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I have a small, full-service firm in Carmel, California with my partner, Ana Soares, who is also a Certified Public Accountant and attorney.  We advise and counsel clients on all transactions and disputes in business, real estate, tax, estate and trust administration/probate matters.  We pride ourselves on the service we provide to clients, and are very accessible via email, telephone and cell/text message.  Because of Ana's tax background, we are able to provide clients with a better understanding of their matters so that we can work with them to make the best decisions possible in their matters.

We have also built a strong practice of helping clients with licensing and other matters before California Administrative bodies, including the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Board of Equalization, the Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB) and Bureau of Real Estate.  Additionally, Ana represents and advises clients before the Franchise Tax Board and the Internal Revenue Service.


Languages spoken: Portuguese, Russian

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 25%
    12 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    12 years
  3. Business: 25%
    12 years
  4. Tax: 15%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($295/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael Charles Doland

    Mr. Lykken has given consistently accurate, analytic answers customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would be looling for when hiring an attorney. It is my pleasure to endorse him and to continue to review his answers.


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Contact info

Soares & Lykken

26358 Carmel Rancho Ln, Ste 8
Carmel, CA, 93923


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSoares & Lykken, a Professional Law Corporation2009 - Present
OwnerLaw, Offices of Michael R. Lykken2003 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Big Sur International MarathonFriend2014 - Present
California Bar Associationmember2003 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of WashingtonRussian, Russian Area StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1998