Solomon Dwiggins Freer & Steadman Ltd
Alan Freer is a member of the firm’s management committee, where he focuses his practice primarily on trust and estate litigation. Alan also handles all aspects of trust and estate administration, and routinely represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries in contested matters. He has substantial experience in challenging and defending the validity of estate planning documents, including wills, codicils, trusts and amendments. Alan routinely prosecutes and defends claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, undue influence, breach of trust, accounting, fiduciary removal, competency, lack of capacity, unjust enrichment, closely held business disputes and elder abuse.
Alan represents beneficiaries, fiduciaries, and grantors in contested matters from prelitigation case assessment and dispute negation, to all stages of litigation, including trial and appellate practice. Additionally, he has represented fiduciaries in complex administrations, including multi-jurisdictional and international issues, sophisticated business succession plan implementation, bringing a litigation perspective to assess and implement intended plans.
More recently, Alan has been actively engaged in the expanding area of domestic asset protection (spendthrift) trust litigation. He has represented creditors, beneficiaries, trustees and grantors in both attacking and defending asset protection trusts.
Alan is a Fellow with The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and has received the highest AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America since 2016, and received awards for the Lawyer of the Year for Southern Nevada in the area of Trust and Estates (2020) and Trust and Estate Litigation (2017, 2021 and 2023). He has also been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in the Mountain States region by Super Lawyers from 2018 to present.
Alan is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and recently completed serving a twelve-year period on the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, including a two-year term as committee chair. Currently, he serves on the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board and as a co-chair of the Legislative Committee for the Probate and Trust Section (a position he has held since 2014) for the State Bar of Nevada. Alan also volunteers as a mentor for the State Bar of Nevada's Transitioning into Practice Program (TIP) since 2015, where he has assisted and trained newly licensed lawyers on Nevada-specific rules, procedures, ethics and best practices.