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As an experienced estate planner, Michael regularly handles estate planning and asset protection matters. Careful estate and trust planning protects you, your family, and your assets. Retirement goes hand in hand with estate planning. Whether you are launching your professional career or commercial enterprise, are in the accumulation and wealth building stage of life, or are entering your retirement years, proper estate planning safeguards your family.

We believe that estate planning is not solely about documents, but about families. Too often estate planning is equated with wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and other legal documents. While it is true that documents are necessary to achieve your estate planning goals, the estate planning process consists of much more than just routine preparation of documents. The wealth transfer process involves setting and defining goals, becoming familiar with legal terms, gathering the necessary information, and finally designing, drafting and implementing a customized estate plan that achieves individually tailored results.

The firm provides estate planning services, asset protection planning, business planning and retirement exit strategies.

Michael’s past real estate work includes representing regional home builders, land use, land development, real estate purchase and sales, commercial leasing, landlord-tenant issues, and community facilities districts.

Why Michael Rupprecht Law? We believe the traditional law firm model often does not serve the best interests of business clients. The needs of clients have evolved and changed dramatically over the past decade. Michael has been business counsel for 35 years, with 12 of those years spent as in-house general counsel to a privately owned company.

What if a law firm didn’t charge by the hour every time you picked up a telephone or sent an e-mail with a question? Would you make better decisions? Would you better manage risks? Would you make better employee decisions? Would you have better contracts? What if you could set a monthly budget for your recurring legal needs and know you could rely on that number? What if, for less than the cost of one or more part or full-time employees, you could have your own general counsel dedicated to understanding your business and making its success a priority? That is Michael’s vision, and that is what the firm provides. Our intent is to create a bridge between the client and the lawyer without constant attention to financial concerns. In selecting outside general counsel for your business, the general counsel should have sufficient prior litigation experience in order to keep you out of court.

As a businessman and former in-house general counsel, Michael understands that his purpose is to serve the business in its efforts to sell its products and services.