Irvine, California Estate Planning Lawyers

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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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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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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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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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....
Leslie Daff
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(949) 497-5056 Atrium Building
19200 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Tax
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Leslie Daff, JD, MBA, is a State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law. Formerly with the law firms of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, Best Best & Krieger LLP, and Palmieri, Tyler, Weiner, Wilhelm & Waldron LLP, she founded Estate Plan, Inc,, a professional law corporation with offices in Laguna Beach and Irvine in 2005. In 2010, she opened an Overland Park location in conjuntion with Randy Gardner, JD, LLM, MBA, CPA. Leslie received her JD degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she served as an editor on the Loyola Law...
Tina K Gehres
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 333-2420 300 Spectrum Center Dr.
Suite #400-10
Irvine, CA 92618
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...
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
Eric R. Bardwell
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(949) 623-7234 3 Park Plaza
#1100
Irvine, CA 92614
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Pepperdine University School of Law
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
W Bailey Smith
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 48 years experience
(949) 756-0684 2010 Main Street, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92614
Estate Planning and Probate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Probate – Irvine & Long Beach Offices

I graduated from Stanford University and the University of California, Hastings College of Law. After serving as an Agent in Counter-Intelligence in the United States Army, I practiced law as a Deputy District Attorney and then with a major Los Angeles law firm. I taught estate tax planning as an adjunct professor at Long Beach State for ten years. I continue to teach informative and timely seminars on estate and gift taxation, and provide lectures on tax savings throughout Southern California. I have been quoted in...
Melissa J. Fox
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(949) 683-8855 14252 Culver Drive
Suite A248
Irvine, CA 92604
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Construction
Tulane Univ Law School
Melissa Fox, Founder and Senior Attorney of The Melissa Fox Law Firm, is an experienced civil litigator who has practiced law in Orange County for 20 years. A graduate of Brandeis University and Tulane University School of Law, Melissa is a member of the Bars of the State of California and the United States Tax Court. She also holds a California Real Estate Broker License. Equally adept at transactional advice, negotiation, litigation, and the enforcement of judgments, Melissa has earned a reputation as a leader in the legal profession. Melissa is also a dedicated community leader. Melissa currently serves on the...
Aastha Madaan
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(949) 346-5294 17870 Skypark Circle, Suite 104
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Whittier Law School
Aastha is the owner and founder of Madaan Law, P.C.. She focuses her practice in the areas of business law, franchise law, and estate planning. Aastha is a strong advocate of good planning, in life and in business. She takes the time to explain the legal process and answer any questions for potential clients. Prior to founding Madaan Law, Aastha worked with a boutique business law firm where she practiced business litigation and provided legal advice to small businesses. She learned the ins and outs of future planning for individuals and businesses, and uses her...
Walter Robert Price
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(714) 384-6053 2855 Michelle Drive
Suite 120
Irvine, CA 92606
Estate Planning and Probate
Whittier Coll School of Law
Attorney W. Robert Price is a seasoned Orange County estate planning attorney and president of Mortensen & Reinheimer, PC. He has former experience in the financial services industry and can provide valuable insight for clients looking to plan their estates for the future. Contact Attorney Price today by calling (714) 384-6053 or by visiting www.ocestateplanning.net.
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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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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Mark Allen Ziebold
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(949) 788-1819 9870 Research Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Tax
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Todd Eric Gallinger
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(949) 862-0010 20 Truman St.
Suite 109
Irvine, CA 92620
Estate Planning, Business and Immigration
The George Washington University Law School
Todd Gallinger is the founder and principal of Gallinger Law. He is licensed to practice law in California, New York, and all Federal District Courts in California. Mr. Gallinger’s practice focuses on the needs of small businesses and their owners, as well as non-profit law. For his education, Mr. Gallinger attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree cum laude in Religious Studies, and the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, where he earned his Juris Doctorate cum laude. Mr. Gallinger writes frequently on numerous legal and political topics, including acting as a regular...
Rick Pinette
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(949) 225-4440 18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 330
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Matthew Louis Tonkovich
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(714) 273-0883 7545 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Pepperdine University
Kevin A. Hogle
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(949) 237-2556 1920 Main Street
Suite 1090
Irvine, CA 92614
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Michigan State University College of Law and University of Michigan Law School
I am an estate planning attorney that specializes in helping clients predict the future for their families. Do you want to protect the inheritance you leave to your children from their future spouses in the event of a divorce? Do you want to pass your business on to the next generation? Do you want to ensure that your family is taken care of if you're gone? Performing these types of services for my clients is my passion.
Kelly Hope Zinser
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(949) 608-3791 18881 Von Karman
Suite 1175
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
Tulane Univ Law School
Bernard Aaron Sherwyn
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(760) 831-4037 2699 White Road
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Glendale Univ COL
Over 30 years in law practice. 10 years as a Judge Pro Tem and Court appointed Arbitrator. Board member of the City of Palm Springs Personnel Board and past Chairperson of the City of Palm Springs Administrative Appeals Board . 10 years as an active real estate broker-representing builders & developers & high end residential clients. Numerous Multi-Million Dollar transactions. Numerous scholarly and law review articles in print. Pioneering attorney in surrogate parenting law.
Brian Chew
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(949) 288-3598 15615 Alton Parkway
STE 450
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Southern California
Martin J. Sable
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IRVINE, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(949) 468-0275 PO Box 50520
IRVINE, CA 92619
Estate Planning and Business
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Patricia Van Haren
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 727-4680 19200 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
I am passionate about helping individuals, families, and business owners achieve peace of mind by developing and implementing creative cost effective plans tailored for each client. I have been a practicing attorney since May of 2011. Prior to attending law school, I was a family law and estate planning paralegal for approximately 20 years. In that time I acted as a Paralegal for several attorneys. After establishing my own practice, I used all of my skills and knowledge to develop my family law, estate planning and wealth management practice. I raised my three children as a single...
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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Genene N. Dunn
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California Estate Planning Attorney

Genene N. Dunn is a probate attorney who has been working with the probate courts since 2010, and became an attorney in 2014. Genene is a partner at HUNSBERGER DUNN LLP which has been serving Orange County for over 30... Read More »
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Halli Baum Heston
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(949) 222-1041 19700 Fairchild Road
Suite 280
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Probate
Southwestern Law School
Mitchell Louis Schwary Jr
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IRVINE, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
1 PARK PLAZA
SUITE 600
IRVINE, CA 92614
Estate Planning and Tax
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Trace DeWayne Alexander
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(949) 218-4551 7700 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Daniel Hales
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(949) 852-8181 2372 Morse Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
Estate Planning
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
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.

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Genene N. Dunn
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Tustin, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(714) 663-8000 14751 Plaza Drive
Suite G
Tustin, CA 92780
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Whittier Law School
Genene N. Dunn is a probate attorney who has been working with the probate courts since 2010, and became an attorney in 2014. Genene is a partner at HUNSBERGER DUNN LLP which has been serving Orange County for over 30 years. Genene handles many cases involving estate planning, trust administration, probate, and trust and estate litigation. At HUNSBERGER DUNN LLP we handle estates with values as low as $50,000.00 to those as high as $130million. There is no client too small or too large for our firm, and all clients are treated equally no matter the value of their estate....
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
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
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...
Barry L. Adams
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California Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience

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... Read More »
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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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Noelle Renee Minto
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Tustin, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(949) 253-0000 15147 Woodlawn Ave
Tustin, CA 92780
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, International and Probate
Whittier Coll School of Law
Ms. Minto has been a business and estates transactional attorney based in California since 2003. Her practice is now located in Tustin, CA but represents individuals and entities based throughout the United States and abroad. Her practice is unique in that she endeavors to represent clients globally by bridging the gap between trust planning/administration and business planning and management. She and other members of her firm have an ongoing relationship with growing or transitioning businesses all the way from weighing the best business entity structure and jurisdiction for each client, through business formation, to eventually structuring liquidation and dissolution of...
Mary Grace Finlay
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 896-9350 4685 MacArthur Court
Suite 421
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
If you are seeking an attorney for estate planning, tax planning or wills you need an experienced attorney who will be able to guide you through the process. Call our firm today to for a free case evaluation.
Joseph Arthur Walker
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years experience
(800) 592-5537 3991 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 350
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Probate
The George Washington University Law School and University of Southern California
Mr. Walker draws upon his previous extensive courtroom experience with the U.S. Air Force as a Judge Advocate and as a principal of a former California law firm and now President of The Walker Law Firm, APC, specializing in civil litigation and appeals since 1970.
Oksana Van Rooy
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Newport Beach , CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 744-4955 1101 Dove St Ste 245
Newport Beach , CA 92660
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Immigration
University of San Diego School of Law
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John Kinley Styskal
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Tustin, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(714) 544-3163 2600 Walnut Ave.
Suite E
Tustin, CA 92780
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Chapman University
Attorney John Styskal, Kinley & Styskal, Tustin, provides Estate Planning and Business Law experience. Attorney Styskal drafts contracts, represents clients in business contracts, construction defect disputes, mechanics liens and more.
George Willis
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Tustin, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(714) 628-2531 17581 Irvine Blvd., Suite 111
Tustin, CA 92780
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and California State University - Long Beach
James E. Ballidis
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(949) 752-7474 4400 MacArthur Blvd.
Suite 370
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Estate Planning, Animal, Family and Probate
Southwestern Law School
Darlynn Campbell Morgan
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 260-1400 1500 Quail St #540
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Loyola Law School
Steve Vasquez Esq.
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Santa Ana, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(949) 756-1394 1820 E. Garry Ave Suite 108
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Tax
Richard Ivar Rydstrom
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(877) 946-4968 4695 MacArthur Court,11th Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Employment
Western State Univ
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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