Castro Valley, California Estate Planning Lawyers

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Hannah Sargent
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Castro Valley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 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...
Castro Valley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 537-6200 20880 Redwood Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Estate Planning
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Castro Valley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(510) 889-6692 20211 Patio Dr
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Lincoln Univ
Castro Valley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(510) 581-7800 20880 Redwood Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Castro Valley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(510) 881-5026 20320 Redwood Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Castro Valley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(510) 886-8833 20200 Redwood Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Armstrong Coll
Ivette Santaella
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(888) 698-3951 111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
American University
Ivette M. Santaella is a dedicated attorney with invaluable experience in the many areas of estate planning and technology law. For the past four years, she has focused her practice on estate planning and has advised numerous families-as well as businesses-on legacy and business succession planning. Ms. Santaella also assists her clients through the analysis of strategies to minimize tax liability, as well as trust management and creditor protection. She is certified and financially trained in life and long-term care insurance, and the various types of special needs issues, which are integral in estate planning. Ms. Santaella is expanding her...
Robert Sakai
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Hayward, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(510) 538-6407 26429 Chatham Ct
Hayward, CA 94542
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Jewell Hargleroad
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Hayward, 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
Scott Jordan
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 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...
Ruben Sundeen
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience

University of California, Berkeley School of LawCalifornia
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Melanie Tavare
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hayward, 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
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...
Mr. Loren Barr
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Danville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(925) 314-9999 318-C Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning
Santa Clara University School of Law
Loren Barr specializes in estate and trust litigation, estate planning, and trust and estate administration. He has represented hundreds of clients in estate, trust, and elder abuse cases, and has extensive experience drafting and administering wills and trusts. He has been certified by the California State Bar of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law since 2004 and has served as a witness in elder abuse and trust cases. Loren has been recognized as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” every year since 2008. Loren grew up in Lafayette, California and graduated...
Mr Terence Daniel Doyle
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Danville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Golden Gate University
Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS), State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; LLM Taxation; Member California State Bar; Hawaii State Bar; Arizona State Bar; Contra Costa County Bar Association; Family Law Section Hawaii State Bar; Family Law Section Arizona State Bar, Trust and Estates Section Arizona State Bar. The law offices of Doyle Golde Grossman Family Law Group provides family law, divorce, estate planning and trust administration services in the Contra Costa County providing the community with deep legal talent and a professional result based representation.
Jean Claude Bernard Mallein
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Danville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(925) 905-9050 244 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Jean Claude (JJ) B. Mallein Jr. is an experienced business, tax and trusts and estates attorney. Dedicated to wealth preservation, he has focused his education and practice on helping California residents secure their estates and prepare for the future. As a partner at boutique tax and estate planning firm in the Silicon Valley, Mr. Mallein gained valuable experience in wealth management, estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, trust and estate administrations, tax controversy, real estate transactions and like-kind exchange cases. He is fully prepared to tackle complex business and estate planning cases. Mr. Mallein is a Dual Certified...
Robert Riordan
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(925) 743-0600 18 Crow Canyon Ct
Ste. 380
San Ramon, CA 94583
Estate Planning
Golden Gate University School of Law
Basil John Boutris
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 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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Pleasanton, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 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...
Mr. Dimitrios Dimitrakos Esq.
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
PO Box 2269
San Ramon, CA 94583
Estate Planning, Immigration and International
Foreign Law School
Guy Ellery Louie
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Hayward, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 234-1440 225 West Winton Avenue- Suite 200
Hayward, CA 94533
Estate Planning, Animal, Appeals and Elder
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jonathan Lyvere
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Hayward, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(510) 497-0312 24301 Southland Dr. Ste. 208
Hayward, CA 94545
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
David F. Monsour
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Danville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(925) 314-9999 318-C Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning, Probate and Securities
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
David practices in the areas of Securities Litigation and Trust and Estate Litigation. He has always been interested in helping individuals in need and solving problems. Raised on a ranch in Texas, David attended undergrad at the University of Texas. Attracted to the beauty and vitality of California, David attended law school in the Bay Area. One of David’s favorite aspects of working at Barr & Young includes the small practice size — enabling him to spend more time on each client, build a meaningful relationship and follow each case from start to finish. He enjoys being thorough...
Linda Jane Headrick
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Union City, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(510) 324-8567 33484 Alvarado Niles Rd
Union City, CA 94587
Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Jonathan Donald Matthews
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San Leandro, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 283-6320 13885 Doolittle Drive, #105
San Leandro, CA 94577
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Stanford Univ Law School
Heidi Imsand
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Danville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(925) 314-9999 318-C Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Julius Kahn III
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 57 years experience
(925) 556-9876 9420 Cherry Hills Lane
San Ramon, CA 94583
Estate Planning
Michelle Therese Duval
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(510) 569-8558 7700 Edgewater Drive
Suite 147
Oakland, CA 94621
Estate Planning
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Eric Morgan Boeing
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 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...
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...
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 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...
Konstantine A Demiris
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 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...
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 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
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Pleasanton, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 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.
Daniel L DuRee
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(925) 210-1400 1535 N. Main Street
Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Do you have questions about the estate planning process? Please call today for a free consultation.
Ronald C. Chauvel
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San Mateo, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(650) 573-9500 66 Bovet Road
Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
UC Hastings COL
After practicing for a successful San Francisco financial district law firm for ten years, Ronald started his own practice in 1988. His primary practice areas include business representation, business formations, conversions, acquisitions, sales and mergers, real estate and transportation law, and estate planning. He specializes in representing small to medium sized entities in various industries, including real estate, transportation and logistics, and start-up technology and commercial enterprises. Estate planning services are provided for business owners and their families.
Christina Weed
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(925) 953-2920 1655 N. Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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...
Bridget McInerney Harris
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 398-8080 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Gonzaga University School of Law
David Douglas Stein
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(415) 969-9936 1 Sansome Street
Suite 720
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
David D. Stein is a San Francisco divorce attorney backed by 18+ years of experience, and is the founder of Liaise Divorce Solutions. Recognizing that there was a significant need for smarter, quicker, friendly, and all around better ways to dissolve marriages, he founded his firm with the intent of making mediation mainstream. In addition to frequently helping clients through divorce using mediation, he acts as a guest speaker for a variety of legal functions. Carol Gee has more than 20 years of legal experience and received Liaise divorce mediation training. Her fluency in Mandarin Chinese has proven incredibly...
Mark Tad Malachowski
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(415) 983-0717 703 Market Street
Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA 94103
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...
Kendra Bowen
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 521-6910 1990 North California Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94303
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
I have focused my practice solely on estate planning and advanced estate planning, specifically the legal work to PREVENT PROBATE. As a San Mateo County native, I receive great satisfaction in using the law to help other San Francisco Bay Area residents and home owners avoid the time consuming, costly and disruptive probate process. I meet with every client at a Fidelity Law Office near them and guide them through the estate planning process in a fun and efficient way. My positive approach and knowledge of estate planning law ensures that each client makes the right decisions for their estate...
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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.


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