A trust is a fiduciary relationship where one party holds legal title to the property, subject to an equitable interest in the property held by a beneficiary, for the benefit of another.  BTJD has extensive experience assisting clients with all aspects of sophisticated trust planning.  We prepare revocable trusts to help clients avoid probate and unnecessary conservatorships.  We draft irrevocable trusts that let clients keep their wealth in the family across the generations.  We create life insurance trusts and qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs) that minimize clients’ estate taxes.  And we prepare charitable trusts to help clients realize their philanthropic goals.