Attorney Cristi L. Michelon practices in the areas of business, real estate,... more
Attorney Cristi L. Michelon practices in the areas of business, real estate, landlord tenant, trust litigation, and general civil litigation. Known for her strong client service skills, the clarity of her advice and straightforward legal approach, Cristi frequently serves small businesses as their on-call house council.br br Cristi is the former President of Santa Barbara Women Lawyers, former ... view profile
Born in Santa Barbara, California. Law and Society BA degree from University of... more
Born in Santa Barbara, California. Law and Society BA degree from University of California Santa Barbara. Moved toColorado in 1997. Attended Univerisity of Denver College of Law and obtained Juris Doctorate degree in 2000. Licensed by Colorado State Bar in 2000.Joined law firm of Katz, Look Moison, P.C. in Denver, Colorado. Practice areas included estate planning, probate, trust administration... view profile
I am a new attorney who has over a decade of experience in the entertainment... more
I am a new attorney who has over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry. I have a unique perspective gained from the road: in a world-touring rock band, as a recording artist and as an engineer/producer in the studio. This extensive knowledge equips me with the insight to dynamically and effectively help others avoid the pitfalls and harness the opportunities encountered in such a... 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.
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