Alameda County, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Laurie E. Yoon
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Victor J. Yoo
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 553-8000 1300 Clay St #600
Oakland, CA 94612
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
Eric Morgan Boeing
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Alameda County, 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...
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(510) 843-6060 2141 Emerson St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Insurance Claims
Golden Gate University School of Law
Lynn Sherrell is in solo-practice in Berkeley California, following a dozen years in San Francisco law firms practicing personal injury, products' liability and worker's compensation law. Lynn has achieved a Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law of the State Bar of California Department of Legal Specialization. Lynn is client oriented and serves individuals, families, small businesses and small owner investors in many aspects of civil law and litigation. When you need an advocate on your side, get a woman on your case. Lynn is a graduate of Golden Gate University Law School with an emphasis in public interest...
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(510) 860-5919 1050 Kains Ave. #A1
Albany, CA 94706
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Elder
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University Law School
Mr. James Michael O'Neil III
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 992-9452 1935 Addison St
Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
As one of the co-founders of O’Neil & Rueppel, LLP, James O’Neil has narrowed his primary focus to trusts and probate. After graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, he served as an intern for the Honorable A. James Roberston II in the San Francisco Superior Court. He founded this firm along with John Rueppel in 2009 and his mission is to guide his clients through the complex estate planning and trust and estate administration. He has helped hundreds of clients plan for their futures and manage the transfer of property following the passing of...
Matthew G. Grech
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 270-5602 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
St. Thomas University School of Law
As an attorney, Matthew Grech began his career as a civil litigator. From there Mr. Grech transitioned into estate planning and probate & estate administration. As an estate planning/administration attorney Mr. Grech has assisted numerous clients manage trust and estate administrations from inception to closing, as well as guiding and facilitating the planning process. It was during this time that Mr. Grech realized that a number of his clients’ family members and friends were facing mounting financial troubles in the wake of The Great Recession. It was this realization that motivated Mr. Grech to begin practicing bankruptcy law, which...
Howard Elliot Kane
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 4200 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
I attended UCLA from 1983-1987 and obtained a B.A. in History. I attended
UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco from 1987-1990 and began practicing law in 1990. I am also a licensed California real estate broker and I have brokered hundreds of purchase and sale agreements since 1996.

In addition to handling simple and complex real estate transactions, I focus on affordable estate planning packages. Fees begin at $495. Packages
include:

Wills
Revocable Living Trusts
Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
Health Care Directives
Final Arrangements

I also make house calls throughout the Bay Area.


David Sheen ESQ.
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 438-6868 39510 Paseo Padre Pkwy
#190
Fremont, CA 94538
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Immigration
California Western School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
Basil John Boutris
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(510) 430-1518 7677 Oakport St., Suite 1140
Oakland, CA 94621
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
My law firm specializes in all aspects of tax planning and tax controversy, trust and estate planning and litigation, business formation and bankruptcy (primarily relating to business/tax debts). I have over 30 years of experience as a tax specialist.
Daniela Lungu
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(925) 558-2710 4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Golden Gate University School of Law
Like many attorneys, before opening her own law firm, Ms. Lungu was a highly accomplished businesswoman, in various areas of management and areas of specialty. Additionally, she has a mediation and conciliation practice spanning almost two decades in California. Her unique abilities to make high level communication a safe and comfortable experience facilitated the transition to law and a career in mediation and dispute resolution. Part of her strength is in her keen awareness of the importance of each individual's particular needs and the need for individualized solutions. She provides individually tailored estate and business plans to all clients after...
Melanie Tavare
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(510) 255-4646 225 W Winton Ave, Ste 111
Hayward, CA 94544
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Francisco School of Law
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 825-1955 4417 Railroad Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Zachary Rayo brings experience, efficiency and empathy to estate planning. Mr. Rayo’s approach is people-centered. He recognizes that the legal needs and special issues differ from client to client, that each person is unique, with unique needs that must be met with efficiency, active listening and care. Mr. Rayo knows the importance of social responsibility which manifests not only in ethical decisions and practices but also in involvement in socially important causes.
Hannah Sargent
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(510) 512-5400 20878 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of California - Berkeley and Georgetown University Law Center
Hannah Sargent received her undergraduate degree from University of California Los Angeles and graduated from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. While in school, she spent time clerking for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Jose. She is a former military officer, company commander, two-time Iraq war veteran and decorated AH-64D Apache Helicopter pilot. She is currently the principal attorney at Sargent Law Office, where she practices litigation, business and commercial law, and estate planning, and she lives in Castro Valley with her family. Between her time working and being with her family, she enjoys...
Ranvir S Sandhu
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(510) 516-2889 39510 Paseo Padre Parkway
Suite 190
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Lincoln University
Attorney Ranvir is a dynamic, focused and hard-working lawyer who values transparency and integrity.

Estate Planning:

Ranvir helps create professional estate plans that will satisfy individual and family members’ personal, financial, and tax goals. This includes the preparation of customized wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deed transfers and advanced health care directives.

Corporate Law:

Ranvir advises individuals, joint partnerships, startups and emerging companies in tech and non-tech, including cannabis on corporate formation, M&A, financing, SAFEs and IPOs, general corporate counseling, as well as on non-corporate matters such as employment, licensing, securities compliance and general corporate counseling.

Prior Experience:

Prior to founding Insight Legal, P.C.,...
Swapna Anthoor
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(510) 244-2760 39111 Paseo Padre Parkway
Suite 115a
Fremont, CA 94538
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
As founder of the Anthoor Law Group, APC, Swampa Anthoor guides Fremont residents through the estate planning process. She has law licenses in both India and California, and can assist with legal concerns involving both jurisdictions. Her firm also provides legal representation in matters of family law and business law. Attorney Anthoor is a member of the California State Bar and Bar Council of India. In addition to English, she can aid clients in Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil. To learn more, please contact her firm today and receive a free consultation
Steven Matthew Simrin
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 328-4005 318 Harrison St
Suite 102
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Tax
UC Hastings COL
Steven M. Simrin has over 20 years of experience as both an Oakland tax attorney and a certified public accountant. He advises clients in the areas of tax, probate, trusts, and conservatorships, and has represented clients before the IRS and all California state and local tax agencies. Attorney Simrin litigates cases in state and federal court throughout California.

Prior to opening his solo law practice, Mr. Simrin was with the tax group of a major international accounting firm. Since then, he started work as an independent practitioner to provide an uncommon level of personal legal service to his clients.
Derek Deake Lim
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(510) 818-0898 3100 Mowry Ave
Ste. 204
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Immigration
New Coll of CA School of Law
Experienced, dedicated and affordable immigration attorney servings the Immigration community for near 20 years. Record of winning case on asylum, VAWA claim, naturalization with criminal background, waivers, and complex family based immigrant visa petitions.
Robert Sakai
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(510) 538-6407 26429 Chatham Ct
Hayward, CA 94542
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Bruce Emerson Methven
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 649-4019 2232 6th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
Estate Planning, Antitrust, Business and Communications
Boalt Hall (U.C. Berkeley)
Valerie Kraml
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
2625 Alcatraz Ave
319
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Business and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Laurie E. Yoon
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 3 years experience
(925) 463-1073 7901 Stoneridge Dr
#401
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
John F. Kennedy University
Doris Mitchell
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 525-8282 1320 Solano Ave., #203
Albany, CA 94706
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Jeremy D. Price
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(510) 795-4757 39899 Balentine Dr., Suite 200
Newark, CA 94560
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Jewell Hargleroad
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(510) 331-2975 1090 B Street, No. 104
Hayward, CA 94541
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Construction
Certified Appellate Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization of State Bar of California

Practice Summary: Complex federal and state litigation in contracts, land use, government, administrative, constitutional property and speech, trusts and estates, product liability, land use and insurance law.

Specialties: Appeals, injunctions, writs of mandate, land use administrative proceedings, challenging local, state and federal action and enforcing local, statutory and constitutional law in federal and state courts.

Represents both plaintiffs and defendants; insurance defense; owners and contractors in construction disputes; beneficiaries and administrators
John Erik Fraker
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(800) 775-7612 70 Washington Street
Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
John Erik Fraker is the chair of the Charitable Planning & Philanthropy Practice Group for Ainer & Fraker, LLP. Specializing in high net-worth estate planning, philanthropy, and asset protection, John excels at providing sophisticated financial solutions and advanced charitable techniques that help individuals reduce taxes, provide a lasting legacy, and strengthen the familyâs core identity. Prior to co-founding Ainer & Fraker, LLP in 2002, John handled the investment and insurance needs of high net worth families as a fee-only financial planner in the affluent Brentwood Santa Monica area of Los Angeles. Additionally, he worked as Business Development Officer for the...
Garrett Francis Riegg
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(510) 535-2555 1946 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Probate and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I have worked in a dozen fields of law over my career of 44 years. Mostly I was a business trial lawyer, but now I only advise and handle transactions: no trials. I am semiretired but come to the office most days.
Maeve Katherine Bergman
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 704-9200 2721 Shattuck Avenue
No. 223
Berkeley, CA 94705
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Gregory Sowder
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(510) 866-9667 2735 Wallace Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
Estate Planning, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Probate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Golden Gate University School of Law
I spent over 18 years working as a litigator at a statewide civil litigation firm retained to defend personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits before leaving to open my own law firm. I now focus my practice on representing people who suffered personal injuries. From my experience defending personal injury lawsuits, I know the defense side playbook. I also defended lawsuits brought by very successful personal injury lawyers, and know their playbook too. This gives me an unique perspective. I know how both sides think, know what the defendant will most likely do to win, and know strategies to put...
Scott Pesetsky
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(510) 450-0455 2855 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 203
Berkeley, CA 94705
Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Donald Hastings Read
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(510) 409-4927 982 Santa Barbara Rd
Berkeley, CA 94707
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School
Ruben Sundeen
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St Fl 8
Oakland, CA 94612
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Robert Alan Goodman
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 987-7800 555 12th Street
Suite 1900
Oakland, CA 94607
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
University of San Francisco, School of Law
Linda Jane Headrick
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(510) 324-8567 33484 Alvarado Niles Rd
Union City, CA 94587
Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Sanford Hilton Margolin
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(510) 451-4114 1970 Broadway
#1200
Oakland, CA 94612
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Reece R. Halpern
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 527-4337 1534 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA 94707
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
Jonathan Lyvere
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 497-0312 24301 Southland Dr. Ste. 208
Hayward, CA 94545
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Manohar T Reddy
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(408) 829-2824 2140 Peralta Blvd
Ste. 208
Fremont, CA 94536
Estate Planning, Business, Immigration and Real Estate
American University Washington College of Law
Priscilla Camp
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(510) 465-3885 827 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
Estate Planning and Elder
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
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Ian M.A. Van Leer
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(510) 645-1533 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Charles Vernon Moseley
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Alameda County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 529-4594 2425 Webb Avenue #200
Alameda, CA 94501
Estate Planning, Business, International and Tax
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
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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.