Welcome to The Finley Law Firm LLC 
 

Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website.  The Finley Law Firm LLC is located in Town and Country, Missouri in West St. Louis County, and focuses its practice on Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Fiduciary Litigation, Taxation, Business and Real Estate.  We practice law with a unique focus on quality, client-centered service, and building lasting, long-term relationships.  We get to know you, your family, your business, and your goals and then we will use our legal knowledge and experience to help achieve your best outcome.  You will never feel rushed in our office or leave with unanswered questions.

 

Our Practice Areas Include:

 

Litigation Matters

 

Decedent's Probate Estates

  • Uncontested probate matters

  • Contested probate matters, including Will contests

  • Negotiation and reduction of creditor claims against probate estates

  • Claims for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

 

Guardianships

  • Contested & Uncontested Adult Guardianship & Conservatorship matters

  • Elder Law issues, including Medicaid planning & spousal divisions in guardianship matters

  • Guardianship capacity issues

  • Elder Abuse Litigation

  • Guardianship & Conservatorship of Minors (under age 18)

 

Trust Administration & Litigation

  • Estate Administration, Trust Litigation, & Trust Contests

  • Objections to Accountings

 

Transactional Matters

 

Estate Planning Basics

  • Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives, Nominations of Guardians for minor children

  • Estate Planning issues for LGBT individuals, same-sex couples & families

 

Advanced Estate Planning

  • Estate Tax Planning, Irrevocable Trusts, Gifting Trusts, ILITs, Special Needs Trusts, Veteran's Benefits

 

Asset Protection 

  • Design and formation of comprehensive asset protection plans which may include Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Professional Corporations and Asset Protection Trusts

 

Business Formation and Business Planning 

  • Formation, design, and maintenance of Missouri Limited Liability Companies, Corporations, Partnerships, and Professional Corporations/LLC's

  • Business Succession Planning (i.e. Buy-Sell agreements)

  • Business Maintenance (Registered Agent services for Missouri LLC's and Corporations)

  • Independent Contractor Agreements

 

Taxation

 

Resolution of Tax Disputes & Controversies 

  • Preparation of Collection Information Statements

  • Full & Partial Pay Installment Agreements

  • Offers in Compromise

  • Innocent Spouse Relief

  • Injured Spouse Relief

  • Estate Tax Audits

  • Gift Tax Audits

  • Income Tax Audits

  • Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Cases for Sales and Withholding Taxes

  • Audit Defense

  • Employment Tax Cases

  • Tax Liens

  • Tax Levies/Garnishments

  • Real Property Tax Appeals

 

Tax Return Preparation

  • Fiduciary Tax Returns:

    • Estate Tax Return (Form 706)

    • Estate  and Trust Income Tax Returns (Form 1041)

    • Gift Tax Return (form (709)

  • Payroll Tax Returns

  • Corporation Returns (Form 1120) 

  • Partnership, LLC and S-Corporation Returns  (Form 1065)

  • Individual Income Tax Returns (Form 1040)

 

To learn more about Attorney Karen I. Finley, please click here.

 

For questions or comments, or to schedule a meeting, please click here.  We look forward to meeting you.

 

The Finley Law Firm assists clients in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area, including the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, and Lincoln County, Missouri.

Karen I Finley, Attorney at Law

Karen I. Finley, J.D., LL.M.