Gonzales, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Jeremy Peck
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Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(831) 224-3199 220 Capitol Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Bankruptcy
Jeremy Peck is licensed to practice law in the state of California. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Peck worked in the field of behavioral sciences for the Department of Defense and other organizations. Mr. Peck graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) with a B.A. in Politics, and a minor in East Asian Studies. After graduating from UCSC, Mr. Peck worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.. Mr. Peck attended graduate school at The Johns Hopkins University receiving a Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Science. While working for the Department of Defense, Mr. Peck attended...
Steven Michael Gordon
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Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(831) 757-5246 344 Salinas Street, Suite 103
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Real Estate
Monterey COL
Steven M. Gordon is a 1975 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, receiveing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting. In 1980 Mr. Gordon graduated from Monterey College of Law, was admitted to the the State Bar of California, and began the practice of law in Salinas. Mr. Gordon has practiced law in Salinas since 1980. The firm aggressively represents its clients in the fields of civil litigation, real estate law, business law, estate planning, and trust administration.
Michelle Elaine Noble McCain
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Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(831) 772-8300 106 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Richard Hidemi West
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Salinas, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(831) 424-9822 137 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Theodore Harry Cominos
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Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 67 years experience
(831) 754-6600 10 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(831) 758-2401 295 Main St Ste 600
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(831) 751-2001 21 W Alisal St Ste 118
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and DUI
Monterey COL
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(831) 372-7271 21941 Hearthwood Ct
Salinas, CA 93908
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Monterey COL
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(831) 235-1189 20362 Franciscan Way
Salinas, CA 93908
Estate Planning
Univ of Wyoming COL
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(831) 422-2611 951 Blanco Cir # A
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning and Business
UCLA School of Law
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(831) 424-9330 17 Winham St
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Monterey, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(831) 646-0101 612 Belavida Rd
Monterey, CA 93940
Estate Planning and Tax
Yale Law School
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(831) 757-2644 1188 Padre Dr Ste 117
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning
Monterey COL
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(831) 424-1414 333 Salinas Street
PO Box 2510
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning
Monterey COL
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(831) 754-2444 318 Cayuga Street
1st Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
San Joaquin COL
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years experience
(831) 422-9606 21 W Alisal St Ste 100
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(831) 753-6444 1418 S Main St
Ste 202
Salinas, CA 93908
Estate Planning and Business
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(831) 758-2401 295 Main St Ste 600
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(831) 659-1722 111 Calera Canyon Rd
Salinas, CA 93908
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 64 years experience
(831) 424-0844 44 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Stanford Univ Law School
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years experience
(831) 320-9785 PO Box 8160
Salinas, CA 93912
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Harvard Univ Law School
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(831) 424-1414 Post Office Box 2510
Salinas, CA 93902
Estate Planning and Probate
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years experience
(831) 758-8282 119 Cayuga St
Salinas, CA 93901
Estate Planning
Humphrey's Coll School of Law
Monterey, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(831) 646-0101 612 Belavida Rd
Monterey, CA 93940
Estate Planning and Tax
Salinas, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(831) 757-2644 1188 Padre Dr Ste 117
Salinas, CA 93901-2261
Estate Planning
Julie King
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Monterey, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(831) 275-1002 2600 Garden Road, Suite 410
Monterey, CA 93940
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Trademarks
Loyola Law School
With 30 years’ experience, Julie King practices law with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. She handles a wide variety of business and estate planning matters including contracts, employment, corporation/LLC/partnership formation, wills and trusts, pet trusts, trademarks, copyrights, landlord tenant, creditor’s rights, annual meeting minutes and corporate records, mergers and acquisitions, and employee training. She served as in-house counsel to major international corporations, including Toshiba America, where she worked for 15 years. She understands businesses in a way many lawyers do not simply because she has experienced the day-to-day interactions first-hand. See the difference a trained in-house counsel can...
Sara Sturtevant
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Marina, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(831) 287-9781 PO Box 236
Marina, CA 93933
Estate Planning, Collections, Divorce and Family
New College of California
Sara Sturtevant is a licensed California attorney specializing in mediation and family law. She was the Associate Dean at Monterey College of Law and ran the school’s Practical Lawyering Program. Before joining Monterey College of Law, Sara worked at the court’s Self Help Center in Monterey. As an attorney and mediator, Sara believes that people have their own best solutions to any problem they face. This is as led her to help create programs in community mediation and self-help legal education to provide resources for people to access when facing legal problems. Sara believes that mediation should be...
John Dudley Laughton
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Monterey, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(831) 649-1122 215 W. Franklin St., Suite 411
Monterey, CA 93940
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
John is committed to providing personalized estate planning services in a highly ethical, professional, solution oriented, and cost effective manner. In addition to providing timely and high quality legal services, he is committed to educating the community about important estate planning issues through public seminars. Mr. Laughton also has a legal background in business and real estate matters and was appointed to the City of Del Rey Oaks Planning Commission and served between 1985 and 1992. He served in the U.S. Army, including a tour of Vietnam in 1971-1972. Mr. Laughton was born in Carmel, CA and raised on...
Elisabeth A. DeBartolo
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Monterey, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(831) 402-7006 99 Pacific Street
Suite 555-B
Monterey, CA 93940
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Dedicated to providing practical, cost-effective, solutions to workplace challenges. Attorney Elisabeth DeBartolo is your best choice for an employment and labor attorney who offers personalized assistance with your case. She may be the most seasoned employment attorney you will find in our area. Attorney Elisabeth DeBartolo is a Monterey Employment Attorney who worked for many years in executive level Human Resources prior to attending law school. Her experience is unique. She doesn't just have book smarts, she has the day-to-day, on-the-job, in-the-trenches experience needed to identify workplace challenges and resolve them. Ms. DeBartolo can quickly...
Pascal Anthony Anastasi Esq.
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Capitola, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 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...
Richard E Damon
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 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.
Debra Vaniman Crawford
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Monterey, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(831) 372-3900 380 Alvarado Street
Suite 202
Monterey, CA 93940
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Elder
Southwestern University School of Law
Kathleen Lawler Bodmer
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Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 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...
Philip Lincoln Buckwalter
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 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
Brian Kipling Myers
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Scotts Valley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 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
Victor Manuel Campos
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Capitola, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(831) 438-2220 PO Box 838
Capitola, CA 95010
Estate Planning and Criminal
Monterey COL
Ms.  Susan Alexander Myers
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Pacific Grove, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
199 17th St., Suite L
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Social Security Disability and Tax
Susan Alexander Myers holds a J.D., M.P.A. and an advanced law degree in Taxation (LL.M). She has practiced law in Texas and California for 10 years. Susan is a passionate advocate for seniors and their families and dedicates her practice to issues that arise from the aging process, including plannning for long-term care, Medi-Cal planning, estate planning, nursing home issues, public benefits, and conservatorships. Susan is also an experienced estate and trust litigator. When you have a legal problem, choose an attorney who will represent you with Compassion, Care and Commitment.
Shelli Strahle
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Soquel, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(831) 621-2165 2425 Porter Street, Suite 10
Soquel, CA 95073
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Deborah Ann Malkin
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Soquel, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(831) 462-9100 2425 Porter St # 3
Soquel, CA 95073
Estate Planning, Environmental and Personal Injury
City Univ/N Y Queens Coll
Anne DeNardo McGowan
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Carmel, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(831) 624-6473 PO Box 221878
Carmel, CA 93922
Estate Planning
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
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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.