Olson & Associates’ real estate practice encompasses all aspects of real estate ownership, development and transfer – from the most straightforward residential purchase to the most complex commercial transaction involving layered ownership and multiple sources of financing. Our attorneys are familiar with all Vermont real estate title issues, as well as all Vermont permit and regulatory issues at both the State and local levels. We represent both buyers and sellers of real estate in Vermont and assist clients through the ever increasing complexity of buying and selling property. Our services include, among others:
Olson & Associates provides a wide array of services to our business clients. This is important when the choice of an entity can impact every aspect of the business operation. Whether it is a Vermont Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Limited Partnership, General Partnership or other legal structure our attorneys assist the client in making the correct initial choice based on the client’s needs and goals. Our attorneys are proficient in guiding each client through the process of establishing the business entity, including the preparation of business operating agreements, ownership relationships, shareholder relationship and all aspects of corporate/business management. Our services include, among others:
Planning an estate is a very individual and personal matter. It involves the whole of a person’s life, including their family relationships, their business plans, their assets, their hopes and dreams and their goals for the future. The discussion that is necessary to the formation of an estate plan is one that is often difficult to have as it focuses on issues that remind us of our mortality. Therefore, an estate planning attorney must not only possess extensive knowledge of the applicable laws and the ability to prepare well-drafted, technically correct, thorough, and clear legal documents. He or she must also have the ability to listen carefully to a client; to hear the client’s concerns; to help, when necessary, to clarify goals and objectives, such as how to take care of a disabled child without affecting government benefits, how to plan for the possibility of long term care needs, or how to pass on the family business. Our goal, in handling the matters of our clients, is to do just that. Listen. And then prepare documents that accurately reflect our clients’ wishes.
We have extensive experience in drafting wills, various types of trusts, pre-nuptial agreements, durable powers of attorney, and advance health care directives.back to top
Administering an estate can take various forms. Among these are probate proceedings (where the decedent dies with a will), administration proceedings (where the decedent dies without a will) and the distribution of assets from a revocable or living trust. Regardless of the type of administration that is required in a particular case the overall goal is the same; that is, to collect the assets the decedent owned, to determine and pay appropriate bills, to determine what estate and/or income tax returns are required to be filed and what taxes are to be paid, to prepare an accounting and to distribute the assets to the beneficiaries. We have the detailed knowledge and experience necessary to conduct this work in an efficient, orderly, conscientious and correct manner.
Our services include, among others:
Seeking a particular outcome to address a real or perceived injury is often what motivates an individual to seek legal counsel and whether it’s an eviction, resolution of a disputed claim, collection of an outstanding debt or wrongful termination from a job, Olson & Associates understands the need for thoughtful, comprehensive counsel and works closely with clients and opposing parties to set out and achieve a successful resolution to the matter in a timely and cost effective manner. Our services include among others, the representation of clients in the following areas:
Mindful of the significant emotional strain which accompanies divorces, legal separations, custody matters, relief from abuse cases and even adoptions, Olson & Associates is dedicated to providing strong advocacy on behalf of our clients and comprehensive advice on the tax consequences and other issues related to the matter at hand. Our attorneys place a great value on keeping the lines of communication open with all parties involved and we make every attempt to negotiate a satisfactory settlement prior to resorting to litigation. Our services include, among others: