The Best Career.
I have been lucky to practice Estate Law as an independent lawyer for 24 of the last 30 years. This allowed me to spend extra time with my clients and know each one personally. I have learned far more from my clients than I ever imagined, and it has made my life fuller, richer and more fulfilled in almost every way. And while many clients have passed away, their kindness and shared life experiences will always be with me.
What Happens Now.
Important Information: Updated November 1, 2017.
Starting last July, I wrote all of my clients explaining my retirement, my timeline and what clients should do. I am not selling my practice.
- I have sent a reminder for clients who have not responded.
- I am not accepting any appointments; I can no longer provide in-office pickup of documents.
- I am arranging for the transfer of the remaining documents to another attorney for safekeeping.
- I will continue to accept requests for delivery of documents until Thursday, November, 30, 2017 or December 15, 2017, depending upon what my letter to you indicated.
- I expect the transfer of all remaining documents to another occur no later than Friday, December 15, 2017.
Of course, my retirement means that I will not be providing any legal services, with the exception of the two Estates I am finishing.
How to Find a New Lawyer; Some Suggestions.
While I know many good lawyers, there are very few that practice in the "smaller" format I have. The trend continues toward larger firms, so you will need to be comfortable with both a new lawyer, and very likely a different practice format. In every case, selecting a lawyer and the practice format is a personal decision - the right answer is the one with which you are comfortable. You can find some suggestions for a new lawyer here.
Questions You May Want to Ask.
I realize that changing lawyers can be challenging, and it is not always easy to know what to look for or ask. Please see this link for questions to ask and how to interview a new lawyer.