I am a different type of estate planning attorney. In 2012 I was certified by the... more
I am a different type of estate planning attorney. In 2012 I was certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialists as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust,and Probate Law. This is a creedential only bestowed on a small percentage of California Estate Planning attorneys. I also have my LL.M. in Taxation which allows me to spot and assist with tax issues related to estate plans.
In addition to my professional life as an attorney – certified public accountant –... more
In addition to my professional life as an attorney – certified public accountant – real estate broker, I am an avid outdoor enthusiast. I love to ski, mountain bike, and drive my sports car. Attached are some pictures of recent trips
Darlynn Morgan founded Morgan Law Group in July, 2005 because she saw a need; and... more
Darlynn Morgan founded Morgan Law Group in July, 2005 because she saw a need; and she saw that her unique story and talents could be used to make a difference in the lives of her clients. Darlynn graduated in the top 15% in her law school class from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California in 1996. While at Loyola Law School, Darlynn was a member of the prestigious Loyola Law Review ... view profile
Mike’s practice of 30 + years is exclusively devoted to estate planning, values... more
Mike’s practice of 30 + years is exclusively devoted to estate planning, values based planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, planning for affluent families, business entity and succession planning, and asset protection and probate law. He was a partner in a litigation firm in the 1980s and early 90s before choosing the above areas of law for his own practice in ... view profile
I am an Orange County business and estate planning attorney, business owner, and mom... more
I am an Orange County business and estate planning attorney, business owner, and mom of four great kids focused on helping families and businesses achieve their dreams. I excel in helping families meet their financial, legal, and moral obligations to their loved ones by creating estate, business, and life plans that ensure their family's complete protection and well-being. I created Meier Law F... view profile
I am an experienced California attorney with a practice emphasis in probate, estates,... more
I am an experienced California attorney with a practice emphasis in probate, estates, trusts and litigation related thereto. I am also experienced in business formation, business transactions and business litigation. My blog is found at www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com and my website is at www.newportbeachbusinesslawyer.com. While I am licensed as a CPA I have always practiced l... view profile
Michele Carmeli has been a practicing attorney in Orange County, California for the... more
Michele Carmeli has been a practicing attorney in Orange County, California for the past 27 and has handled a wide variety of litigation matters. Most recently, she was lead trial counsel in an elder abuse action in which her client received a statement of decision with damages of approximately $3.8 million. For the past five years, Ms. Carmelis work has been in trust and estate litigation, whe... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.