Jay Curts joined Coots, Henke & Wheeler in 1988 and concentrates his practice in estate planning and administration, as well as business organizations and transactions. Jay’s estate planning practice includes clients at every level of the estate planning spectrum, from newly married couples requiring an estate planning foundation for themselves and their children to those with more complex family inheritance, asset transfer, and estate tax issues. Jay listens to his client’s objectives and works with them to develop documents representing a practical plan that clients understand.
His estate and trust administration practice includes a comprehensive approach to attention to administration issues, including preparation of all necessary income and transfer tax returns to maximize economic benefit for the heirs. Jay acts as counsel to personal representatives, trustees, and beneficiaries in both the assertion and defense of estate administration disputes. He approaches litigation and negotiation strategies with a focus on his clients’ desire for timely resolution and the best possible economic outcome.
Jay’s business organizations and transactions practice includes counsel to clients during both the formation and management of their business with attention to issues concerning business organization documentation and contract needs, and business succession planning for single owner and closely held business entities.
Jay is a shareholder and member of the firm’s board of directors, and he is a past managing director of the firm.
- Estate Planning and Administration Potpourri "Non Probate Transfers", ICLEF, 2007
Areas of Emphasis
Indiana University Rober H. McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D., 1988)
Indiana University (B.S., Finance, 1985)
Bars & Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Us.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- Hamilton County Bar Association
- Indiana State Bar Association
- PrimeLife Enrichment, Inc., (United Way agency) – Former President and Member of the Board of Directors
- Carmel Pups - Former Youth Travel Basketball Coach