Wills, Trusts and Estates

The Estate and Trust Planning and Administration department at Kochman & Ziska PLC provides the tools and documents necessary to protect families and their financial assets through every stage of their lives. We assess our clients' needs and formulate a personalized estate plan. A comprehensive estate plan, including a Will, Trusts if necessary, and ancillary health care documents, provides peace of mind that your loved ones will be well protected and, to the extent possible, that taxes will be saved. With respect to estate and trust administration, Kochman & Ziska PLC helps clients settle estates in a way that is efficient and cost effective, gently guiding family members through the process during a difficult emotional time. The firm also provides advice with respect to charitable planning with trusts and foundations, as well as pre and post marital agreements.

Residential Real Estate

Kochman & Ziska will assist clients in buying or selling a house, or refinancing a loan and will handle the transaction from the beginning to the end. Tasks performed include negotiating contracts, reviewing title exceptions, open building permits or municipal liens, reviewing surveys and related elevation certificates, and closing documents. The firm will also assist in reviewing general contractor contracts as well as other professionals contracts such as architects, landscape architects, engineers, designers and any other professional involved in a construction project.

Land Use and Zoning Matters

Kochman & Ziska has extensive experience in zoning and land use matters affecting both commercial and residential properties in the Town of Palm Beach. The firm has appeared before the Town of Palm Beach Architectural Review Commission, the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Town Council to present projects for both commercial and residential approvals. The firm will oversee a project throughout the approval process and coordinate with the professionals involved including the architects, surveyors and engineers in an effort to obtain variances, site plan approvals, special exceptions and other commercial and residential zoning approvals.