Berkeley Estate Planning Lawyers

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Daniel L DuRee
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Daniel L DuRee

California Estate Planning Attorney

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Steven Willock
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Steven Willock

Experienced Bay Area Estate Planning Attorney! Call today!

I am an experienced Estate Planning attorney dedicated to helping those in estate planning matters such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and more. Read More »
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Laurie E. Yoon
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Laurie E. Yoon

Experienced, professional representation in all types of estate planning cases.

I'm an experienced East Bay estate planning lawyer and am dedicated to serving the unique needs of my clients. My practice includes estate planning, probate, wills and trusts, and conservatorship and guardianship. Read More »
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Mr. James Michael O'Neil III
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Mr. James Michael O'Neil III
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(415) 992-3123 1935 Addison St
Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
As the principal of the Law Offices of James O'Neil, James O’Neil has narrowed his primary focus to estate planning and estate administration. 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. After working in law firms from 2009 through 2019, James launched the Law Offices of James O'Neil. 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...
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Lynn Margaret Sherrell
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years of 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...
Valerie Kraml
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Valerie Kraml
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years of experience
2625 Alcatraz Ave
319
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Business and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Donald Hastings Read
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Donald Hastings Read
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 51 years of 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
Martin James Elmer
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Martin James Elmer
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(510) 644-2411 1919 Addison St, #105
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Bruce Emerson Methven
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Bruce Emerson Methven
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years of experience
(510) 649-4019 2232 6th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
Estate Planning, Antitrust, Business and Communications
Boalt Hall (U.C. Berkeley)
Maeve Katherine Bergman
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Maeve Katherine Bergman
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years of 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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Gregory Sowder
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years of 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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Scott Pesetsky
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years of experience
(510) 450-0455 2855 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 203
Berkeley, CA 94705
Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Alex P. Moskovitz
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Alex P. Moskovitz
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(510) 816-1200 2039 Shattuck Avenue
Suite 406
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning, Business and Patents
Amir AtashiRang
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years of experience
2025 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
Estate Planning, Consumer, Elder and Tax
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Sara Rose Diamond
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years of experience
(510) 548-4844 2140 Shattuck Ave Ste 605
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning and Elder
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Hale Kronenberg
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years of experience
(510) 526-5054 2140 Shattuck Ave Ste 1208
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning and Tax
Columbia Law School
Helen Yuwei Liu
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(415) 433-4800 2095 Rose St Ste 102
Berkeley, CA 94709
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law and UC Hastings COL
John David Raskin
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(510) 848-6000 1936 University Ave Ste 380
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning
Harvard Law School and Harvard Univ Law School
Susan Rochelle Whitman
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years of experience
(510) 643-9566 332 Boalt Hall (North Addition)
Berkeley, CA 94720
Estate Planning
The University of Chicago Law School
Glenn M. Clark
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years of experience
(510) 848-7200 2222 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning, Environmental and Social Security Disability
New College School of Law
Carol L. Hoffman
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(510) 647-8044 1510 Walnut St Ste E
Berkeley, CA 94709
Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
Michael Charles Ferguson
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 51 years of experience
(510) 548-9005 1816 5th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
Estate Planning
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall and University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Kathryn Murphy
Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(510) 845-8737 1900 Addison Street
Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning
Lincoln Univ
Howard Elliot Kane
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Howard Elliot Kane
Oakland, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years of 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.


Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
Albany, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years of 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
Kathleen Hunt
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Kathleen Hunt
El Cerrito, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(510) 289-2288 6002 Barrett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Communications and Probate
Hastings College of Law
Doris Mitchell
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Doris Mitchell
Albany, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years of 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
Leslie Bishop Franco
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Leslie Bishop Franco
Oakland, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years of experience
(510) 428-3814 2201 Broadway, Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Sarah Wessels
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Sarah Wessels
Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(415) 944-9406 3873 Piedmont Avenue
Suite 8
Oakland, CA 94611
Estate Planning and Probate
Reece R. Halpern
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Reece R. Halpern
Albany, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years of experience
(510) 527-4337 1534 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA 94707
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
Eric Morgan Boeing
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Eric Morgan Boeing
Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years of 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...
Michael Ellis Freedman
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Michael Ellis Freedman
San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years of 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...
Victor J. Yoo
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Victor J. Yoo
Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years of 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.
Mr. Matthew J. Tuller
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Mr. Matthew J. Tuller
San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years of experience
(415) 625-0773 275 Battery Street
13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3372
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEstate Planning, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
For the past 8 years, Matthew J. Tuller, Esq. has served San Francisco Bay Area clients by providing highly customized estate planning solutions that meld convenience with exceptional client experience. As Principal Attorney of the Law Office of Matthew J. Tuller an estate planning-only law firm, he dedicates all day every day to creating practical solutions for complex legal issues.

Mr. Tuller's experience and estate planning only focus allows him to identify and implement the most effective solution to any estate planning related need that you encounter.

From creating a new estate plan, to updating an existing living trust, Will and...
Christina Weed
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Christina Weed
San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(925) 953-2920 201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
Alexander Kugelman
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Alexander Kugelman
(888) 498-8090 2 Embarcadero Center
8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Offers Video ChatSan Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years of experience
Estate Planning and Tax
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Alexander Kugelman is an attorney concentrating on tax controversies, domestic and international tax compliance, and tax collection defense. Mr. Kugelman counsels and represents individuals, small businesses, and estates.

His experience includes four years of federal government court experience at the U.S. Tax Court and a U.S. District Court. That background blends substantive tax law knowledge with administrative and litigation experience. This unique combination differs from that of an accountant or a general practitioner attorney.

Kugelman Law was created as an alternative to overpriced law firms and disreputable tax resolution companies.

Alexander was motivated to start his firm while working at the U.S. Tax...
Rebecca Romero-Vigil
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Rebecca Romero-Vigil
San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(415) 624-7211 101 California St., Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94111
Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Rebecca's undergraduate degree in Social Work carries forward in her caring and passionate attitude toward representing her clients in tax issues, including tax levies, offer in compromise. Her practice includes preparing trust plans (trust, pour over will, health care directive, and power of attorney) for her clients and assisting clients selecting and forming their business entity (S Corp, C Corp, LLC or LLP). Rebecca is determined to get the best result for her client. Prepare today, for peace of mind in the future.
Lindsay Gunn Spiller
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Lindsay Gunn Spiller
San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years of experience
(415) 501-0156 450 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Georgetown University Law Center
Spiller Law is a business, estate planning and entertainment law firm located in San Francisco, California. Business: We serve small to medium-sized businesses in the areas of contracts, business planning, mergers and acquisitions, partnership agreements, corporate formation and dispute resolution. We have advised businesses in involved in aviation, finance, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, music, film, and television. Estate Planning: We work with individuals and couples to create simple to sophisticated estate plans, depending on their needs. Entertainment Law: We advise film/TV, new media, and music clients as to business planning, business formation, contract negotiation, and licensing
Sidney Alex Luscutoff
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Sidney Alex Luscutoff
San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(415) 989-7500 5 3rd St
#1216
San Francisco, CA 94103
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Sidney Luscutoff is an experienced Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate Law attorney. His practice areas include bankruptcy estates, probate estates, trust estates and conservatorships. Sid provides quality, practical and strategic advocacy to the residents of California.

Sid's personal experience as a business owner and real estate developer give him a unique understanding of his clients' legal needs. Contact Sid to see how he can help you meet your goals.
Michael D. Larsen
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Michael D. Larsen
San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(415) 483-5938 One Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
Estate Planning, Elder, International and Tax
University of Chicago
I have always been interested in European history and languages. I lived in France for four years before returning to the Bay Area to set up my law practice. I often work with people in the Bay Area who have family or assets in France.
Ashley Talbot Dean
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Ashley Talbot Dean
San Francsico, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years of experience
(415) 328-2797 720 Bay St
San Francsico, CA 94109
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ashley is founder of Talbot Law Firm. As an attorney in the firm’s emerging business practice, Ashley counsels startups with incorporation, early stage financing, employment issues, intellectual property protection, technology licensing, commercial partnerships and various other corporate transactions. Ashley believes that understanding a company’s vision and priorities is important to devising strategies to solve legal problems so companies can focus on their goals. Ashley has nearly 3 years in-house experience representing entrepreneurs in a wide range of corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters. Ashley received a J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.A. in...
Robert Joseph Mintz
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Robert Joseph Mintz
San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years of experience
(800) 223-4291 388 Market Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Boston University School of Law and Univ of San Diego School of Law
We are a law firm with offices in San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area. Our practice is focused on providing sophisticated asset protection legal services for clients throughout the country. When helpful, we can arrange personal meetings with our clients in Los Angeles and most areas in California.

We structure our clients personal and business holdings to protect against risk of loss from sources of potential liability. This structuring is based upon the correct choice of business entity and the proper asset protection strategies for holding investment assets and accumulated wealth. Our expertise is in both...
Mark Tad Malachowski
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Mark Tad Malachowski
San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years of experience
(415) 983-0717 870 Market Street
Suite 1048
San Francisco, CA 94102
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
Northwestern Cal Univ of Law
Founded by Mark Malachowski, the Law Office of Malachowski and Associates provides legal services to clients in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area. Our office recognizes that lives and fortunes hang in the balance when a client seeks our services, so we strive to work closely with you to develop an individually designed action plan to achieve your goals. Mr. Malachowski has a wide breadth of education and experience apart from his Juris Doctorate in Law and his legal counsel and litigation work for businesses, investors and individuals. With his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Science...
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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.

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