https://www.hallmanlawoffice.com Estate Planning 101: Wills, Trusts & How to Avoid Probate. Dawn D. Hallman is the Principal Attorney and founder of Hallman & Associates. As a nationally recognized estate planning attorney, with a background in tax, Dawn has extensive experience helping clients with all facets of business, tax, and estate planning. She has advised thousands of clients regarding their estate plans.Rated as an AV Preeminent Attorney™ by Martindale Hubbell, Dawn creatively and effectively addresses the estate planning needs of modest to ultra-high net worth families. She possesses a robust tax background, holding both an accounting and law degree from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to opening Hallman & Associates in 2000, Dawn maintained a tax practice for several years. Her tax and business law background make her uniquely qualified to advise clients on complex estate and business planning matters. With a focus on asset protection and tax planning, Dawn strives to create an educational environment that ensures her clients understand and achieve their legacy plans. Moreover, because Dawn handles comprehensive tax and business planning related to estates of various sizes and complexities, she maintains a thorough understanding of the law and remains current on new legislation that impacts taxes and estate planning. You need a steadfast plan, no matter how complex your situation. Too often people fail to ensure adequate protections are put in place,and their estates are settled in unintended ways: diminished inheritances, high federal estate taxes, costly delays, and confusion. We have seen it all.We want to save your estate—and your money. At Hallman & Associates, we pride ourselves on our clients’ satisfaction with all the estate and tax services that we offer. We are thorough and vigilantly committed to your unique needs.A good estate plan allows you to confidently direct some of life’s most important decisions: controlling your property while you are alive and well; providing for yourself and loved ones in the event of incapacity or disability; distributing your assets; and minimizing the impact of professional fees, court costs, and taxes during life and at death.