San Martin, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Daniel L DuRee
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California Estate Planning Attorney

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Benjamin J. Sowards Esq.
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California Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience

Mr. Sowards is an estate planning and wealth transfer attorney. He sets ups estate plans, including living trusts, to help to avoid probate, minimize taxes and limit conflict. He also helps to settle out... Read More »
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Robert Barrie Mitchell
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Morgan Hill, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(408) 779-7879 45 East 1st Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
William H. Brown
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Morgan Hill, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(408) 779-3232 275 Tennant Ave., Suite 201
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-5476
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
University of California - Los Angeles
MARRIED AND FATHER OF NINE, GRANDFATHER OF SIXTEEN; CITY COUNCILMAN FOR MORGAN HILL, CALIFORNIA; MEMBER OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY TRANSPORTATION BOARD - CHAIRMAN FOR TWO YEARS; BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR GO KIDS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION PROVIDING LOW COST CHILD CARE FOR 25+ YEARS.
Richard E Damon
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
9053 Soquel Drive
Suite 203
Aptos, CA 95003
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Products Liability
Stanford University and College of William and Mary
I have been practicing law full time since 1977, and I have maintained a solo practice in Santa Cruz County since 1980. I have a general practice, with emphasis on personal injury cases, aviation accidents, and most other types of accidents. I also help individuals prepare estate plans, and eventually represent the heirs in probate proceedings. If you don't know how to describe your case, please call me, and I will let you know whether I can assist you, or else point you in the right direction.
Nicholas L. Holder
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(831) 688-0163 9053 Soquel Dr Ste 206
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
Michael James Barsi
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(831) 685-2900 8070 Soquel Drive, Suite 210
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Philip Lincoln Buckwalter
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(831) 688-0163 9053 Soquel Dr Ste 206
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Patricia Lynne Suda
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(831) 722-2212 311 Bonita Ave.
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Univ School of Law
Morgan Hill, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(408) 776-8815 15585 Monterey St
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Peninsula Univ Law Sch
Morgan Hill, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years experience
(408) 779-2106 30 Keystone Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Estate Planning
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Morgan Hill, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(408) 779-2106 30 Keystone Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Liza Weiman Hanks
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience

Stanford Law SchoolCalifornia
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Morgan Hill, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(408) 779-0393 16920 Oakridge Ln
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Estate Planning
Lincoln Univ
Gilroy, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(408) 847-1555 1335 1st St
Gilroy, CA 95020
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
U of San Francisco School of Law
Soquel, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(831) 462-7495 2901 Park Ave
Soquel, CA 95073
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(831) 688-7018 209 El Camino del Mar
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 62 years experience
(831) 688-1736 9053 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Stanford Univ Law School
San Jose, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years experience
(408) 268-3151 6709 Lookout Bend
San Jose, CA 95120
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Watsonville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 45 years experience
(831) 722-2444 240 Westgate Dr
Watsonville, CA 95076
Estate Planning and Arbitration & Mediation
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(831) 662-8444 311 Bonita Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 55 years experience
(831) 427-2363 9200 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(408) 362-3434 5595 Winfield Blvd
San Jose, CA 95123
Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Watsonville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(831) 722-2444 240 Westgate Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076
Estate Planning and Elder
San Jose, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 528-1365 2810 Oak Estates Ct
San Jose, CA 95135
Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Watsonville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(831) 722-2444 240 Westgate Dr
Watsonville, CA 95076
Estate Planning and Business
UC Hastings COL
Watsonville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(831) 728-8611 1003 Freedom Blvd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Estate Planning and Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Watsonville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years experience
(831) 768-7215 240 Westgate Dr
Watsonville, CA 95076
Estate Planning and Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(408) 369-8000 5902 Deerland Ct
San Jose, CA 95124
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
San Francisco Law Sch
Watsonville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(831) 728-0476 734 E Lake Ave
Watsonville, CA 95076
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(408) 629-8000 5595 Winfield Blvd
San Jose, CA 95123
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Peninsula Univ Law Sch
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(831) 688-2026 9057B Soquel Dr Ste F
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning
Watsonville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(831) 722-2444 240 Westgate Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076
Estate Planning
Jeffrey K Nielsen
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San Jose, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(408) 294-9700 84 West Santa Clara St. #540
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
Western State University College of Law
With over 5 years of experience, I understand the challenges facing families when they begin to contemplate their future. I know that you want to make sure that you are leaving your loved ones in a good place, and I want to help you develop a comprehensive estate plan that allows you to achieve your specific objectives.

I offer customized Estate Plans tailored to each client's needs. I have dealt with estates of all different sizes. Even if you feel that it is unnecessary for you to create an estate plan, you may have more assets than you realize. Certainly,...
Thomas E. Rossmeissl
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(408) 883-3520 16450 Los Gatos Boulevard
Suite 108
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
Estate Planning and Probate
Georgetown University Law Center
I am a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization. My focus is on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and trust and estate litigation. I help individuals and families who face serious legal situations, and I help bring them solutions and peace of mind. My goal is to help clients gain the peace of mind that comes with taking care of their families, to help clients navigate through the challenges of trust and estate administration, and to zealously represent clients in litigation to seek the...
Marisa Catherine Nelson
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Menlo Park, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(650) 485-3437 873 Santa Cruz Avenue, Suite 202
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
My goal is to make it more convenient, comfortable, personal, and straightforward to work with a lawyer. I work with busy professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, and parents who want protection, peace of mind, and convenience, including local, out-of-state, and international clients with California legal needs. I leverage modern technology to make legal services easier to obtain, more comfortable, and less time-consuming, without sacrificing quality. At the same time, I take an old-fashioned approach to legal counsel. I want to be your trusted legal advisor, and that means earning your trust. Hiring a lawyer doesn’t have to be intimidating...
Julie King
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Monterey, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(831) 275-1002 2600 Garden Road, Suite 410
Monterey, CA 93940
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Trademarks
Loyola Law School
With 30 years’ experience, Julie King practices law with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. She handles a wide variety of business and estate planning matters including contracts, employment, corporation/LLC/partnership formation, wills and trusts, pet trusts, trademarks, copyrights, landlord tenant, creditor’s rights, annual meeting minutes and corporate records, mergers and acquisitions, and employee training. She served as in-house counsel to major international corporations, including Toshiba America, where she worked for 15 years. She understands businesses in a way many lawyers do not simply because she has experienced the day-to-day interactions first-hand. See the difference a trained in-house counsel can...
John C.  Martin
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Menlo Park, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(650) 329-9500 1145 Merrill St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Boston College Law School
Attorney John Martin advises individuals, families, and businesses in the areas of legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate & business succession planning, and estate administration. Our law firm focuses exclusively on legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate and business succession planning, and estate administration. Our trust and estate planning services enable clients to protect their spouse's or child's s inheritance from creditors and predators, maximize control over their assets during their lifetime, benefit charities, and effectively transition their business to the next generation. Through an ongoing client maintenance program, we provide peace of mind that a client's goals will not...
John Dudley Laughton
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Monterey, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(831) 649-1122 215 W. Franklin St., Suite 411
Monterey, CA 93940
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
John is committed to providing personalized estate planning services in a highly ethical, professional, solution oriented, and cost effective manner. In addition to providing timely and high quality legal services, he is committed to educating the community about important estate planning issues through public seminars. Mr. Laughton also has a legal background in business and real estate matters and was appointed to the City of Del Rey Oaks Planning Commission and served between 1985 and 1992. He served in the U.S. Army, including a tour of Vietnam in 1971-1972. Mr. Laughton was born in Carmel, CA and raised on...
Stephen Searle Rudd
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Cupertino, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(408) 252-5211 10455 Torre Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Stanford University
Steve Rudd is a Stanford Law School J.D. with over thirty years experience handling estate planning (trusts, wills, powers of attorney) and estate administration (trust administration, trust modification, spousal property petition and probate proceeding) for Silicon Valley clients. Steve Rudd offers quality legal services at affordable prices.
Daniel L DuRee
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Mountain View, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(650) 933-7122 800 West El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
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.
Elisabeth A. DeBartolo
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Monterey, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(831) 402-7006 99 Pacific Street
Suite 555-B
Monterey, CA 93940
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Dedicated to providing practical, cost-effective, solutions to workplace challenges. Attorney Elisabeth DeBartolo is your best choice for an employment and labor attorney who offers personalized assistance with your case. She may be the most seasoned employment attorney you will find in our area. Attorney Elisabeth DeBartolo is a Monterey Employment Attorney who worked for many years in executive level Human Resources prior to attending law school. Her experience is unique. She doesn't just have book smarts, she has the day-to-day, on-the-job, in-the-trenches experience needed to identify workplace challenges and resolve them. Ms. DeBartolo can quickly...
Melanie Tavare
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hayward, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(510) 255-4646 225 W Winton Ave, Ste 111
hayward, CA 94544
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.