Thomas Smidt III, who answers to Tom, Tommy, Tom 3 and “Tom the Younger” (to distinguish him from his father and law partner, Thomas Smidt II, who also goes by Tom Smidt), practices primarily in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and litigation involving estates and trusts. He has litigated cases involving both small estates and multi-million dollar estates on claims ranging from incompetence and undue influence to apportionment of estate taxes and failure to properly administer creditors’ claims against an estate. He also litigates commercial disputes involving contracts and real estate. He has prepared Wills, Trust, Powers of Attorney (financial and health care), and Advance Health Care Directives for countless clients. In addition, he has assisted clients navigate the probate process both in district courts and probate courts and handled ancillary probate proceedings for out-of-state probates. Tom also advises clients on the formation and administration of corporations, limited liability companies, and other business entities.