This logo is for a law firm that specializes in estate planning (helping people with wills, trusts, buy/sell agreements, etc.). They want a simple, but modern logo to go with their tag line. Client DOES NOT want traditional legal icons incorporated into the design. DO NOT use scales of justice, courthouse columns or similar items. DO NOT use green or gold in suggested color schemes.
Logo should portray a strong, successful company that provides a careful and thoughtful approach to its clients.
Client wants a smart look. They are lawyers so don't want something wild. Understated simplicity. Feel free to create a mark with the "C."