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Entertainers need to attend to their estates

"It's easy to make a million dollars, but hard to hold onto a dollar." - Nashville saying

The history of entertainers is full of riches-to-rags stories - talented people who made the wrong financial decisions, or didn't anticipate their needs in advance.

George Jones' life had all the elements of a country song: bad management, alcohol problems and impossible debt loads. In the end, though,he got his affairs in order.

Singer/actor Kevin Bacon lost a lifetime of earnings when he put his faith in Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff. He did not lose confidence, though, and is once again on a solid path.

Tammy Wynette ran into legendary trouble when her own bank failed. It was a life lesson that she learned from.

Willie Nelson was in so deep with money problems -- $17 million deep - that he recorded an entire album, Who'll Buy My Memories?/The I.R.S. Tapes to pay off the government.

The most successful entertainers are those who work with honest professionals who guide them with sensible plans that conserve the wealth they have accumulated - in this life and beyond.

At Russ Cook & Associates PC, we work with entertainers, sports figures, and professional people who are serious about controlling their assets through life and even beyond.

Trust and Trusts

At Russ Cook & Associates, we work with clients to avoid the most painful pitfalls of the probate process.

One of the best ways to control one's assets is to no longer own them. We assist clients in creating revocable trusts that serve as roadmaps to the future about where you want your money to go.

We explain the advantages of co-owning real estate, and making gifts of your assets during your life to family members and loved ones. We arrange for your assets to be transferred to loved ones the moment you die.

We also help with long-term planning, so that Medicaid does not eat up your hard-won assets to pay for nursing care.

Our skill-set is knowledge of the law, a talent for dealing with complexity, and a steadfast commitment to client goals.

As attorneys, we work to protect your plans to minimize surprises, no misunderstandings, and ambiguities about where your assets go.

In the end, we know that our business is trust - in sound planning and straightforward dealings.

That old saying -- "It's easy to make a million dollars, but hard to hold onto a dollar"?

It's not so hard when you start with a plan. 

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    “I recently moved to TN from MN and needed to re-do my trust documents, including a pet trust, to be compliant with TN law, and to find an entity able to act as my trustee. Russ and his staff were able to answer all of my questions quickly and efficiently, and I am comfortable and confident in Russ's representation and that my new documents will act as they are intended, when the time comes. They even put me in touch with a trustee who was involved in the process as well, which was so helpful. This was a big item on my move "to-do" list, and I am so pleased to have it completed!”

    - Kim J.
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    “We would definitely recommend Russ and any of his Associates. They are all very professional, efficient and well versed in Estate Planning.”

    - Cheryl H.
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    “Experienced, Knowledgeable, Friendly, Professionals all work here. I'm grateful my parents used this firm to create and maintain their Trust throughout the years. Working with the folks at Russ Cook & Associates, primarily Alex, Debby and Trina made the process comfortable working through Probate, Estate assets and Executing the Trust.”

    - Kemp S.
  • Star

    “Excellent work. They worked with us and never allowed us to miss a deadline. We definitely appreciated their help and would gladly recommend them to anyone seeking help with their estate planning.”

    - Mark S.
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    “Everyone we came in contact with was wonderful. The staff and Russ treated us like family at all times.”

    - June S.
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    “Being new to the area having moved from out of state, I was searching for an attorney to assist in elder estate planning for my mother. I was referred to Russ Cook & Associates and found the firm as a whole and Russ Cook himself to be very helpful and accommodating to my needs, as well as experienced and very knowledgeable on the matter I was seeking assistance. I would definitely recommend Russ Cook and Associates.”

    - Brad H.
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    “Mr. Cook and his staff were phenomenal to work with on my will. They are extremely professional and friendly and made the process seamless. They go above and beyond!”

    - Amber C.
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    “Russ took the time to answer my questions by email, so that I knew exactly what would take place when I visited his office and his time as well as mine was used efficiently. I appreciated his thoroughness and his professionalism, as well as that of his staff.”

    - JoAnn G.
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    “Overwhelmingly positive experience.”

    - Stephen W.
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    “I have been a client for many years. Russ and his staff listen to our concerns, come up with a plan and help us act on it with guidance and professionalism. I'd highly recommend Russ Cook and Associates.”

    - Dr. S. D'Amico
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5141 Virginia Way
Suite 220
Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: 615-200-9117
Fax: 615-370-5938
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Office Hours:
Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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May 24th Through August 30th

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