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Mark Tad Malachowski

Trusts Attorney at Sausalito, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    33%
    TRUST DISPUTES AND WILL CONTESTS Mark Malachowski has over 14 years of litigation experience in Northern California Superior and Federal Courts. His practice focuses on Trust Disputes, Will Contests, and Trust Administration.

    18 years

  2. Litigation
    30%
    Litigation Matters. Aggressive Advocacy in Trusts, Wills and Probate, and other civil matters.

    18 years

  3. Probate
    20%
    Wills and Probate Administration. Will disputes.

    18 years

  4. Estate planning
    17%
    Probate proceedings in court can be avoided with a living trust, often resulting in large savings in attorney and executor fees and a quicker and more efficient settling of the estate.

    18 years

EXPERIENCED LAW FIRM DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS

Living Trusts, Wills, and Estate Planning, Business Response to COVID-19, Litigation

Malachowski and Associates has litigated complex probate issues including loans against future interest taken against inheritance by beneficiaries, joint tenancy issues, successfully asking the court to deem documents nunc pro tunc, where the action has retroactive legal effect, as though it had been performed at a particular earlier time, and overcoming objections to grant petitions.

Our office has also handled contested trust issues involving disputes between trustees and beneficiaries, including objections, real property appraisals and accountings. Malachowski and Associates has drawn up wills, negotiated competing claims in wills contests and worked with clients to integrate trust and wills issues.

Contact us for more information: or call the Law Office of Malachowski and Associates at.

 

Living Trust
A living trust permits the passing of property without any probate proceeding in court. Thus, a living trust often saves on attorney and executor fees and results in a quicker and more efficient settling of the estate.

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Wills and Probate Administration

When the decedent has a Will, the Will generally names an executor. The role of the executor is to assist the attorney in determining the decedent's assets, finding potential beneficiaries, wrapping up the decedent's affairs, opening an estate bank account, making necessary payments, paying off creditors, paying taxes, and ensuring the proper distribution of the decedent's property.


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Litigation

Mark Malachowski has over thirteen years of litigation experience in Northern California Superior and Federal Courts. His practice focuses on Trust Disputes, and Will Contests, and other civil matters. Proven results support his courtroom experience. The Law Offices of Malachowski and Associates litigates erroneous claims, whether they arise from family members, caregivers, or non-family opportunists. We specialize in diverse range of legal services, making us uniquely qualified to protect the rights of beneficiaries and the intent of Settlors and Trustors.

To set up an appointment, contact us at  or call the Law Office of Malachowski and Associates at. 

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Location

Law Ofice of Malachowski & Associates
1001 Bridgeway
Suite B3
Sausalito, CA, 94965
Silicon Valley Office (marklawbk.com)
3145 Molinaro St.
Santa Clara, CA, 95054,
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Posted by Audie | June 19, 2013
The Best Lawyer in the Bay Area
Mark Malachowski is an excellent attorney. He was professional, trustworthy, accessible and understanding, and makes you feel at ease about everything. He was very knowledgeable and able to explain complex legal issues in language a layperson could understand. I could not ask for a better attorney. I was very pleased with the outcome of the case. I would strongly recommend Mark Malachowski to everyone I know and would use him again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Erica | November 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Mark comes highly recommended!
Mark comes highly recommended! He contacted me right away after an initial consultation request online, and then spent over an hour with me in his office giving advice and answering my questions. I hired him right away, and was very pleased with his care and attention to my time-sensitive case. Mark's legal consultation allowed me to enhance my financial situation significantly, and I cannot thank him enough. I strongly recommend Mark Malachowski to everyone I know and would use him again if necessary.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Conflict about company ownership
I was impressed by this lawyer's knowledge and I will keep him in mind for future needs. Thank you
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very responsive
Mark was the first attorney to call me back to help me with my situation. He and his staff have been very responsive and have answered all of my questions. I'm looking forward to working with him further on my aunts business affairs.
Posted by Dominique | May 23, 2013
The Lawyer Humanitarian
It was a scary experience I had with my whole First (AND ONLY!) DUI/DWI situation. Wrong place wrong time, barely over the limit bla bla bla.... Some people make mistakes. Mark held my hand every-which way kept me informed in everything. Worst case scenarios, options, etc.. He fought for me. Literally moved the other lawyers out of the way. When all was said and done I was really lucky to have been referred to him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2013
Case closed. Successfully!
Mark Malachowski came highly recommended as being a result- and process driven lawyer. I am glad I followed this recommendation when I had to file for a restraining order in a fairly complex case. I sent Mark an e-mail to contact him, within minutes we spoke on the phone and within a couple of hours I was sitting with him and his efficient assistant Daniel in their office to discuss the case, to go through the incidences and to evaluate the evidence as well as our options. Mark structured and focused all the relevant info to make the best use of it for a court hearing. He also proactively identified related cases of the to be constrained individual to show a pattern and to improve our position. All along the way Mark kept me well in the loop through regular phone calls or e-mails. He also kept his humor. As the day of the court hearing arrived I was nervous but Mark kept his calm. Being well prepared paid off: we pled our case, had all the supportive documentation ready and successfully as well as quickly obtained the court order we were hoping for. Case closed. I was glad that Mark was on my side and I will definitely work with him in the future again if the situation arises (though I hope that I won’t see a court building from the inside in a long while).
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Malachowski and Associates
  • 2006 - Present

Education

  • Northwestern California University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Cal State Univ Arcata
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1988
  • Cal State Univ Arcata
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mohamed Abouelhassan, Plaintiff, v. The United States of America (U.S. Government)
  • Settled
  • In re: Candela Family Trust
  • Settled

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Seminar on Constitutional Issues
  • Constitutional Issues - Fourth and Fifth Amendments
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (35)
Endorse Mark
Litigation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the finest lawyers in the Bay Area. You cannot go wrong with Mark. www.duiking.com 41+ years"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mark at a BASF event and was impressed by his knowledge of estate planning and probate issues. I recommend him to anyone who needs assistance with estate planning or probate matters."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a caring lawyer who fights hard for his clients. If you have an employment problem, or a trust issue, you should contact Mark, he will fights hard for you."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mark at a BASF Barristers Club event and was impressed by his knowledge and attitude toward to estate planning and probate matters. I recommend him to anyone who has estate planning issues and probate matters."
General practice Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mark at a BASF Barristers Club event and can tell that he is a lawyer who can help clients effectively resolve their issues. I recommend him as knowledgeable in many fields of law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mark at the Criminal Courthouse in San Jose. He is very passionate about the well-being of his clients and works diligently in his representation of them."
Trusts Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mark for anyone needing legal advice with wills, trusts, or other estate planning. He also brings a ton of expertise to employment law issues."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a personable, passionate, and enthusiastic advocate who will work tirelessly on behalf of his clients. I strongly endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know him professionally as a dedicated fighter for his clients. His clients get personal treatment from a lawyer who takes the time and care to do it right."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is experienced in the area of labor and employment law. He works very hard for his clients. I would definitely recommend him to a family member or a friend who was in need of an attorney. I value his counsel and I endorse Mark."
Business Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Other
"I recently met Mark at a seminar and I would definitely recommend his services as an attorney: http://www.marklawsf.com/practice.html"
Probate Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Malachowski is very knowledgeable in the area of probate. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any client who seeks counsel on the subject."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having communicated with Mark on numerous occasions I am so very pleased with his responses to questions, and obvious willingness to search for the truth for the benefit of his clients. We spoke about how prosecutors work and found that we both had a lot in common, every day achieving great dollops of justice for our clients. I would recommend Mark every day of the week to clients… with pleasure…"
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