Trusts & Estate Litigation

Atlanta Attorneys Handling Trust and Estates Litigation

Kaufman & Forman, P.C. is well respected among legal peers and past clients alike in the area of litigation involving trusts and estates. Our lawyers have the experience and knowledge necessary to handle trust and estate litigation cases in state or federal trial or appellate courts throughout the U.S.

Claims of Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Our attorneys represent both beneficiaries and executors in litigation involving claims for breaches of fiduciary duty. Potential clients of KF who suspect wrongdoing on the part of a trustee or executor are encouraged to bring the matter to the attention of one of our attorneys. Contact the law offices of Kaufman & Forman, P.C. to schedule a consultation regarding issues surrounding trusts and estates such as the following:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty by a trustee or executor
  • Beneficiary representation
  • Demand for reimbursement of funds by executor to a benefactor's estate
  • Mismanagement of trusts consisting of bonds or other investments
  • Trustee's failure to manage a trust properly
  • Trustee's failure to minimize taxes
  • Disgorgement of fees

A Trustee's or Executor's Duty

A trustee or an estate representative (executor) holds the highest duty that exists under Georgia law. Trustees and executors are required to act solely in the best interests of the estate and the beneficiaries of the estate. Trustees and executors are obligated to manage the trust with an appropriate level of care and skill. If not, beneficiaries may have a legitimate claim against the trustees for losses incurred. Fiduciaries must also refrain from acting with self-interest motives or engaging in self-dealing.

Major Trust Litigation Handled by Attorneys of This Law Firm

KF counts among satisfied clients in the area of trust and estate litigation individuals filing suit against major banks. Follow this link for a description of a major KF victory by a foreign national against an American bank acting as trustee.

Contact Kaufman & Forman, P.C. Regarding Trusts and Estates

Contact a trust and estates litigation lawyer at Kaufman & Forman, P.C., to schedule a consultation. A lawyer of our firm who handles trust and estate litigation is available to review your case and offer individualized recommendations.