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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Probate Attorneys in San Francisco||Expertise||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Graduated with Honors/Cum Laude LLM in Taxation||Golden Gate University School of Law||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award||Bar Association of San Francisco, Volunteer Legal Services Program||2011|
|Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award||Bar Association of San Francisco, Volunteer Legal Services Program||2010|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award||Bar Association of San Francisco, Volunteer Legal Services Program||2009|
|Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award||Bar Association of San Francisco, Volunteer Legal Services Program||2008|
|Volunteer Award||AIDS Legal Referral Panel||2008|
|Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award||Bar Association of San Francisco, Volunteer Legal Services Program||2007|
|Volunteer Award||AIDS Legal Referral Panel||2007|
|Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award||Bar Association of San Francisco, Volunteer Legal Services Program||2006|
|Graduated with Honors/Cum Laude Juris Doctor (JD)||Golden Gate University School of Law||2005|
|Principal Attorney||Law Office of Marinus H. Goossens||2006 - Present|
|Attorney||Aids Legal Referral Panel||2007 - 2015|
|Notary Public||State Of California||2006 - 2015|
|Attorney||Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco||2006 - 2014|
|Intern||Northern California Innocence Project||2005 - 2005|
|Intern||U.S. District Court of Northern California||2003 - 2003|
|Project Manager Banking||SNS REAAL||2001 - 2001|
|Project Manager Banking||Achmea||1998 - 1999|
|Project Manager Banking||SNS REAAL||1995 - 1998|
|Sergeant of Infantry||Royal Dutch Army||1992 - 1993|
|Intern||Fokker Aircraft||1992 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hyatt Legal Plans Legal Insurance||Panel Attorney||2015 - Present|
|Ameriprise Financial--Estate Planning Attorney Network||Attorney||2011 - Present|
|ARAG Legal Insurance||Panel Attorney||2009 - Present|
|Aids Legal Referral Panel||Volunteer||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2005 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco-Volunteer Legal Services Program||Volunteer||2006 - 2014|
|The Joys of Disclaiming||Capital Gain Taxes Prevented|
|Bigamy Charge Averted||Crisis Prevented|
|Negotiated Estate Claim||Happy client; angry opposing counsel (oh well)|
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|Daily Journal||New Procedures Will Aid Accurate Eyewitness Identification||2004|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Taxation||LLM||2012|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Radboud University||Business Administration||MBA||1995|
|Avans Hoge School||Business Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|BNI-New Ventures||Estate Planning||2015|
Posted by anonymous
I really enjoyed working with Mark and he did a fantastic job on our Estate planning. When we finally met with him he took lots of time to make sure my wife and I understood every detail. His work was top notch, and his prices are very reasonable.. I shopped around a lot before choosing Mark, and he was not the cheapest, but far from the most expensive.. The only problem we had was he would sometimes not respond to my emails and phone calls, and that got frustrating at times.
Posted by Michael
I was appointed Executor of my best friend’s Estate in his will. After my Friend’s demise I consulted a number of attorneys but they would neither take my Probate case nor talk to me at all. Mr. Goossens talked to me and set up a consultation after the first phone call. The Estate of which I was Executor had unique problems and challenges. At our first consultation Mr. Goossens was able to understand the problems quickly and map out a strategy to meet the various challenges. Mr. Goossens successfully met each challenge.
Months after Mr. Goossens started the Probate procedure additional challenges concerning my friend’s State taxes were presented by the State Franchise Board. Mr. Goossens successfully guided me through these unexpected State tax problems. He also guided me through the closing of my friend’s Tax accounts, both the State and the Federal.
If a question was raised by a beneficiary Mr. Goossens quickly and tactfully answered it through their attorney. If a problem was presented by a beneficiary Mr. Goossens quickly and tactfully resolved it through their attorney.
The Probate of my Best friend’s Estate was handled professionally and tactfully by Mr. Goossens despite a number of unique problems and challenges. I would highly recommend Mr. Goossens to anyone with an estate that needs to go through Probate.
Posted by Fred
Mark (Marinus) was very helpful in setting up our will and trust. His explanations and advice were detailed, thorough, clear, and friendly.
I would highly recommend his services.
Robert Fletcher, Business Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Mark has been one of the finest and most knowledgeable estate planning attorneys I have had the pleasure to work with. I have known Mark for over ten years; in that time, we have worked together on several estate planning matters. Each time, I watched him combine his in-depth knowledge with an understanding of his client’s needs. This allows him to create the estate plan that best suits his clients rather than trying to fit his clients into a specific plan. There is no other lawyer I would trust more to provide me with the proper guidance on matters related to estate planning.