California Estate Planning Lawyers

Matthew Kaemerle
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Carlsbad, CA Estate Planning Attorney

Thomas Jefferson School of LawCalifornia
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Diane Y. Park
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience

UCLA School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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Andrew G. Smith
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney

Georgetown UniversityVirginia, DC, California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 9th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California and Federal Circuit
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Daniel L DuRee
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Mountain View, CA Estate Planning Attorney

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Robert Louis Miller
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Temecula, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(877) 569-2977 41539 Winchester Road
Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western State Univ COL
Attorney Robert Miller has a 10.0 Avvo rating, and has been designated a “Client’s Choice DUI Attorney.”

He was named by clients as a top Orange County DUI Lawyer on Yelp, receiving Yelp’s highest rating award, based on reviews.

Mr. Miller has 23 years practicing law in Orange County, including at other criminal defense and DUI firms and practices with his own firm.

Robert Miller has been the author or co-author of three books on DUI defense and has appeared on television and radio as a legal commentator.

He has successfully handled thousands of cases and has many positive...
Elroy Schneider
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Oxnard, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(805) 764-6370 300 E. Esplanade Drive
Suite 1980
Oxnard, CA 93036
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Roy Schneider's areas of practice include business planning, entity formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, employment law, contracts, transactional matters of all kinds, real estate transactions, homeowners associations, non-profit law and estate planning. Business & Corporate Transactions Roy advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services. He advises his clients on business law, start-up assistance related to the choice and formation of an entity, the protection of a trademark or license agreement and regularly assists with buying or selling a business. Roy prepares contracts of all types with the view...
Eric Morgan Boeing
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 761-6230 1300 Clay St, Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Consumer
UC Hastings COL
I believe that the Bankruptcy Court is one of the few places in out legal system where ordinary people can go for real relief. I am dedicated to helping people throughout the Bay Area access that relief. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and I earned my law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. While in law school, I was Articles Editor at the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, and I graduated in 2006. I spent my first two years practicing antitrust/consumer...
Zaher Fallahi
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(310) 719-1040 10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Pacific Coast University School of Law
Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, CPA, is a California Tax Law Firm and practices as Orange County Tax Attorney and Los Angeles Tax Attorney. We advise clients with undisclosed Foreign Accounts; the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Foreign Trust, Tax Audit Representation, Federal Tax Liens/Levies, Employment Taxes, Innocent Spouse Relief, Non-Filed Tax Returns, Offer-In-Compromise, Tax & Legal aspect of Business Formation, Estate Planning and Civil Litigation. As a California CPA, Mr. Zaher Fallahi testifies before the court as an...
Joshua D. Ramirez
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Fullerton, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(800) 220-4205 619 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Joshua D. Ramirez received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Cal State Fullerton. Josh went to Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree and his LLM Degree in Taxation, which he obtained "With Distinction." He has a passion for Elder Law, as evidenced by him graduating #1 in his Elder Law class. Josh has a passion for the elderly and families mourning the loss of a loved one. Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and young son, spending the day at the shooting range, and flying.
Alice A Salvo
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Woodland Hills, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(818) 676-9572 20350 Ventura Blvd #110
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Southwestern Univ School of Law and University of Miami School of Law
Alice A. Salvo in Woodland Hills, California, offers quality representation in estate planning, trust, probate, elder law and conservatorship cases. Our firm is dedicated to helping elders and families throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley effectively plan and protect their future. As we age, there are going to be a number of choices we have to make that involve our well-being and our family's financial security. These are tough choices, but with our guidance, together we can better understand what options fit your needs. We offer compassionate representation, preserve assets and inheritance, create Living Trusts, Special...
Tina K Gehres
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 333-2420 4275 Executive Square
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to small businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant. Today, she has positioned herself as a valuable asset to clients as a small business attorney in San Diego and surrounding areas. Ms. Gehres has been a licensed attorney since 1997...
Matthew B. Talbot
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 322-1795 2033 N. Main St. Suite 750
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Matthew focuses on elder law, estate planning, and related practice areas. He began his career in the field of trusts and estates, and expanded into elder and probate law. He quickly realized that he enjoyed the personal nature of working in estate and elder law, and chose to continue by opening his own firm. He is passionate about taking care of his clients, and treats each of them as if they were family. Matthew was admitted to the California bar in 2006 and has practiced law in Contra Costa Country since 2006. He earned his J.D. at...
Mark Adrien Gullotta
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San Bruno, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(650) 382-4331 1001 Bayhill Drive, 2nd Floor
San Bruno, CA 94066
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
As the founder of The Law Office of Mark Gullotta, San Mateo County lawyer Mark Gullotta provides legal services in a wide variety of estate planning issues and matters of probate. He has been practicing as an attorney for more than 15 years. Prior to deciding to establish his firm, Attorney Gullotta worked at another firm and as a CPA. In 2012 and 2013, he was the chair of the Trust and Estates Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association. His firm is happy to offer complimentary consultations—contact them today to get yours.
Frank Huerta Jr
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Fresno, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(559) 400-7531 5412 N Palm Avenue
Suite 105
Fresno, CA 93704
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
"I love my work. I get to make a real difference to help people maintain their businesses and livelihoods. A file is more than just paper, it is my client's hard work and often a significant portion of their lives. I enjoy working with my clients to empower them to take control of their tax and business issues." Frank Huerta Jr. Esq.

Frank Huerta Jr. has 14 years of experience as an attorney and law clerk working in government and tax law issues. He has a successful record of representing taxpayers before the IRS, Franchise Tax Board, Board Of Equalization and...
Lisa M. Burkdall
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the Law and UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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Jennifer Long
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience

University of California, Berkeley School of LawU.S. Tax Court and California
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Michael Ellis Freedman
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(877) 777-1666 580 California Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Accomplished Trusts and Estates Attorney. Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Selected to Northern California SuperLawyers. For more than thirty-two years, Michael Freedman has been lead trial lawyer in more than thirty state and federal jury and bench trials involving trusts and estates law, business law, tort law, labor and employment law, professional malpractice, insurance bad faith, and environmental law. Michael Freedman has built a solid reputation as an experienced, skilled and dedicated practitioner. He has consistently upheld this high standard of service. Michael Freedman...
Julie King
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Monterey, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(831) 275-1002 2600 Garden Road, Suite 410
Monterey, CA 93940
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Trademarks
Loyola Law School
With 30 years’ experience, Julie King practices law with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. She handles a wide variety of business and estate planning matters including contracts, employment, corporation/LLC/partnership formation, wills and trusts, pet trusts, trademarks, copyrights, landlord tenant, creditor’s rights, annual meeting minutes and corporate records, mergers and acquisitions, and employee training. She served as in-house counsel to major international corporations, including Toshiba America, where she worked for 15 years. She understands businesses in a way many lawyers do not simply because she has experienced the day-to-day interactions first-hand. See the difference a trained in-house counsel can...
James Clifford Anderson
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Turlock, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(209) 667-2300 300 N. Palm St.
Turlock, CA 95381
Estate Planning, Employment, Personal Injury and Probate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
James practices in the areas of employment law for management, personal injury, estate planning, and real estate. James graduated from Arizona State University, in Tempe, Arizona, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, where he graduated fifth in his class, With Great Distinction, and Order of the Coif. While at McGeorge, James completed a judicial externship with the Honorable Justice George Nicholson, at the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, in Sacramento. ...
Daniel L DuRee
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Mountain View, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(650) 933-7122 800 West El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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Douglas Borthwick
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Santa Ana, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(714) 654-6742 1800 N. Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Family
Capital University Law School
Douglas Borthwick Esq. was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1965. He graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Muskingum University in 1988 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Economics, and Religion. At Muskingum University he was the recipient of the prestigious Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, and the Financial Executive Institute Award. Attorney Douglas Borthwick received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1991 from Capital University Law School where he was the recipient of an academic scholarship and was on the Dean's List. Throughout his time in Law School, he worked as an Intern at the...
Konstantine A Demiris
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 378-2520 700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Probate
Santa Clara University
Konstantine "Kosta" Demiris is a partner at the law firm of Demiris & Moore, located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, in the center of Contra Costa County. His practice focuses on litigation involving elder abuse (financial and physical), will and trust litigation, conservatorships, guardianships, HOA's, and appeals. Kosta is actively involved in the Contra Costa County legal community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Elder Law Section. He serves as court-appointed counsel in Conservatorship cases in Contra Costa County. Kosta is dedicated to helping...
Gregory Mark Shanfeld
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Sherman Oaks, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(818) 839-2487 15233 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1000
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
As a founding partner at the firm Wadhwani & Shanfeld, Southern California lawyer Greg Shanfeld offers counsel to debtors from all walks of life. Mr. Shanfeld began his legal career in the year 1994, and has practiced in both California and Texas. On the website Avvo.com, he has been recognized with a rating of 8.6 Excellent. He is a graduate of UCLA and the USC Law School. To learn more information about his firm, contact the firm today.
Lorilee DeSantis
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Santa Rosa, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(707) 542-2889 3333 Mendocino Ave
Suite 202
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law
Lorilee DeSantis is an attorney whose passion for helping families protect their loved ones and their assets shines through to all who work with her. Lorilee’s clients often comment that her ability to deeply listen and understand their concerns makes it very easy for them to talk to her about difficult subjects. Her clients also appreciate that Lorilee explains complex legal concepts in ways that are easy to digest so that clients fully understand their legal options. Lorilee’s dedication to helping people with family-oriented legal issues stems from personal experiences. When Lorilee was growing up, she saw...
Stephen Searle Rudd
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Cupertino, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(408) 252-5211 10455 Torre Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Stanford University
Steve Rudd is a Stanford Law School J.D. with over thirty years experience handling estate planning (trusts, wills, powers of attorney) and estate administration (trust administration, trust modification, spousal property petition and probate proceeding) for Silicon Valley clients. Steve Rudd offers quality legal services at affordable prices.
Thomas E. Rossmeissl
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(408) 883-3520 16450 Los Gatos Boulevard
Suite 108
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
Estate Planning and Probate
Georgetown University Law Center
I am a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization. My focus is on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and trust and estate litigation. I help individuals and families who face serious legal situations, and I help bring them solutions and peace of mind. My goal is to help clients gain the peace of mind that comes with taking care of their families, to help clients navigate through the challenges of trust and estate administration, and to zealously represent clients in litigation to seek the...
Desiree DeSurra
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
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Jamie K. Ogden
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney

New York University School of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law and University of Washington School of LawNew York, U.S. Tax Court and California
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Sheri Lynn Hoffman
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Folsom, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(916) 985-2753 2600 E. Bidwell St. Ste. 240
Folsom, CA 95630
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Sheri Hoffman attended UC Davis from 1987 to 1991, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She then attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco from 1991-1994, where she graduated Law School as a member of the Golden Gate University School of Law’s Dean’s List. Sheri passed the bar on her first attempt.

After marrying Joseph in 1996, they formed the Law Offices of Hoffman & Hoffman. Sheri is a Certified Estate Planning Specialist and a member of Wealth Counsel. Sheri’s practice includes all elements necessary to draft a comprehensive estate plan, regardless of...
Mona Parsa
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Orange County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(949) 412-7182 Orange County
Orange County, CA
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Entertainment & Sports and Immigration
Whittier Law School
Aside from presenting seminars statewide focusing on the importance of estate planning and preparing living trusts, Mona’s practice involves assisting individuals - especially entertainers and others excelling in their respective fields - in their immigration matters, as well as working with individuals and companies requiring contracts assistance.
Jeffrey Robert Matsen
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Costa Mesa, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 51 years experience
(714) 384-6500 695 Town Center Dr
7th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
UCLA School of Law
Jeff Matsen is Of Counsel Partner to the Southern California law firm, Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP and has been providing a wide range of clients with the highest level of legal services for 50 years. Since receiving his law degree with honors from UCLA School of Law in 1967, Jeff has been entirely dedicated to providing his clients with the quality, professionalism, and integrity they deserve. Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP consists of a team of professionals ready to provide asset protection for both domestic and offshore; business and sophisticated estate planning services; form corporations, LLCs and partnerships of...
Marivel Zialcita
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Claremont, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(909) 256-6702 341 W. 1st St.
Suite 100
Claremont, CA 91711
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
California Western School of Law
MARIVEL M. ZIALCITA is the founder of MMZ LAW, A Professional Corporation, where she practices in the areas of Trust and Estate, Elder Law, VA Benefits, Special Needs, Conservatorship, Trust Administration and Probate. Ms. Zialcita is a frequent speaker on trust and estate matters and holds memberships in the State Bar of California, Trust and Estate Section, The San Bernardino County Bar Association, Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel. She currently assists in the pro bono legal services program at the James L. Brulte Senior Center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Ms. Zialcita received her B.A. degree from the University of California,...
Maurice Rene Dyson
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(855) 673-9766 Diamond View Tower
350 10th Avenue, 10th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Immigration
Columbia Law School
Maurice Dyson, Esq. has successfully handled over $166 billion dollars of business deals and class action litigation worth over $15 billion. He was inducted to the Bar of the U.S.Supreme Court, NY Supreme Court, and NY Court of Appeals. He is licensed before the U.S. Dept. of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, a former U.S. Dept. of Ed. OCR civil rights attorney, former corporate counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and an honors graduate of Columbia Law School and Columbia College, Columbia University. With nearly 20 years of experience, the firm is a nationally recognized leader in immigration,...
Jennifer Louise Mispagel
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(408) 286-9800 70 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jennifer Mispagel focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate. Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate and her Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University in 2008. After completing her first year at Santa Clara University School of Law, Jennifer spent a summer in Tokyo studying the Japanese legal system and interning for a local law firm. When she returned to school, she enrolled in Santa Clara’s MBA program to complement her legal education. Jennifer received both the Witkin and CALI Awards in Community Property as well as the American Bankruptcy...
Julie S Levy
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Santa Rosa, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(707) 523-1515 100 Stony Point Road
Suite 265
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
Empire College School of Law
Julie S. Levy and Zachary A. Carroll have practiced law since 2008 in solo practices. In 2009, they began sharing an office and collaborating on certain cases. This duo has turned their collaboration into Levy Carroll Law and as strong litigators, they provide a strong and determined focus for fair outcomes in their client's cases. Choose Levy Carroll Law for their strong, honest, caring representation for bankruptcy, divorce, custody, guardianship, or personal injury. Look no further as you have found a team that has your best interests at heart
Mitchell A. Port
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(877) 275-6928 9054 Cresta Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law
Mitchell A. Port is an attorney in Los Angeles specializing in four areas of law: Tax Controversies, California Probate, Estate Planning, and Business Transactions. He began his career as a lawyer with the IRS national office in Washington D.C, where he worked on tax collection and litigation matters. He later worked at two noted local law firms where he further developed his tax controversy skills and represented clients in estate planning, probate, and business transactions. Mitch is a former Internal Revenue Service revenue/collection officer. After gaining the skills, knowledge and experience, Mitch founded the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port. As...
John B. Palley
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2240 Douglas Blvd.
Suite 150
Roseville, CA 95661
Free ConsultationRoseville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
Estate Planning and Probate
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
I have been practicing estate and probate law since 1994. My practice is 100% focused on California probate court cases only. I pride myself on efficiency and answering my client's questions within minutes rather than days. I am a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. I have highest ratings on numerous websites including Martindale Hubbell "AV" rated, AVVO "10.0" rated, and am a "Superlawyer." I also am a past Sacramento Bee estate and probate "expert." I speak on estate and probate law to professional groups and have been quoted in numerous articles on the...
Scott Jordan
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 362-3598 18 Crow Canyon Court
Suite 280
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I represent individuals and small to medium sized businesses in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt consolidation matters. For individuals, I represent clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, including 2nd home mortgage lien stripping, redemption of vehicles and student loan reductions. For businesses, I provide services related to the winding down of a business, board and management consultations and bankruptcy debt consolidation in Chapter 11. In conjunction with my bankruptcy practice, I also provide estate planning, probate and trust administration representation. The best way to avoid probate is to plan properly by drafting...
Barry L. Adams
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience

I am an experienced trusts and estates attorney. I advise clients regarding estate planning, estate/trust administration and litigation. I can help you with setting up your estate plan, resolving a family... Read More »
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Alice A Salvo
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Woodland Hills, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience

Alice A. Salvo in Woodland Hills, California, offers quality representation in estate planning, trust, probate, elder law and conservatorship cases. Our firm is dedicated to helping elders and families... Read More »
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Troy Werner
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Santa Clarita, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 630-9902 27257 1/2 Camp Plenty Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Probate
Southwestern Law School
An Ivy League graduate, Troy Werner has been an indispensable asset to The Werner Law Firm, providing exceptional legal service to its clients. Troy has won numerous awards during his tenure as an attorney, including being recognized with an award as one of the Top 40 individuals under 40 in the community. Troy Werner continues the tradition of excellence in the firm. His father L. Rob Werner, founder of The Werner Law Firm, ranks among the most experienced lawyers in California. Starting the Law Offices of L. Rob Werner in 1975, the Werners have built it into the...
William Martin Burbank
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Fullerton, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(800) 220-4205 619 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Marty Burbank is the expert in Elder Law, Veteran's Benefits and Asset Protection for Medical and Dental Practices. Our team is located in Fullerton, the heart of North Orange County. This proximity allows us to reach a broad spectrum of clients. Marty Burbank provides the same planning and legal power of the larger firms, yet in a personalized setting. We utilize the latest in technology to create and store documents for all our clients. Every client receives services that are customized to their specific needs. We never use templates. Since 2002 Marty Burbank has focused his practice...
David J. O'Connell
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Valley Center, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(760) 310-2463 12580 Mirar de Valle Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Mr. O'Connell leads a small firm of professionals specializing in real estate issues, business, corporations, limited liability companies, estates, and trust administration. He has more than 20 years of experience in these areas and is fully equipped to advise clients regarding their options and risks in these troubling economic times. Mr. O'Connell speaks frequently at continuing education seminars on topic including the emerging issues in limited liability companies and legal ethics. Mr. O'Connell served in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1968 to 1972, serving in Turkey and Germany.
Star Q Lopez
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Fullerton, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 409-3522 1370 N. Brea Blvd.
Ste. 140
Fullerton, CA 92835
Estate Planning, Business and Family
New York University School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Star Q. Lopez focuses her practice in estate planning, business formations, and general tax law services. Having practiced law for over a decade, Star has extensive experience in a variety of matters from estate planning, tax law, international law, and business planning to federal labor law, government contracting, criminal law, and general counsel to federal entities. In addition to her transactional and business experience, Star is a former federal prosecutor. In her role as a Judge Advocate, Star handled several criminal trials, administrative board hearings, and Federal labor law cases on behalf of the United States Air Force....
Hossein Farzam Berenji
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(213) 985-3007 550 S. Hill Street STE 1467
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Loyola Law School
Hossein Berenji, owner and found of Berenji & Associates, provides exceptional representation to anyone in need of family law attorney. Mr. Berenji's practice handles all family law matters including divorce, child support and custody, spousal support, and can assist in preparation of your pre or post nuptials.
Richard Samuel Price
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(909) 475-8800 300 E. State St., Ste. 620
Redlands, CA 92373
Free ConsultationRedlands, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
New York University School of Law and Western New England University School of Law
R. Sam Price is an experienced and highly educated attorney who’s passionate about helping others. Sam’s exceptional talent is to make complicated legal jargon and court procedures, simple and easy for his clients to comprehend.

Sam is the managing attorney of the growing boutique law practice, Price Law Firm, APC, which focuses on probate, estate planning, trust administration, long-term care planning and litigation. He represents clients in probate matters and prosecutes and defends clients in probate and trust litigation. He made such an impression on an author client that she based a character of a probate attorney on him, in her...
Annette Dawson-Davis
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Camarillo, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(805) 498-0909 400 Mobil Ave.
D11
Camarillo, CA 93010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Ventura College of Law
Annette Dawson-Davis, B.S., M.Ed., J.D.

MY STORY:
After my father, Howard Q. Dawson, Sr.-Major USAF, died, I found his trust was not well-written. My dad was sold an estate plan by a large corporation based in another state. These corporations are called "Trust Mills," which give accountants and financial advisors large referral fees to recommend their services to clients. The attorney that prepared the trust did not take the time to make sure all of the important details and contingencies were covered. The attorney did not stand behind the product and was not available to help when problems arose....
Daniel Timothy Quane
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Danville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law and McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Daniel T. Quane manages the Doyle Quane Family Trusts and Estates practice. Dan is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law. He has an advanced legal degree in Taxation (LL.M.) and he was named Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in 2015 and 2016. He works with a diverse range of clients, from those of average means to wealthy families requiring complex advanced estate tax planning strategies. Dan has experience guiding families through the complex legal process required upon death in the most efficient manner possible, whether it’s through trust administration or the probate court process. He...
James Edward Berge
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(408) 985-9918 1101 S Winchester Blvd Ste I-208
San Jose, CA 95128
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Golden Gate University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Homer Gordon Sheffield Jr
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Santa Barbara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 52 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Duke Univ School of Law
Mr. Sheffield is one of the top estate planning, tax, and trusts and estates attorneys on the Central Coast. His practice focuses on advising individuals and families regarding tax, estate planning, probate, trust and business succession matters, and advising corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies regarding business and tax matters.

Mr. Sheffield is a Certified Tax Specialist. He has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent, signifying the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, for 28 consecutive years. He has also been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer.

Mr. Sheffield is a past Chairman of the...
Priscilla Ann Madrid
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Anaheim Hills, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience

Priscilla Madrid is is an estate planning and elder law attorney located in Anaheim Hills, California. Her practice includes estate planning for businesses and individuals, probate, trust, estate and... Read More »
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Joel Steven Weissler
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience

San Diego Attorney Joel Weissler (619-281-1888) has practiced law for over 25 yrs. Early on, his personal experiences focused his career on Estate Planning, Elder law, Asset Protection & Probate. Joel... Read More »
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.