Mr. Brunstroms Law Office Focuses In:

Brunstrom Law Office, PC, was founded by Keith W. Brunstrom to
provide creative, practical and effective legal solutions for people with
estate planning and business planning needs.

Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas:  Elder
Law, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Long Term
Care Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Asset Protection, Estate
Administration, Probate, Business Planning, Corporations, Limited
Liability Companies, and Agricultural Cooperatives.
Highlights on Focus Areas:

ELDER LAW
:  Legal problems that affect the elderly are growing in number –
developments in assisted living, managed care, home care, insurance
and financial products, as well as changes in the Medicare, Social
Security and Medicaid programs challenge today’s seniors with
decisions never faced by prior generations.  The cost of health care and
nursing home care is staggering.  Fearing impoverishment, seniors and
their families often try self-help methods to preserve their assets, not
knowing that their actions may have unintended but profound legal
consequences.

Brunstrom Law Office, P.C. is dedicated to helping persons who are
elderly or have a disability to protect their assets, qualify for public
assistance benefits, and plan for their long-term care.  This includes:
Medicaid Planning:  Guiding families through the maze of law and
bureaucracy that is involved in qualifying for Medicaid (now called
MoHealthNet in Missouri) assistance for long-term care and assisting
clients with measures directed toward protecting their assets from
having to be spent down to pay for nursing home care.  Often, the
planning we do represents the only means of saving any part of the
client’s assets that were accumulated over a lifetime of hard work and
preserving some assets to be passed on to the client’s surviving loved
ones.

Special Needs Trusts:  Designing and preparing Special Needs Trusts
for persons who have a disability and who have assets, or will be
receiving assets from an inheritance or from settlement of a lawsuit.  
Mr. Brunstrom frequently assists parents (and other family members)
of a person who has a disability to design and implement a plan to leave
an inheritance for the disabled beneficiary that can be used to enhance
the person’s life without jeopardizing his or her ability to receive public
assistance benefits, such as SSI and Medicaid.
Guardianships and Conservatorships:  Assisting clients with the
establishment of guardianships and conservatorships, in those
circumstances when it is necessary to do so in the probate court.

ESTATE PLANNING:
Designing and preparing trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney,
health care durable powers of attorney, and other documents to help
clients accomplish their estate planning goals while avoiding or
minimizing probate court involvement and minimizing taxes.
Mr. Brunstrom’s experience and expertise ranges from basic family
estate planning to sophisticated tax-driven planning.  Keith recognizes
the importance of listening to each client’s needs and concerns, and he
prides himself in his ability to create estate plans that focus on each
client’s unique situation and goals, goals, ranging from “special needs”
trusts for those who have a disability, to asset protection and business
succession planning for farmers and small business owners.  Mr.
Brunstrom is a frequent lecturer on estate planning topics, and is an
active participant in continuing legal education programs, all of which
makes him better able to offer his clients the benefit of the latest and
best planning techniques available.

BUSINESS PLANNING:
Assisting with choosing, planning and creating the appropriate legal
entity to meet the client’s business needs, whether for farmers, small
businesses, or larger enterprises.  Mr. Brunstrom frequently provides
advice to clients in planning issues involving business and commercial
transactions as well as the formation of corporations, agricultural
cooperatives and limited liability companies.  His experience also
includes start-ups and early-stage company tax planning, as well as
organization of nonprofit corporations and qualification for tax-exempt
status.
Firm Profile
Brunstrom Law Office, PC
Keith W. Brunstrom
P.O. Box 227
Ashland, MO 65010
Office: (573) 657-5755
Fax: (573) 657-5297