Emily has a background in estate planning and administration and probate court proceedings. She works closely with clients in their estate planning and assists in the preparation of wills and trusts and financial and medical powers of attorney, as well as aiding in the ongoing administration and accounting including cases where a professional is the acting trustee. Emily assists in probate court proceedings, including decedent estates, conservatorships, and guardianships.
Emily conducts investigative research using on-line court and public information databases as well as electronic legal research. With her superb organizational skills, Emily maintains historical data on hundreds of current and past clients auditing for updates as tax and probate law evolves. Emily’s previous employment with the late Gerald J. Carnago in his law firm and accounting firm gave her experience in a wide range of legal, accounting and tax matters for various types of entities.
Prior to his death, Emily managed the trustee program for Charles Taunt in his capacity as Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Court Trustee. She was responsible for review and analysis of the case materials, preparation of pre-hearing reports for the Trustee, attendance at court hearings, preference and asset recovery programs, asset liquidation and follow-up through final closure and disposition of thousands of files annually.
In addition to her paralegal duties, Emily manages the human resources, administrative, and financial team at The Taunt Law Firm. She performs accounting and financial processes including accounts payable, budgets, payroll, taxes, and banking matters. She is responsible for hiring qualified support staff, and analyzing and maintaining insurance, 401(k), and benefit offerings.
Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude with her A.S. in Paralegal Studies from Macomb Community College.