RICHARD S. FRANKLIN
Richard focuses on estate planning, trusts and estate administration. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Florida Bars, and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He serves on the ACTEC Transfer Tax Study Committee and the Program Committee.
GEORGE D. KARIBJANIAN
George D. Karibjanian is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts & Estates and is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
George practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning and probate and trust administration, and has also represented numerous clients with respect to nuptial agreements.
LESTER B. LAW
Lester B. Law focuses on estate and trust planning, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, beneficiary and fiduciary administration and income tax matters. Lester spent the early part of his career practicing law as a trusts and estates attorney. He then switched to an advisory role working predominately with ultra-high net worth clients in two national trust companies.
He has worked with many entrepreneurs and their families advising them on business succession planning, including dealing not only with the transactional and tax matters, but also with family dynamics and other related issues. With that experience, combined with his background as a certified public accountant, he brings his unique experience in understanding both the income tax, transfer tax and the family dynamic side of planning.
Tara Rao focuses her practice on estate planning and probate and trust administration. Prior to joining Franklin Karibjanian & Law, Ms. Rao was the principal of The Rao Law Firm, P.L. in Lutz and Tampa, Florida where she practiced in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianship, and business planning.
Nicholeen DePersis focuses her practice on estate planning and trusts and estate administration. Prior to joining Franklin Karibjanian & Law, Ms. DePersis was with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she was a member of the tax group. Ms. DePersis has experience advising a broad base of clients including partnerships, corporations, real estate investment trusts, private foundations and public charities on federal, state and local tax matters. Ms. DePersis has extensive experience obtaining tax-exempt status for public and private entities and advising clients on tax-deferred like-kind exchanges.
JUNE C. FAN
June C. Fan is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars. Her practice focuses on estate planning and administration. As a California native, June received her B.A. from the University of California Berkeley and her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.