Nina’s passion for trusts and estates law is driven by the client-centric nature of estate planning and the challenge of helping individuals, families, and business owners implement cohesive plans that achieve each client’s unique objectives. Nina strives to empower clients by helping them understand the law during the process.
She concentrates her practice in estate and tax planning, including plans that minimize or avoid federal and state estate taxes, special needs planning, probate and estate administration, and the preparation of federal and state estate and gift tax returns. She also helps clients with advanced wealth transfer techniques that minimize estate and income tax by structuring lifetime gifting plans and advanced estate planning vehicles such as generation-skipping trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, life insurance trusts, and intentionally defective grantor trusts.
Nina’s tax work also involves working closely with families to prepare federal and state estate tax returns following the death of a loved one. Her creative and strategic approach to estate taxation brings the best result possible for estate and trust beneficiaries.
Should a case involve the probate courts, Nina thrives on handling the complexity of estate administration in a timely fashion. Sensitive to the experiences related to the loss of a family member, she settles the deceased’s affairs in a way that prevents added stress for the clients.
For her dedication to her profession, Nina was honored as a 2019, 2020, and 2021 Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”
Nina is a frequent speaker and author on various trusts and estates topics. She is known for spotting estate planning issues that come up in pop culture such as movies and shows and then writes about them in the Mountain Dearborn blog.