representing fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and creditors in court. When alternative resolutions fail, we skillfully handle estate-related disputes involving fee controversies, ownership and creditor issues, alleged trust breaches, will contests, and trust contests. We bring our extensive experience to bear on estate and gift tax returns, representing clients in tax audits, handling requests for private letter rulings, and providing advice to closely held and family businesses.
Recognized Excellence in Trust & Estates Law
Our Trust & Estates Law Practice and Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation Practice have earned the prestigious Tier 1 ranking in the “Best Law Firms” 2024 report published by U.S. News-Best Lawyers. This recognition reflects our exceptional legal expertise and high-quality practice. It signifies the respect and esteem we have earned from both our peers and clients within the estate and trust legal community.
For seven consecutive years, Garrity Traina has held the distinction of being the only law firm in Nevada ranked Band 1 in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law. Notably, our attorneys Scott Swain and Robert Armstrong are individually recognized as Band 1 lawyers in the Private Wealth Law category in Nevada.
Our clients consistently commend the professionalism and dedication of our team. They have described their experiences working with us as follows:
- “Everyone in that office that we have dealt with has been very professional and diligent in helping us with our requests.”
- “I’d always feel comfortable that my work would be done correctly.”
- “The value-add is peerless.”
- “The team that has been assembled is superior, from the partners in the firm all the way through the administrative support and the paralegals. They are very thorough and they have a great deal of depth.”
- “Garrity Traina has a very good reputation for handling trusts and estates matters for wealthy clients.”
- “I like that the firm is highly reputable in the community. When I tell people who my attorneys are, everyone tells me what a great firm that is.”
– Chambers High Net Worth Guide: Private Wealth Law (client comments)
Highly Qualified Attorneys for Your Trust & Estates Needs
Our team of Trust & Estates attorneys in Reno and Las Vegas possesses exceptional qualifications in private wealth law. Many of our attorneys hold LL.M. or Master’s degrees in tax, and several are licensed CPAs. Additionally, two of our attorneys are fellows in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), the most prestigious affiliation for attorneys practicing in this area of law. Across the entire state of Nevada, only seven attorneys hold this distinction, and no other law firm in the state boasts more than one fellow. Our outstanding reputation extends to the probate courts in Washoe and Clark Counties, and our expertise is showcased in the “Decedents’ Estates” chapter of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual for LexisNexis. Garrity Traina also actively contributes to legislative initiatives that enhance Nevada’s tax-advantaged climate, with a particular focus on private-trust companies and asset-protection trusts.
Comprehensive Legal Services for All Individuals
Our firm represents a diverse range of clients, from middle-class Americans to millionaires and members of the prestigious Forbes 400. We are well-equipped to address various legal matters, including:
- Private wealth law
- Asset protection and wealth preservation
- Business continuation and succession planning
- Charitable tax and trust planning
- Estate, generation-skipping, gift, and income tax planning
- Estate and trust planning and administration
- Fiduciary and beneficiary representation
- Foundation and tax-exempt organization initiatives
- Probate, trust, and fiduciary litigation
- Trust modification, reformation, and termination