I have a great deal of experience as litigator. Although my practice now focuses... more
I have a great deal of experience as litigator. Although my practice now focuses primarily on probate, planning and administration, I am well aware of the types of pitfalls that can render planning and administration vulnerable to litigation. I represent select clients in family law and landlord-tenant litigation.
I have been a certified specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law by The... more
I have been a certified specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since inception of State certification program in 1990. LL.M. degree in taxation. My law practice is rated "av" (highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards) by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, and has been included in their Bar Register of Preemi... 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.
I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area my entire life, except for the period of... more
I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area my entire life, except for the period of time I attended UC Davis to pursue my undergraduate education. I hope to assist individuals from all walks of life with their legal issues, because I believe everyone deserves to have access to an attorney regardless of their economic situation.
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
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.