Imperial County, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Scott C. Soady Esq.
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Marisa Quinzii
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Imperial County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
1005 State Street
El Centro, CA 92243
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
California Western School of Law
Imperial County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(760) 352-6371 636 W State St
El Centro, CA 92243
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Imperial County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(760) 344-2360 195 S 2nd St
Brawley, CA 92227
Estate Planning and Business
California Western School of Law
Imperial County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(760) 353-0851 1221 W State St
El Centro, CA 92243
Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Imperial County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(760) 352-3130 1005 W State St
El Centro, CA 92243
Estate Planning, Criminal and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Imperial County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(760) 353-4444 1443 W Main St
El Centro, CA 92243
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Imperial County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(760) 352-7800 444 S 8th St
El Centro, CA 92243
Estate Planning and Business
Lewis & Clark Coll Northwestern School of Law
Imperial County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(760) 352-6150 107 S 5th St
El Centro, CA 92243
Estate Planning, Collections and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Imperial County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
636 W State St
El Centro, CA 92243
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Imperial County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(760) 353-9110 527 S 4th St
El Centro, CA 92243
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Barbara G. Knox
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience

University of Southern California Gould School of LawCalifornia
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Elaine E. Hill
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience

University of Denver and University of Colorado Law SchoolCalifornia
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Tina K Gehres
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 333-2420 4275 Executive Square
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to small businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant. Today, she has positioned herself as a valuable asset to clients as a small business attorney in San Diego and surrounding areas. Ms. Gehres has been a licensed attorney since 1997...
Dan W Kehr
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(619) 525-1306 655 W. Broadway
15th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Communications and Tax
California Western School of Law and UCLA School of Law
Dan W. Kehr is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Business practice group, where he provides 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 companies, across a broad range of industries, such as technology, internet, e-commerce,...
Ruth Ryan-Cruz
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(619) 528-2202 3111 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, IP and Probate
California Western School of Law
Ruth Ryan-Cruz is an attorney in San Diego, California with Ryan-Cruz Law, APC. Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz practices in the areas of business and corporate law, intellectual property, estate planning, wills, trusts, copyrights, trademarks and more. Contact San Diego Attorney Ruth Ryan-Cruz for a consultation. Ruth is a fluent Spanish-speaking attorney providing counseling and transactional services in Spanish in the areas listed above. Ruth earned her Juris Doctor Degree from California Western School of Law and received a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in High Tech Management from California State...
Jack Stephens
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(858) 250-0197 12526 High Bluff Dr.
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Baylor Law School
Principal Owner
Jack E. Stephens J.D., LL.M. has been practicing law in San Diego since 1990, helping thousands of taxpayers reduce taxes and homeowners protect their property with Trust strategies. Jack Stephens has been designated as Top Lawyer by San Diego Magazine, Best of the Bar, and Avvo on a consistent basis. He has received annual awards including the AV Preeminent Attorney Rating by Martindell-Hubbell, representing the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. As an active contributor to continuing education in Estate Planning, Jack Stephens has authored and edited quarterly newsletters, pamphlets, and contributed articles to the...
Julia Burt
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Riverside County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(760) 340-0034 73200 El Paseo
Suite 1B
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Asaph Abrams
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(858) 240-6751 9340 Carmel Mountain Road
Suite E
San Diego, CA 92129
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Bankruptcy
University of San Diego School of Law
Professional Life: California State Bar member, Asaph Abrams represents individuals, families and businesses in obtaining federal bankruptcy protection. He has filed over 650 successful bankruptcy cases in San Diego and has been co-chair of the San Diego County Bar's Bankruptcy Law Section. He has parted ways with the large law firm sector to focus personally on clients in need. He offers sliding-scale rates to make bankruptcy an affordable solution for all San Diegans. Asaph volunteers and is active in the legal community through the San Diego County Bar Association and the National Association of Consumer...
David J. O'Connell
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(760) 310-2463 12580 Mirar de Valle Road
Valley Center, CA 92082
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Mr. O'Connell leads a small firm of professionals specializing in real estate issues, business, corporations, limited liability companies, estates, and trust administration. He has more than 20 years of experience in these areas and is fully equipped to advise clients regarding their options and risks in these troubling economic times. Mr. O'Connell speaks frequently at continuing education seminars on topic including the emerging issues in limited liability companies and legal ethics. Mr. O'Connell served in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1968 to 1972, serving in Turkey and Germany.
Mr. Kevan P. McLaughlin Esq., LL.M
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(858) 678-0061 5151 Shoreham Place
Suite 265
San Diego, CA 92122
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Originally from Colorado, Kevan attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. There he double majored in Political Science and Economics with a Special International Emphasis. After his undergraduate, Kevan moved to San Francisco, California to attend the Golden Gate University School of Law. While in law school he specialized in tax law, earning a Specialization Certificate in Tax Law with distinction. Kevan also served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review and co-authored an article published in the thirty-eighth volume of the Golden Gate University Law Review with Jessica L. Hannah. Kevan was...
David D L Horton
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Riverside County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(760) 364-5815 777 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite 200-092
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
I know it is difficult, but imagine for a moment a lawyer that has common sense. With David D L Horton, Esq., EA, you will find that this is actually possible.

David D L Horton, Esq., EA, has experience that is not limited to that of just being an attorney. David has also had experience as a member of the real world: over the years, David has dealt with legal, tax and business matters on a personal level and as a legal and tax professional.

David's real-world experience consists of being a founder and owner of many businesses related to real estate...
Bruce Rea Durkee
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Riverside County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(760) 200-4709 77772 Flora Rd
Suite C
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Whittier Coll School of Law
Bruce R. Durkee is licensed both as an attorney and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Bruce is also a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. ?Bruce graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Whittier Law School -- finishing in the top 10% of his class. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Accounting from Vanguard University of Southern California, graduating cum laude. Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce owned a CPA firm...
Nicole L. Ebarb
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California Desert Trial Academy of LawCalifornia
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Milda Goeriz
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(619) 630-4765 4455 Murphy Canyon Rd.
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and Vilnius University Law Faculty
Milda Goeriz, Esq. is the Principal and Founder of San Diego Tax Law Group, a full service tax law firm focused on tax resolution, business strategies, and estate planning. Attorney Milda Goeriz is experienced with tax audits and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax authorities. She excels at domestic and international tax planning and takes pride in increasing clients’ revenue by decreasing exposure and tax liabilities. Ms. Goeriz’s dedication of helping individuals and businesses to utilize the Tax Code to their benefit is steadfast. In reaching the best results, Ms. Goeriz applies modern methods...
Barry L. Adams
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(619) 419-0212 By appointment only
San Diego, CA 92108
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.
Lucas A Woodward
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(619) 466-2400 7777 Alvarado Road
Suite 284
La Mesa, CA 91942
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
My practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, and probate and estate litigation. I have diverse experience in the areas of wills, trusts, business formation, federal and state taxation, and estate litigation. His litigation clients include individual and professional trustees, beneficiaries, surviving spouses, care givers, and omitted heirs. Prior to joining Albence and Associates, APC, I practiced at a major securities litigation firm headquartered in San Diego. I was involved in a variety of complex litigation cases, including mortgage backed securities cases and post-merger derivative suits. This diverse litigation experience in multi-party, national scale cases, blends...
Michael John Harrington
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Riverside County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(760) 347-4445 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite 203
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Univ of LaVerne COL
An understanding lawyer with compassion. Listens to his clients concerns and develops a plan to best meet them. Early in my career I practiced criminal, juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency law. This background still helps today. My practice focuses on typical family needs. Family law, child custody, consumer bankruptcy, and elder care. More recently, I have expanded to offer services to small and family businesses.
Nicole L. Ebarb
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Riverside County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 1 year experience
(760) 340-0034 73200 El Paseo
Suite 1B
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning and Probate
California Desert Trial Academy of Law
Jeremy J. Ofseyer
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Riverside County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(888) 220-7722 74000 Country Club Drive
Suite H-1
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning and Probate
University of North Carolina School of Law, Harvard Law School and University of North Carolina School of Law
Mr. Ofseyer is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and his practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Probate Court proceedings involving Trusts, Estates, and Conservatorships. He has the highest available peer-review rating, AV® Preeminent™, from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available Avvo™ rating, 10.0 Superb, and Palm Springs Life magazine has selected him as one of its "Top Lawyers" for Estate Planning. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (magna cum laude 1990). Mr. Ofseyer has taught Wills...
Carolyn Ruth Brock
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(619) 741-0233 7777 Alvarado Road, Suite 406b
La Mesa, CA 91942
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Carolyn R. Brock graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in December of 1994 where she was on the National Deans List from 1991 - 1993, and a member of the San Diego Justice Journal law review writing staff from 1992 - 1993. Ms. Brock is admitted to practice before the courts of California, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Carolyn was certified as a legal specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization on June...
Helene Patrice - Dreyer Koch
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Riverside County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(760) 360-2400 45025 Manitou Dr
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of Texas - Austin
David C. Hawkes Esq.
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(858) 775-7515 800 Silverado St
2nd Floor
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Consumer and Employment
University of San Diego School of Law
Mr. Dimitri Panagopoulos Esq.
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 209-6030 8880 Rio San Diego Dr. 8th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Tax
Concord Law School and Concord Law School
I have practiced law since 2010, in the areas of Criminal Law, Business Law, and Estate Planning, with an emphasis in protecting small business owners and their assets. I studied criminology at UNLV from 1994 to 2002, thereafter I founded a detective agency in Arizona which focused primarily on criminal defense investigations involving serious felonies such as homicide, burglary, and armed robbery, and business related fraud. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from UNLV, a Juris Doctorate degree, and an LL.M (Master of Laws) degree from Concord Law School.
Stuart Mellman
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(619) 304-0600 600 W Broadway, Suite 700
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Mr. Mellman provides clients with a full range of legal services including estate planning, estate litigation, family law, divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, civil litigation, business transactions, business law, intellectual property, real property, and asset protection. Mr. Mellman received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he graduated in the top four percent of his class with honors of Magna Cum Laude. While in law school, Mr. Mellman served as the Managing-Editor of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review...
William Roger Simon Jr
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(858) 771-0081 PO Box 5005 PMB#107
6105 Paseo Delicias, Suite 7
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Bill helps business owners achieve financial freedom through legal strategies that maximize and protect their assets. As Chief Counsel at Sollertis, Bill works with his clients in the preparation of a Master Asset Protection Plan™ and, once created, manages a team of strategically selected Private Practice Attorneys who work with him to implement the plan and ultimately, to help his clients protect their assets and obtain financial freedom. Bill brings a business perspective to everything he does. As co-founder and managing partner of San Diego Law Firm, he guided the firm in its ascent...
Nicole Heffel
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(619) 550-3080 9404 Genesee Ave.
Suite 340
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Nicole Heffel is a distinguished attorney based in San Diego. A “Rising Star” with just over four years of experience, Ms. Heffel has already built a name for herself in estate planning and probate law and has garnered a reputation as a staunch advocate for veterans. A former member of the U.S. Navy, her practice focuses on comprehensive estate planning, veteran benefits, and asset protection services. Among numerous other honors, Ms. Heffel has received the Women Resiliency Award by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs in 2015 and the Trailblazer Award from the California Department of Veteran Affairs in 2016.
Joel Steven Weissler
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(619) 281-1888 2635 Camino Del Rio S. #301
San Diego, CA 92108
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and California Western School of Law
San Diego Attorney Joel Weissler (619-281-1888) has practiced law for over 25 yrs. Early on, his personal experiences focused his career on Estate Planning, Elder law, Asset Protection & Probate. Joel has been recognized for the past 3 years by Martindale-Hubble & Lawyers.com receiving their “Client Distinction” award as being in the top 1% of attorneys in client service & satisfaction. A 2008-2013 recipient of San Diego Magazine’s five star award program, in 2010, Attorney Weissler was selected through a peer nomination process as a "Top Attorney" in the Estate Planning Category by the San Diego Daily Transcript. Attorney...
Damien Joseph Snow Esq.
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(619) 296-5884 2635 Camino del Rio S, 110
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
California Western School of Law
I am dedicated to helping my clients build and protect wealth and to prepare for and deal with life cycle events.
Robert Lewis Firth
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Riverside County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(760) 770-4066 68910 Adelina Rd.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
Washington University School of Law
First of all, thank you for visiting my website and taking the time to learn about me and what I do to help my clients. When you get to know me, you will find that I am all about integrity, trust and doing the right thing to help my clients solve their problems.

I have over thirty five years of experience in law, business, real estate, government and politics. I have settled in the Palm Springs area because I love the weather, the people and the lifestyle. (I’ve given up wearing ties except when I am in court or at a...
Kevin K Forrester
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(760) 932-0999 4403 Manchester Ave Ste 205
Encinitas, CA 92024-7903
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Kevin Forrester has more than 20 years experience as a trust and fiduciary lawyer, arbitrator, and mediator of civil, securities, and real estate disputes; and more than 30 years real estate practice experience as a Realtor® and licensed real estate broker.
Rosemary Jane Meagher-Leonard
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(619) 295-8705 4456 Florida St
San Diego, CA 92116
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Business and Elder
Western State Univ
I have been practicing law since 1980 and as a sole practioner since 1981. My focus has been on Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law and related litigation and appeals since the 1990's. My primary experience is with the various courts in San Diego county but have also appeared in the Los Angeles county and Orange county courts, as well. My goal is to provide personal,individualized legal services to each one of my clients.
Richard Alan Cornell
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(760) 753-0088 2236 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Encinitas Probate Attorney Services Mr. Cornell has spent over 25 years emphasising trust administration and probate with the goal of producing value and providing a personal touch for each client. Areas of Practice Estate Planning Incapacity Planning Guardianship? Conservatorship? Trust Administration and Probate? ?Special Needs Planning Richard Cornell After spending his childhood in Oceanside and graduating from Oceanside High School, Richard Cornell went on to attend Loyola Marymount University graduating Cum Laude and then recieved his Juris Doctorate from the University of...
Phillip J Wu
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San Diego County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(888) 222-1220 3130 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Francisco 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.