Laura Halferty chairs Stinson Leonard Street’s Tax, Trusts and Estates Division. She routinely represents clients in federally taxable probate and trust administration matters, gift and estate tax filings and audits, and disputed probate and trust matters. She works collaboratively with financial advisors, corporate and individual trustees, and family members to administer estates and trusts efficiently and professionally. Laura actively listens to clients and understands the real issues in dispute, allowing her to craft unique resolutions for each client's needs.
In addition to assisting her clients with their estate planning needs, Laura also helps them structure lifetime gifts, business succession plans, and antenuptial agreements. She regularly works with business owners to implement planning to transition the business to future generations.
Laura understands that a loved one’s passing is emotional and stressful. During this stressful time, she implements her clients’ goals and structures estate plans to ease their concerns regarding estate administration matters. Through careful structuring, clients can take the time they need to deal with the emotional toll of losing a loved one.