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Business Law

Starting or maintaining a business today requires expert legal counsel to assist in organizing, planning, and executing a business plan.

Tax Representation

Tax return preparation for individuals & businesses, corporation, partnerships & LLC. (Audit defense, Levy & Lien defense, Offers in Compromise, Planning)

Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Planning an estate to coordinate client objectives, streamline administration, and minimize inheritance taxes requires expert guidance.

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Attorney Profile

LL_HeadshotNathaniel Landman is a St. Louis based lawyer with over 20 years of experience helping everyday people champion their tax challenges. He is an outside-the-box thinker helping individuals and small businesses alike with tax returns, tax planning, estate planning, incorporation and defending IRS collection efforts.

At Landman Legal, Nathaniel Landman handles your case personally. Never will your issue or case be passed to a junior associate or assistant. He is a relentless advocate for his clients.

Skills

Tax Returns & Representation
Estate Services
Defense of IRS Collection Efforts
Small Business Consulting & Incorporation

Practice Areas

Business Law

Business law in America becomes increasingly more complex every day. Starting or maintaining a business today requires expert legal counsel to assist in organizing, planning, and executing a business plan. Our capabilities in business law include:

  • Structuring corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and other business entities to maximize applicable legal and tax benefits
  • Drafting and interpreting contracts and other business arrangements

Tax Representation

Tax return preparation for individuals and businesses, corporation, partnerships and LLC

  • Tax audit defense
  • Tax Levy and Lien defense
  • Offers in Compromise
  • Tax Planning

Will, Trusts and Estates

Planning an estate to coordinate client objectives, streamline administration, and minimize inheritance taxes requires expert guidance.

A partial list of our services include:

  • Preparation of Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Preparation of Durable Powers of Attorney, Designation of Health Care Surrogates, and Living Wills
  • Probate court representation
  • Assistance in trust administration
  • Planning for the ownership and disposition of interests in closely held businesses
Basic Estate Terminology & Probate Attorney Fee Schedule

Landman Legal

Outside-the-box thinking helping individuals and small businesses alike with tax returns, tax planning, estate planning, incorporation and defending IRS collection efforts.

Fees According to Missouri Probate Code, Administration of Estate

The fees for the adminstration of an uncontested probate estate are computed according to the following statutory fee schedule:

U.S. Dollars Percent (%)
On the first . . .  $     5,000.00  5%
On the next . . .  $     20,000.00  4%
On the next . . .  $     75,000.00  3%
On the next . . .  $     300,000.00  2-3/4%
On the next . . .  $     600,000.00  2-1/2%
On all over . . .  $     1,000,000.00  2%
 Projected Total

Common Terms Associated with Estate Planning

Testate:

Deceased leaving a will or other valid device for the transfer of property, such as a living trust.

Probate:

A court supervised process designed to oversee a decedent’s affairs, which, depending on the size of the estate, is often a slow and expensive process. It is designed to ensure that all the decedent’s obligations are satisfied and residual property is disposed of either in accordance with the will or in accordance with state law.

Will:

A Will requires that the probate process be followed, providing the deceased’s wishes to the court for court order. It has been primarily used to dispose of a deceased individual’s property in accordance with his/her wishes, name a personal representative, name a guardian for dependent children, provide special provisions to provide protection and management for beneficiaries, and establish procedures for distribution of property.

Living Will:

A document a person can use in most states to express their desires in regard to life support systems should they be diagnosed as being terminally ill. This document is often used in conjunction with a durable medical power of attorney. Living wills only apply to life support equipment, not other medical decisions.

Durable Power of Attorney:

A legal document which gives one person the legal authority to act for another for financial and/or medical matters during the incapacitation of the person who created it. The durable power of attorney must be established before the person who created it becomes incapacitated and legally remains in effect until rescinded or until the death of that person. Without a preestablished durable power of attorney, legal authority to act for another who has become incapacitated must be pursued through judicial channels, normally requiring extensive time and a significant amount of money.

Durable Medical Power of Attorney:

A legal document which gives one person the legal authority to act for another for medical matters during the incapacitation of the person who created it. The durable power of attorney must be established before the person who created it becomes incapacitated and legally remains in effect until the death of that person. Frequently this document includes specific instructions as to the originators desires regarding life support equipment, or it may be used in conjunction with and reference a valid living will. Without a preestablished durable power of attorney, legal authority to act for another who has become incapacitated must be pursued through judicial channels, normally requiring extensive time and a significant amount of money.

Living Trust:

A living trust avoids the probate process and therefore, probate costs and delays. It provides a document which allows for the passing of property by trust where one person holds or manages property for the benefit of another. Personal effects are transferred in a timely manner and mechanisms are established to disperse funds to your family. It can eliminate capital gains taxes, and in case of catastrophic illness, the trust arrangement can allow for the receipt of full Medicaid benefits. There are numerous additional estate and general tax benefits.

Pour-Over Will:

A will that directs that the property it represents be transferred to another legal entity/device, usually a trust. If properly used in conjunction with a living trust with a majority of the significant property items already included on the trust, the pour-over will can ease the transfer of property not already contained on the living trust, often through oversight or omission. Since it is a “will” property contained on that document does not avoid the probate process.

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Law Office of Nathaniel Landman
2 CityPlace Drive, Ste 200
St. Louis, MO 63141

Tel: 314.812.4772
Fax: 314.584.2041
Email: Landman@landmanlegal.com

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