Leslie C Giordani
* International Estate and Asset Protection Planning
* Private Placement Life Insurance Planning and Insurance Dedicated Funds
* Investment Portfolio Planning (Legal and Tax Matters)
* Domestic Estate Planning
* Probate, Trust and Estate Administration
* Tax and Entity Planning
* Charitable Planning and Administration
* Complex Real Estate Transactions and Lending
* Insurance Consultation and Administration
* Complex Structure Administration
* Family Office Support
GSRP is AV rated in all of its practice areas, the highest rating available for any law firm.In addition, Leslie Giordani, Derry Swanger, and Michael Ripp are Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Steve Phillips is Board Certified in Tax by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Probate, Trust and Estate Administration
The firm's probate, trust, and estate administration practice encompasses all aspects of administration of decedents' and fiduciary estates. The firm's probate practice involves submitting wills to the court for probate or assisting the decedent's family with alternative heirship proceedings when the decedent died without a will. Once the will is probated, or heirs are determined, GSRP attorneys assist the family with administrative matters such as gathering, inventorying, and valuing assets in the estate, and preparing federal estate tax returns, state death tax returns, and state and federal gift or generation-skipping transfer tax returns. For clients who have just lost a loved one, estate administration can be a daunting task. The attorneys at GSRP provide thoughtful, competent assistance in meeting court filing deadlines and federal tax filing deadlines, thereby making a difficult time much easier to endure. The firm's trust and estate administration practice involves advising fiduciaries on the legal and practical aspects of the administration of trusts, decedent's estates, and the estates of minors and incapacitated persons. GSRP attorneys also represent beneficiaries of estates in negotiating settlements of estates, protecting beneficiaries' rights with regard to monitoring costs of administration, and advising in contested matters.
Fellow - American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
Leslie C Giordani
Giordani, Swanger, Ripp & Phillips LLP
100 Congress Ave #1440
Austin TX 78701
Tel: 512 370-2731
Fax: 512 767-7101
Ms. Giordani primarily represents ultra high net worth individuals and family offices in the design, implementation, and administration of domestic and international trust, investment, and life insurance structures. She also consults generally to major financial institutions and boutique financial service providers on matters of interest to the ultra high net worth marketplace. Ms. Giordani is board certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization), is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). A frequent author and speaker in the areas of life insurance, asset protection, and foreign trust planning, Ms. Giordani serves as a contributing author of the four-volume treatise, Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics (Thomson/West Group, updated quarterly), and has also been quoted in various publications, including The Wall Street Journal, HedgeWorldâ€™s Inside Edge, Absolute Return, and Fundfire.com. She is a frequent speaker at educational forums in the areas of estate planning, tax, investments, and life insurance. After a brief career in Nursing, Ms. Giordani graduated with honors from the University of Houston Law Center in 1990, where she served as Articles Editor of the Houston Law Review.