Sonoma County, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Chad Owen Dorr
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney

Chad practices Business Law and Estate Planning. In his business practice, he represents sole proprietors, partnerships, LLCs and corporations (for-profit and nonprofit) across a broad spectrum of industries. He takes... Read More »
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Julie S Levy
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(707) 523-1515 100 Stony Point Road
Suite 265
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
Empire College School of Law
Julie S. Levy and Zachary A. Carroll have practiced law since 2008 in solo practices. In 2009, they began sharing an office and collaborating on certain cases. This duo has turned their collaboration into Levy Carroll Law and as strong litigators, they provide a strong and determined focus for fair outcomes in their client's cases. Choose Levy Carroll Law for their strong, honest, caring representation for bankruptcy, divorce, custody, guardianship, or personal injury. Look no further as you have found a team that has your best interests at heart
Lorilee DeSantis
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(707) 542-2889 3333 Mendocino Ave
Suite 202
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law
Lorilee DeSantis is an attorney whose passion for helping families protect their loved ones and their assets shines through to all who work with her. Lorilee’s clients often comment that her ability to deeply listen and understand their concerns makes it very easy for them to talk to her about difficult subjects. Her clients also appreciate that Lorilee explains complex legal concepts in ways that are easy to digest so that clients fully understand their legal options. Lorilee’s dedication to helping people with family-oriented legal issues stems from personal experiences. When Lorilee was growing up, she saw...
Barry L. Adams
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(707) 542-6644 532 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 104
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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.
David J. Collier
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(707) 636-4806 111 Santa Rosa Ave
Suite 222
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
David wants to help his clients solve their legal issues in the areas of real estate, wills, trusts, and probate through application of his title insurance, escrow, trust accounting, and mathematics background. David was born and raised in Yreka, a rural town near Oregon. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Mathematics and History and from UC Santa Barbara with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics. After teaching math for a few years, David returned to his hometown to take over his family’s title insurance and escrow business, which David owned and managed for 18 years. ...
Chad Owen Dorr
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(707) 525-8800 438 First Street
4th floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Chad practices Business Law and Estate Planning. In his business practice, he represents sole proprietors, partnerships, LLCs and corporations (for-profit and nonprofit) across a broad spectrum of industries. He takes particular pride in assisting families with their estate planning needs to execute their wishes for the next generation.

Prior to joining the Perry, Johnson, anderson, Miller & Moskowitz LLP, Chad was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Jones Day, where he was a part of the firm's international trade and national security practice. In that role, he advised U.S. and foreign corporations on a...
Robin M. Estes
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(707) 575-5396 Fountaingrove Corporate Centre
3510 Unocal Place, Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
James Zakasky
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(707) 595-1148 50 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 605
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Empire College of Law
My job begins when the crisis hits. As your Attorney, I make sure that your family does not self-destruct at the passing or disability of a loved one. My family is my whole world and everything revolves around them and I want to ensure that if anything were to happen to me that their financial and emotional needs would be taken care of. I believe that most people think that way. For that reason I decided to dedicate my career to helping families not only plan their future but actually having a resource to be there when the situation...
Andrew Louis Kern
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(707) 658-4602 755 Baywood Dr 2nd Fl
Petaluma, CA 94954
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Workers' Comp
Baylor Univ School of Law
Attorney since 1987, passed the bar in 4 states, graduated from a law school certified by the American Bar Association, broad range of legal experience. Specializing in bankruptcy, tax, estates and trusts, and workers compensation.
Jonathan Purcell
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(707) 694-7213 40 FOURTH ST. STE. 211
PETALUMA, CA 94952
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Tax
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Sebastian Titus
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(707) 237-1044 16216 MAIN ST
Guerneville, CA 95446
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
My past experience includes work in the Biotechnology industry and service in the United States Marine Corps as a Commissioned Officer with a combat tour in Iraq. I am local to Guerneville where my wife and I have owned a house for eleven years. I bring diverse career experiences to my Guerneville law practice and provide a private office setting on Main Street.
Eric S. Gullotta
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(707) 938-7234 232 West Napa Street
Suite A
Sonoma, CA 95476
Estate Planning and Probate
Empire College School of Law
At Gullotta Law Group, Attorney Gullotta assists clients through their probate and estate planning matters. Mr. Gullotta is a native to Sonoma County, and began his career as a Certified Public Accountant. He then went on to get his Master’s degree in Taxation, and then his law degree from Empire College. With this background, Attorney Gullotta has the ability to pick up on tax issues that other estate planning lawyers do not. The firm is a supporter of Prestwood School PTO, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, Sonoma Valley Little League, and an organization called Becoming Independent, where Attorney Gullotta sits on...
Roger Jon Illsley
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(707) 525-8800 438 First street, 4th floor
4th floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
USC Law School
Mr. Illsley practices in the areas of real estate, business transactions and estate planning. He handles wills and trusts, probate, small business formation (corporations and limited liability companies) and a broad range of business and real estate transactions.

Mr. Illsley has practiced law in Sonoma County since 1980. He was previously a partner in the firm of James, Bernheim, Hicks, Aiona, Illsley & Gordon.

Since 1985, he has been on the faculty of Empire College School of Law, teaching classes in Commercial Law and Contracts.

Mr. Illsley received his Bachelor of Arts Degree (History) with honors from University of California, Davis in 1977...
Reginald Regan Hindley
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(707) 575-3700 718 Orchard St
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Foreclosure Defense, Probate and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Reginald Hindley is an attorney at law in Northern California with the Law Office of Hindley & Henderson in Santa Rosa and San Francisco. He has been practicing law in the general Bay Area for over 28 years. Reginald was born in San Jose, California and is from a family of eight children raised in San Jose and Santa Rosa, California.

Reginald received his bachelor degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1986 where he studied history, business management, accounting, and economics. He graduated in 1990 from Pepperdine University Law School in Malibu, near Los...
Kristen Frizzell Kerns
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(707) 578-7000 50 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 605
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
John LemMon
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(707) 996-6401 13750 Arnold Drive
PO Box 826
Glen Ellen, CA 95442-0826
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Criminal and DUI
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Dr Robert Bialkin
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(707) 824-5297 703 2nd St #409
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Business
Attorney Robert Bialkin - Bankruptcy Divorce Criminal Wills Family Law Lawyer. Sliding Scale. Payment Plans. Free Consultations. robert@bialkin.com www.bialkin.com (707) 824-5297
Stephen Raymond Olsen
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(707) 578-6033 2300 Bethards Dr
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and International
Empire Coll School of Law
Roy Johnston
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(707) 545-6542 1400 N Dutton Ave., Suite 21
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Empire School of Law and University of Wyoming
Kenneth S. Jacobs
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(707) 829-7303 117 N Main St
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Univ of Washington School of Law
> Are you looking for an attorney who provides State Bar of California Certified Specialist expertise in a small town atmosphere and for a fair & reasonable price? > Are you looking for a lawyer who, whenever possible, answers his own phone (and if not, will return your call within an hour or two)? > Are you looking for a Living Trust attorney who gladly offers a free initial consultation with no further obligation? Sebastopol Attorney Ken Jacobs is a State Bar of California Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. For over 16 years he has provided...
Paul Miller
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(707) 546-3491 P.O. Box 3142
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Golden Gate University School of Law and Empire College School of Law
Una Catherine Ravaglia
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(707) 495-8756 900 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Charles Douglas Stark
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(707) 527-9900 3510 Unocal Pl
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Elder
Col William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Daniele Luigi Maraviglia
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(707) 433-3363 1201 Vine Street, Suite 200
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Brad Hindley
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
105 Morris Street, Suite 210
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Empire Coll School of Law
Hello. I am a California Lawyer focused on business and estate planning. I passed the CPA exam in 1992, and the Bar exam in 1997. I have taught college accounting and law for 20 years, part time. Proof. https://profiles.santarosa.edu/bradley-hindley
My 20 years as a lawyer focuses on: - corporations, LLCs, commercial and residential real estate transactions, contracts, and finally I am fluent in financial accounting; general ledgers, income statements and balance sheets, etc, and - wills and trusts, financial powers of attorney, health care directives, probate, conservatorships.
I have clients with over $50 million, and clients with just...
Barbara Laurie Stagg
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(707) 774-6640 205 Keller Street
Suite 203
Petaluma, CA 94952
Estate Planning
U.C. Davis
Paul Rudolph Miller
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(707) 478-1035 1520 Parker Dr
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Estate Planning
Empire Coll School of Law
John Maderious
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(707) 526-5200 131 Stony Cir
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
Mary Anna Machi
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(707) 431-1499 PO Box 66
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Empire Coll School of Law
Mr. Wesley Howard Garcia
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(707) 658-4547 755 Baywood Dr. 2nd Fl
Petaluma, CA 94954
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Probate
Max Mickelsen
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Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 49 years experience
(707) 762-0224 100 4th St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Estate Planning, Agricultural and Business
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Kelly Jayne Berryman
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Napa County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(707) 942-0750 PO Box 513
Calistoga, CA 94515
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
I am a mediator, counselor and advocate promoting strong and sustainable relationships for my clients. Whether working to resolve a breakdown between existing partners or structuring a new venture, ultimately my work is about understanding goals and overcoming the obstacles that hinder success. I work best with people who are ready to tackle big challenges and persevere to the finish line. I counsel closely held companies, investors and individuals, including wineries and wine industry businesses, vineyard consultants, manufacturers, contractors, professionals, and retail businesses. I have been representing clients throughout the Napa Valley and North Bay for over 23 years....
Lynn Susan Sletto
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Napa County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(707) 963-7703 1236 Spring St
St Helena, CA 94574
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Robert Michael Fanucci
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Napa County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(707) 963-0909 1030 Main St
Ste 212
St Helena, CA 94574
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(707) 894-5000 115 W 1st St
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Estate Planning, Elder, Real Estate and Tax
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(707) 524-1900 90 S "E" St Ste 200
PO Box 1867
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
USC Law School
Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
1275 4th St PMB 290
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
UC Hastings College of the Law
Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(707) 544-4462 3755 Brickway Blvd Ste 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Estate Planning
Hastings College of the Law
Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(707) 526-9587 2300 Bethards Dr Ste F
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Estate Planning
Univ of Tulsa COL
Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(707) 578-9386 3910 Unocal Place
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
Empire Law School
Sonoma County, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(707) 544-6776 1101 College Ave Ste 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Estate Planning, Elder, Real Estate and Tax
Empire College 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.