After practicing for a successful San Francisco financial district law firm for ten... more
After practicing for a successful San Francisco financial district law firm for ten years, Ronald started his own practice in 1988. His primary practice areas include business representation, business formations, conversions, acquisitions, sales and mergers, real estate and transportation law, and estate planning. He specializes in representing small to medium sized entities in various industri... view profile
As the founder of The Law Office of Mark Gullotta, San Mateo County lawyer Mark... more
As the founder of The Law Office of Mark Gullotta, San Mateo County lawyer Mark Gullotta provides legal services in a wide variety of estate planning issues and matters of probate. He has been practicing as an attorney for more than 11 years. Prior to deciding to establish his firm, Attorney Gullotta worked at another firm and as a CPA. In 2012 and 2013, he was the chair of the Trust and Estate... view profile
Professional Summary Jaclyn is an Associate Attorney at McDowall Cotter, APC. Her... more
Professional Summary Jaclyn is an Associate Attorney at McDowall Cotter, APC. Her primary focus involves trust and estate administration and counseling individuals, families, trustees, corporations and limited liability companies in legal matters pertaining to Estate Planning and wealth preservation. Jaclyn also counsels small businesses regarding employment law, business succession plan... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.