Seattle and Tacoma Trustee Services for Property Owners Attorneys

Serving as a reliable trustee for property owners

If you are a property owner who wishes to set up a land trust1, it is vital that you have a trustee managing that trust on whom you can rely. As attorneys who are bound to strict ethical rules, we understand the legal duties that a trustee owes to all beneficiaries of a trust and will always manage your real estate investments to the best of our abilities. If you are a property owner seeking to form a land trust, do not hesitate to contact the experienced lawyers at the Dickson Frohlich for trustee services.

CALL (253) 572-1000 IN TACOMA OR (206) 621-1110 IN SEATTLE FOR A FREE 15-MINUTE CONSULTATION TODAY.

How land trusts can be beneficial to real estate owners

There are numerous reasons why property owners may want to hold their real estate in a land trust, including some of the following:

  • Keeping the sales price or value of property out of public record
  • Potentially lower property taxes
  • Avoiding lien claims for personal debts against the property
  • Avoiding probate after the owner’s death
  • Trust is liable for financing agreements
  • Keep ownership of large amounts of property anonymous
  • Easier negotiating of a purchase or sale
  • Easier management of rental properties

Upholding the duties of the trustee position

A trustee has specific duties set out by the law. A fiduciary duty means that a trustee must pay closer attention to your trust accounts than they would to even their own personal accounts. Additionally, any investments made with the trust assets must take into account the best interests of the beneficiaries of the trust, which prevents mismanagement of assets. It is risky to entrust your valued assets with a trustee who may not meet these very important standards of care.

Contact the Dickson Frohlich for trustee services today

If you are considering setting up a land trust or already have one in place, choosing a trustee is a highly important decision. Do not risk having a trustee that violates fiduciary duties or mismanages your real estate and other trust assets. The experienced real estate trustee attorneys at the Dickson Frohlich will always uphold the legal duties of the trustee position and have your best interests in mind.

CONTACT ONE OF OUR OFFICES TODAY AT (253) 572-1000 OR (206) 621-1110 TO DISCUSS YOUR REAL ESTATE TRUST GOALS.

1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_trust

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Thomas L. Dickson

Tom is an experienced litigator and the founding partner of the Dickson Frohlich. For over 30 years, he’s helped clients prevail in their real estate, construction, and business law matters.

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Robert P. Dickson

The core of Rob’s legal practice is civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction, real estate, and business law. He represents a wide range of clients, from large construction companies to individual homeowners.

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Mark S. Johnson

Mark’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and family law. He works tirelessly to help his clients achieve the outcome they are looking for.

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Daniel J. Frohlich

Dan’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and probate law. He has more than 10 years of experience as an attorney serving clients throughout Western Washington.

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As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Chris practices in a wide range of areas, including business law, real estate law, civil litigation, and intellectual property law.

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As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Rebecca is active in the firm’s business law department. She can help with entity formation, intellectual property, as well as any necessary litigation involving your business’s needs

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As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Daniel is active in the firm’s civil litigation department. His practice is mainly centered around real estate law, landlord-tenant law, construction law, and probate law.

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Alexander Wisbey

Alexander Wisbey comes to the firm with 5 years of experience as a litigator and trial attorney. He has first chaired several jury trials and has extensive experience handling arbitrations, mediations, depositions, and settlements.

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George is an honors graduate of Emory University School of Law. While there, George served on the Emory Law Journal as an Articles Editor.

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Reed Speir

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Reed Speir has lived in the Tacoma area since 1994. Reed earned his law degree from Seattle University School of Law.

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