also known as Rich Dayton, Richard Dayton
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Our firm believes “We are here to make people’s lives easier in times of crisis.”
We also believe that “Your most important estate is your family and loved ones!”
I'm the Founder of our law firm and have been practicing for 17 years in estate planning, trust and probate law since 1998. I teach estate planning for the University of California Santa Cruz extension program and the California Continuing Education of the Bar programs. I'm a retired lieutenant colonel (non-legal) from the United States Army Reserve (32 years) and worked for IBM in a non-legal capacity for 37 years as programmer and in senior level management positions managing programmers, engineers, and project managers.
My firm has a staff of 7, including 2 other attorneys.
Hourly ($325-450/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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Rich holds a wealth of knowledge about the field of estate planning. He is a consummate technician and works to ensure his estate plans are thorough and will accomplish his client’s goals. Rich spends time with his clients to ensure their estate plan fits their current needs and the needs of the next generation.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Accredited Attorney||Department of Veterans Affairs||2009|
|Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate||California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization||2004|
|Owner||The Dayton Law Firm||1998 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ElderCounsel||Founder (early member)||2008 - Present|
|California Continuing Education of the Bar||Estate Planning Advisors Sub-committee||2007 - Present|
|Wealth Counsel||Founding Member||2005 - Present|
|NAELA - National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.||Member||2005 - Present|
|University of California Santa Cruz Extension||Estate Planning Instructor for the CFP(r) Education Program||2005 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Silicon Valley Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section||Member||N/A|
|Estate Planning Strategies||Type of Probate Administration - Formal and Informal||2009|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Phoenix Coll||N/A||Other - Bachelors||N/A|
|The Financial Planning Association||Special Estate Planning for Roth IRAs||2009|
|HSBC Client Event||Wealth Transfer/Estate Planning/Gifting to Children and Grandchildren||2009|
|Cupertino Senior Center||Estate Planning, Medi-cal and Veterans Benefits||2009|