Areas of Practice

The attorney team at Marchal & Marchal, Ltd. is prepared to handle the diverse needs of our clients. Regardless of what your legal issues are, we can help you.  Below is a list of the areas of the law that our attorneys focus on.

Estate Planning

Competent and well thought out estate planning isn’t just for the wealthy. Whether or not you realize it, you already have an estate, which is merely a way of describing your total assets. The wealth you’ve accumulated so far, and that which will be added in the future, can be subject to a wide array of forces and laws. While careful investing and money management can help you attain wealth, changes in the tax laws can expose your assets to many vulnerabilities that we can anticipate and help you avoid.

A sound estate plan will take into consideration both your desire to protect your assets and your plans for their inheritance. The perfect estate plan, above all else, is personal. We will do more than list your options. We explain which methods can best help you achieve your personal objectives. You may already be familiar with Living Trusts, Wills, and the Federal Gift Tax laws, but we show you how to knit them all together in a plan that meets your specific needs.

Estate Administration

When a loved one passes away, working through the legal process can seem overwhelming to you. The most immediate task is to focus on making the funeral or service preparations and to honor your loved one’s life. When you are ready, we will guide you through the probate process with compassion and careful attention to your specific needs.

Real Estate

Real estate transactions are governed by various federal statutes, state statutes, and common laws that address a wide variety of legal issues related to acquiring, financing, developing, managing, constructing, leasing, and selling commercial and residential real property. Buying and selling real estate is generally more complicated than buying or selling other expensive goods, such as cars or boats. With real estate, many different people can have an interest in the same property, tax consequences are more complicated, and possession is not necessarily indicative of ownership. We help you sort through all of the difficult decisions and negotiations involved in real estate transactions, whether you are buying, selling or leasing.

Business Services

We provide comprehensive representation for businesses of all sizes. We represent various companies in matters ranging from business formation to succession planning, taxation to business litigation and commercial real estate transactions.  Regardless of the complexity or magnitude of the issues involved, we possess the knowledge, experience, and dedication necessary to help our clients promote their business goals.