Felton, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Brian Kipling Myers
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Scotts Valley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(831) 438-2318 5321 Scotts Valley Drive, Suite 205
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Pascal Anthony Anastasi Esq.
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Capitola, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(831) 475-0771 820 Bay Avenue, Suite 230A
Capitola, CA 95010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
A Business Lawyer with Experience in Business. The Anastasi Law Firm is managed by Pascal Anastasi. He is a graduate of UOP, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. He was privileged to have been taught Constitutional Law by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for the United States of America. His comfortable style, developed skills and dedication to small business owners was built upon his association with entrepreneurs and his undergraduate work at, CSU, Chico, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Business, and Minor from...
Kathleen Lawler Bodmer
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Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(831) 462-3220 655 Capitola Rd
Suite 103
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Boston Univ School of Law
Kathleen has been practicing law since 1994, concentrating in the areas of estate planning, trust administration and business transaction law. Kathleen's estate planning client base ranges from young couples just starting out to those clients with multi-million dollar estates in need of tax, gift, and charitable planning, as well as a basic estate plan. Additionally, Kathleen enjoys working with clients in the later stages of life to address those matters that can make the transitions that are inevitable proceed more smoothly, and as the client best intends. Kathleen's business practice focuses on smaller businesses in need of...
Victor Manuel Campos
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Capitola, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(831) 438-2220 PO Box 838
Capitola, CA 95010
Estate Planning and Criminal
Monterey COL
Shelli Strahle
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Soquel, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(831) 621-2165 2425 Porter Street, Suite 10
Soquel, CA 95073
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Jeffrey Killeen
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Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(831) 600-7017 303 Potrero St., Ste 52
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Estate Planning and Probate
Lucille Des Jardins
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Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(831) 425-5828 555 Soquel Avenue
Suite 290
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Estate Planning and Elder
Jeffrey K Nielsen
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(408) 294-9700 84 West Santa Clara St. #540
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
Western State University College of Law
With over 5 years of experience, I understand the challenges facing families when they begin to contemplate their future. I know that you want to make sure that you are leaving your loved ones in a good place, and I want to help you develop a comprehensive estate plan that allows you to achieve your specific objectives.

I offer customized Estate Plans tailored to each client's needs. I have dealt with estates of all different sizes. Even if you feel that it is unnecessary for you to create an estate plan, you may have more assets than you realize. Certainly,...
Javed Inam Ellahie
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SAN JOSE, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(408) 294-0404 12 South First Street, Suite 600
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Javed Ellahie's practice focuses on estate planning, probate, real estate law and bankruptcy. He carries a Martindale-Hubbell “AV-rating”, the highest rating of legal knowledge and ethics.
He is a certified bankruptcy law specialist (certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization) and has frequently lectured at seminars for bankruptcy law specialists. Mr. Ellahie has also served as a Trustee to the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the West-Valley Mission Community College District.

Mr. Ellahie’s estate planning experience includes setting up estate plans such as simple and complex trusts, drafting irrevocable trusts, family limited partnership, charitable trusts...
Benjamin J. Sowards Esq.
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(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#200
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationCampbell, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of California, Davis, School of Law

Mr. Sowards is an estate planning and wealth transfer attorney. He sets ups estate plans, including living trusts, to help to avoid probate, minimize taxes and limit conflict. He also helps to settle out and administer trust and probate estates. He represents trustees to help them comply with the terms of the trust agreement and the California Probate Code. He minimizes conflict and lawsuits between trustees and beneficiaries or legal heirs. He also represents small and family owned businesses. He has saved his clients millions of dollars in probate fees and has successfully resolved several family conflicts that likely would...
Michael Edward Lonich
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family and Probate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Michael E. Lonich is the managing partner of Lonich & Patton and has nearly 30 years of experience representing a wide range of businesses and individuals. His practice concentrates on Estate Planning, Business Law and divorce mediation. Mike draws upon his expertise and the firm's resources to partner with individuals and families to develop comprehensive estate plans and successfully represent clients in trust administration and probate litigation. From the creation of a simple will to a complex trust, family limited liability partnership or business succession plan, maximizing financial benefits as well as ensuring the peace of mind that an estate...
Thomas E. Rossmeissl
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(408) 883-3520 16450 Los Gatos Boulevard
Suite 108
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
Estate Planning and Probate
Georgetown University Law Center
I am a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization. My focus is on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and trust and estate litigation. I help individuals and families who face serious legal situations, and I help bring them solutions and peace of mind. My goal is to help clients gain the peace of mind that comes with taking care of their families, to help clients navigate through the challenges of trust and estate administration, and to zealously represent clients in litigation to seek the...
Stephen Searle Rudd
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Cupertino, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(408) 252-5211 10455 Torre Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Stanford University
Steve Rudd is a Stanford Law School J.D. with over thirty years experience handling estate planning (trusts, wills, powers of attorney) and estate administration (trust administration, trust modification, spousal property petition and probate proceeding) for Silicon Valley clients. Steve Rudd offers quality legal services at affordable prices.
Matthew G. Grech
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(408) 214-0385 111 North Market St.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
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...
Jennifer Louise Mispagel
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(408) 286-9800 70 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jennifer Mispagel focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate. Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate and her Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University in 2008. After completing her first year at Santa Clara University School of Law, Jennifer spent a summer in Tokyo studying the Japanese legal system and interning for a local law firm. When she returned to school, she enrolled in Santa Clara’s MBA program to complement her legal education. Jennifer received both the Witkin and CALI Awards in Community Property as well as the American Bankruptcy...
Robert Paul Bergman
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(408) 247-0444 1777 Saratoga Avenue
Suite 208
San Jose, CA 95129
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Santa Clara University School of Law
Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law, focusing on estate planning for families with children.
Kendra Bowen
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Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 521-6910 20 South Santa Cruz, Ste. 300
Los Gatos, 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...
James Edward Berge
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(408) 985-9918 1101 S Winchester Blvd Ste I-208
San Jose, CA 95128
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
Golden Gate University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Roy Wayne Litherland
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Campbell, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(408) 356-9200 3425 S Bascom Avenue, Suite 240
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Indiana Univ Indianapolis School of Law
Roy Litherland has been providing legal services in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties continuously since 1975.

In law school, Roy was a recipient of the Dean Faust Award and received awards and honors in income taxation and estate taxation.

Roy is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a legal specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. In addition to his extensive legal background, he was previously licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Roy is a member of the California State Bar Association, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys....
John Matthew Wunderling
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(408) 280-0535 333 W Santa Clara Street
Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Gonzaga University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
John joined Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling in 1999 in the tax, trust, and estate division. He completed his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law and earned his LL.M in Taxation from the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. He primarily handles cases in the areas of income, estate, gift taxation, wealth transfer, post-death trust administration, and probate. He is well-versed in many state and federal tax matters and implications regarding estate planning tools and business structures. John frequently presents in legal seminars regarding tax law.
Clarence Joseph Ferrari Jr
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 58 years experience
(408) 280-0535 333 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Stanford University
Clarence J. Ferrari is a founding partner of Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling. He primarily handles cases involving business and tax planning, with an emphasis on business planning and wealth transfer for families, individuals, and closely-held companies. He has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in business transfers, generation-skipping transfers, creating sophisticated estate plans, charitable trusts, life insurance trusts, and more. Mr. Ferrari also understands the state and federal tax implications regarding estate plans and business transactions. He is a certified specialist in taxation.
Carol Elias Zolla
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Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(408) 358-6900 16450 Los Gatos Blvd.
Suite 208
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
Carol is an attorney who practices only in the field of estate planning and administration. Since 2002, she has been certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Carol graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. She serves on the Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Advisory Commission to the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. She is an active member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Silicon Valley...
Lawrence M Kelly
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Santa Clara, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(408) 736-3535 275 Saratoga Avenue, #102
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Lawrence (Larry) Kelly has been providing professional and courteous Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law services for clients in the South Bay Area and beyond for 25+ years.
Lisa Intrieri Caputo
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(408) 280-0535 333 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Santa Clara University
Lisa joined Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling in 1994 and became a Partner in 1999. She earned her law degree from Santa Clara University. Lisa devotes much of her time to cases involving wealth transfer planning, business succession, tax planning, tax litigation, charitable planning, and a variety of other trust and probate matters. She has published a variety of legal treatises and presented her work before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and Treasure Dept. Lisa frequently speaks and educates the public regarding estate and tax planning issues. She consistently ranks as one of the top lawyers in her field.
Daniel J. Leahy
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Campbell, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#200
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of California - Berkeley
Eric Daniel Despotes
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 475
San Jose, CA 95126
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Eric Despotes became the newest attorney at Lonich & Patton, LLP in February 2010 and assists in all areas of the firm's practice, Family Law, Estate Planning, and Business Law Eric grew up in the Bay Area and attended college at California State University, Long Beach, earning a degree in Poltical Science with an emphasis in International Relations. He then returned to the Bay Area to attend law school. Eric graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2009. He received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award...
Rebekah Joy Turney
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Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(408) 395-6021 266 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University
We provide dedicated representation designed to produce results. Our primary focus is real estate, construction, landlord tenant and business law.
Timothy D. Henry
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(408) 643-0942 1871 The Alameda
Suite 333
San Jose, CA 95126
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
If you are in need of an estate planning lawyer in San Jose, you can have confidence in the help you can secure from Attorney Timothy D. Henry. His reputation speaks for itself, and you can rest assured in the help you can procure when you come to the Law Offices of Timothy D. Henry. This law firm exists to support individuals just like you, and you can have confidence that your case can receive the care and attention it requires when you come here. Attorney Henry attended Idaho State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He...
John Erik Fraker
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Saratoga, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(800) 775-7612 14500 Big Basin Way
Suite K
Saratoga, CA 95070
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...
Sujung Park
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Cupertino, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(408) 236-7345 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 100
Cupertino, CA 95014
Estate Planning and Business
Emory University
As a business legal counsel, Sujung Park has advised individuals and businesses on various legal transactions and litigation matters. Her practice includes corporate, commercial contracts, and estate and asset planning. Sujung’s clients range from global high tech companies to innovative emerging startups and local small businesses. She also has served as outside general counsel for the US subsidiaries of Korean companies and US companies who has a business relationship with Korea.

Sujung received a J.D. from Emory University School of Law and a M.A. in International Laws from Seoul National University. She is a member of the State Bar...
Camelia Mahmoudi
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(408) 658-8580 2021 The Alameda, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95126
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Santa Clara University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law from the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Legal services in the areas of (1) Trust & Estate, including Wills, Living Trusts, Probate, Trust Administration, and Conservatorships. (2) Taxation, including Compromise of Tax Liabilities, Tax Payment Agreements and Workouts, Defense Against IRS Collection, Audit and Appeals, and Abatement of Tax Penalties (3) Family Law, including Prenuptial Agreements, Divorce, Custody, Division of Assets, and Guardianships.
Nicholas L. Holder
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(831) 688-0163 9053 Soquel Dr Ste 206
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
Philip Lincoln Buckwalter
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(831) 688-0163 9053 Soquel Dr Ste 206
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Thomas Wayne Davies
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Saratoga, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years experience
(408) 867-9900 14625 Big Basin Way
P.O. Box 2039
Saratoga, CA 95070
Estate Planning
Stanford Univ Law School
Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Rated AV Preeminent for over 30 years (1986-current) - Professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected to Northern California Super Lawyers

Richard E Damon
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
9053 Soquel Drive
Suite 203
Aptos, CA 95003
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Products Liability
Stanford University and College of William and Mary
I have been practicing law full time since 1977, and I have maintained a solo practice in Santa Cruz County since 1980. I have a general practice, with emphasis on personal injury cases, aviation accidents, and most other types of accidents. I also help individuals prepare estate plans, and eventually represent the heirs in probate proceedings. If you don't know how to describe your case, please call me, and I will let you know whether I can assist you, or else point you in the right direction.
Shahram Miri
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Campbell, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 866-8382 80 Gilman Ave Ste. 27
Campbell, CA 95008
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Barbara M. Loebner
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Los Altos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(650) 468-3220 2053 Grant Rd., #260
Los Altos, CA 94024
Estate Planning
Santa Clara University School of Law
Sean Sullivan Hanley
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 293-0344 1091 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Jessica Nomie
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Campbell, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(866) 447-8460 1999 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 700
Campbell, CA 95008
Bankruptcy
Willamette University College of Law
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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.

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