Shareholder Tod C. Gurney heads Garcia Gurney's General Civil Litigation practice... more
Shareholder Tod C. Gurney heads Garcia Gurney's General Civil Litigation practice group. His practice focuses on commercial and business disputes, including real estate, leasing, construction, collections, employment, unfair business practices, business ownership disputes, and claims of banks and financial institutions. This Pleasanton attorney [/] regularly appears in state and federal courts... view profile
Mr. Rayo represents clients in Contra Costa County and throughout the San Francisco... more
Mr. Rayo represents clients in Contra Costa County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in California, including Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, San Rafael, Walnut Creek, Redwood City, Daly City, San Jose, Mountain View, Hayward and Fremont; and across San Francisco County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and Marin County.
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.