Ihave been practicing law since 1972 and have been practicing exclusively in the... more
Ihave been practicing law since 1972 and have been practicing exclusively in the Trusts and Estates area since 1986.I counsel clients in estate planning, trust administration, probate, and elder law, including public benefits planning.I generally handle 300 to 400 new cases each year and often serve as an expert witness in litigated trust and estate matters. I am head ofmy firms seven-attorney ... view profile
Rebecca's undergraduate degreein Social Work carries forward in her caring and... more
Rebecca's undergraduate degreein Social Work carries forward in her caring and passionate attitude toward representing her clients in tax issues, including tax levies, offer in compromise. Her practice includes preparing trust plans (trust, pour over will, health care directive, and power of attorney) for her clients and assisting clients selecting and forming their business entity (S Corp, C C... view profile
I was born and raised in Napa, CA, where my family first arrived over 100 years ago.... more
I was born and raised in Napa, CA, where my family first arrived over 100 years ago. In 2006, I became fully bilingual after spending a year studying Spanish Language, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Barcelona in Spain. I then graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from UC Berkeley in 2007 with Bachelor´s degrees in both Spanish and Music, where I also made the Dean’s Honor... view profile
When I'm not working, I enjoy sailing, working on technical/engineering projects,... more
When I'm not working, I enjoy sailing, working on technical/engineering projects, and spending time with friends and family. I serve as webmaster for the Rotary Club of Napa, Trusts Estates Chair for Napa County Bar Association, and classmember of Leadership Napa Valley Class XXII. One day, I'd like to take an extended sailing sabbatical.
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.