Ted Hankin, your attorney; 36 years of experience helping entrepreneurs in business.Ted Hankin takes the time to understand your needs and will craft a solution that will satisfy you.Ted Hankin, ready for the showdown in the court room or the board room.Ted Hankin can guide you with understanding through the court process. Or litigate if necessary.Ted Hankin is also a licensed CPA. He understands tax and tax problems.Ted Hankin takes the time to understand your needs and will craft a solution that will satisfy you.
I am an experienced California attorney with a practice emphasis in probate, estates, trusts and litigation related thereto. I am also experienced in business formation, business transactions and business litigation.
My blog is found at www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com and my website is at www.newportbeachbusinesslawyer.com.
While I am licensed as a CPA I have always practiced law. However, because of my licensure, I am knowledgeable about tax law, tax controversies, and business financials.
As a partner in Lytton Williams Messina & Hankin, LLP, I can call on my other partners' expertise in areas such as business law, family law, real estate law, immigration law and commercial litigation.
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I met Ted on a messy and difficult breach of trust case where I represented the petitioning beneficiary when he substituted in as counsel for the responding former trustee. Up to that point the case had been bogged down for over a year with discovery and accounting disputes. Ted did a highly professional job with and for his client, and the matter was resolved by a court approved settlement in fairly short order. I was impressed with Ted's ability to break through the mutual distrust and dislike between the parties so a fair result could be reached.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2016|
|Top Contributor Litigation||AVVO||2013|
|Certified Public Accountant||California Board of Accountancy||1978|
|Partner||Messina & Hankin, LLP||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Lytton Williams Messina & Hankin, LLP||2013 - 2016|
|Shareholder||AlvaradoSmith, APC||2008 - 2012|
|Attorney/CPA||Theodore M. Hankin, Attorney/CPA||1986 - 2007|
|Partner||Oster, Suchman & Hankin||1983 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants||Member||1978 - Present|
|California Society of Certified Public Accountants||Member||1978 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1977 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1977 - Present|
|OCSD PSR||Leadership Cabinet||2001 - 2007|
|Undue Influence||Satisfactory settlement|
|Hansen v. Hansen||For my client|
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|AVVO Legal Guides||The Human Cost in Estate Planning||2013|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of California - Los Angeles||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|Business Experience Show||Estate Planning||2012|
|Annual Update||Update on GST||1996|
|Annual Update for CPAs||Update on Estate Planning||1992|