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Miranda Franks
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

3322 Sweetwater Springs Blvd, STE 203, Spring Valley, CA 91977


Ms. Franks has extensive and comprehensive experience in estate planning and business planning, litigation involving trust disputes and estate challenges, and senior care and placement issues. Her motto is proper planning is always less costly than litigation. It is Miranda's philosophy that planning for the future, and continually being aware of the status of your estate and business assets are the best ways to avoid litigation and unintended distributions of wealth. Miranda's compassionate and caring nature allows her to successful deal with many different types of personalities. She is a strong litigator, but seeks to resolve disputes through alternative methods when appropriate.

Lawrence Garbuz
Distinguished Lawyer
Estate Planning Law

60 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10165, USA


Lawrence’s twenty year career within the field of trusts and estates runs the gamut of serving individual and institutional clients with personal estate planning, wealth preservation, estate and tax issues, Surrogate’s Court proceedings, contested proceedings, charitable giving planning as well as elder law considerations, including guardianship, Medicaid planning and planning for people with disabilities. Because of his level of experience, Lawrence brings a degree of sophistication and sensitivity in working with families in their time of need. Lawrence is admitted to the practice of law in both New York and Florida; he is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, and the United States District Court for both the Eastern and Southern Districts. A graduate of New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, he received his law degree from the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, City Bar of New York, Westchester Bar Association and NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.)

David Hamilton
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

3233 Arlington Ave, Ste 105, Riverside, CA 92506


David S. Hamilton is a seasoned attorney focusing on estate planning, wills and trusts, probates, conservatorships, special needs trusts, and fiduciary accountings. His astuteness and attention to detail are highly regarded in the legal community. David is well-liked by clients for his compassionate, patient, and attentive demeanor. David is a member of the Riverside and San Bernardino County Bar Associations. He graduated from the New Attorney Academy, which is a training program for new attorneys provided by the Riverside County Bar Association and the Riverside Superior Court. David served as a Member at Large on the Board of the Riverside County Barristers Association. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the American Bar Association. During law school, David served as editor in chief for both the University of La Verne Law Review and the Journal of Law, Business & Ethics. David also competed on La Verne Law’s National Moot Court Competition.

James Hammer
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

3500 Douglas Blvd, SUITE 170, Roseville, CA 95661


ames R. Hammer is a founding partner of Shiells & Hammer. He practices Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Elder Law. James discovered his passion for this practice area during law school when he served as trustee for the estate of a close family friend. Seeing the power of a proper estate plan, James realized by becoming an Estate Planning attorney he could help families navigate both the difficulty of proactive contingency planning, and the difficult and emotional time following the death of a loved one.

Zachary Helprin
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

6800 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 120W, Syosset, New York 11791


We are a boutique law firm, servicing the New York City and Long Island areas for nearly a decade. Searching for and finding an attorney for the inevitable necessities that come up in life can be an arduous and unpleasant task. Since 2010, Zachary has been going the extra mile for his clients, guaranteeing they get the proper care they are looking for and deserve, ensuring that the process is as stress-free, seamless and successful as possible.