Litigation: Trust and Estates


Hand Arendall's Trust and Estates Practice Team represents individuals, families, executors, banks, companies, foundations, and trusts in disputes arising over wills and trusts. Litigated issues have included:

  • Validity of a will or trust
  • Incompetency
  • Undue influence
  • Legitimacy of transfers
  • Interpretation and construction of documents
  • Failure of trust purpose
  • Breach of fiduciary duty

The lawyers appear regularly in civil and probate courts. In handling litigation in these and related areas, the Trust and Estates Practice Team benefits from the expertise of the firm's lawyers in the corporate, tax, and estate planning sections of the law firm, who often work closely with the firm's litigation team. Decades of experience and substantive knowledge in these fields can be called upon to handle disputes. This "interdisciplinary" approach is effective not only for pursuing and defending claims, but also for evaluating claims and advising clients how to avoid claims that could arise in the future.

For more information regarding the Trust and Estates Practice Team, please contact Practice Team Leader David R. Quittmeyer or any of the other lawyers on the Practice Team.

Firm News

Friday, Oct 19th, 2018
Hurricane Michael Update

Our Destin and Santa Rosa Beach offices along with all of our Alabama offices, are open and able to help any clients in need. We now have phone service restored in our Destin office. The new main number to reach the Destin office is 850.460.3500.

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Wednesday, Aug 15th, 2018
Congratulations to our Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce that 34 lawyers have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

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Wednesday, Aug 15th, 2018
Three Attorneys Selected as "Lawyer of the Year"

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce three members of the firm have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas for 2019 by Best Lawyers®.

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Wednesday, Aug 1st, 2018
Hand Arendall Recognized in Chambers USA

The Firm was recognized as a top firm in Banking & Finance and Labor & Employment. Also, Preston Bolt, Ginger Gaddy and Nick Greenwood, Neil Johnston and Mark Waggoner were all recognized by the publication as top attorneys in their field.

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Monday, Jul 30th, 2018
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC Mourns the Passing of Alex F. Lankford, III

It is with great sadness that the Hand Arendall Harrison Sale family announces the death of our dear friend and member of the firm, Alex F. Lankford, III on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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