San Rafael, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Daniel L DuRee
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California Estate Planning Attorney

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

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Wayne Kenneth David McIntosh
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(415) 454-2361 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Probate
Foreign Law School
Business and International Experience
Wayne started in Auckland New Zealand, graduating after completing a challenging combined Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws in just 4 years, achieving top marks at his law school at Auckland University made up of 11,000 students where he was elected Student President in a landslide victory in his last year. Then recruited by a leading Merchant Bank, MARAC Corporation, Wayne moved to Citibank before becoming the founding Company Secretary for New Zealand's first publicly listed Investment Bank, founding Company Secretary for NZ’s first publicly listed Venture Capital company and a Director of a...
Julia P. Wald
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San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(415) 482-7555 1108 Fifth Ave
Suite 202
San Rafael, CA 94901
Estate Planning, Elder, Real Estate and Tax
Peter Jay Bassing
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San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(415) 258-9987 4300 Redwood Hwy
San Rafael, CA 94903
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
Leonard Arlan Rifkind
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Greenbrae, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 785-7988 100 Drake's Landing Road, Suite 260
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Louis Anthony Napoli
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San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 453-5000 810 E Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
New York Law School
John Lyster Fallat
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San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(415) 457-3773 68 Mitchell Blvd.
Suite 135
San Rafael, CA 94903
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
California Western School of Law
Ms. Aida M. del Valle Esq.
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San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(415) 479-5951 Lerman Law Building
802 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Estate Planning
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(415) 256-5408 1000 4th St Ste 875
San Rafael, CA 94901
Estate Planning and Tax
University of California Hastings College of the Law
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(415) 456-4000 1000 4th St Ste 600
San Rafael, CA 94901
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of California, Hastings College of Law
Greenbrae, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 48 years experience
(415) 385-8734 401 S Eliseo Dr Apt 8
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Estate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Collections
Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
Randi Sue Teichman
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience

Stanford UniversityCalifornia
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Jonathan C. Lee
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California Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years experience
(415) 491-9500 950 Northgate Dr
Ste 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Estate Planning and Tax
Indiana Univ Bloomington School of Law
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years experience
(415) 457-4411 851 Irwin St #205
San Rafael, CA 94901
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(415) 457-8830 790 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Estate Planning
Hastings College of the Law
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 453-9433 1101 5th Ave Ste 100
San Rafael, CA 94901
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
UC Hastings COL
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 925-5939 1101 5th Ave Ste 160
San Rafael, CA 94901
Estate Planning
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(415) 448-5000 3950 Civic Center Drive
Suite 300
San Rafael, CA 94903
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
UCLA School of Law
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(415) 479-0455 950 Northgate Dr Ste 307
San Rafael, CA 94903
Estate Planning, Business and Personal Injury
Hastings College of the Law and The Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(415) 755-2625 369-B 3rd St # 182
San Rafael, CA 94901
Estate Planning and Environmental
Boston University School of Law
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(415) 492-9800 4302 Redwood Hwy Ste 100
San Rafael, CA 94903
Estate Planning, International and Tax
UC Hastings COL
San Rafael, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 472-3434 55 Professional Center Pkwy
Ste A
San Rafael, CA 94903
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Ohio State Univ COL
Sidney Alex Luscutoff
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California Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of...
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Juan Pelayo
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the LawUnited States Tax Court and California
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Mr. James Michael O'Neil III
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Larkspur, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 992-9452 700 Larkspur Landing Circle
#199
Larkspur, CA 94939
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...
Melissa Hoffman
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Corte Madera, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(415) 483-5108 145 Corte Madera Town Center,
#107
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
R. Bruce Laing
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Larkspur, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(415) 461-3133 100 Larkspur Landing Circle
Suite 110
Larkspur, CA 94939
Estate Planning
Charmian D. Tunney
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Mill Valley, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(415) 367-5222 P.O. Box 51
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Tax
Charmian D. Tunney specializes in tax law and estate planning. Ms. Tunney's experience includes representation of individuals in connection with their family wealth and succession planning, including advice regarding gift and estate tax matters. She brings to the planning process a sensitivity to the personal and family issues involved. In addition, Ms. Tunney assists clients with various transactional planning matters. Her experience includes representation of corporations, individuals, and estates before the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board and the United States Tax Court. She has also represented a variety of clients in corporate matters...
Philip Robb
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Mill Valley, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(415) 332-3831 591 Redwood Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Estate Planning and Business
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
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...
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.
Mr. Matthew J. Tuller
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 625-0773 275 Battery Street
13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3372
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
We provide full-service solutions for San Francisco Bay Area families, professional or retired individuals, and business owners in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Health Care Directives, and Powers of Attorney.
Michael Ellis Freedman
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(877) 777-1666 580 California Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Accomplished Trusts and Estates Attorney. Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Selected to Northern California SuperLawyers. For more than thirty-two years, Michael Freedman has been lead trial lawyer in more than thirty state and federal jury and bench trials involving trusts and estates law, business law, tort law, labor and employment law, professional malpractice, insurance bad faith, and environmental law. Michael Freedman has built a solid reputation as an experienced, skilled and dedicated practitioner. He has consistently upheld this high standard of service. Michael Freedman...
Christina Weed
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 953-2920 201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
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...
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...
Steven Matthew Simrin
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Oakland, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 328-4005 318 Harrison St
Suite 102
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Tax
UC Hastings COL
Steven M. Simrin has over 20 years of experience as both an Oakland tax attorney and a certified public accountant. He advises clients in the areas of tax, probate, trusts, and conservatorships, and has represented clients before the IRS and all California state and local tax agencies. Attorney Simrin litigates cases in state and federal court throughout California.

Prior to opening his solo law practice, Mr. Simrin was with the tax group of a major international accounting firm. Since then, he started work as an independent practitioner to provide an uncommon level of personal legal service to his clients.
Rebecca Romero-Vigil
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 624-7211 101 California St., Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94111
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.
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.


Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(510) 860-5919 1050 Kains Ave. #A1
Albany, CA 94706
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Elder
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University Law School
Randi Sue Teichman
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 749-5900 2135 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Stanford University
Lindsay Gunn Spiller
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(415) 501-0156 450 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Georgetown University Law Center
Spiller Law is a business, estate planning and entertainment law firm located in San Francisco, California. Business: We serve small to medium-sized businesses in the areas of contracts, business planning, mergers and acquisitions, partnership agreements, corporate formation and dispute resolution. We have advised businesses in involved in aviation, finance, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, music, film, and television. Estate Planning: We work with individuals and couples to create simple to sophisticated estate plans, depending on their needs. Entertainment Law: We advise film/TV, new media, and music clients as to business planning, business formation, contract negotiation, and licensing
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
Kendra Bowen
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(650) 521-6910 201 Spear Street, Ste. 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
University of California Hastings College of the Law
I have focused my practice solely on estate planning and advanced estate planning, specifically the legal work to PREVENT PROBATE. As a San Mateo County native, I receive great satisfaction in using the law to help other San Francisco Bay Area residents and home owners avoid the time consuming, costly and disruptive probate process. I meet with every client at a Fidelity Law Office near them and guide them through the estate planning process in a fun and efficient way. My positive approach and knowledge of estate planning law ensures that each client makes the right decisions for their estate...
Hanlen J. Chang
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 757-3422 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Estate Planning, Business, International and Real Estate
Southwestern University School of Law
Hanlen J. Chang provides legal services in Business Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, and International Tax matters. He was recognized as a Super Lawyers rising star in 2015. Prior to establishing his own practice Hanlen was a research attorney at the San Mateo County Superior Court Probate Department. He has also worked for several Southern California and Bay Area law firms as a litigation attorney representing business owners and professionals . Hanlen grew up in Bubendorf, Switzerland and attended...
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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.