La Jolla, California Estate Planning Lawyers

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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Donald R. Oder
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Experienced & Trusted Estate Planning Attorney! Committed to Legal Excellence!

I am dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation at affordable rates. I am committed to client satisfaction and the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Matthew Kaemerle
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Free consultation. Estate planning and probate experience you can trust.

I'm an experienced estate planning lawyer helping clients with wills, trusts, estates and probate. I provide guidance throughout the estate planning process to ensure that my clients' wishes are clear and legally sound. Read More »
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Denise E. Oxley Esq.
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California Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience

Inns of Court School of Law, Grays Inn, LondonUnited Kingdom and California
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Tina K Gehres
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San Diego, 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...
Nicole Heffel
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La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 5 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.
Lucas A Woodward
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La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(858) 454-0024 7777 Fay Avenue
Suite 205
La Jolla, CA 92037
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...
David C. Hawkes Esq.
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La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(858) 775-7515 800 Silverado St
2nd Floor
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
University of San Diego School of Law
Haleh Razzaghi
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LA JOLLA, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(858) 367-9876 4275 Executive Square, Suite 200
LA JOLLA, CA 92037
Estate Planning and Business
California Western School of Law
Haleh Razzaghi is an active member of the California Bar, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from San Diego State University, and moved on to receive a Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology from San Diego State University. After working as a research scientist for a few years, Ms. Razzaghi realized that she was interested in helping individuals and companies in a more direct way. It was during this time that the dream of becoming an attorney started to take shape. After stepping...
Rhona Shelley Kauffman
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La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(760) 772-8225 888 Prospect Street
Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
I have been passionately practicing Civil Litigation for over two decades. My specialties include Real Estate, Business, Contracts, Homeowners Associations, Corporate, Employment Law, and Estate Planning. I have a superb rating on AVVO which is the attorney rated online website and my clients and peers have nominated me for Top Business Lawyer in Palm Springs Life. My offices are located in San Diego and Palm Desert California but I have clients across United States and in Canada and aboard who find me on the internet. I look forward to servicing your legal needs.
Paul Hilton
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La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(619) 550-3080 9404 Genesee Ave., Ste. 340
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Paul Hilton is committed to the idea of “service to country” which translates into the work he does for his clients. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, Paul Hilton began his practice in the San Diego area and is licensed to practice law in California’s state and federal courts.

A retired Marine, Paul finds that his law career allows him to pair his passion with his purpose within his home community. During his time in law school, he was awarded the Veterans Assistance scholarship and served as the Executive Editor of Law Review. As a lawyer,...
Dennis David Burns
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(858) 551-1530 7855 Ivanhoe Ave
San Diego, CA 92037
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Ehson Salaami
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(619) 272-4242 1630 Copa De Oro, Ste A
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Collections and Elder
Mr. Ehson Salaami Mr. Salaami was born and raised in California. He graduated from San Diego State University (SDSU) with a business degree in personal financial planning. Before attending law school at California Western to pursue a legal education in the consumer and business fields, Mr. Salaami co-founded and operated two upscale residential care facilities for the elderly in La Jolla. Mr. Salaami has always had a passion for helping others. His unique business experience offers invaluable insight and creative approaches to the practice of law. Mr. Salaami enjoys advocating on behalf of consumers and...
Yi-Hung Chung
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La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(858) 952-1488 888 Prospect Street, Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Tax
Scott C. Soady Esq.
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Free Consultation! Experienced Estate Planning Attorney! Protect Your Interests!

I am an effective and dedicated estate planning attorney. I am focused on helping families achieve the results they need! Visit my website for information about estate planning law and call for a free consultation! Read More »
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Joel Steven Weissler
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience

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... Read More »
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La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(858) 454-0024 7777 Fay Ave #205
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning and Elder
California Western School of Law
La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(951) 751-3313 PO Box 122
1140 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Univ of LaVerne COL
La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(858) 456-4801 2223 Avenida De La Playa
Ste 100
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 57 years experience
(858) 454-4424 7777 Girard Ave Ste 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning and Tax
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 53 years experience
(858) 454-4233 7777 Fay Ave Ste 206
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning, Products Liability and Tax
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years experience
(619) 507-6261 208 Avenida Cortez
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Harvard Univ Law School
La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(858) 551-4525 7855 Ivanhoe Ave Ste 400
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
(858) 459-4422 2223 Avenida De La Playa
Ste 100
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning
Notre Dame Law School
La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(858) 459-4432 7855 Ivanhoe Ave Ste 400
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Civil Rights
California Western School of Law
La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 60 years experience
(858) 454-9101 7585 Country Club Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
Estate Planning, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Real Estate
Stanford Univ Law School
David C. Hawkes Esq.
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La Jolla, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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Mr. Kevan P. McLaughlin Esq., LL.M
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 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...
Joseph John Strazzeri
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(858) 200-1900 3636 Nobel Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jared A. Roark
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(858) 373-5555 6165 Greenwich Drive, Suite 340
San Diego, CA 92122
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
California Western School of Law
Julia Marie Williams
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(858) 371-4995 5080 Shoreham Pl., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92122
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
UCLA School of Law
Ms. Williams is a 2006 UCLA School of Law graduate and Superlawyer Rising Star from 2015-2019. Ms. Williams has also attended the University of San Diego LLM program, and will obtain her LLM in May 2019. Ms. Williams began her legal career in complex litigation, with an emphasis corporate matters. After over a decade of litigation practice, Ms. Williams determined that her legal skills were best used helping people and businesses plan for the future.

Ms. Williams provides formation, restructuring, and general counsel services to small- and mid-sized businesses. Through her time in litigation, Ms....
Stephen Joseph Mancini
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(858) 200-1900 3636 Nobel Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Rodney James Hatley
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(858) 384-5757 10935 Vista Sorrento Pkwy.
Ste. 120
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Tax
Univ of Memphis Humphreys School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Philip Mauriello Jr.
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(973) 876-5677 1511 Felspar St.
San Diego, CA 92109
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Criminal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
As a former business owner myself, my goal is to help other business owners and entrepreneurs with their legal issues. It's important to have someone in your corner who understands what it's like to be in your shoes. Advice is only helpful if it makes sense in the real world, and my prior experience allows me to see the real world implications.

Before law school, I opened a small coffee shop that I grew into a full-fledged restaurant within four years. In the beginning, I was able to use marketing to help grow the business over 200% from year to...
Taleed El-Sabawi
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(619) 399-3366 5703 Oberlin Dr.
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92121
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Nikki Semanchik
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(619) 535-1811 2869 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92106
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
California Western School of Law
Nikki Semanchik is the Founding Attorney of Semanchik Law Group. Nikki started out her legal career advising small businesses and individuals in need of estate planning. An interest in international law and her background in immigration led her to represent multi-national high-net worth individuals with business law, asset protection and tax planning. After assisting clients with tax planning through the formation of private foundations and charitable trusts, Nikki found herself drawn to nonprofit law. She now assists nonprofit organizations with formation, compliance and governance.

Nikki is passionate about nonprofit law and enjoys speaking about nonprofit formation and compliance. Her most recent...
Jack Stephens
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 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...
Ruth Ryan-Cruz
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San Diego, 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...
Joel Steven Weissler
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 30 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...
Barry L. Adams
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San Diego, 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.
Omid John Afati
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 1 year experience
(619) 751-8117 3858 Front Street, Second Floor
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
California Western School of Law
Omid John Afati started Afati Law Firm in 2019 with the goal of providing the Southern California community's estate planning and trust litigating needs. Mr. Afati directs his focus on addressing his clients' concerns and desires when planning for life’s unexpected twists and turns. His experience goes beyond trust and will formation, providing his clients with a secure and manageable estate as well as formidable litigation services.
Damien Joseph Snow Esq.
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 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.
Justin Allen Isaac
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 846-1882 3990 Old Town Ave.
Suite A102
San Diego, CA 92110
Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I have worked at the Lawyer in Blue Jeans Group for eight years. I received my Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2016.

I have extensive knowledge of estate planning and asset protection and I take personal accountability in ensuring that each client’s needs are met. I am committed to carrying out the Lawyer in Blue Jeans Group’s philosophy of delivering sensible and reliable service.

In addition to helping clients with their estate planning needs, I also host a weekly legal show on the radio. I can be heard on Sunday’s at 9 a.m. on 760 KFMB AM with...
Mr. Dimitri Panagopoulos Esq.
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 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.
Phillip J Wu
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San Diego, 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
Milda Goeriz
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 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...
Robert Christian Weaver Jr
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San Diego, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(858) 488-4433 4725 Mercury St #210
San Diego, CA 92111
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Construction and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

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