If you're making plans for your estate, setting up funds for your adult children or loved ones, or just have a legal matter regarding your aging family member, the attorneys at Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C. have a team that's ready to help.
According to their website, the local firm of Grant Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C., has provided quality legal representation in a timely manner at a competitive rate for more than 35 years. "Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Colorado," said partner Scott H. Grant. "Whether advocating for your goals in a boardroom or a courtroom, Grant, Honvalinka and Harrison is committed to providing excellence in legal representation." The firm is made up of more than 20 attorneys all specializing in various fields and all with incredible experience and education.Scott H. Grant, Senior Counsel, is one of the team's group who focuses primarily on trust and estate planning and administration, probate, tax planning, and business succession planning advice to business owners and individuals.
Grant has served as President of the Francis Lynde Foundation from 2009 to 2012 and counsels clients in charitable planning, including the formation and administration of charitable foundations and trusts.
"My practice also includes general litigation, debt collection and corporate transactional work," he shared. "If you need assistance planning your estate and creating your will for after you're gone so your family doesn't have to worry, I'm here to help."
Reasons to make your estate plan and create your will are numerous, but among the top according to those at the group are peace of mind, deciding who receives your assets, and avoiding the time and cost of probate.
"Assets your name at the time of your death are subject to probate," Grant explained. "Probate can be time-consuming, taking up to six months sometimes or more, and may involve significant costs."
He shared that what typically happens is the personal representative (executor) that is appointed by the probate court to administer the person's assets is entitled to a percentage of the value of them, and in addition the attorney hired by the personal representative is entitled to this same percentage as a minimum attorney's fee.
"That can leave your family with so much unwanted time taken and expense," Grant noted. "It's really best to avoid putting them in that situation to begin with by making your plans early and designating what goes where and how much."
John P. Konvalinka, Director, is another attorney in the firm and his practices reside primarily in the areas of Business, Finance, Commercial Litigation, Taxation, Family and Health Care Law.
He is a member of the Chattanooga, Tennessee and American Bar Associations and the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Konvalinka served as Research Editor of the Tennessee Law Review from 1974-1975. He has also served as Trustee of APSU Foundation and is a member of the Tennessee Hospital Association, National Association of Bond Lawyers, Tennessee Society of Hospital Attorneys, and past member of the Cure Diabetes Foundation and the APSU Foundation.
Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C. is located at Republic Centre, Ninth Floor
633 Chestnut Street and can be reached at 423-756-8400.
"Assets your name at the time of your death are subject to probate. Probate can be time-consuming, taking up to six months sometimes or more, and may involve significant costs." Scott H. Grant
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