Martinez, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Laurie E. Yoon
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Daniel L DuRee
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Oliver Alexander Greenwood
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Martinez, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 228-2550 736 Ferry
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning, Elder, Entertainment & Sports and Probate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I was born at a very young age. And now I practice law.
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(925) 228-2550 736 Ferry St
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(925) 370-6359 1000 Court St
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(925) 313-0337 827 Arnold Dr #80
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Tax
Golden Gate University of Law
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(925) 228-0877 649 Main St Ste 101
PO Box 325
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning and Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(925) 335-6818 204 Augustine Dr
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 57 years experience
(925) 228-3433 838 Escobar St
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(925) 370-8400 PO Box 308
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Briones, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(925) 284-3020 1125 Bear Creek Rd
Briones, CA 94553
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Pacheco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(925) 826-5585 127 Aspen Dr Ste 100
Pacheco, CA 94553
Estate Planning
Armstrong Coll
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(925) 228-3433 838 Escobar St
PO Box 110
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(925) 335-9100 1000 Court St
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(925) 228-0877 649 Main St
Ste 101
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(925) 228-1400 611 Las Juntas St
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning, Business and Environmental
San Mateo Law School
Martinez, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(925) 256-7000 1330 Arnold Dr Ste 252
Martinez, CA 94553
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Daniel L DuRee
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(925) 210-1400 1535 N. Main Street
Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Do you have questions about the estate planning process? Please call today for a free consultation.
Konstantine A Demiris
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 378-2520 700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Probate
Santa Clara University
Konstantine "Kosta" Demiris is a partner at the law firm of Demiris & Moore, located in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, in the center of Contra Costa County. His practice focuses on litigation involving elder abuse (financial and physical), will and trust litigation, conservatorships, guardianships, HOA's, and appeals. Kosta is actively involved in the Contra Costa County legal community. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Contra Costa County Bar Association's Elder Law Section. He serves as court-appointed counsel in Conservatorship cases in Contra Costa County. Kosta is dedicated to helping...
Matthew B. Talbot
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 322-1795 2033 N. Main St. Suite 750
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Matthew focuses on elder law, estate planning, and related practice areas. He began his career in the field of trusts and estates, and expanded into elder and probate law. He quickly realized that he enjoyed the personal nature of working in estate and elder law, and chose to continue by opening his own firm. He is passionate about taking care of his clients, and treats each of them as if they were family. Matthew was admitted to the California bar in 2006 and has practiced law in Contra Costa Country since 2006. He earned his J.D. at...
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(510) 843-6060 2141 Emerson St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Insurance Claims
Golden Gate University School of Law
Lynn Sherrell is in solo-practice in Berkeley California, following a dozen years in San Francisco law firms practicing personal injury, products' liability and worker's compensation law. Lynn has achieved a Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law of the State Bar of California Department of Legal Specialization. Lynn is client oriented and serves individuals, families, small businesses and small owner investors in many aspects of civil law and litigation. When you need an advocate on your side, get a woman on your case. Lynn is a graduate of Golden Gate University Law School with an emphasis in public interest...
Jeffrey Scott Hall
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Pleasant Hill, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(925) 230-9002 3478 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Local Estate Elder Law Planning Attorney
Long term Pleasant Hill resident, Jeffrey Hall, didn’t follow the traditional path to the practice of law. Indeed, attorney Hall grew up in central Los Angeles, and in a time when there was no expectation that he would attend college; and law school was simply not an option. However, after completing his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Saint Mary’s College, he volunteered with the Air Force in 1981 and served for 9 years, both reserve and active. Upon returning to California, he and his wife made Pleasant Hill their home and have...
Christina Weed
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 390-3222 1990 N California Blvd
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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(510) 860-5919 1050 Kains Ave. #A1
Albany, CA 94706
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Elder
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University Law School
Michael John Young
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(925) 256-0298 1931 San Miguel Dr Ste 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Western State Univ
Michael J. Young is an Estate, Probate and Asset Protection Attorney in Walnut Creek, CA. Mr. Young helps his clients plan for not only "What Happens if You Die", but for "What Happens If You Don't Die And Become Ill and Need Care." He helps his clients in the design of their estate plans, to protect their assets for their senior care and to also provide a legacy for their loved ones.

Mr. Young, who has been in practice for over forty years, gives workshops every month in Walnut Creek on basic estate planning and advanced estate planning. The basic...
Mr. James Michael O'Neil III
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Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 992-9452 1935 Addison St
Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
As one of the co-founders of O’Neil & Rueppel, LLP, James O’Neil has narrowed his primary focus to trusts and probate. After graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, he served as an intern for the Honorable A. James Roberston II in the San Francisco Superior Court. He founded this firm along with John Rueppel in 2009 and his mission is to guide his clients through the complex estate planning and trust and estate administration. He has helped hundreds of clients plan for their futures and manage the transfer of property following the passing of...
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Concord, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(925) 256-1000 1401 Franquette Ave.
Suite A-3
Concord, CA 94520
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am also a Certified Public Accountant and have been doing tax work in the Bay Area for 30 years. I specialize in helping people and businesses pay as few taxes as possible without getting audited. In the estate planning area I help people preserve their property for their families and pay as few estate taxes as possible. I also am the Probate Doctor who can help fix impossible situations when estates are stuck in the quagmire of California Probate.
Gary D. Sparks
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 465-2500 2890 North Main Street
Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Concord, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Zachary Rayo brings experience, efficiency and empathy to estate planning. Mr. Rayo’s approach is people-centered. He recognizes that the legal needs and special issues differ from client to client, that each person is unique, with unique needs that must be met with efficiency, active listening and care. Mr. Rayo knows the importance of social responsibility which manifests not only in ethical decisions and practices but also in involvement in socially important causes.
Derek M. Wagley
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Lafayette, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 283-2500 3433 Golden Gate Way, Suite B
Lafayette, CA 94549
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Real Estate
John F. Kennedy University
Rebecca Romero-Vigil
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Concord, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
Concord California
Concord, CA 94521
Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Rebecca's undergraduate degree in Social Work carries forward in her caring and passionate attitude toward representing her clients in tax issues, including tax levies, offer in compromise. Her practice includes preparing trust plans (trust, pour over will, health care directive, and power of attorney) for her clients and assisting clients selecting and forming their business entity (S Corp, C Corp, LLC or LLP). Rebecca is determined to get the best result for her client. Prepare today, for peace of mind in the future.
Jason S. Buckingham
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Benicia, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(707) 745-2200 940 Adams Street
Suite S
Benicia, CA 94510
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jason S. Buckingham is a California licensed attorney who helps people with estate planning and real estate issues. Mr. Buckingham has worked in some aspect of real estate transactions since 1993, starting with foreclosure issues, with several years focused on commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Buckingham has experience in property analysis, due diligence, title and escrow, acquisitions, entity formation, financing, leasing, and ongoing management issues. Often, real estate and estate planning issues go hand in hand, so Mr. Buckingham has offered estate planning services since 2005. Mr. Buckingham graduated from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Cum...
Jenny Tiu
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Concord, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(415) 710-1764 1320 Willow Pass Road
Suite 600
Concord, CA 94520
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Jenny Tiu received her B.S. degree in Physiological Science from UCLA. During her undergraduate studies, she was a research assistant at UCLA for both spinal cord injury and atherosclerosis research. Ms. Tiu then earned her J.D. degree at Golden Gate University School of Law with an emphasis in Public Interest Law. During law school, she interned for the San Francisco City Attorney's Office in the Juvenile Dependency Unit. She then went on to intern for the Solano County Alternate Public Defender's Office in the Juvenile Dependency Unit and later in the Misdemeanor Unit. After being...
Dess Aldredge Benedetto
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(925) 945-8200 1615 Bonanza Street, Ste. 209
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of San Diego School of Law
Ms. Benedetto has assisted hundreds of clients with the creation of their Wills, Living Trusts and other estate planning documents. She assists families with trust administration and probate procedures when loved ones pass away, and also prepares legal documents for conservatorships of elderly clients and limited conservatorships for developmentally disabled adults. In 2006, Ms. Benedetto created the Family Trust Law Center, later incorporated to Family TLC, Inc., to be a firm where families come for professional estate planning by licensed attorneys, at flat, reasonable fees. Amendment of documents and other hourly work is done as...
Scott Pesetsky
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Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(510) 450-0455 2855 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 203
Berkeley, CA 94705
Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Doris Mitchell
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Albany, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 525-8282 1320 Solano Ave., #203
Albany, CA 94706
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Dominic Hutchinson Porrino
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 448-2439 2065 N Broadway Ste 203
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Porrino Law PC operates under the guidance of principal Dominic H. Porrino, who entered law practice with the intention of protecting the assets and safety of citizens by helping them negotiate the complexities of the California legal system. The competitive spirit that prompted him to play lacrosse and rugby in his youth now drives development of strategies to protect the best interests of his clients.

Mr. Porrino, an attorney whose practice encompasses legal separation, divorce, child custody and support, estate planning and other civil matters, obtained his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and was admitted to the...
Sarah Ward
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Moraga, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(925) 257-2581 346 Rheem Blvd.
Suite 105
Moraga, CA 94556
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Tax
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Karen L. Lewis
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(925) 287-6484 1990 California Blvd., 8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Estate Planning
Santa Clara University School of Law
Aaron Roy Feldman
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Walnut Creek, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(925) 283-6691 1855 Olympic Boulevard
Suite 125
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Estate Planning and Elder
Southwestern Univ School of Law
A member of the American Society of Special Needs Planners, Aaron Feldman has the expertise to help you secure your special needs child’s future with a Special Needs Estate Plan and ensure your child’s special education by advocating for him or her.

Aaron Feldman of The Feldman Law Group is an attorney who has devoted his practice to helping others. Since obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1978, then his law degree (JD) in 1982 from the Southwestern University School of Law, Aaron Feldman went on to serve his clients as...
Juliette Topacio Sarmiento
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Benicia, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 548-9944 836 Southampton Road
Suite B-270
Benicia, CA 94510
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Kathleen Hunt
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El Cerrito, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(510) 289-2288 6002 Barrett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Communications and Probate
Hastings College 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.