The Pilot Mysteries

It’s a pleasure to announce that our firm is releasing our very own serialized mystery series. You read that right. We’ve always valued educating my clients on estate planning, but who says you can’t have a little fun in the process?

Below, you’ll find "The Curious Case Arthuro de Modelo" the vol. 1 of “The Pilot Mysteries,”  our noir-inspired series starring a dashing estate planner caught in the middle of a deadly family feud.

Man in suit smoking a cigar

From the moment Chelsea de Modelo walked into my office to talk about her husband’s accident, I knew that my life was starting to resemble an old Raymond Chandler novel, and that feeling grew steadily with each passing day.

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Chapter 3

In the weeks following the hearing, I was amazed at Chelsea’s resilience. Even if nothing of legal importance at all had been going on, her husband had been in a near-fatal car accident. I’ve seen people lose all functionality after the stress and terror of such a thing. But as bad as that scenario is, it’s even worse when the ...

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Chapter 3

The next morning when I greeted Chelsea de Modelo outside the Probate courtroom that she had been doing a lot of thinking. She wore a smart, striped blazer with a long black skirt and high heels, and her brow, though not at all prominent, seemed fixed in a faintly defined furrow. She had a Starbucks cup in her hand so ...

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Chapter 2: The Boys Are Back

The hearing for the living will dispute was scheduled for the following morning, and despite the gravity of the situation and the stakes involved, I really wasn’t worried about it. I had known Arturo for a long time...

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Black Cab

Chelsea de Modelo didn’t have an appointment when she arrived late that afternoon, but Meredith showed her back to my office anyway, partly because I was available and mostly because of her tears. Only a few months had passed since...

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