I really enjoy the counseling element of my practice. It’s highly rewarding when clients come to me with complex problems, and I can study the issues until I find the best solution to achieve their goals. It’s also a luxury to have access to the firm’s full-service capabilities so I can point clients to the right lawyer when they need guidance on issues outside my practice focus.
Ben Fedorko focuses on all aspects of trust, estate and philanthropic planning and administration for individuals and families. He advises clients on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes as well as the implementation and administration of complex estate planning structures, including charitable planning and administration of family foundations and other nonprofit organizations. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to estate and succession planning for family-owned and other closely held businesses. Ben also represents corporate and individual fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and estate matters.
Many of Ben’s clients have unique family dynamics, and they rely on him to craft solutions for potential beneficiaries who struggle with addiction or who otherwise have failed to demonstrate the ability to manage wealth responsibly. An important part of his practice involves helping clients balance the desire to preserve and efficiently administer wealth with the desire to leave wealth to future generations in a manner that encourages productivity and positive decision-making.
Ben brings a strong background in general corporate and securities matters to his trusts and estates practice, including experience in a wide range of public and private merger and acquisition transactions, joint venture formations, venture capital investment structures and corporate governance issues. He often advises clients on general corporate matters and how to structure a variety of transactions to ensure consistency with their estate planning strategies.