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James Alan Long

Estate planning Attorney at Ontario, CA

5.0   9 reviews

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Living trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, trust administration, complex trust planning, special needs trusts, irrevocable insurance trusts, and intentionally defective grantor trusts.

    12 years, 150 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    25%
    Evaluating company risk, internal investigations, drafting and evaluating business contracts including separation agreements, severance agreements, release of liability, waivers, strategic planning, on-call general counsel

    12 years

  3. Probate
    15%
    Probate of wills, intestate succession, small estate affidavits, probate alternative transfers, unbundled legal services for guardianships, conservatorships, and contested will or trust proceedings

    12 years

  4. Business
    10%
    Starting your business including asset protection planning, corporate formation, LLCs, non-profits, drafting/negotiating contracts, mediating/negotiating contract/partnership disputes, family limited partnerships, and business succession planning

    10 years

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James earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from California State University, San Bernardino, and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In law school James was the Managing Editor of the University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Associate Editor of the University of St. Thomas Law Journal, where he published a note titled: Genetic Plastic Surgery: How Neoeugenics Creates a Culture of Stage Moms, 7 U. St. Thomas L.J. 209 (2009).

 

After graduating law school, James served as an Expert to the Holy See's Mission to the United Nations in New York City, where he represented the Holy See at the General Assembly. Before joining Tyler & Bursch, James practiced law as a plaintiff's personal injury attorney and subsequently gained experience in a number of areas of law including construction defect, estate planning, employment law, and complex civil litigation. Currently, James represents clients in the areas of civil litigation, estate planning, employment law, corporate formation, and asset protection. He also works for Advocates for Faith and Freedom, and is involved in litigation to preserve our First Amendment freedoms.

 

James is an experienced oral advocate at trials and other court proceedings. He has a diverse skill set making him successful in mediatons and settlement conferences. James' approach to the law allows him to maximize legal remedies while maintaining a cost effective approach for his clients. James is licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of California, and the Federal District Court for the Central District of California. 

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Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/02/2022

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

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Regnum Legacy, PC
3200 Guasti Road, Suite 100
Ontario, CA, 91761
Regnum Legacy, PC
473 E. Carnegie Drive,
Suite 200
San Bernardino, CA, 92408
Regnum Legacy, PC
11801 Pierce Street
Suite 200
Riverside, CA, 92505
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Reviews

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Posted by Jessica | January 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
James helped me and my family make the best plan that fit our current situation and what we felt most comfortable doing. He facilitated the whole process for estate planning in an assuring and thorough manner, and was very easy to reach whenever we had questions about any part of the process. He also made sure to gather all the necessary information we needed to make informed decisions at every step. James and his staff were overall really great to work with!
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Posted by James | August 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Mr. Long did a Transfer of Death Deed for us. He explained it all to us in consultation. We hired him and he provided us with exactly what we needed. A very comfortable but professional experience.
Posted by Steven | July 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent advise
James gave me more information, then the other attorney's that I consulted. The others did not respond. Lives too far from the case
Posted by Marc | June 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and Reliable.
James helped our family obtain peace of mind by helping us with estate planning and various other items that helped secure our future. He was always available and willing to explain things so that we understood the process. Definitely would recommend.
Posted by Robyn | June 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Estate lawyer
I highly recommend this attorney and law firm. Great legal advice, very professional and educated. He has helped my husband and I in the right direction with being new trustees. I am very pleased with his business. He has directed us in making decisions about our assets and what our legal rights are with our family trust.
Posted by Joshua | May 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and even better person
James Long’s ability to effectively communicate, his intellect and his care for his clients set a new standard for others in his industry to strive for. Utilizing his services is a decision I often pat myself on the back for making. James is a great lawyer and an even better human being.
Posted by Charlene | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommended A++
So happy to have been able to work with James and have him answer all my questions and walk me through the correct process with my case- excellent and highly recommended- thank you so much! Greatly appreciated all of the help!
Posted by Jake | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best!
Mr. Long has been nothing short of amazing. He has been able to assist me in business legal matters when quick and decisive action was needed most. He was also able to show patience and understanding with me in compiling personal will and trust documentation. There have been numerous times where he was able to provide sound advice so as to avoid further legal action. If you're looking for someone who will work hard for you and see every task to the end, Mr. Long is the attorney for you.
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Posted by Derek | February 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawer
I worked with James to set up my business. He helped me draw up contracts between myself and my private contractors. He also drew up the sales contract when I sold my business. He made sure that we had all of our bases covered. He definitely made me feel confident in a situation I would have otherwise not known what to do. Best of all, he was always easy to get a hold of, pleasant to work with, and definitely knew his stuff! I will definitely continue to work with James for all of my legal matters.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-325 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • CEO/Partner
  • Regnum Legacy, PC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Tyler & Bursch, LLP
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Hines Carder
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Kennith L. Peterson
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2010
  • California State University-San Bernardino
  • BA
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Precision Framing v. Luzuriaga (2019) 39 Cal.App.5th 457
  • Contractor lost mechanic's lien foreclosure
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Chino Valley Unified School District
  • District Court affirmed: 896 F.3d 1132 (9th Cir. 2018) (en banc rehearing denied 910 F.3d 1297)
  • Roberto v. Roberto
  • Verdict in favor of our client, the daughter, after four day jury trial.
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Associations

  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Estate Planning
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Most Innovative Business & Estate Planning Firm - California
  • Aquisition International
  • 2020

Publications

  • University of St. Thomas Law Journal
  • Genetic Plastic Surgery: How Neoeugenics Creates a Culture of Stage Moms
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Ministry Underfire
  • The Ministerial Exception & Labor Laws for Religious Organizations
  • 2020
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
Endorse James
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a true professional. His keen insights into and practical approach to estate planning are only matched by his dedication to his clients. Plus, he is a philanthropic person with an established record of giving to his local community. I recommend James."
Estate planning Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Friend
"James is the kind of trusted advisor you want handling your legal matters - a principled and knowledgeable advocate who deeply cares about his work and clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the privilege to work with Mr. Long on several cases and feel confident in referring clients to him. He pursues each case with diligence and has a great understanding of litigation."