CREECH LAW FIRM > PRACTICE AREAS

Practice Areas

When an attorney becomes necessary, it’s good to know there’s a law firm that works with you, not just for you.

Creech Law Firm of Raleigh, NC, has provided skillful and successful guidance in matters pertaining to business law, estate planning, tax planning, business formations, mergers and acquisitions and estate administration. We make sure our clients are kept abreast of what is happening and how it affects them.

The law firm’s attorneys are highly trained and experienced in tax law, business law, taxation, economics, wills and probate, accounting, real estate law and estate planning disciplines. We represent our clients’ interests by negotiating, drafting and closing sophisticated business and personal family transactions.

Buying and Selling of a Business

The firm’s business law attorneys have represented both buyers and sellers in transactions ranging from the purchase and sale of “mom-and-pop” restaurants to international mergers and acquisitions valued between $500 million and $1 billion. We are uniquely qualified to handle the most complicated business purchases, sales, mergers, joint ventures, partnership arrangements and dissolutions, while providing our clients with critical, up-to-the-minute advice on related tax implications.

Business Formation

With a proven background in both business law and tax law, the attorneys at Creech Law Firm bring extensive experience to the table in advising clients on entity selection when forming or incorporating a business. There are many tax and non-tax reasons for forming one type of business over another. Keeping it simple and providing a clear, workable path for our clients’ plans is our objective.

Estate Planning

The law firm offers unmatched estate planning services and pointed tax advice for individuals and families. In addition to preparing wills, our staff has in-depth knowledge in preparing revocable and irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, life insurance trusts, special needs trusts and other estate planning documents that help clients achieve their personal and financial objectives. As qualified estate lawyers with a primary focus on wills, probate and asset protection, we offer many choices with clear-cut explanations so our clients can make the best possible decisions in their individual cases.

Probate and Estate Administration

The attorneys at Creech Law Firm assist clients upon the death of a family member in probating wills and carrying out directives in paying estate claims, taxes and bequests to beneficiaries under wills and trusts. Fully qualified to handle all matters regarding asset protection and wills and probate, our firm’s lawyers prepare accountings to the court and file necessary final income tax returns and estate tax returns for the deceased client. We also oversee post-mortem tax planning and strategies to help families minimize estate tax and income tax liabilities.

Guardianship

Often a guardianship is necessary for a minor or a person who has been deemed incompetent or incapable of handling his or her own financial and personal affairs. Our experienced attorneys have assisted individuals and other law firms in setting up guardianships and special-needs trusts for the benefit of a minor or incompetent.

Tax Planning and Family Succession Planning

Too often a family member dies without having adequately prepared the next generation to take over the family business. Our law firm’s attorneys have represented many businesses in Raleigh, in the state of North Carolina and in other states by guiding clients of one generation to pass control and ownership of their family businesses to the next generation. Well-executed plans may include company reorganizations and shareholder agreements. Such plans, when implemented, often substantially reduce estate taxes, help families to avoid disputes and provide for continuity and management of the business.

Commercial Real Estate

Our business law and real estate law attorneys and paralegals have represented owners, developers, builders, landlords and tenants in complex commercial real estate purchases, leases and related real property transactions. We have successfully guided clients in developing large condominium and town home projects and commercial marinas. Our knowledgeable attorneys also have been successful in overcoming difficulties in obtaining local, state and federal permits in environmentally sensitive areas.

Creech Cuts through Complexity

In summary, our primary focus is helping individuals and companies to buy and sell businesses, form corporations, partnerships and other entities, negotiate and draft complex legal documents and guide clients through the simple-to-complicated estate and business succession planning with an emphasis on tax-related matters.

Whether we’re engaged in estate planning, the buying and selling of a business, corporate law matters or asset protection, our aim is to move from negotiation to settlement in a way our clients understand and in a manner that produces their desired outcome. For this reason, the law firm always encourages the participation of our clients in order to help us develop the most effective strategy for them.

Our attorneys, paralegals and staff are especially responsive to the particular needs of each individual client with the overriding goal of making the legal process one that makes sense.