This week, Drew and Chris are joined by Cheri Dorsey and they discussed Estate Planning.

Cheri focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and trust administration. Her goal is to have a warm ear and a kind heart as she helps individuals and families navigate the difficult issues of planning for disability and death. Cheri advises clients on basic topics such as powers of attorney documents, Advance Directive documents, Last Wills and Testaments and Revocable Living Trusts, as well as more complex topics such as life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and qualified personal residence trusts.

Cheri has experience assisting clients in fulfilling their charitable wishes, from entering into pledge agreements with organizations, to creating charitable organizations. She also has the unique experience of working with artists and art collectors, guiding them in achieving their goals for the continuity of their collections.

Cheri spends considerable time working with business owners with regard to their succession planning, particularly with respect to transferring interests in family businesses to the next generation through various gifting and other transfer techniques.

Holding the hand of the surviving spouse and other family members after the death of a loved one is one of Cheri’s strengths due to her ability to sympathize. She regularly handles the administration of trusts and estates, and often serves as a fiduciary with respect to those matters.

When Cheri is not helping her clients, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Todd, her daughter, Josie, and her son, Cole, as well as more extended family. The Dorsey family lives in Parkton, Maryland, and they enjoy music, various sports and attending Hunt Valley Church.