Re: Merger of Sisson & Sisson with Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group

I wanted you to be one of the first to let you know that Sisson & Sisson, The Elder Law Firm, PLLC has officially merged with Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group LLP (ADLG). Our new contact information can be found at the bottom of this e-letter, but our old phone number and email will continue to work for you indefinitely.

Our Elder Law Firm is growing and changing to meet the needs of our community. Over the years, as more and more people have learned how our planning protects them and their families, demand has grown for our Elder Law services. This demand has grown to the point that we need more attorneys who have the unique expertise to handle the complicated work our clients need to protect their life savings from the high cost of long-term care.

We have been looking for the right firm to help us meet this growing demand, and we have found it with ADLG. ADLG is committed to supporting and developing our Elder Law practice. They have asked me to head up their Elder Law Department, which will include 3 other attorneys from the firm. This means more support and more expertise supporting you and your family. In fact, ADLG is now the largest and most experienced Elder Law firm in the State of Idaho!

I also want to take this opportunity to tell you a little about ADLG and why I chose to merge my law firm with them. I have known most of the partners at ADLG for many years and have a very high level of respect for their expertise and ethics. They share my goal of providing clients the best legal representation possible as measured by any standard, state or national. Their practice has historically focused on wealth planning, asset protection, estate and tax planning areas.

Our firms really complement each other. The combined firm is now uniquely positioned to provide asset protection assistance for families concerned about the extremely high costs of long-term care, address complicated wealth, tax and business issues and help clients accomplish their inheritance goals. ADLG now provides unparalleled expertise in all aspects of estate planning.

Thank you for allowing me to share this exciting news. As always, don’t hesitate to give me a call if you have any questions or wish to discuss a particular issue. We value and appreciate your trust in us, and we look forward to welcoming you to our new office location when you need us in the future. If you know of friends, family or clients who would benefit from the types of services we offer, we would be thankful for your confidence in sending them to our firm.

Best regards,

AHRENS DeANGELI LAW GROUP LLP


Peter C. Sisson

Certified Elder Law Attorney
Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist

Boise: 250 S. Fifth Street, Suite 660, Boise, ID 83702  P.O. Box 9500, Boise, ID 83707-9500
p: 208.639.7799 f: 208.639.7788

Seattle: 1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4333, Seattle, WA 98154-1142
p: 206.652.0101 f: 206.223.2230

www.adlawgroup.com / www.idahoelderlaw.com

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