Estate Planning & Adminstration

We have a good estate planning and administration practice in Nigeria representing individuals, families, and fiduciaries in all phases of estate planning, trust administration, charitable giving, trust and estate litigation, and risk management. Our practice includes dealing with the creation, protection and disposition of a Client's assets, during their lifetime as well as upon and after their demise in accordance with the Client's desires in full consideration of the tax and family relationship consequences of the Client's acts and wishes.

We provide legal advice with respect to Donations, Wills, Trusts, Life Insurance, Business Arrangements and Agreements, Income and Transfer taxes and Deferred Compensation Agreements and other estate planning matters. Our practice also includes the preparation of simple and complex wills, donations, revocable and irrevocable inter-vivos trusts (including trusts for minors and charitable trusts), business planning agreements (including buy-sell and other shareholder agreements), powers of attorney, and other estate planning instruments.

We also advise and handle matters concerning our Clients with respect to the administration of estates, trusts, probate of wills, determination of heirship, Will contest and Interpretation suits as well as other proceedings related to the disposition of assets of a decedent, interdict or minor. It also includes the preparation and review of various States estate tax returns, inheritance and estate transfer tax returns, Federal and State gift tax returns and legal representation before the Federal and State Internal Revenue Services and the Court in connection with estate tax related disputes or controversies.

We welcome an opportunity to discuss our Estate Planning and Administration practice with you and are prepared to arrange for an early meeting with you for this purpose, however, if you have any question or you require more information on this area of practice before then, please contact Iseoluwa Abiodun-Johnson on 0808 217 1556 or E-mail: iseoluwa@thelawsmiths.com