Fraser & Allen, LLC

Fraser & Allen, LLC

Supporting people in South Carolina since 1993

Firm Overview

When you retain the seasoned attorneys at Fraser & Allen, LLC, you experience the quality and dedication that we have provided for our clients since 1993. We have more than 60 years of combined experience handling general civil, estate planning and commercial law matters. Our partners, J. Simon Fraser and Richard B. Allen, have both earned BV Distinguished Peer Review Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell for their professionalism and ethics.

Fraser & Allen, LLC can help you with:
-General civil practice
-Commercial and residential real estate
-Corporate
-Banking and non-jury litigation
-Corporation/business
-Probate
-Estate planning
-Healthcare law
-Trust and taxation

Targeted and workable solutions:
We take the time to learn about your situation, about you and your assets. Estate planning can be an overwhelming and emotionally difficult experience. While alternatives such as online tools and books are accessible, they often provide a one-size-fits-all approach. We help our clients create their own customized estate plans that enable them to pass on their assets in the manner they feel is most appropriate.

Our experience in real estate and tax law also helps us provide effective counseling that preserves your assets and minimizes inheritances taxes. In resolving disputes, our lawyers encourage our clients to take steps to achieve a fair resolution "out of court" when it protects the client's interests. But we are also prepared to handle any contested matter and appear in courts throughout South Carolina.
Main Office
Main Office
10 Palmetto Business Park, Suite 101
Hilton Head Island  SC  29938
Phone
  • 843-785-3311
Fax
  • 843-785-3312
Websites
Estate Planning
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Fraser & Allen, LLC can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Guardianships
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Securing your legacy:
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your living will and last will and testament:
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will:
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointment of guardianship:
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets'care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

J. Simon Fraser

Member

Mr. Fraser is BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice Areas:
-Commercial real estate
-Residential real estate
-Real estate title insurance
-Business law
-Banking
-Corporate
-Non-jury litigation

Admitted:
-South Carolina, 1978
-U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1979

Education:
-University of South Carolina, J.D., 1978
-University of Virginia, B.A., 1975

Associations and Memberships:
-Hilton Head Island Bar Association (Past President)
-South Carolina Bar Association
-National Lawyers Association

Biographical details:
-Chairman, Heritage Classic Foundation - host sponsor of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, a PGA Tour golf tournament
-Board Member - Beaufort-Jasper Higher Education Commission
-Board Member - Coastal States Bank
Education
  • University of South Carolina
    Juris Doctorate , 1978

Richard B. Allen

Member

Mr. Allen is BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice Areas:
-Estate planning
-Probate law
-Trust administration
-Fiduciary law
-Taxation law
-Corporate and business law
-Healthcare law

Admitted:
-South Carolina, 1983
-U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, 1983
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1983
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1983

Education:
-Emory University, LL.M., 1985
-University of South Carolina, J.D., 1983
-University of South Carolina, B.S., 1980

Certifications:
Certified Specialist, Estate Planning and Probate Law, Supreme Court of South Carolina

Associations and Memberships:
-Hilton Head Island Bar Association
-Beaufort County Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-South Carolina Bar Association
Education
  • University of South Carolina
    Juris Doctorate , 1983
  • Emory University
    LL.M. , 1985
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