Stephen W. Adair

Stephen-W.-Adair

swadair@beersmallers.com

Practice Emphasis:
Mr. Adair is a partner in the Fort Wayne firm and has more than 45 years of experience in the areas of estate planning, taxation and probate law, along with Medicaid estate planning, administration, and elder law issues. He is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He has lectured before professional and civic groups on topics relating to Elder Law, including wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, trust and asset protection planning. He has presented seminars certified for continuing education credits for CLU’s, attorneys, and others. Mr. Adair devotes his practice to advising people regarding the management, preservation, and protection of their assets. He enjoys helping individuals and families establish and accomplish suitable goals in the area of asset management and protection and regarding the making of health care decisions for a disabled individual. Planning in this area is something that virtually every individual and family needs; whether it be deciding how assets should be used for minor children if both parents were to pass away, planning for or dealing with the onset of an illness which makes long-term care necessary for an individual either in a nursing home or a home setting, or helping finalize a loved one’s affairs. Mr. Adair is the Chair for the Elder Law and Trust & Estate Planning Sections at Beers Mallers Backs & Salin, LLP. Mr. Adair was named “Super Lawyer” in the practice area of Elder Law each year from 2008 – 2013 and has been named “Best Lawyer” in the practice area of Elder Law for 2011 – 2013. Both nominations were the result of Indiana attorney peer reviews.

Associations:
Allen County Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
Elder Law, Probate, Real Property, and Estate Planning Section of the Indiana State Bar Association

Bar Admissions:
Indiana, 1967
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Education:
Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana, J.D., 1967
Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana, A.B., 1964

Position: Partner
Location: Fort Wayne Office
Phone: 260.426.9706
Fax: 260.420.1314

Assistant/Paralegal: Amanda Smith
Assistant/Paralegal’s Phone Extension: 351
Assistant/Paralegal’s E-Mail: asmith@beersmallers.com