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Delton R. Henderson

Estate planning Attorney at Santa Monica, CA

5.0   31 reviews

also known as Law Office of Delton R Henderson

  • State Years
    California - CA 4 years
    New York - NY 4 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Delton

Learn Delton’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    30%
    Provide contract drafting and negotiating services for screenwriters, producers, songwriters, visual arts, and others.

  2. Estate planning
    30%
    Life takes unexpected turns and sometimes responding to them can be time-consuming, stressful, and expensive. But none of these ideas have to be true if you take that first step to formally and effectively communicate your wishes for the future.

  3. Arbitration
    25%
    Member, National Roster of Arbitrators for American Arbitration Association (AAA)

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    15%
    Small business and nonprofit corporation formation and governance.

At the Law Office of Delton R Henderson, we provide legal services for a diverse group of individuals and businesses. We also strive to remain active contributors to community service and nonprofit organizations.


Delton Henderson is a graduate of Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law (class of 1999) and licensed to practice law in the State of California and New York State. His practice focuses on issues involving life planning, entertainment law, and conflict resolution. Although he might some day consider working for a big firm or in-house, Delton currently enjoys both the flexibility and challenge of working independently.


"I like helping clients and educating them. I believe in being there when they need you. Considering the central role that miscommunication plays in the areas of our life where legal services must be contemplated, I make it my business to help clients clear up miscommunication by not contributing to it."


Prior to forming the Law Office of Delton R Henderson, Delton served in multiple roles, ranging from associate and consultant to professor and executive director, while traveling and residing on four continents over the spance of twenty years. He and his partner, an infectious disease physician, reside in Los Angeles with their adorable bi-coastal dog.


As your counsel at law, Delton Henderson will offer a strong combination of professional experience and education, as part of the firm’s client-centered approach to legal services.

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Location

Law Office of Delton R Henderson
P.O. Box 5743
Santa Monica, CA, 90409-5743
Law Office of Delton R Henderson
43 West 43rd Street, Ste. 136
New York, NY, 10036
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Reviews

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Posted by Michael | March 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Copy Rights litigation & Arbitration
Thank you Delton Henderson. Your expert legal expertise and contract knowledge proved invaluable in helping us overcome unsubstantiated copy rights claims to the documentary film Living Legends 66-0.
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2024
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Professional, pleasant and conscientious . I have already recommended him to a close friend
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thoughtful and helpful
Delton provided me with additional guidance and advice on starting a Nonprofit after I had watched one of his webinars on the subject, and he was very thorough, clear, and helpful.
Posted by Maria | September 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Delton Henderson is a pretty perfect lawyer
He was thorough, kind, considerate, quick and helpful. Delton covered all my questions and took care of issues quickly and efficiently. My husband died recently leaving several items for me to attend to. Delton relieved the pressures and took good care of all problems. Maria Gobetti
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Delton is dependable!
Delton was able to switch gears effortlessly when a pressing matter became more urgent than the original reason we were meeting with him. We appreciate his flexibility and care he took with us. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with him.
Posted by Taryn | April 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Delton is so knowledgeable and explains everything and answers questions so clearly. He is a pleasure to work with.
Posted by steven | March 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
" Outcome Exceeded My Expectations"
Delton, went above and beyond to accomplish all tasks. I am very happy with his work ethics and his ability to get the Job done.
Posted by Julian | July 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation for the formation of a Non-Profit
I had the delight of getting to speak to Delton regarding the formation of my non-profit organization. He is the kind of professional that goes above and beyond for his clients and that is exactly the kind of person I always look to work with. He took the time and energy to be extremely thorough in answering all of my questions. I am absolutely looking forward to working with him as we move further along with my non-profit.
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Posted by kent | April 25, 2022
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Excellent and Informed Lawyer
Delton was a huge help to me with questions I had about a contract. He came on the call having thoroughly read the contract itself and some email exchanges I had with the party offering the contract. He clearly addressed the issues I had with the contract terms, and went the extra mile to also help me research the background of the party offering the contract. He also suggested some extremely helpful steps for me for the future. He was polite, informed and patient. He was a good listener and was responsive to all my questions and concerns. And he seemed to have an excellent grasp of contract law in California. I was grateful to have had the chance to consult with him.
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Posted by Alyce | April 22, 2022
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Review of Delton R. Henderson
I joined the California Lawyers for the Arts (a non-profit for actors, artists, musicians, etc.) to help me find someone to do a living trust for me. Delton was one of the lawyers on the list supplied. We spoke and based on that discussion I decided to hire him to help change my 30+ year old will to a trust. He was very thorough and walked me through all aspects of the change - from my wanting to take care of my 5 siblings, cats, dogs, horse, parakeets and husband to information on burials and bank accounts.
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Posted by Alea | April 7, 2022
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Estate planning / Real Estate
I originally selected Attorney Delton R. Henderson to assist in selling an inherited residential property. After several months, I remain impressed with his ability to work quickly and thoroughly. The scope of legal services that were provided include coordination with a myriad of government agencies and private companies as well as dealing with a neighboring property owner who had been using our land as his own for years. Attorney Henderson's enthusiasm, support and guidance made this a successful process. It is for these reasons that Attorney Henderson continues to be my choice for legal assistance.
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Posted by Anima | August 30, 2021
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Art sale contract - Definitely recommend!
Delton was a pleasure to work with. We were connected through California Lawyers for the Arts to work on a unique artist sale contract. Delton has extensive knowledge in the field, had valuable historical precedent insight, and really covered all the bases necessary to create a strong document that will stand the test of time. He also has a great sense of humor :) Thank you again for your help!
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Posted by JAL | August 17, 2021
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Very thorough and very helpful.
Mr. Delton Henderson assisted me recently with a legal matter and was very helpful. He explained everything very carefully to me and went over all my options and answered all my questions so that I understood exactly all the ramifications of my current and potentially future decisions. I am truly pleased with his service. He will be assisting me with further contract work and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Steve | June 28, 2021
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Estate Documents - I highly recommend Mr. Henderson
Putting together my estate documents was going to be a challenge. This would be the first time I’d draft a will, power of attorney, and designate a health care proxy. I was really out of my depth. Mr. Henderson is incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and patient. He was able to explain the entire process in terms that made sense. He took time to listen and answer my many questions. I truly feel he had my best interest in mind.
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Posted by Derin | June 24, 2021
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Mr. Henderson is an Exceptional Attorney
This is a client review for Delton Henderson. I was very fortunate to have received the opportunity to work with Mr. Henderson as he is an intelligent, professional and thoughtful Practitioner. Mr. Henderson’s attention to detail, positive approach and integrity classify him as exceptional. After going through a tragedy just before the health crises and then going through the unprecedented global circumstances of the last two years, needless to say, it was challenging to work through planning and execution for any projects with the uncertainties that lie ahead, even still. Throughout this period Mr. Henderson was clear, reliable and steady in carrying out his assignments with me and even provided needed encouragement to forge ahead. I truly appreciate having received the privilege of working with Delton Henderson and sincerely look forward to being able to work with him again.
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Posted by Sara | May 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Mr Henderson is fantastic. It was my first time going through the estate planning process, and he took me through it from beginning to end. When I got stuck, he made himself available and answered my every question in great details, helping me get unstuck. He is proactive, personable and patient, I look forward to working with him again.
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Posted by Michael Angelo | May 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Nonprofit Consulting
Delton assisted our Foundation by reviewing and updating our bylaws. He was very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and gave further direction on nonprofit best practice.
Posted by Gayle | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bylaws updated!
As President of an 83 year old organization which is a 501c3, Delton R. Henderson helped us immensely to update our bylaws with his knowledge and expertise. He is very intelligent, kind and focused. I would definitely recommend Delton to everyone.
Posted by Bruce | March 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly proficient and well informed
Delton. Henderson understood right away what our specific needs were with regards to our 501.(c)(3). He provided expert guidance in restating and amending our bylaws to be efficient, clear, and within the laws of California. This has set us up for future success. I would highly recommend Delton to anyone in ned of his areas of specialization.
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Posted by Frankie | February 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kind, A Great Listener, and Incredibly Generous
With something as intimidating as law, Delton was someone that automatically put me at ease. The scheduling was extremely convenient, we were on a call within 3 days of being introduced, and he was nothing but gracious with his time. He spent an entire hour talking about the ins and outs of filing for 501c3 status and had a lot of patience with me. I would absolutely recommend Delton.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Delton R Henderson
  • 2019 - Present
  • Estate Planning Apprentice
  • Slater Cosme PC
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Contract Mediator
  • Solvere Group LLC
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Executive Director
  • Innovation Entertainment Group, LLC
  • 2004 - 2007
  • International Tax and Trade Associate
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Nile Foundation Inc.
  • 1992 - 1997
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Education

  • Harvard University Law School
  • CopyrightX
  • 2020
  • UCLA, Extension
  • Estate Planning Seminar Course
  • 2018
  • Benjamin N Cardozo SOL Yeshiva U
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • St. Edminds Hall, Oxford University
  • International Corporate Governance (Study abroad)
  • 1998
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Deceased
  • Achieved settlement for client > $200,000 .

Associations

  • American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers
  • General Counsel
  • 2021 - Present
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2020 - Present
  • California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2020 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member, ADR Section
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • No Value
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Trust and Estate Section
  • 2019 - Present
  • Betz Tzedek Legal Services
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, Estate Planning Section & Entertainment Law Section
  • 2019 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Voting Member 10-Year Anniversary
  • The Recording Academy
  • 2016
  • Advance Alternative Dispute Resolution Scholars
  • The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam;
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • 2023 American Bar Association National Mediation Competition
  • ADR - Commerical Mediation
  • 2023
  • N/A
  • Commercial Arbitration - Streamline v Pack-N-Ship
  • 2022
  • N/A
  • Commercial Mediation - Waltman Construction v Foster Fuels
  • 2022
  • Fordham Law School Pre-Moot 2022: Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Competition
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • 2022
  • CLA Legal Clinics
  • Copyright & Trademark Law fir Graphic Design Artists
  • 2022
  • Law School Domestic Commercial Arbitration Simulation Class
  • Preliminary Hearings in Domestic Arbitrations
  • 2021
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Real estate Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Delton and I collaborated on a real property matter for one of my clients. He was professional at all times. Additionally, he was thorough, diligent, proactive, and conscientious. Delton did what was necessary to accomplish the client's objectives. I am grateful for his assistance."
Business Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Delton has been kind enough to give me guidance on my path forward in private practice. His wide range of experience and thoughtful approach to clients and the law are commendable. I endorse this lawyer."