About our firm

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Experience matters

People put off estate planning for a few reasons. We tell ourselves it's the cost or time, but our clients remark on how affordable and fast the process is. The truth is most people put off estate planning because they dislike thinking about their own mortality.

 

Our firm has over 35 years of experience in wills, trusts, and estate planning. We have seen -- and helped clients plan for -- almost everything. Our experience means that you will complete the process quickly and robustly. A few hours spent facing your own mortality will give you peace of mind for years to come.

Services

Individuals & Couples

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  • Wills (e.g. simple, direct)
  • Trusts (e.g. living, revocable, insurance, special needs)
  • Powers of Attorney for financial matters
  • Health Care Directives (e.g. organ donation, right-to-die)
  • Estate planning and asset re-titling
  • LGBT-friendly

Business Succession & Organization

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  • Business preservation for future management by family members
  • Business organization for spousal management
  • Controlled liquidation (e.g. avoid a fire sale)
  • Employee purchase or management succession
  • Entity formation (e.g. corporation, LLC, partnership)

Special needs

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  • Special Needs Trust
  • Improve quality of life
  • Protect monetary benefits

Attorney Harley M. Sacks

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Experience

Attorney Sacks led the firm of Morse & Sacks as principal attorney for over 20 years, later merging with a larger regional firm to create Bacon Wilson Morse & Sacks.

Qualifications

Attorney Sacks earned his B.S. in Accounting from Bentley College and his J.D. from Suffolk University, both in Boston, MA. He is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Massachusetts, and New York. 

Professional involvement

Attorney Sacks is actively involved in Wilmington as a member of Wilmington Rotary, a member and former governor of the Wilmington Investor's Roundtable, and as a mentor in the UNCW Cameron School of Business Executive Network. Prior to moving to Wilmington in 2005, Attorney Sacks held director roles of the local chapters of the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, and Clarke School for the Deaf, and Children's Aid & Family Services.