RICHARD S. FRANKLIN
Member

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
Member

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
member

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
Associate

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.