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Rebecca Ann Gardner

Rebecca Ann Gardner

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Litigation, Business

About Me

I am a smart and sassy attorney who provides estate planning, probate and trust administration services for individuals and families with compassion, grace and heart.

The joy in my practice comes from my ability to do the following:
(i) help older clients preserve their dignity while making difficult decisions regarding asset management and transitions into assisted living;
(ii) protect assets for a client's family member with special needs;
(iii) assist young and growing families in setting up their estate plans and goals for their children; and
(iv) relieve some of the burdens of grief by handling probate and trust administration, including contentious litigation issues that may arise during these processes.


 



Specialties:  Estate Planning, Special Needs Trust Planning, Charitable Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Contested Matters.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Estate Planning: 45%
  2. Trusts: 25%
  3. Probate: 15%
  4. Litigation: 10%
  5. Business: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($275-325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Joanne Marie Biernacki

    I endorse this lawyer. Rebecca is a very strategic individual and I would definitely use her for my own estate planning.

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    Joanne Biernacki Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Rodney Robert Moy

    Like her bio says, she is definitely smart and sassy. And a terrific lawyer!!

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    Rodney Moy Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

HMS Law Group, LLP

455 Capitol Mall.
Suite 605
Sacramento, CA, 95814

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200305/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyThe Burton Law Firm2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyMcDonough Holland & Allen, PC2008 - 2010
Associate AttorneyHanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Vlahos & Rudy2006 - 2007
Associate AttorneyGenerations2003 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Philanthropic Advisors Forum of Greater SacramentoMember2010 - Present
Crocker Art Museum Planned Giving CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilDirector & Technical Forum Co-Chair2007 - 2011
Sacramento State Alumni AssociationDirector & President (2011-2012)2005 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
California State Bar Trusts and Estates QuarterlyThe Death of the California Compassionate Choices Act: Will Californians Ever Receive the Right to Die?2008
Marin LawyerInflation Increases 2007 Income Tax Limits for Deductible Contributions to Retirement Plans2007
Sacramento Valley Rental Housing Authority MagazineThe Demise of the Private Annuity? Financial Advice for the Rental Investor2007
UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & PolicyThe Constitutionality of Proposition 212001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
California State University, SacramentoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Crocker Art Museum & UC Davis School of LawFinancial and Legal Planning for Same-Sex Couples2011
Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsEstate & Charitable Gift Tax Update2011
Sacramento Legal Secretaries AssociationThe Write Stuff: Enhancing Your Legal Writing2009
Crocker Art MuseumFinancial and Estate Planning for Art Collectors2009
Sacramento Legal Secretaries AssociationOne Size Doesn't Fit All: Customizing the Estate Plan2008