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Leigh A. Kaylor

Of Counsel
Birmingham
lkaylor@sirote.com
Tel: 205-930-5281
Fax: 205-212-3855
Assistant
Beverly Stradford
bstradford@sirote.com
205-930-5104

Leigh concentrates her practice in estate planning and estate administration. She employs a full range of techniques to customize plans for her clients, from basic wills and trusts, to more sophisticated grantor retained annuity trusts, family-owned limited liability entities, life insurance trusts, and generation-skipping "dynasty" trusts. Leigh’s practice also involves administration of taxable and non-taxable estates and trusts, including counseling clients in post-mortem planning techniques and administrative obligations, as well as preparation of federal estate tax returns.

  • Advises clients in planning their estates to accomplish lifetime goals, the orderly distribution of property to their beneficiaries and the minimization of estate and gift tax liability
  • Assists families with proceedings in Probate Court, including guardianships, conservatorships and decedent’s estates
  • Drafts documents such as wills and trusts necessary to carry out clients’ estate plans
  • Recipient of the highest rating attainable by Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of havingachieved preeminent statusin the areasof professional skill and integrity
  • Works with families to develop charitable giving programs, including establishing charitable and tax exemptentities 
  • Maricopa County, Alabama State, Arizona and American Bar Associations
  • Chaired and served on the faculty for numerous seminars dealing with probate and estate and gift taxation
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts & Estates Law

Schools

  • University of Florida School of Law
    LLM in Taxation, 1987
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    JD, 1986
  • Birmingham Southern College
    BA, 1982

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