Danville, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Daniel L DuRee
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Laurie E. Yoon
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Experienced, professional representation in all types of estate planning cases.

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Daniel Timothy Quane
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Danville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 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 23 years experience
(925) 660-7544 318 Diablo Road STE C
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...
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...
Mr Terence Daniel Doyle
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Danville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 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.
David F. Monsour
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Danville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 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...
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
Danville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(925) 362-1445 319 Diablo Rd Ste 100
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Danville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(925) 385-8545 4125 Blackhawk Plaza Cir
Ste 207
Danville, CA 94506
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Univ of Oregon School of Law
Danville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(925) 938-5811 PO Box 2012
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Danville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(925) 837-7603 185 Front St #205
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Danville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 48 years experience
(925) 837-0585 515 Fulton Way
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
Danville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(925) 362-1010 PO Box 8
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Danville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
(925) 529-3999 140 Town & Country Dr Ste A
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Danville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(925) 837-0585 630 San Ramon Valley Blvd
Ste 100
Danville, CA 94526
Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Danville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(925) 487-9312 642 Blue Spruce Dr
Danville, CA 94506
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Scott Jordan
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 913-0275 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...
Ivette Santaella
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(925) 831-4840 San Ramon, CA 94583
Estate Planning, Elder, IP 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...
Mr. Dimitrios Dimitrakos Esq.
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
PO Box 2269
San Ramon, CA 94583
Estate Planning, Immigration and International
Foreign Law School
Robert Riordan
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(925) 743-0600 18 Crow Canyon Ct
Ste. 380
San Ramon, CA 94583
Estate Planning
Golden Gate University School of Law
Guy Ellery Louie
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 234-1440 2010 Crow Canyon Place Suite 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
Estate Planning, Animal, Appeals and Elder
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
James Wesley Choate III
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(925) 271-4342 111 Deerwood Rd
Ste 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Julius Kahn III
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San Ramon, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 58 years experience
(925) 556-9876 9420 Cherry Hills Lane
San Ramon, CA 94583
Estate Planning
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...
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.
Christina Weed
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 390-3222 1990 N California Blvd
Suite 1020
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...
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...
Gary D. Sparks
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 465-2500 2890 North Main Street
Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jenny Tiu
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Concord, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(415) 710-1764 1320 Willow Pass Road
Suite 600
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Jenny Tiu received her B.S. degree in Physiological Science from UCLA. During her undergraduate studies, she was a research assistant at UCLA for both spinal cord injury and atherosclerosis research. Ms. Tiu then earned her J.D. degree at Golden Gate University School of Law with an emphasis in Public Interest Law. During law school, she interned for the San Francisco City Attorney's Office in the Juvenile Dependency Unit. She then went on to intern for the Solano County Alternate Public Defender's Office in the Juvenile Dependency Unit and later in the Misdemeanor Unit. After being...
Laurie E. Yoon
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Pleasanton, 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
Michael John Young
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(925) 256-0298 1931 San Miguel Dr Ste 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Western State Univ
Michael J. Young is an Estate, Probate and Asset Protection Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA. Mr. Young helps his clients plan for not only "What Happens if You Die", but for "What Happens If You Don't Die And Become Ill and Need Care." He helps his clients in the design of their estate plans, to protect their assets for their senior care and to also provide a legacy for their loved ones.

Mr. Young, who has been in practice for over forty years, gives workshops every month in Walnut Creek on basic estate planning and advanced estate planning. The basic...
Dess Aldredge Benedetto
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(925) 945-8200 1615 Bonanza Street, Ste. 209
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of San Diego School of Law
Ms. Benedetto has assisted hundreds of clients with the creation of their Wills, Living Trusts and other estate planning documents. She assists families with trust administration and probate procedures when loved ones pass away, and also prepares legal documents for conservatorships of elderly clients and limited conservatorships for developmentally disabled adults. In 2006, Ms. Benedetto created the Family Trust Law Center, later incorporated to Family TLC, Inc., to be a firm where families come for professional estate planning by licensed attorneys, at flat, reasonable fees. Amendment of documents and other hourly work is done as...
Daniela Lungu
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Pleasanton, 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...
Raymond Bruce McFalone
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(925) 944-1438 1990 N California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Estate Planning and Probate
Western State Univ
Karen L. Lewis
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(925) 287-6484 1990 California Blvd., 8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Estate Planning
Santa Clara University School of Law
Dominic Hutchinson Porrino
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 448-2439 2065 N Broadway Ste 203
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Porrino Law PC operates under the guidance of principal Dominic H. Porrino, who entered law practice with the intention of protecting the assets and safety of citizens by helping them negotiate the complexities of the California legal system. The competitive spirit that prompted him to play lacrosse and rugby in his youth now drives development of strategies to protect the best interests of his clients.

Mr. Porrino, an attorney whose practice encompasses legal separation, divorce, child custody and support, estate planning and other civil matters, obtained his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and was admitted to the...
Aaron Roy Feldman
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(925) 283-6691 1855 Olympic Boulevard
Suite 125
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Estate Planning and Elder
Southwestern Univ School of Law
A member of the American Society of Special Needs Planners, Aaron Feldman has the expertise to help you secure your special needs child’s future with a Special Needs Estate Plan and ensure your child’s special education by advocating for him or her.

Aaron Feldman of The Feldman Law Group is an attorney who has devoted his practice to helping others. Since obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1978, then his law degree (JD) in 1982 from the Southwestern University School of Law, Aaron Feldman went on to serve his clients as...
Mr. Harry L. Styron
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(925) 932-4300 1615 Bonanza Street
Suite 407
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4532
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Probate
University of California - Hastings College of Law
Ms. Gabriela Odell
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Wanut Creek,, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(925) 705-7784 1990 North California Blvd.
Wanut Creek,, CA 94596
Estate Planning
Victor J. Yoo
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Oakland, 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.
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, 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...
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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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