Firm Overview

At Cummins & Bonestroo Law Office, we are a dedicated and focused legal team. We help our clients navigate the process of estate planning, starting and operating a business, real estate transactions, probate, trust administration and civil litigation with expertise and efficiency. Every client receives customized solutions to issues that reflect each individual client's needs from an attorney who is experienced and dedicated to excellent work. Our attorneys are thorough and detail oriented. We look at a client's overall situation, and give clients solutions that address all sides of an issue. If you have a financial advisor, we use a team-based approach to give you the benefit of your advisor's experience and familiarity with you and your assets. We work together with the advisor to provide you with comprehensive solutions. We work with you and your financial advisors to ensure that your long term goals are met by the work we do.

We tailor our approach to address each individual client. Every client's needs are different, and whether they are straight forward or complex, we can provide complete and effective representation. Clients come to us for many different reasons:

  • To ensure that their children are cared for in the event of their death.
  • To address the needs of a disabled beneficiary by setting up a Supplemental Needs Trust.
  • For representation in a real estate transaction.
  • For assistance in handling the probate of a deceased person's estate.
  • To create or update an estate plan to include an Inherited IRA Trust to ensure beneficiaries take advantage of "Stretch" options when they inherit an IRA.
  • To preserve special assets such as a Family Cabin for future generations.
  • To obtain a Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive and HIPAA Release.
  • To create an estate plan that reduces estate tax.
  • To avoid probate of your estate at death.
  • To have an advocate for their legal rights after they are injured in an accident.

Our individualized approach and our experience will ensure your particular needs are met.

Our clients appreciate the attention we give to understanding their specific needs and concerns. We have a free initial consultation for Estate Planning so that we can gain a full understanding of your present situation and so that we can create a plan for you that will address your needs into the future. A "one size fits all" approach would be easier, but only a customized plan can address the goals of our individual clients.

We work to establish a comfortable working relationship with our clients as well as with their financial advisors. Clients gain the benefit of multiple perspectives, and the experience and expertise of all of their advisors working as a team. This makes the process simpler and more efficient for our clients and ensures the work we do is complete and comprehensive.

Our focused practice allows us to work efficiently and to establish processes that allow us to offer a quick turn-around time for our work. We understand that legal planning takes time and is easy to put off, so we work to make the process as easy as possible. And because we work so efficiently, we offer legal services at an excellent value to our clients.

Our attorneys are focused on excelling in their field. They are invited to speak publicly on topics related to Estate Planning and to serve as Board Members of local charitable organizations. We are dedicated to giving our clients excellent legal representation and to satisfying a client's needs in every area.