Legacy Trust & Wills is a division of Craig, Deachman & Associates, PLLC. The firm is recognized throughout New Hampshire for the quality of service offered by our reputable attorneys.
Our many years of legal experience and breadth of knowledge enable us to meet our clients’ ever-changing needs.
What We Do
Our firm has provided estate planning services since its inception in 1929. In that time, we have created hundreds of estate plans for clients across the wealth spectrum, from high-net-worth individuals to middle-class workers and their families.
Legacy Trust & Wills was created to make the high-quality planning traditionally available only to the wealthy accessible to families with average incomes. Advances in information technology and automation have significantly reduced the cost of delivering quality estate plans.
While many law firms retain the profit realized from those cost savings, Legacy Trust & Wills takes a different approach. We leverage this efficiency, together with our deep expertise, to make estate plans available to virtually anyone.
We look forward to working with you to realize your estate planning goals.
Meet Our Team
W. John Deachman
John was named one of New Hampshire’s top ten wealth planning professionals in 2011. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a rising star and by American Registry as “One of New England’s Outstanding Young Lawyers”. In addition to practicing law, Attorney Deachman has served on a number of non-profit boards. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, Massachusetts.
Marc van Zanten
Marc has practiced law in New Hampshire since 1999, including working for the City of Manchester Solicitor’s Office. His experience spans a broad range of specialties, from litigation and bankruptcy to personal injury and estate planning. Attorney van Zanten is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Oswego and Ohio Northern University’s Claud W. Pettit, College of Law.
Ashley has been employed by Craig, Deachman & Associates, PLLC since 2006. She earned her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Hesser College. Ashley manages the day-to-day operations of the firm, including staff training and client relations. She is the senior paralegal for the Default Management department, and in addition, provides attorney and staff support in the Bankruptcy, Litigation and Estate Planning departments. Ashley resides in Goffstown with her family and enjoys spending time outdoors with her children.
Roxanne has been employed by Craig, Deachman & Associates since 2017. She earned her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies at Middlesex Community College in 2008. In addition to her role as lead paralegal in the estate planning department, Roxanne is also responsible for handling all of the firm’s Bankruptcy matters. A Massachusetts native, Roxanne currently resides in Dracut with her family. Roxanne enjoys cheering on any and all New England sports teams and mostly enjoys spending time with her family.
Heidi has been employed by Craig, Deachman & Associates since 2013. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of New Hampshire in 2008 and 2009, respectively. In addition to her role in the estate planning department, Heidi is the lead paralegal for the firm’s corporate and real estate practice. A Manchester native, Heidi enjoys hiking and running with her dog, traveling, and creating award-winning fiber art including crochet and macramé pieces.
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Estate planning is often a neglected part of financial planning because it can be uncomfortable. However, it shouldn’t be overlooked because it gives you the opportunity to decide your legacy.