Legal Services

The Law Office of J. Robert Parke, LLC is managed by J. Robert Parke, Esq. Mr. Parke is a lawyer rated as Lead Counsel and is a graduate of the University of Nevada and the McGeorge School of Law.

Mr. Parke practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, trusts and estates, probate, taxation and general business law. Some of the services related to these areas of practice are as follows:

Estate Planning

  • Estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts:
    • Revocable living trusts
    • Irrevocable asset protection trusts
    • Irrevocable life insurance trusts
    • Grantor retained annuity trusts
    • Grantor retained unitrusts
    • Qualified personal residence trusts
    • Charitable trusts
    • Irrevocable trusts to provide for the education of children
    • Irrevocable trusts for lifetime gifts to children
    • Trust reformations
    • Trust decanting
  • Probate avoidance strategies without using a trust, which include, but are not limited to, the following: Deeds effective upon death; beneficiary designations for bank accounts, investment accounts, retirement accounts, annuities and life insurance; beneficiary designations for vehicles; and other transfers effective upon death without being exposed to a court-supervised administration.
  • Durable powers of attorney:
    • Property management
    • Health care decisions
  • Living wills (directives to physicians)
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Family limited liability companies
  • Family business succession planning
  • Lifetime gift planning:
    • Outright gifts
    • Trusts
    • Gifts to children under the Uniform Act on Transfers to Minors
    • Gifts to charity
    • Outright lifetime and testamentary gifts
  • Charitable foundations
  • Retirement benefits planning, planning for the use and distribution of IRAs and qualified retirement plans

Decedent's Estates

  • Probate and intestate administration
  • Trust settlement and administration
  • Probate and trust litigation

Guardianships

  • Establishment and administration

Business Law

  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Limited liability companies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Registered agent services
  • Mergers, purchases and sales of businesses
  • Business succession planning
  • General business transactions and contracts
  • Stock redemption agreements
  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Stockholder stock transfer restrictions and buy-out agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Employee non-qualified deferred compensation plans Incentive bonus plans
  • Stock option plans
  • Phantom stock plans
  • Stock appreciation rights
  • Equity participation rights
  • Independent contractor and consultant agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Trade name and trademark registrations

Property

  • Real estate purchase and sale agreements
  • Deeds
  • Promissory notes and deeds of trust
  • Leases
  • Section 1031 exchanges (like-kind, tax-deferred exchanges of property)
  • Co-ownership agreements
  • Premarital agreements and post-marital martial agreements

Taxation

  • Income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning
  • Income tax return preparation and review
  • Estate tax return preparation and review
  • Gift tax return preparation and review
  • Representation in tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, the Nevada Department of Taxation and the California Franchise Tax Board