Wayne Z. Bennett
Director and Shareholder, Management Committee Member


Mr. Bennett focuses his practice on representing individuals and solving problems in both the commercial and personal arenas. With respect to commercial clients, he is experienced in all aspects of tax, business and estate planning. Specifically, he works with people and local businesses in need of structuring assistance, business and personal planning, business formation issues, contracts, long and short term development plans, tax related issues and planning, and business exit strategies. He is also proficient in handling commercial leases and commercial finance issues, for both the lender and borrower. He is also very experienced in handling asset purchase and stock purchase acquisitions and sales as well as real estate transactions. In the recent past he has been involved in various merger transactions involving businesses of all types and in working with banking customers to develop new relationships and to move business accounts to new banking relationships.

He also assists a number of local community banks and other lenders with lending related needs including loan documentation, maintenance and collection. This work regularly includes reviewing and, when necessary, documenting new loans and advising lenders on how to work through troubled debt with struggling borrowers.

With respect to planning for individuals, Mr. Bennett assists clients with their estate planning, estate taxation, wills and trusts, probate and family disputes involving inheritance issues. With over 15 years of experience he has seen just about every type of estate and resolved numerous disputes involving estates and the heirs.


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