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Lee Drizin

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  • Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law
  • Nevada
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Biography

For more than 30 years, Lee A. Drizin has practiced law in the areas of probate, wills, trusts, guardianship and real estate matters. “We’ve designed an approach to probate with the goal of minimizing stress after the loss of a loved one. We break down a complex and confusing process into easily understandable terms.”

It’s easy to make mistakes during probate when you’re grieving and overwhelmed by the steps necessary to resolve your love one’s financial affairs. That’s why retaining a compassionate attorney you can trust can make all the difference. It’s no surprise that we have consistently been ranked as one of the top 20 probate law firms in Las Vegas by Expertise.com.

Moreover, we eliminate the financial barriers to retaining a probate attorney. In many instances families can’t afford to initiate the probate process. As a result, we offer our services with absolutely no up-front fees or expenses.

Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
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Nevada
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U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President, Probate Attorney
Lee A. Drizin CHTD.
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Partner
Raleigh, Hunt, McGarry & Drizin, P.C.
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Senior Associate
Raleigh, Hunt & McGarry, P.C.
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LVR
Developed Mold Disclosure and Waiver form in 2000 which was subsequently adopted by LVR and remains in use today; previously served as conflicts counsel for LVR.
Sole Proprietor
Law Offices of Lee A. Drizin
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Tax Associate
Deloitte Haskins and Sells
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Education
Boston University School of Law
LL.M. | Taxation
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University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. (1985)
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Activities: Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity; President, Louis Brandeis Society
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas
B.S. (1982)
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Awards
Best Probate Lawyers in Las Vegas
Expertise.com
2020, 2021, 2022
Best Litigation Attorneys in Las Vegas
Expertise.com
2020, 2021, 2022
Distinguished Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Best of Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review Journal
Top Las Vegas, NV Litigation Firms
Expertise.com
Three Best Rated Real Estate Lawyers in Las Vegas
Threebestrated.com
Best Probate Attorney
Expertise.com
2020, 2021, 2022
Best Litigation Attorney
Expertise.com
2020, 2021, 2022
Professional Associations
GLVAR
Risk Reduction Committee Member
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UNLV Gerentology Program
Member of Advisory Board
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Clark County Guardianship Task Force
Member
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
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Nevada State Bar  # 4971
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Nevada State Commission on Aging
Committee Member
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Activities: Appointed by Governor
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Guide to Estate Planning in Nevada
What You Should Know About Nevada Probate
Do I Really Need a Will?
Dementia No Longer a Barrier to the Execution of DPOAs
7 Reasons Why its Time to Review Your Estate Plan
Which of Your Assets are Considered Probate Assets?
Common Estate Planning Mistakes You Need to Avoid
3 Reasons Why You Want to Mediate Guardianship Disputes
Mediate.com
Durable Power of Attorney: Everything You Need To Know
Tiffany Fine Arts: Dual Purpose Summonses and the Protection of the Unnamed Taxpayer
Boston University Journal of Taxation
Speaking Engagements
Avoiding Breaches of Fiduciary Duties While Representing Seniors
Nevada General CE
Probate Training
Stewart Title
Financial Powers of Attorney & Real Estate Transactions
Nevada Real Estate Division CE
Understanding Nevada's Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Acts
Nevada Real Estate Division CE
What Every Licensee Should Know about Sales in Probate & Guardianship
Real Estate CE
Estate Planning Issues Affecting Real Estate Transactions
Meth, Mold and Marijuana
30 Ways to Lose Your License
The Essentials of Probate Sales
Listing Property for Sale in Probate
The Importance of Planning for Death
Guardianship: The Impact Upon Your Real Estate Closings
What You Absolutely Need to Know About Powers of Attorney
How to Stand a Ghost of a Chance with Stigmatized Properties
Solar Energy: Not so Sunny Days for Real Estate Licensees
Certifications
Class Instructor
Nevada Real Estate Commission
Class Instructor
Board of Social Workers to Examiners for Social Workers
Websites & Blogs
Website
Drizin Law | Probate, Real Estate, Wills, and Family Attorney.
Blog
Real Estate Blog
Blog
Probate Blog
Blog
Wills & Trust Blog
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. Father's ex wife is petitioning to be administrator of his estate.
A: When the ex-spouse filed the petition, she was supposed to identify any children and send copies of the petition specifically to avoid this type of situation so that you could object to the appointment. NRS 149.010 sets forth the basis for removal of a personal representative and if she was aware of your address and intentionally concealed this from the court, then this could constitute a basis for seeking a removal. However, these types of petitions can be time consuming and expensive if you retain an attorney to assist. You should be aware that a personal representative has a fiduciary duty to the heirs, such as yourself, and must act in their best interests at all times. By virtue of a divorce, under Nevada law all rights to inherit from the Decedent, even if there was a will (unless it was prepared post-divorce) are terminated.
Q. cash a check from a loved one who passed?
A: Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. In the event his estate consisted solely of the bank account and it was under $25,000, then you would be able to access the account through the use of Nevada's Small Estate Affidavit. Unfortunately, due to the amount involved, this will not be available and you will need to proceed with the commencement of a proceeding known as a "set aside" (assuming the total estate is less than $100,000). The Court would order the estate be set aside to you, if you are the only heir, and you would then be able to pay the funeral expenses upon receipt of the funds. However, a petition filed today will not be scheduled to be heard for approximately four months after it is filed. The only other way to address the funeral expense is to pay the amount currently due from your own funds and then seek reimbursement once the set aside or summary administration is completed.
Q. Can I withdraw funds from my recently deceased dad's fiduciary bank account if I'm on it & no one else will contest it?
A: While there is no legal obligation to retain an attorney to close the guardianship, you are required to file a final account to terminate the guardianship. You should be aware that you cannot withdraw money from a guardianship account without a court order and these restrictions don't automatically terminate now that your father has passed. The Clark County District Court has a great Self-Help Center that may have the forms and provide some guidance. In general, when an estate is $100,000 or less, you can request the estate be "set aside" without the need to complete a full probate administration. NRS 159 relates to guardianship and provides that you can even request the set aside in the final account petition. Just because your brother has indicated he has no interest in the estate, he is still an heir and would be entitled to his intestate share. However, this can be easily addressed by his execution of an Assignment of his interest to you. Hope this helps!
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Law Office of Lee A. Drizin
2460 Professional Ct #110
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Telephone: (702) 798-4955
Fax: (702) 798-5955
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Law Office of Lee A. Drizin
2831 St. Rose Parkway
Suite 200
Henderson, NV 89052
Telephone: (702) 798-4955
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