As a new member of the Shields and Boris team, I wanted to introduce myself and allow you the opportunity to know a little about my background and what I am able to offer to my clients who are looking to preserve the future of their family’s legacy.
To those I have already had the privilege to meet, thank you for allowing me the insight into your lives. I look forward to meeting the remainder of our legal family in the future. I’ve had the opportunity to hear firsthand some of your concerns and truly can appreciate the struggles associated with caregiving and long term care planning. I’ve recently returned to Western Pennsylvania after spending time caring for my terminally ill grandmother, where I experienced both the pains and joys of providing care for someone very close to me. After her death, I was inspired to help other families experiencing similar difficulties, and I am thankful for this opportunity with the Elder Law Offices of Shields and Boris.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, completing my studies at Allegheny College in Meadville and St. Anne’s College, Oxford University. I received my Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University in 2004 and my Master of Laws Degree specializing in taxation with a focus on estate planning from Villanova University.
As an Associate Attorney with the law firm, it is my goal to help families implement sophisticated estate planning techniques to minimize the impact of income, estate, and inheritance taxes on a decedents estate. My clients are also advised on gift planning strategies to facilitate the transfer of assets during life with minimal tax consequences. I believe when applicable, smart planning involves creating estate plans that consist of various trusts to enable the management and conservation of assets, to enhance tax savings and to avoid probate.
Most importantly, I believe you deserve someone who is trustworthy, who cares about you not just as a client, but as a friend, and will work hard to ensure the best planning strategies possible. I look forward to meeting with you again in the future.
Michele Sabe, Esq