Huntington Beach, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Gordon A. Schaller
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Gordon Schaller represents high-net-worth individuals and public and private organizations on tax, estate planning, business succession, charitable and wealth management, trust and estate litigation, and related issues. Read More »
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Priscilla Ann Madrid
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience

Priscilla Madrid is is an estate planning and elder law attorney located in Anaheim Hills, California. Her practice includes estate planning for businesses and individuals, probate, trust, estate and elder abuse... Read More »
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Scott A. Harshman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – U.S. and International Tax Lawyer

Scott Harshman focuses on tax, trust and estate matters and business planning for high net-worth individuals, including matters for multinational individuals and families. Read More »
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Jeffrey Robert Matsen
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years experience

Jeff Matsen is Of Counsel Partner to the Southern California law firm, Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP and has been providing a wide range of clients with the highest level of legal services for 50 years. Since receiving... Read More »
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Dan W Kehr
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Huntington Beach , CA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(714) 375-6622 17011 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92647
9th Floor
Huntington Beach , CA 92647
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Communications and Tax
California Western School of Law and UCLA School of Law
Dan W. Kehr is the managing attorney at Kehr Business Law, PC. Before that he was a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Business practice group, where he provided corporate general counsel, technology, Internet and e-commerce legal services. He handles transactional-based legal issues that address the issues that arise when companies develop, license, acquire or sell information technology and Internet or computer-related products and services worldwide. He represents entrepreneurs, businesses, Internet & tech companies as well as their owners and C-level executives.

Dan provides legal services for a variety of individuals, entrepreneurs, investors and businesses, including start-ups and mid-market...
Barry L. Adams
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(949) 274-4760 19900 Beach Boulevard, Suite B
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of the Pacific
I am an experienced trusts and estates attorney. I advise clients regarding estate planning, estate/trust administration and litigation. I can help you with setting up your estate plan, resolving a family dispute regarding a trust or estate and with administration issues after a loved one passes away. Listen to my podcasts to find out more information about these issues.
Eric Scott Hartman
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 49 years experience
(714) 372-2216 7755 Center Ave.
Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Eric S. Hartman is a southern California attorney with several decades of experience and offices located in Huntington Beach, serving coastal and other southern California communities. Mr. Hartman places an emphasis on personally meeting with clients and honestly analyzing their legal needs and objectives. He has earned the highest peer rating available from the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service based on competency and ethics. Mr. Hartman's current law practice emphasizes (1) business law, from start-ups to well established local and national businesses, including corporate and limited liability company formations, transactional and business litigation matters; (2) estate...
Brian Nelson Sterzer
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(714) 750-9370 5200 Warner Avenue
Suite 204
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Western State Univ COL
Brian Sterzer has been practicing solely in the area of estate planning law for over 15 years. He received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach and went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Western State University in Colorado. Mr. Sterzer graduated at the top of his class and passed the bar exam on his first attempt! He then went on to open his own firm, Sterzer & Associates, A Law Corporation. His firm is committed to assisting clients in making effective estate plans that protect their financial assets and physical well-being. Attorney Sterzer has been certified...
Elizabeth Diane Fondren
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(949) 838-0270 One Pacific Plaza
7755 Center Avenue, 11th Floor
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Family
Trinity Law School
Denise Arlene Furubotten
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(714) 960-6200 17011 Beach Blvd
#900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Justin M. Betance
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(714) 642-1322 7777 Center Ave Ste 450
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Northwestern California University
Cagla Basar
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(714) 372-2215 7755 Center Avenue Suite, 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Estate Planning and Probate
Southwestern Law School
Cagla received her law degree from Southwestern Law School and her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, where she majored in Political Science. Cagla serves clients throughout Southern California in the counties of Orange and Los Angeles. Cagla represents a clientele that includes corporations, small to medium sized businesses as well as individuals and families. Cagla strives to become a trusted advisor and source for her clients through the complex and often confusing financial and legal decisions to create plans that protect their estates and businesses. Cagla’s office is located in Huntington Beach, where she calls home. Prior...
Trent Charles Marcus
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(714) 964-6335 19900 Beach Boulevard, C-1,
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Whittier Coll School of Law
Sharon Leslee Crommett
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(760) 249-6072 8932 Yolo Circle
#1303C
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Bankruptcy
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Genene N. Dunn
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California Estate Planning Attorney

Genene N. Dunn is a estate planning and probate attorney who has been working with estate and probate matters since 2010. She is a Partner at HUNSBERGER DUNN LLP, which has been serving Orange County for over 30 years.... Read More »
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Barry L. Adams
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Comprehensive estate planning and probate services. Free consultation. Call now!

I’m an experienced estate planning attorney and serve clients throughout the Santa Ana area. I provide personalized representation and handle all types of cases, including wills, trusts, and living wills. Read More »
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Richard Owen Schwartz
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(714) 374-1100 19662 Island Bay Ln
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Estate Planning and Health Care
New York Law School
Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(714) 964-1638 9042 Garfield Ave Ste 312
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(714) 596-5632 6882 Via Carona Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Estate Planning
Western State Univ
Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(714) 841-7777 17521 Via Espana Ln
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Estate Planning and Elder
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(714) 594-5234 1720 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 102
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Estate Planning
Whittier Coll School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(714) 969-6989 6351 Morningside Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(714) 848-7500 18377 Beach Blvd Ste 219
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Estate Planning
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(562) 592-5001 16400 Pacific Coast Hwy #201
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Estate Planning
Western State Univ
Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(806) 674-3303 8441 Spring Circle
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Texas Tech University School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(714) 963-8667 19900 Beach Blvd
Ste B
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Eric R. Bardwell
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Estate Planning Lawyer

Eric Bardwell represents high-net-worth individuals in all aspects of wealth transfer planning, including estate planning, charitable planning, business succession planning and post-death administration. Read More »
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Lisa M. Burkdall
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Experienced Estate Planning Attorney! Sophisticated Wealth Transfer Services!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable estate planning lawyer. I am dedicated to ensuring that each plan addresses the unique concerns and goals of my clients! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Norman Feirstein
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Westminster, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(714) 892-3320 8251 Westminster Ave., Suite 203
Westminster, CA 92683
Estate Planning, Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
Univ of West Los Angeles
Thomas James Stolp
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Fountain Valley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(714) 847-6041 10061 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Estate Planning, Collections, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Robert Lopez
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(800) 501-9620 2372 Morse Ave Ste 152
Irvine, CA 92614
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Are you a small business owner? or thinking about starting a business? Or do you have an existing business that now has a business, contract or employment issue?

With business disputes, we first try to keep a dispute from become a lawsuit. If we can find a way that protects our client and serves their best interest, then we always try that first. If, however, you are already in a lawsuit, then we immediately go to protect our client, keeping in mind what is best for you.

With starting a company, we look at what our client ultimately wants to accomplish....
Jeffrey Robert Matsen
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Costa Mesa, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years experience
(714) 384-6500 695 Town Center Dr
7th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
UCLA School of Law
Jeff Matsen is Of Counsel Partner to the Southern California law firm, Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP and has been providing a wide range of clients with the highest level of legal services for 50 years. Since receiving his law degree with honors from UCLA School of Law in 1967, Jeff has been entirely dedicated to providing his clients with the quality, professionalism, and integrity they deserve. Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP consists of a team of professionals ready to provide asset protection for both domestic and offshore; business and sophisticated estate planning services; form corporations, LLCs and partnerships of...
Eric R. Bardwell
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 623-7234 3 Park Plaza
#1100
Irvine, CA 92614
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Bardwell’s practice focuses on all aspects of wealth transfer planning, including estate planning, charitable planning, business succession planning and post-death administration.

Mr. Bardwell routinely assists individuals and families in efficiently minimizing estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes through the creation of wills, trusts, business entities and charitable organizations and the use of gifts, sales and other wealth-transfer strategies. He works closely with each client's team of advisors, including accountants, investment advisors and insurance agents, to ensure the client's personal planning and wealth preservation goals are accomplished in a coordinated manner. In addition, he advises clients on estate and trust administration,...
Douglas Borthwick
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Santa Ana, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(714) 654-6742 1800 N. Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Family
Capital University Law School
Douglas Borthwick Esq. was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1965. He graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Muskingum University in 1988 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Economics, and Religion. At Muskingum University he was the recipient of the prestigious Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, and the Financial Executive Institute Award. Attorney Douglas Borthwick received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1991 from Capital University Law School where he was the recipient of an academic scholarship and was on the Dean's List. Throughout his time in Law School, he worked as an Intern at the...
Daniel Jai Tripathi
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Costa Mesa, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(877) 422-5297 75 Anton Boulevard
Suite 300
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Probate
Southwestern Law School
Versatile trial attorney offering a solid track record of litigation success and experience in various facets of the law. Motivated and articulate professional who thrives in courtroom settings, excels at client rapport, discovery and deposition. Exceptional skill in drafting, reviewing, and analyzing pleadings, motions, responses to summary judgments, opinions, briefs and other legal documents. Recognized as leading defense attorney in Southern California, particularly skilled at “connecting” with and building rapport with jurors, resulting in positive verdicts in vast majority of nearly 20 jury trials, and hundreds of misdemeanor cases. Reputation as a “no nonsense” attorney and aggressive litigator among the...
Zaher Fallahi
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Costa Mesa, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(877) 687-7558 650 Town Center Drive, Suite 880
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Pacific Coast University School of Law
Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, CPA, is a Tax Law Firm, licensed in California and Washington D.C. as Attorney and CPA. We practice as an Orange County Tax Attorney and Los Angeles Tax Attorney. We advise clients with undisclosed Foreign Accounts; the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Foreign Gifts, Tax Audit Representation, Federal Tax Liens/Levies, Employment Taxes, Innocent Spouse Relief, Non-Filed Tax Returns, Offer-In-Compromise, Estate Planning and Probate. Zaher Fallahi testifies before the court as an expert witness on tax...
Julie King
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(949) 689-2012 1621 Santiago Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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...
Christopher Robert Blevins
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(949) 393-7575 1560 Brookhollow Dr.
Suite 201
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationSanta Ana, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
Estate Planning and Business
University of Arizona
Mr. Blevins is a graduate of the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (JD, 2007) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (BA, 2002).

Mr. Blevins has over a decade of legal experience providing estate planning services to families and strategic business counsel to small corporations and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Blevins' unique background of serving as both corporate in-house counsel for various corporations and as a private litigation counsel makes him uniquely poised to quickly and effectively resolve your legal needs. Our clients include individuals, families, start-ups, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Mr....
Kara Koerner
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience

Kara Koerner guides high-net-worth families, business owners and real estate developers through the complex process of managing and transferring business interests as part of the overall estate planning and wealth... Read More »
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Sussan H. Shore
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Skilled Estate Planning Lawyer! Compassionate & Practical Legal Representation!

I have provided dedicated and knowledgeable estate planning counsel for over 30 years. I will passionately advocate for your rights and interests! Visit my website for information, call my office for a consultation. Read More »
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Scott A. Harshman
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(949) 623-7224 3 Park Plaza
#1100
Irvine, CA 92614
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Harry Mirchandaney
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 756-1091 620 Newport Center Drive
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Harvard Law School and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Harry Mirchandaney counsels clients throughout California on trusts and wills, probate and trust administration, Personal Injury, Divorce and related issues such as Child Custody, Child and Spousal Support, and pre-nuptial and post-marital property agreements, through HMA Law Group's offices in Newport Beach, Riverside, and satellite locations.
Gordon A. Schaller
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(949) 623-7222 3 Park Plaza
#1100
Irvine, CA 92614
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
University of Minnesota Law School
Jill S. Gregory
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 514-8842 620 Newport Center Drive
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Hi, I am Jill Gregory, Attorney & Counselor at Law, and the founder of Jill Gregory PC, a preeminent boutique estate planning, probate and business law firm based out of Newport Beach, Orange County. With over 20 years of experience working with clients throughout California in estate planning, trusts, probate, trust administration, asset protection planning as well as business planning, you know you will be in good hands working with us.

I look forward to learning how we can serve you and your family.
William L Huestis
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 815-3546 4000 Macarthur Blvd., #600
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
David L. Crockett
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years experience
(949) 851-1771 901 Dove St
#120
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Tax
University of California - Los Angeles and University of California - Berkeley
Joshua David Meier
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(949) 718-0420 1303 Avocado Avenue
Suite 230
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I am an Orange County business and estate planning attorney, business owner, husband, and dad of four great kids focused on helping families and businesses meet their financial, legal, and moral obligations to their loved ones by creating estate, business, and life plans that ensure their family's complete protection and well-being. Most people think of estate planning as a process for planning your death. Who would be excited about that? I look at estate planning as the process of planning for the best in life and Achieving Your Dreams! THE MEIER LAW FIRM DIFFERENCE ...
Hector C Perez
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Seal Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(512) 799-5524 3020 Old Ranch Parkway Ste 300
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Estate Planning, Probate, Tax and White Collar Crime
The University of Texas School of Law
Mr. Perez is a former federal prosecutor.
Mr. Perez was appointed an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the criminal division in the Central District of California in 1977. He has been in private practice since 1981. He has concentrated his practice in the defense of federal crimes and of individuals and businesses under IRS criminal tax investigations. He is a skilled negotiator and trial lawyer who consistently gets good results for his clients. He believes that the defense of anybody facing any criminal charge is a serious undertaking requiring a unique skill-set because the client’s liberty is at stake. Defending...
Theodore M. Hankin
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(949) 383-4356 1400 Quail St
#200
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Henry Daniel Lively
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(949) 477-4127 4675 MacArthur Ct.
Suite 550
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Tax
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Dan is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Legal Specialist in Taxation, a designation earned by less than 400 of the approximately 200,000 attorneys licensed in California. Dan has earned an LL.M (Master of Laws) in taxation from Chapman University School of Law, and he is a Certified Public Accountant, and Real Estate Broker. Dan is also an adjunct professor of taxation at Whittier College of Law. Dan began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in 1983 working at the prestigious firm Kenneth Leventhal & Company (later acquired by...
David L. Crockett
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years experience

University of California - Los Angeles and University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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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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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.