Orinda, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Laurie E. Yoon
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Experienced, professional representation in all types of estate planning cases.

I'm an experienced East Bay estate planning lawyer and am dedicated to serving the unique needs of my clients. My practice includes estate planning, probate, wills and trusts, and conservatorship and guardianship. Read More »
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Daniel L DuRee
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California Estate Planning Attorney

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Orinda, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(925) 253-9359 P O Box 266
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(925) 253-1717 4 Orinda Way Ste 200D
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning and Business
UC Hastings COL
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(925) 253-1808 23 Altarinda Rd Ste 215
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning, Business and Environmental
Emory Univ School of Law
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(925) 254-0677 94 Underhill Rd
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning and Business
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(925) 253-1717 4 Orinda Way Ste 200-D
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(510) 339-7178 4 Orinda Way
Ste 260B
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(925) 254-6814 92 Davis Rd
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
San Francisco Law Sch
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(510) 339-7178 4 Orinda Way
Ste 260B
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(415) 765-4638 204 La Espiral
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
Boston Coll Law School
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(925) 253-1717 4 Orinda Way Ste 200D
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning and Tax
UC Hastings COL
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 49 years experience
(925) 253-2000 1 Camino Sobrante Ste 216
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(510) 418-8965 21C Orinda Way Ste 129
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning and Tax
Boston Coll Law School
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 253-1717 4 Orinda Way Ste 200D
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 55 years experience
(925) 253-1717 4 Orinda Way
Ste 200-D
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning and Arbitration & Mediation
U of San Francisco School of Law
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(925) 252-8320 1 Northwood Dr Ste 2
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 464-6491 20 Orchard Rd
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(925) 253-1808 23 Altarinda Rd Ste 215
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(925) 323-5894 8 Tumbling Brook Rd
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
Catholic U of Amer Columbus School of Law
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 253-1717 4 Orinda Way Ste 200-D
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Orinda, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(408) 279-7000 21 Orinda Way c414
Orinda, CA 94563
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
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...
Howard Elliot Kane
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 4200 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
I attended UCLA from 1983-1987 and obtained a B.A. in History. I attended
UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco from 1987-1990 and began practicing law in 1990. I am also a licensed California real estate broker and I have brokered hundreds of purchase and sale agreements since 1996.

In addition to handling simple and complex real estate transactions, I focus on affordable estate planning packages. Fees begin at $495. Packages
include:

Wills
Revocable Living Trusts
Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
Health Care Directives
Final Arrangements

I also make house calls throughout the Bay Area.


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...
Valerie Kraml
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Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
2625 Alcatraz Ave
319
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Business and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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
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
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
Maeve Katherine Bergman
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Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 704-9200 2721 Shattuck Avenue
No. 223
Berkeley, CA 94705
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Martin James Elmer
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Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(510) 644-2411 1919 Addison St, #105
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Alex P. Moskovitz
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Berkeley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 816-1200 2039 Shattuck Avenue
Suite 406
Berkeley, CA 94704
Estate Planning, Business and Patents
Barbara Suzanne Farley
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(510) 652-8291 7 King Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Sarah Wessels
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(415) 944-9406 3873 Piedmont Avenue
Suite 8
Oakland, CA 94611
Estate Planning and Probate
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...
Victor J. Yoo
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 553-8000 1300 Clay St #600
Oakland, CA 94612
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
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...
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...
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.
Eric Morgan Boeing
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 761-6230 1300 Clay St, Ste 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Consumer
UC Hastings COL
I believe that the Bankruptcy Court is one of the few places in out legal system where ordinary people can go for real relief. I am dedicated to helping people throughout the Bay Area access that relief. I earned my undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and I earned my law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. While in law school, I was Articles Editor at the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, and I graduated in 2006. I spent my first two years practicing antitrust/consumer...
Matthew G. Grech
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 270-5602 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
St. Thomas University School of Law
As an attorney, Matthew Grech began his career as a civil litigator. From there Mr. Grech transitioned into estate planning and probate & estate administration. As an estate planning/administration attorney Mr. Grech has assisted numerous clients manage trust and estate administrations from inception to closing, as well as guiding and facilitating the planning process. It was during this time that Mr. Grech realized that a number of his clients’ family members and friends were facing mounting financial troubles in the wake of The Great Recession. It was this realization that motivated Mr. Grech to begin practicing bankruptcy law, which...
Melanie Tavare
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(510) 255-4648 505 14th St
#904
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
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.