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Maria Kathleen Matan

Estate planning Attorney at Petaluma, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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About Maria

Learn Maria’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    When it comes to Estate Planning, everyone’s situation is different. Only you know what your wishes are, and what you wish to happen to your estate once you are gone. Develop a solid plan that fits that will bring you peace of mind.

  2. Trusts
    You may want to distribute your property ahead of time or take advantage of trusts to ensure that your wishes are expressed.

  3. Tax
    Understanding complicated tax issues can be difficult and getting the right help is important to help avoid paying excessively.

  4. Immigration
    Handling complex immigration situations that range from, but not limited to: Naturalization, waivers, consular processing and citizenship.

Attorney Maria K. Matan has been an attorney for over 26 years. She originally earned her law degree from Gould School of Law, which is at the University of Southern California, in May 1991. Maria Matan later attended Golden Gate University School of Law and completed her LLM (Masters of Law) in Tax in 2010.
Since that time, she has chosen to stay in Petaluma and help her clients solve a wide variety of legal problems.

Licensed to practice in the State of California, Attorney Maria K. Matan is authorized to practice in California on state matters. For the federal bar, she is also admitted to practice in the Northern District of California and before the Ninth Circuit.

Maria Matan mainly focuses her practice on

  • Estate Planning including Wills and Trusts, Tax Issues, Related Business and Tax Planning issues and Elder Law
  • Immigration including Naturalization and Citizenship



If you want the assistance of someone who truly cares about you and your family and wants to help you solve your problems, call Maria K. Matan, Attorney at Law today for a free consultation.

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Law Office of Maria K. Matan
755 Baywood Dr 2nd Fl
Petaluma, CA, 94954


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Posted by Paulino | October 9, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Exelen attorney
Mi Nombre es Paulino García gracias a María tengo mi familia en este país , ke pido a Dios que le de mucha salud y bendiciones por ser tan honesta y tan adorable persona , cuando me alluda a traer a mi gente no era ni residente de EU estaba en trámites , vivía en San Francisco y ella me dijo confía en mi y vas a tener a tu esposa acá más rápido de lo q te imaginas y así fue que Fios me la bendiga y un gran saludo de mi familia para Ud .
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Posted by Tom | January 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Services
Maria is extremely professional and knowledgeable with regards to estate and tax planning. My family utilized her services specifically for estate planning purposes; updating wills, our living trust and healthcare documents. While I am somewhat versed in these areas, we fell negligibly behind in maintaining and updating these important documents. Maria stepped in and guided the process quickly and painlessly. This is not an easy task, given that no one really enjoys the process and often puts it off as long as possible. So, we really appreciated the extra push to get these important pieces of our financial lives up to date. And, everything was done with a smile on her part. Thank you Maria!
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2013
Very positive experience developing a living trust with Ms. Matan
Ms. Matan is professional and knowledgeable about estate law. I will refer her to friends and associates. She has a very reasonable fee for a single person, such as myself. Ms. Matan understands unusual family situations and knows how to handle them, such as disinheriting a child. The entire process was easy and casual, with frequent explanations and discussions along the way. Of major importance to me was Ms. Matan's request that I carefully review all the documents while in draft form, to avoid any problems. The Petaluma office of Ms. Matan is convenient for me in the Sheraton Hotel complex, at #101 and Lakeville.
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  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • LLM
  • 2010
  • University of Southern California Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Mills College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
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Estate planning Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria Matan has been a colleague of mine since the early 1990's. I have had the opportunity to review her work for clients who I have referred to her over the years for estate planning. She has a clear talent for writing and research that she uses artfully to meet her clients' objectives. She has an LLM degree that allows her to give further advise of any potential tax consequences. Of the several clients I have referred to her, they have all been pleased with her services saying that she is easy to work with and that they felt confident and at peace that their wishes were being met. In my opinion, these comments are the hallmark of a thoughtful, honest and diligent lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria is an excellent estate planning attorney who is extremely knowledgeable about estate planing and taxes. I have received consistently excellent reports from the many clients I have referred to Maria, who has also represented me personally. She is smart and very attentive to her clients, and is also a very caring person who is easy to communicate with. If you are looking for an excellent estate planing attorney who is very responsive and offers the highest quality legal services, I would encourage you to contact Maria Matan. She has my strongest recommendation."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Maria is a smart knowledgeable attorney who I recommend."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Maria Matan is the lawyer you are looking for. She is knowledgeable, thorough, precise, dedicated and hard-working. She cares about her clients and their needs and makes sure she does what it takes to tackle the task successfully. She is also a great pleasure to work with."
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