With over 40 years in elder law, business planning, and real estate, Laboe & Tasker, PLLC is uniquely positioned to assist you with the most important aspects of your life. We take pride in our ability to work collaboratively and efficiently, meeting and exceeding each client’s expectations.
How we can help
- BUSINESS – CORPORATE
- ELDER LAW & MEDICAID
- ESTATE PLANNING
- PROBATE & TRUST ADMINISTRATION
- REAL ESTATE
Attorneys experienced and knowledgeable in advising business owners throughout the entire life of a business such as: initial formation and capital structure changes in the growth of successful companies; support in corporate contract negotiation and implementation; mergers and acquisitions; dissolution and succession plans; related litigation.
Starting a new business can be both an exciting and daunting task. Laboe & Tasker helps aspiring business owners turn ideas into viable business opportunities. Our attorneys advise small and mid-size businesses from initial formation through the wind down or succession of the business and the legal concerns that arise in between.
We are prepared to step in for all our clients’ needs from management and governance issues, daily operations, real estate matters, corporate finance, and business sales and purchases. Our attorneys are also prepared to represent clients in their litigation needs including collection actions, eviction proceedings, and disputes between business partners.
Our decades of estate planning and probate administration experience has lead us to encouraging our business clients to make succession plans early on in the life of their business to avoid sudden upheaval in the event of the death or disability of a key business partner. Our attorneys guide our business clients through deciding how to handle simple buy/sell agreements amongst business partners, the passage of ownership to the owners’ children, to the sale of the business to employees of third parties.
If you are interested in learning how our firm can help you with your business needs, contact our firm to arrange a consultation.
Elder law attorneys help individuals and their families handle all of the legal needs an aging person might encounter and possess a unique set of skills and knowledge that many estate planning or general practice attorneys do not.
While most people think only of nursing homes and Medicaid when they hear the term elder law attorney, there are many issues to consider when dealing with the specific subset of problems faced by many seniors. Attorneys at Laboe & Tasker are skilled to help you in the following areas:
- Planning and Applying for Nursing Home coverage
- Planning and Applying for in-home services
- Appealing a denial of benefits
- Asset Protection
- Estate Recovery
- Nursing Home Discharges and Transfers
- Retirement Planning
- Caregiver Agreements
- Financial Exploitation
- Abuse and Neglect
Your personal financial security and the passing of a legacy to your children (or other beneficiaries) is of the utmost importance. Collectively, we have over 6 decades of experience as estate planning counsel. Whether you have a modest estate or a substantial one, competent legal advice is essential. Your final estate plan will be used only once, and it needs to be right. Both the law and one’s personal circumstances are frequently changing making estate planning a dynamic process.
At Laboe & Tasker we have extensive experience developing estate plans of all types for people from every walk of life and circumstance. We have the perspective and experience gained from helping others through the important decision-making process necessary for a successful estate plan. Plans are closely tailored to your unique circumstances.
Laboe & Tasker occupies a unique niche; unlike most estate planning attorneys generally, we are also Elder Law Attorneys. As such, we are keenly aware of and tuned into Medicaid eligibility rules and the impact that they have on our clients. Long-term care is breathtakingly expensive, but there is much that can be done to plan successfully for that burden.
We are also probate court litigators and we bring our experience litigating contested probate to our estate planning clients by advising them on how to avoid future disputes between their heirs. Most importantly as relates to the creation of new (or newly amended) Wills and Trusts are relatively recent changes in New Hampshire law that allows a testator/settlor to have their Will or Trust pre-approved by the probate court during their lifetime.
Probate: If you have been named executor (in some states known as a personal representative) of a will, you have many fiduciary duties of which you may not be aware. Laboe & Tasker represents clients throughout the probate and estate administration process. We help clients through what can initially seem like a daunting legal and financial process in Probate Court.
The executor is responsible for actions such as:
- Gathering documents
- Notifying heirs and beneficiaries
- Valuation of property and assets
- Paying the estate’s debts
- Preparing federal and state estate tax returns
- Distributing assets
If you have been appointed executor of a will, contact us to learn how we can help.
Trust: Laboe & Tasker, PLLC assists clients with evaluating the various options for administering estates and trusts. Every situation requires a unique strategy to minimize estate taxes and liability owed to creditors, while maximizing the value of the assets. In some cases, probating the will is the wrong approach. Laboe & Tasker works with the family to develop a plan to minimize the liability risks to the trustee while maximizing the distributions to the heirs. In addition, we provide postmortem strategies for families to minimize estate and income taxes.
We help corporate and individual trustees find the right solutions across a range of trust administration problems including:
- Incomplete transfer of title into living trusts
- Interpretation of trust terms and trustee responsibilities;
- Termination of trusts and distribution of assets
- State and federal trust income tax returns
- Private settlement agreements to keep disputes with or between beneficiaries out of court
- Declaratory judgment actions to clarify or define the trustee’s responsibilities on disputed issues
Our team is equipped to handle a wide range of residential and commercial real estate transactions and resolve title defects discovered in land conveyancing generally.
Laboe & Tasker represents clients in a wide variety of real estate transactions and litigation matters. We frequently advise clients on: the purchase and sale of commercial and residential real estate; the leasing of commercial and residential real estate; public and private financing alternatives, and the resolution of boundary and title disputes more generally. We customarily handle private closings that sometimes involve neither a broker nor a bank.
In addition to our transactional experience, Laboe & Tasker represents property owners in litigation matters such as evictions, quiet title and declaratory judgment cases, as well as non-judicial foreclosures.
Lawyers at the Firm have extensive experience in New Hampshire State Courts at every level, including before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Further, our litigation experience includes administrative appeals before agency tribunals and administrative law judges. As a rule, the Firm tends to limit the subject matter of its litigation to those areas in which it has the greatest depth of experience, transactionally. Those subject areas with the greatest litigation interest to the Firm are contested probate and trust administration matters (typically intra-family), real estate, financial exploitation and undue influence cases, Medicaid eligibility, closely held business disputes, and select taxation issues. The Firm seeks to guide clients towards successful alternative dispute resolution outside of the courtroom wherever possible.