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A Message from Brian H. Rolfe

I hope everyone is having a safe and relaxing summer. As usual, it has been busy around the Kemp Klein offices. Please help me welcome two attorneys who joined the firm this month: William E. Haines II and Neal Nusholtz. I would also like to congratulate Joseph P. Buttiglieri, Alan A. May and Ron Nixon on their recent court victories and accomplishments.
 
In this issue of the Commentator, we highlight our Alternative Dispute Resolution practice. This area of the law continues to heat up as clients increasingly choose to manage disputes outside of court. Our mediators are highly skilled and have excellent reputations in the courtroom setting as well as the ADR arena.
 
There are many great things happening at Kemp Klein this summer and we plan to continue this momentum throughout the rest of the year.

 


 

Rolfe and Callahan Save Client Over $800,000

A new client recently came to Kemp Klein with the intention of updating their estate plan following the passing of a spouse. However, in the process of reviewing the client’s trust accounts, attorneys Brian Rolfe and Casey Callahan discovered a technical error in the retirement account beneficiary designations made by a previous financial advisor. 

The error would have required the client to cash out retirement accounts 14 years earlier than planned, which would have cost $165,000 in otherwise avoidable taxes as well as three more years of tax-deferred growth. Through detailed research and effective negotiations, Rolfe and Callahan were able to reverse the previous advisor’s error and save the client over $800,000.