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About a year ago I called Mark Blake's office because I needed a Power of Attorney to help with the settlement of my late father's east coast estate. Since that was such a pleasant and successful experience, we decided to return to him for help with estate planning.
During the first meeting he listened to us, understood our specific concerns, and advised us. We arrived at an agreement and he arranged everything exactly the way we all agreed it should be. The work was done quickly and thoroughly. At our second meeting he went over everything with us, all of it straight-forward, we signed the papers, and left the office knowing that things were in good order. Now I wonder why I procrastinated so long. It's a wonderful feeling to have everything in place, and to know that whatever happens in the future, our decisions will be honored and our loved ones protected.
Mark Blake is a pleasure to work with. He is pleasant, intelligent, cordial, and he listens. He inspired confidence from the very beginning, and as time goes by we find that he is always quick to respond to messages and helpful. An added benefit is that the law offices are easily accessible in downtown Walnut Creek, but I think that even if we moved away from the East Bay we'd still call Mark Blake for any legal need. We would (and do) highly recommend him to our friends.
Mark helped me navigate some difficult times in a very professional manner.
Mark was well-reasoned and professional in representing me during my hard-fought divorce. He clearly strove for excellence in his preparation, and maintained a calm confident demeanor whether in conference or court. His involvement resulted in equitable closure to a previously illogical and drawn-out legal process.
Mark did an exellent job in explaining and simplifying what options were available in establishing a family trust and assisting with our estate planning. Based on the information and data we provided to Mark he prepared all the legal documents we needed to sign and instructed us on how to get our accounts moved into the family trust.
Mark is excellent. He is very likable and he is very professional. He explains everything in laymen terms. He is very organize and his staff very friendly. I would highly recommend him to others.
This was a very challenging divorce situation as my ex-husband was in the middle of a bi-polar "high". He was unreachable at times and extremely difficult to work with. However, once his medication was balanced and he dropped his attorney Mr. Blake worked with me to prepare all documentation and filings to our mutual satisfaction (although it was clear that he was my attorney throughout this process).
Mr. Blake was thorough and clearly explained all options to me and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend him.
I hired Mark to create trust, will, power of attorney, etc. He was easy to work with, trustworthy, flexible, and knowledgeable. I recommend him highly.
Great guy, very helpful. New how to turn what could be boring and complicated into interesting and easy to comprehend subject. Thank you Mark!
We have been completely satisfied with Mr. Blake's work. He has excellent communication skills, and he does what he says he'll do quickly and well. If legal matters arise, we'll always call him first.
Mark helped me create a revocable living trust for my immediate family and that of my parents. I found him to be very responsive and knowledgeable in guiding me through the legal process of estate planning. I would highly recommend him for estate planning purposes.