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Konstantine A Demiris
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 378-2520 700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationProbate, Appeals, Elder and Estate Planning
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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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 322-1795 2033 N. Main St. Suite 750
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
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...
Scott Jordan
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 913-0275 18 Crow Canyon Court
Suite 280
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I represent individuals and small to medium sized businesses in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt consolidation matters. For individuals, I represent clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, including 2nd home mortgage lien stripping, redemption of vehicles and student loan reductions. For businesses, I provide services related to the winding down of a business, board and management consultations and bankruptcy debt consolidation in Chapter 11. In conjunction with my bankruptcy practice, I also provide estate planning, probate and trust administration representation. The best way to avoid probate is to plan properly by drafting...
Daniel L DuRee
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney
(925) 210-1400 1535 N. Main Street
Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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Howard Elliot Kane
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 292-0193 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Ste. 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationProbate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UC Hastings COL
1983-1987 UCLA, B.A. History
1987-1990 UC Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor

Law Offices of Howard E. Kane 1990-present
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Christina Weed
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 953-2920 1655 N. Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Probate, Business, Estate Planning 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...
Daniel Timothy Quane
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 13 years experience
(925) 314-2320 571 Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526
Probate and Estate Planning
Golden Gate University School of Law and McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Daniel T. Quane manages the Doyle Quane Family Trusts and Estates practice. Dan is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law. He has an advanced legal degree in Taxation (LL.M.) and he was named Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in 2015 and 2016. He works with a diverse range of clients, from those of average means to wealthy families requiring complex advanced estate tax planning strategies. Dan has experience guiding families through the complex legal process required upon death in the most efficient manner possible, whether it’s through trust administration or the probate court process. He...
Dess Aldredge Benedetto
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 19 years experience
(925) 945-8200 1615 Bonanza Street, Ste. 209
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
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...
Ivette Santaella
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 29 years experience
(925) 831-4840 San Ramon, CA 94583
Probate, Elder, Estate Planning and IP
American University
Ivette M. Santaella is a dedicated attorney with invaluable experience in the many areas of estate planning and technology law. For the past four years, she has focused her practice on estate planning and has advised numerous families-as well as businesses-on legacy and business succession planning. Ms. Santaella also assists her clients through the analysis of strategies to minimize tax liability, as well as trust management and creditor protection. She is certified and financially trained in life and long-term care insurance, and the various types of special needs issues, which are integral in estate planning. Ms. Santaella is expanding her...
Gary D. Sparks
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 465-2500 2890 North Main Street
Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Probate, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jean Claude Bernard Mallein
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 12 years experience
(925) 905-9050 244 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Jean Claude (JJ) B. Mallein Jr. is an experienced business, tax and trusts and estates attorney. Dedicated to wealth preservation, he has focused his education and practice on helping California residents secure their estates and prepare for the future. As a partner at boutique tax and estate planning firm in the Silicon Valley, Mr. Mallein gained valuable experience in wealth management, estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, trust and estate administrations, tax controversy, real estate transactions and like-kind exchange cases. He is fully prepared to tackle complex business and estate planning cases. Mr. Mallein is a Dual Certified...
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Probate, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
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.
Michael Rinne
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 16 years experience
(800) 303-2964 3478 Buskirk Ave.
Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Energy and Foreclosure Defense
Golden Gate University and Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen
Gordon Craig Young
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 26 years experience
(925) 314-9999 318-C Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationProbate, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
U of San Francisco School of Law
Gordon Young is a 25-year litigator, specializing in financial, trust and securities litigation. Gordon tries and arbitrates cases for trustees, beneficiaries, financial professionals, investment advisors, stock brokers, Wall Street banks, and broker-dealers. These cases include civil, probate and regulatory claims based on breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, fraud, suitability, mismanagement of mutual funds and managed accounts, the prudent investor rule, as well as employee promissory notes, up-front loans, raiding, trade secret, unfair competition and related employment claims. Gordon has successfully assisted numerous investment professionals with FINRA related expungement actions. Gordon has been recognized eleven times...
Jeffrey Scott Hall
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 15 years experience
(925) 230-9002 3478 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law

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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...
Michael John Young
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 41 years experience
(925) 256-0298 1931 San Miguel Dr Ste 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Probate, Elder and Estate Planning
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...
Oliver Alexander Greenwood
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 228-2550 736 Ferry
Martinez, CA 94553
Probate, Elder, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I was born at a very young age. And now I practice law.
Raymond Bruce McFalone
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 37 years experience
(925) 944-1438 1990 N California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Probate and Estate Planning
Western State Univ
Kathleen Hunt
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 15 years experience
(510) 289-2288 6002 Barrett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free ConsultationProbate, Business, Communications and Estate Planning
Hastings College of Law
Mr. Harry L. Styron
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney
(925) 932-4300 1615 Bonanza Street
Suite 407
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4532
Probate, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
University of California - Hastings College of Law
David F. Monsour
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Attorney with 4 years experience
(925) 314-9999 318-C Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
Probate, Estate Planning and Securities
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
David practices in the areas of Securities Litigation and Trust and Estate Litigation. He has always been interested in helping individuals in need and solving problems. Raised on a ranch in Texas, David attended undergrad at the University of Texas. Attracted to the beauty and vitality of California, David attended law school in the Bay Area. One of David’s favorite aspects of working at Barr & Young includes the small practice size — enabling him to spend more time on each client, build a meaningful relationship and follow each case from start to finish. He enjoys being thorough...
Matthew G. Grech
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Alameda County, CA Probate Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 270-5602 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationProbate, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
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...
Patricia Ann Simmons
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Solano County, CA Probate Attorney with 25 years experience
(800) 811-9080 PO Box 6251
Vallejo, CA 94591-6251
Free ConsultationProbate, Elder and Estate Planning
University of San Francisco School of Law
Practicing law since February 1994 in the areas of drafting wills, trusts, estate and trust administration, durable powers of attorney, conservatorship, guardianship, adoption, name change and family law. Public speaker at civic, senior and other community organization to discuss estate planning issues. Member of the State Bar of California and the Solano County Black Lawyers Association. Board member of the Solano Christian Academy and Secretary of the Solonao County Black Lawyers Association.
Steven Matthew Simrin
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Alameda County, CA Probate Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 328-4005 318 Harrison St
Suite 102
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning 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.
Basil John Boutris
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Alameda County, CA Probate Attorney with 32 years experience
(510) 430-1518 7677 Oakport St., Suite 1140
Oakland, CA 94621
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
My law firm specializes in all aspects of tax planning and tax controversy, trust and estate planning and litigation, business formation and bankruptcy (primarily relating to business/tax debts). I have over 30 years of experience as a tax specialist.
Ruben Sundeen
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Alameda County, CA Probate Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St Fl 8
Oakland, CA 94612
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Gregory Sowder
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Alameda County, CA Probate Attorney with 20 years experience
(510) 866-9667 2735 Wallace Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
Probate, Estate Planning, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Rutgers School of Law-Newark and Golden Gate University School of Law
I spent over 18 years working as a litigator at a statewide civil litigation firm retained to defend personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits before leaving to open my own law firm. I now focus my practice on representing people who suffered personal injuries. From my experience defending personal injury lawsuits, I know the defense side playbook. I also defended lawsuits brought by very successful personal injury lawyers, and know their playbook too. This gives me an unique perspective. I know how both sides think, know what the defendant will most likely do to win, and know strategies to put...
Doris Mitchell
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Alameda County, CA Probate Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 525-8282 1320 Solano Ave., #203
Albany, CA 94706
Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Garrett Francis Riegg
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Alameda County, CA Probate Lawyer with 47 years experience
(510) 535-2555 1946 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606
Probate, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I have worked in a dozen fields of law over my career of 44 years. Mostly I was a business trial lawyer, but now I only advise and handle transactions: no trials. I am semiretired but come to the office most days.
Michael Pierce Singsen
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Alameda County, CA Probate Attorney with 29 years experience
(415) 552-1177 1404 Summit Road
Berkeley, CA 94708
Probate, Business, Consumer and Insurance Claims
UC Hastings COL
Sarah Wessels
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Alameda County, CA Probate Lawyer
(415) 944-9406 3873 Piedmont Avenue
Suite 8
Oakland, CA 94611
Probate and Estate Planning
Timothy Mark Hyden
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Contra Costa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 33 years experience
(925) 831-0636 18 Crow Canyon Ct #380
San Ramon, CA 94583
Probate, Business, Estate Planning and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Alameda County, CA Probate Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 208-3109 7677 Oakport Street
Suite 110
Oakland, CA 94621
Probate, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
UCLA School of Law
Michael Edward Lonich
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Santa Clara County, CA Probate Attorney with 37 years experience
(408) 553-0801 1871 The Alameda
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationProbate, Estate Planning and Family
Pepperdine University School of Law
Michael E. Lonich is the managing partner of Lonich & Patton and has nearly 30 years of experience representing a wide range of businesses and individuals. His practice concentrates on Estate Planning, Business Law and divorce mediation. Mike draws upon his expertise and the firm's resources to partner with individuals and families to develop comprehensive estate plans and successfully represent clients in trust administration and probate litigation. From the creation of a simple will to a complex trust, family limited liability partnership or business succession plan, maximizing financial benefits as well as ensuring the peace of mind that an estate...
Marisa Catherine Nelson
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San Mateo County, CA Probate Lawyer with 7 years experience
(650) 485-3437 873 Santa Cruz Avenue, Suite 202
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
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...
Stephen Searle Rudd
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Santa Clara County, CA Probate Attorney with 46 years experience
(408) 252-5211 10455 Torre Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014
Probate, Estate Planning 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.
Trevor J. Rose
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Napa County, CA Probate Lawyer with 7 years experience
(707) 681-5851 1775 Lincoln Avenue
Suite 101
Napa, CA 94558
Probate, Business and Estate Planning
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Founder and Attorney & Counselor at Law at Rose Law Firm of Napa Valley, Inc. Trevor J. Rose specializes in Estate Planning and Administration, Business, and Real Estate/Title Transactions. He currently sits on the board of directors for the Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Vice-President and the Young Lawyers Division of the Napa County Bar Association as Past President. Trevor was born and raised in Napa, CA and became fully bilingual after spending a year studying Spanish Language, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Barcelona in Spain. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from...
Mark Adrien Gullotta
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San Mateo County, CA Probate Lawyer with 15 years experience
(650) 382-4331 1001 Bayhill Drive, 2nd Floor
San Bruno, CA 94066
Free ConsultationProbate and Estate Planning
Santa Clara University School of Law
As the founder of The Law Office of Mark Gullotta, San Mateo County lawyer Mark Gullotta provides legal services in a wide variety of estate planning issues and matters of probate. He has been practicing as an attorney for more than 15 years. Prior to deciding to establish his firm, Attorney Gullotta worked at another firm and as a CPA. In 2012 and 2013, he was the chair of the Trust and Estates Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association. His firm is happy to offer complimentary consultations—contact them today to get yours.
Jeffrey K Nielsen
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Santa Clara County, CA Probate Lawyer with 6 years experience
(408) 294-9700 84 West Santa Clara St. #540
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationProbate, Business and Estate Planning
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,...
John C.  Martin
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San Mateo County, CA Probate Lawyer with 10 years experience
(650) 329-9500 1145 Merrill St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Probate, Business, Estate Planning 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...
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