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Estate Planning

Bob Napier has advised individuals, families, and foundations for over 25 years.  His counsel has been described as conservative and creative.

Estate Administration

Together, Bob and his partners and paralegals have over 1,500 years of combined experience in estate planning and estate administration. This experience involved successfully resolving controversies and audits with state tax authorities and the IRS.

Philanthropic Planning

Bob has advised many families on maximizing tax deductions and in support of the needs of their families and communities. Philanthropy may benefit the world, save you significant taxes, and make your family ever closer.

Robert T. Napier

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Winter 2023

The 25-Year Fumble

"Fools ignore complexity … Geniuses remove it."
A fearsome wide receiver in the NFL, Keyshawn Johnson learned a bitter lesson last year: he was no match for the taxman. His legal battle dogged him for much of his adult life and serves now as a cautionary tale for others. In 1996, Johnson signed a $15 million contract with the New York Jets. […]
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Fall 2022

Hunker Down – Or Take Action?

"Delays have dangerous ends."
Dressed in camo and bristling with weapons and ammunition, 20 soldiers were holed up with a handful of civilians in an abandoned building, bracing for an attack sometime around midnight. In the distance, we could hear the crack of gunfire and see the bright orange flares of exploding grenades. Moment by moment, the enemy was […]
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Summer 2022

Sleeping Juror

“Caution is the eldest child of wisdom.”
An anxious silence hung over the courtroom. The plaintiff’s lawyer stood up, squared his shoulders, buttoned his jacket and sauntered towards me. I was testifying as an expert witness for the defense, and I braced myself for a bare-knuckle brawl. Like a seasoned boxer, he started with soft jabs, then unleashed a volley of hard-hitting […]
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