Trusts & Estates

Building and cultivating the right financial strategy to accumulate, manage, preserve, and transfer wealth is of absolute importance. Taxpayers can help shield and protect their financial legacy from state and federal tax risk with careful trust and estate planning. Comprehensive planning can also maximize cash flow to the trust or estate. When the time comes, it is comforting to know your assets will be administered per your wishes and your legacy will be remembered by future generations.


  • Preparation and filing of estate and trust, fiduciary income tax returns (Form 1041), including multi-state taxes
  • Preparation and filing of an estate’s tax return (Form 706), including multi-state taxes
  • Preparation and filing of a decedent’s final income tax return, including multi-state taxes
  • Preparation and filing of federal gift tax return (Form 709)
  • Preparation and filing of federal generation skipping tax return
  • Multi-state income apportionment and filing requirement issues
  • Prompt determination filing
  • Estate, trust, and gift tax planning
  • IRS audit support
  • Conservation easements

Tax Services

  • Construction/reconstruction of accounting records
  • Family office services, including bookkeeping and expenses management
  • Payroll processing and filings for employees of the trust
  • Accounts reconciliation
  • Personal financial statements
  • Beneficiary allocation determinations

Client Accounting Services

Consulting Services

  • Financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations
  • Internal control reviews
  • Fraud investigations and risk management
  • Agreed-upon procedures

Audit & Assurance

Integrated financial planning and strategy with a goal of building and preserving your wealth.

Collaboration between our tax professionals, wealth advisors, and retirement and estate professionals gives clients full access to expertise in all things financial to support their lifestyle and legacy goals.

DWC Wealth Advisors

Our Trust and Estate Specialists

Duane W. Antes, CPA
Duane W. Antes, CPAPrincipal
Kevin D. Gibson, CPA
Kevin D. Gibson, CPAPrincipal
Mark L. Groves, CPA
Mark L. Groves, CPAPrincipal
Donna M. Hardy, CPA, CVA
Donna M. Hardy, CPA, CVAPrincipal
Rachel M. Schlepp, CPA
Rachel M. Schlepp, CPAPrincipal
Lisa A. Thon-Kollar, CPA
Lisa A. Thon-Kollar, CPAPrincipal
Essie A. Becker, CPA
Essie A. Becker, CPAAssociate Principal
Jennifer S. Barnhill, EA
Jennifer S. Barnhill, EAManager
Brooke A. McKenzie, CPA
Brooke A. McKenzie, CPAManager
Jennifer M. Street, CPA
Jennifer M. Street, CPAManager