Representation You Need from Attorneys You can Trust!
We bring more than 60 years of combined experience to the table to help you with a variety of legal matters, including securities arbitration and litigation, civil litigation and wills, trusts, estate and probate. When you retain our services, you work with lawyers who are experienced both inside and outside the courtroom and bring substantial, up-to-date knowledge to bear on your case.
Our attorneys are known for our sophisticated negotiation skills. Whether planning for the care of your family upon your death or guiding you through the probate process after the loss of a loved one, our attorneys can advise you about various estate planning matters, help you prepare your documents, minimize estate taxes and prevent the need for trust and probate litigation.
We are able to provide legal assistance for any of the following:
- Trusts and estate
- Business law
- Trust litigation
- Contested trusts and estates
- Estate litigation
- Elder law
- Estate planning
- Probate litigation
We are client focused, responsive, cost effective and we have built a solid reputation for excellence. You receive the care and attention of a small firm without paying for the overhead of a large firm. We answer all your questions and ensure that you fully understand our next steps and their potential risks, benefits and outcomes.
Our attorneys are AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and are recognized by Super Lawyers.
Call 559-715-2005 today to arrange your initial consultation.
Attorney Jeffrey B. Pape
- Iowa (inactive)
Admitted To The Bar:
- LL.M., taxation, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1993
- J.D., with distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA, 1982
- B.S., summa cum laude, Morningside College, Sioux City, IA, 1979
Professional Memberships and Achievements:
- AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
- Member of the Fresno County Bar Association and State Bar of California
- Named Super Lawyer in 2005 and 2009
- Board Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Taxation Law
Effective Estate Planning
An effective estate plan establishes who will receive your assets after your death, when and how the transfer of those assets will occur and the minimization of transfer costs.Creating an effective estate plan is dependent upon many factors, including your family's needs, the size of your estate and the specific goals you wish to accomplish. It is in your best interests to enlist the help of an experienced attorney who has the breadth and depth of legal knowledge to undertake your situation and create a customized estate plan.
Pape & Shewan, LLP, has an established wills, trusts and estates practice where we cater to the needs of clients throughout California. Attorney Jeffrey Pape leads this part of our practice, and offers his clients more than 30 years of legal experience focused in handling wills, trusts, estate planning and litigation.
Effective Estate Planning That Is Tailored To Fit Your Needs
A comprehensive estate plan can consist of a number of elements including, but not limited to, the preparation of well-crafted trusts, wills, business transfer documents, power of attorneys and advanced health care directives. After a thorough review of your situation, we will advise of all legal options, the benefits of pursuing particular options and how to deal with estate tax issues. In summary, effective estate planning is planning that protects and provides for you and your family.
The team of attorneys at Pape & Shewan, LLP, is recognized for its trial and litigation experience. Mr. Pape has worked with clients in creating thousands of estate planning documents, and acts on behalf of high net worth clients with significant trusts. He is a trusted legal advocate who is respected amongst his clients, colleagues and adversaries.
Contact Our Lawyers
Please contact Pape & Shewan, LLP, to schedule an initial consultation to discuss you estate planning needs. Call 559-715-2005, or complete an online contact form to reach our attorneys. We represent clients in Clovis, Fresno and throughout the surrounding California areas.