I have been providing legal services in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties... more
I have been providing legal services in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties continuously since 1975. I have an undergraduate degree in accounting from Indiana State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University, whereI graduated cum laude and won honors in the areas of income taxation and estate and gift taxation.I graduated from law school in 1973.I was a member of the l... view profile
I have been a member of Rotary International, serving in two Rotary Clubs, since... more
I have been a member of Rotary International, serving in two Rotary Clubs, since 1993 and am committed to the ideals of Rotary, especially "Service Above Self". My husband Tom and I enjoy hiking the beautiful mountains trails all around the San Francisco Bay Area and the Lake Tahoe basin. We have taken two amazing hiking vacations in the past: one was the 50 mile High Sierra camps loop trail a... view profile
I grew up in Riverside, Californa and Pasadena, California. I went to law school in... more
I grew up in Riverside, Californa and Pasadena, California. I went to law school in Eugene, Oregon and then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996. I now divide my time between San Jose and Chico.
Michael E. Lonich, managing partner of Lonich and Patton, LLP has nearly 30 years... more
Michael E. Lonich, managing partner of Lonich and Patton, LLP has nearly 30 years experience as a trial lawyer, beginning his career representing a wide range of businesses and individuals. His practice currently focuses on business matters, probate and estate planning. Michael serves as a mediator or arbitrator upon request, particularly in support of the firms family law practice. After many ... view profile
My family and I enjoy bicycling, hiking, frisbee golf, exploring local history and... more
My family and I enjoy bicycling, hiking, frisbee golf, exploring local history and gardening. We love to try new activities and often have weekend adventures. I am an active member of the Foundation Fighting Blindness and have served on the board of a small opera company in Palo Alto.
"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.
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