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Trust Administration & Probate

Miller, Miller & Canby has assisted hundreds of clients and their families with legal needs arising at death, including probating wills and administering decedent’s estates, administering trusts taking effect at death, winding up affairs of trusts upon their termination, transferring assets, preparing tax returns, and handling estate and gift tax audits by the IRS. We advise clients on lifetime business matters, including planning for the management of property interests when the owner no longer wishes, or is able, to handle his or her own affairs. We also assist with health care decision-making, including advance directives like living will declarations and health care powers of attorney.

Consider MM&C to help you in these Trust Administration matters:

We understand the probate process can be overwhelming during what is a very emotional and difficult time for your family. The process is also very complex and can be time-consuming. Our probate attorneys assist with the day-to-day tasks at hand, as well as helping with planning for the coming weeks and months, during what we know can be a stressful time to make decisions. We review the details of the estate, and work closely with you to advise you as to the steps needed and your options to administer and distribute the estate.

Consider MM&C to help you in these Probate matters:
  • Collecting And Managing Life Insurance Proceeds
  • Appraising The Decedent’s Property
  • Finding And Securing The Decedent’s Assets
  • Advising On How To Pay The Decedent’s Bills And Settle Any Debt That May Exist
  • Preparing/Filing Documents As Required By A Probate Court
  • Managing The Checkbook Of The Estate
  • Determining Whether Any Estate Taxes Are Owed And Managing The Payments Required
  • Probate And Estate Administration
  • Estate, Gift And Inheritance Tax Preparation
  • Estate Planning After Death

Trust Administration & Probate Attorneys


Great attorney! I highly recommend David.

Holly Wittenberg

David (Dave) is a consummate professional and a genuinely good person. He's always available when we're dealing with time sensitive matters, even talking by phone when he is out of town on personal matters. I can't say enough about Dave's conscientious work with my family and myself in dealing with the very complicated and sometimes emotionally sensitive issues related to estate planning. He is a true expert and always remembers the particulars of our situation; we're never a faceless client with Dave.

Mark Cheng

I can recommend David 100% without any reservation. He is precise, attentive, effective and insightful. His work was exceptionally thorough and accurate. He was patient with us as he helped us with our estate planning. He was able to make us understand the scope of our needs and the needs of our family. He was very easy to work with. The experience was actually pleasant, which was a huge relief to us.

Mary Ziomek, DDS

I've known David since 2011, and he is a very personable attorney, who is committed to his Trust & Estates clients. He is very cost-conscious, reliable, and practical. The clients I referred to him have always been quite satisfied with his work.

Regina DeMeo (Attorney)

I have been doing business with Lew Schumann at Miller, Miller & Canby for over twenty years. He has represented me in family, business and investment matters. Time and time again, I have counted on him and he has provided invaluable counsel -- always responsive, skilled and resolute in his dedication to my interests.

Solomon Graham, President Quality Biological, Inc.

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