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John Michael Goralka

Trusts Attorney at Sacramento, CA

4.9   61 reviews
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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    Business transactions including mergers, acquisitions and business sales. We successfully represented both buyers and sellers of both large and small businesses. Business transactions are tax sensitive and careful planning is needed to provide the best result from a tax, business and liability protection perspective.

  2. Corporate and incorporation
    20%
    The selection of the appropriate entity is influenced by many factors including tax and other objectives. We can guide you through the selection of the best entity to minimize tax and protect your assets. We assist with the selection, formation and steps needed to keep your entity in good standing. We can utilize other state or foreign entities when appropriate to better protect your assets from claims or lawsuits.

  3. Estate planning
    20%
    Estate planning including asset protection, elder law and medi-cal protection planning as well as advanced estate planning techniques to minimize or avoid estate tax

  4. Tax
    20%
    Tax litigation with the IRS, FTB, EDD and Board of Equalization to defend against income, franchise, corporate, sales and payroll taxes.

  5. Trusts
    20%
    Using revocable and irrevocable trusts for asset protection, medi-cal protection and advanced estate tax planing to minimize or avoid estate and transfer taxes.

ADVANCED TAX PLANNING FOR HIGH-INCOME EARNERS, HIGH-NET-WORTH INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES, AND LOTTERY WINNERS. MINIMIZING INCOME TAX, CAPITAL GAINS TAX, AND ESTATE TAX

The Goralka Law Firm helps successful families, business owners and real estate owners achieve their enlightened dreams by better protecting their assets, reducing income and estate tax and providing for the distribution of their estate to the right people, at the right time and keeping the wrong people out. For over two decades, we have satisfied our clients’ unique planning needs by collaborating with our partners, attorneys, accountants, business managers, financial planners, stock brokers and insurance professionals. As tax attorneys and as estate planning and asset protection professionals, our job is to provide peace of mind by easing the process of estate and asset protection planning, minimizing estate and income taxes and developing sophisticated retirement and post-mortem plans.

At The Goralka Law Firm we understand business and taxation law and the role these play in your business and estate planning matters. Whether you are starting up a new business, buying or selling an existing business or looking to draw up a will, trust, or premarital agreement, our firm can tailor creative solutions designed to meet your legal concerns and needs.

Our Sacramento attorneys are experienced in a number of highly specialized areas of the law, including the following:

 

  • Income Tax and Estate Tax Planning
  • Tax Litigation Controversy
  • Trusts
  • Asset Protection Planning and Implementation
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Shareholder and Business Buy/Sell Agreements for Estate Planning & Business Continuation Purposes
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Sales of Businesses and Real Property

John Goralka is a Certified Specialist, by State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, in Taxation as well as Estate Planning, Trust and Probate. He is one of few attorneys in Sacramento County with both of these critical specializations. In addition, he has successfully completed his Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam, and holds a Master in Taxation Law (LLM). John is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV Preeminent Rating is the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. This AV rating is the pinnacle of profession excellence earned through a strenuous peer review process by Martindale-Hubbell, the most trusted legal ratings resource. 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Former Hearing Officer and Income Tax Auditor, Franchise Tax Board, California
  • Passed the California Certified Public Accountants' (CPA’s) Exam
  • Approved Educator - California Department of Insurance
  • Approved Educator - California Certificated Financial Planning Board
  • Blue Star Wealth Professional
  • Distinguished Client Service Award - Martindale-Hubbell 2014-2022
  • 2016-2022 Northern California Super Lawyer for Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, and Business Law
  • 2016-2022 Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyer for Business & Corporate Law
  • 10.0 Rating with
  • Recognized as a top attorney in the United States by US News and World Reports for Taxation and Estate Planning
  • Recognized as a top taxation attorney in the United States by Premier Tax Planners

For additional information about our law firm, or to discuss your business, tax, real estate, or estate planning matter with Mr. Goralka, please call us at , e-mail us or fill out our intake form.

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Goralka Law Firm, PC
4470 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, CA, 95834

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  61 customer reviews
Posted by Marlene | October 17, 2012
Highly Recommended Lawyer
Mr. Goralka could tell right away right away that I was lost in the legal world and he was extremly sympathetic and encouraging. Everyone told me from the start that I couldn't win this difficult case, but he never gave up, and did win it. I consider him to be a "Super Hero"
Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Marlene, Thank you for your review and your kind words about our firm and the work we did for you. Getting an optimal outcome for our clients, like we did for you, is a core priority for us.
Posted by Martin | May 18, 2013
The John Goralka Law Firm is highly recommended!
John Goralka is an excellent lawyer. He was highly recommended by my business partner and he met all my expectations. I met Mr. Goralka when he was doing an Estate Planning presentation to a community group in the East Sacramento area. John has assisted me in completing my Estate Planning and Trust. His staff was very professional, efficient, friendly, and promt at making last minute changes on my trust. I would highly recommend John Goralka to all my family and friends.
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Martin, Thank you for recommending our firm to all of your family and friends. Positive word-of-mouth referrals really make a big impression, because you trust us and our work enough to tell people about it. We're happy to hear that we work we did for you met all of your expectations.
Posted by Joe | March 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Back to get my trust updated
I had my trust updated in 2013 by mr, Goralka . Iam now back to get the trust updated,again because of the professional job that they did. thanks for the good work.
Response from John Goralka October 30, 2023
Joe, thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for giving me a five-star review. I'm glad I could help you get your trust updated. It's important to keep your trust up-to-date to ensure that it meets your needs and complies with current laws.
Posted by Terri | April 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
We have used John in the past to setup our family trust and were very pleased with the results and the experience, so we contacted him again to look into whether to setup a rental property we were buying into an LLC or not. John was very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us the pros and cons of setting up the LLC, and helped us with the process in a timely manner that fit into the escrow closing time. I would highly recommend John.
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Terri, Thank you for your recommendation of our firm. When working with family trusts, real estate and LLC's, it's important to consult with an attorney, like you did. We are happy to hear that you are satisfied with the work we did for you, and we appreciate your positive review.
Posted by Diane | May 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family Trust consult
A family friend found John here on Avvo and asked him if he would discuss a matter for me involving my CA family trust. His assistant promptly scheduled a call and John was exactly the right person for us to consult. I ended up needing to pursue action in another state so John's firm ultimately was not the firm I needed. We told John we would gladly pay him for this time and trouble. I am a recent widow, and John insisted that it was his pleasure to look at the matter and refused to send a bill. I would recommend John in the future for people looking for a lawyer in Sacramento.
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Diane, Thank you for sharing your experience with our firm and for recommending us to others. Although we weren't able to handle your matter directly, since it was in another state, it was our pleasure to assist you in getting you the help you ultimately needed.
Posted by David | February 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Flexible, Professional, and Knowledgable
I have known John Goralka for almost 10 years, when he helped me with a tricky international sale of business assets involving intellectual property. A few years ago, my wife and I remembered he also did trust work, and contacted him again. It turned out that he's known as one of the experts and innovators in the trust field, and helped create a very flexible family trust for us. He and his staff are very professional and do high quality work, and have our complete confidence.
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
David, We're happy to hear that the work we did for you helped. Business asset sales can get complicated very quickly, and the smart thing to do is to consult with an attorney, like you did. Thank you for your kind words about our staff.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
write a view
Mr. Goralka and his staff were excellent in executing my Revocable Trust which included my will, advance health care directive my health care choices, authorization for release of medical information, general durable power of attorney for personal care, three certification of trust agreement, general transfer, authorization for cremation & request for final services & disposition of remains. Everything was explained in a way that you could understand. I would highly recommend John Goralka & his staff.
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Thank you for your positive review and for recommending us to others. Helping our clients better understand the complex legal world of revocable living trusts is something we take great pride in, and we appreciate hearing that we did a good job for you.
Posted by Raquel | May 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Updating My R. Living Trust
I was in need to update my previous living trust and was looking for a reputable law firm to update it. I was directed to contact the John Goralka Law Firm. In doing so, I was informed by the law office staff that a seminar was coming up soon. I decided to attend the seminar and was so glad I did. Right after the seminar, I felt there was no need for me to continue looking for another law firm. I set up an appointment to see John. Everything went well and right on time. I would like to say that, John and the staff are very professional. Whenever I called the office, the staff was very helpful in answering my questions, and very pleasant. I sincerely recommend the John Goralka Law Firm to everyone. Raquel Contra Costa, California
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Raquel, Thank you for attending one of our seminars and deciding to become a client. We appreciate that you chose us to handle your living trust. Your comment that you found us to be a reputable, helpful. pleasant and professional firm means a lot to us.
Posted by John | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgable
First hired John Goralka for help on my parents trust resolution that was not going smoothly. Thru his knowledge and precise work, the case finally came to a fair completion, and we have worked with him on our own personal affairs since. He and his staff are great and very professional. We have recommended his service to several people and they are also very satisfied.
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
John, Thank you for recommending our firm to others. We are happy to hear that we did a good job on your parents' trust resolution, your legal matters and for your family and friends as well.
Posted by Mike Nausin | April 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism At Its Best
Having reviewed Mr. Goralka's profile on Avvo we took the option to attend his free seminar at his office and we weren't disappointed. The staff was great and Mr. Goralka's presentation and information was extremely helpful in helping us to determine our next course of action; which was we had him update our current Living Trust. Mr. Goralka has refined the process which made gathering documents easy, communicating with the office staff was quick and efficient, and any of our questions were quickly answered with concise information that was so easy to understand. When we went through the signing of all our new documents, again the process was smooth, easy to understand, and the staff was really great to work with. Look forward to sitting down with them again in 3 years for our free trust review which is just absolutely great.
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Mike, Thank you for your positive review. Making things go smoothly when it comes to legal work is something we pride ourselves on. The legal aspects of any case are complicated enough as it is, and we do our best, like we did for you, to smooth things out by making things easier to understand. We look forward to assisting you with updates you might need in the future.
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Posted by Jerome | March 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Don't understand question
John updated our living trust and wrote a special needs trust for our adult disabled son. It should be noted our case was unusually difficult and complex. We were exceptionally satisfied with his services.
Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Jerome, Special Needs Trusts, as you've noted, can be especially complex and difficult to get right. We are grateful that you chose our firm to assist your family with your case and are happy to hear that you were exceptionally satisfied with our services.
Posted by Carolyn & Bob | February 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Trust
John Goralka and his entire staff were extremely professional and efficient when he prepared our family trust. He was understanding and helpful as he guided us through the necessary legal steps to make sure our estate would be distributed just the way we wanted it. The staff was always on top of things when we called with questions. They're just nice people. We highly recommend.
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Carolyn & Bob, We are happy to hear that you are satisfied with the work we did for you on your family trust and are grateful for your positive review. Helping guide clients through the necessary legal steps, like we did for you, is something our team is very skilled with. We appreciate you recommending our firm to others.
Posted by Don & Mark | January 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Living Trust Rewrite
We recently attended John's Living Trust Seminar and learned that we needed to have our trust reviewed. We met with John and chose Goralka Law Firm to rewrite our Living Trust. John and his team were professional, friendly and extremely helpful in evaluating our estate planning needs. His fee was a flat rate and reasonable for the services we needed. The firm was thorough, extremely courteous and timely on all matters. We would not hesitate in recommending the Goralka Law Firm to handle your estate planning needs! Sincerely, Don Roseville, CA
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Don & Mark, Thank you for choosing our firm to rewrite your Living Trust and for sharing that our fee was reasonable. We appreciate hearing that type of feedback. Thank you for recommending us to others for Estate Planning.
Posted by Ed and Paula | December 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer Extraordinaire
Initially we chose John Goralka to create our Trusts based on his expertise as a certified specialist in both estate planning and taxation, his prestigious accomplishments, and his stellar testimonials. Almost immediately we realized Johns' dedication to patiently listening to our needs and the compassion he shared towards us and for his profession. John was able to protect our daughter from losing her government benefits while still receiving her inheritance. He and his team worked tirelessly and extremely well together. Each team member was on the same page and took ownership for their areas of expertise. Ed and Paula Grateful Clients
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Ed and Paula, We are happy to hear that we did a good job for you and your family and thank you for your kind words about the dedication, patience and tireless work our team puts in for clients.
Posted by Hector | December 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Living Trust
My wife and I recently attended a seminar that John Goralka presented on Living Trusts. We really liked the strategy he suggested for our family in regards to protecting our assets. The team at the office is very professional and answered all of our questions about the legal language in the trust. John is the kind of legal professional we need in our side as we continue to grow our assets, so they are protected for our children. We strongly recommend setting up an appointment and allowing the Goralka Law Firm to evaluate you situation and structure a strategy that fits your needs. Sincerely, Hector and Amanda Caban
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Hector, Working closely with an experienced attorney is important when planning for the protection of your assets for future generations, and we are grateful that you chose us to assist you with your Living Trust. Thank you for recommending us to others.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I first met John back in the 80's when working as auditors at Franchise Tax Board. He is friendly, personable and, I feel, highly intelligent. To gain knowledge on living trusts, I attended one of the seminars conducted by his firm and, being a Saturday, was surprised to see John rather than one of his employees conducting the seminar. The seminar was free, very informative, and questions were answered. By attending, you also receive a discount on your living trust package. His estate planning packages are complete and the basic plan that I purchased included the living trust, pour over will, durable power of attorney, advance health care directive, and numerous other directives, instructions, and authorizations. Draft copies of all documents were provided to us for review and all questions were answered prior to the document being finalized. All of my and my wife's wishes were incorporated into the various documents and I am extremely satisfied with the finished product. I have complete confidence and trust in John and highly recommend his firm for your estate planning needs.
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Thank you for your positive review, attending our seminar and for becoming a client. While every estate plan is different, we take careful steps to include the appropriate documents for each clients' needs, as you saw with your estate plan package. We appreciate the confidence that you and your wife have placed in us.
Posted by Steve | October 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Living Trust
My wife and I were in need of getting our financial affairs in order, so when we saw an ad in the SacBee for their free Trust seminar we called and set up an appointment. We attended the seminar presented by John and were impressed with the extensive knowledge John demonstrated. We chose Goralka Law Firm to do our Living Trust based on this, and the rapprt we felt when we talked to him about our situation. John and his staff were very professional and at the same time so friendly we felt like we were now part of their family. We highly recommend John and the John Goralka Law firm to anyone who needs help with their Living Trust needs. Sincerely, Steve and Mary Carmichael, CA
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Steve, Thank you for your positive review of the work we did for you and your wife. Our team takes great pride in treating clients, like you, with professionalism and care. We appreciate your recommendation of our firm to others.
Posted by Tom and Jeane | October 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Weight Off Our Shoulders
We are new to the Sacramento area and had put off our estate planning for some time. We feel fortunate to have contacted John's office. After attending his seminar we immediately felt comfortable putting our needs in his hands. John took care of our trust efficiently, in a timely fashion, and answering all our questions along the way. We feel a weight has been lifted and we can get on with our day to day lives.
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Tom and Jeane, We appreciate your positive review. Taking care of matters efficiently, in a timely fashion, and answering questions along the way is a core focus at our firm, and we're happy to hear that we did that for you.
Posted by Pat | September 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
September 24, 2015
Mr. Goralka and his staff were very professional and efficient in helping me develop a revocable living trust. His experience and knowledge were worth the drive to Sacramento. I appreciated his sincerity in getting to know his clients, especially when he has so many.
Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Pat, Thank you for making the drive to Sacramento to meet with and for choosing us for your Revocable Living Trust. All of our clients, like you, are important, and though we have many clients we always embrace the opportunity to make each and every one of them feel welcomed and heard.
Posted by Janet | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Piece of Mind
We came to John Goralka's office to establish a living trust for our family. Having limited knowledge about how the process works, we attended a seminar where John gave ample information and even stayed to answer any questions we had. John cares about putting together the best possible plan for our family. John's staff was wonderful to work with from the moment we walked in. They happily answered all of our questions and made changes to our documents before we signed the final drafts. The entire process was flawless and very professional. I would recommend John Goralka to anyone.
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Response from John Goralka June 2, 2022
Janet, Thank you for recommending our firm. We appreciate hearing that you are satisfied with the work we did for you and your family. When creating a Living Trust, it's especially important to spend the time asking questions about how things work like you did.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Goralka Law Firm
  • 1996 - Present
  • Hearing Officer
  • California Franchise Tax Board
  • 1983 - 1986
  • Income Tax Auditor
  • California Franchise Tax Board
  • 1979 - 1983

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • N/A
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Sacramento
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Experienced Tax Audit Representation Success Story
  • Helped the client save $2.75 million in estate taxes
  • Tax Savings Plan for Lottery Winner
  • Client received millions of dollars in tax savings and deductions

Associations

  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council
  • Education Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Order of the Coif
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Blue Star Wealth Professional
  • Blue Star
  • 2022
  • Approved Educator
  • California Certificated Financial Planning Board
  • 2022
  • Approved Educator
  • California Department of Insurance
  • 2022
  • Top taxation attorney in the United States
  • Premier Tax Planners
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Top Lawyer for Business and Corporate Law
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2022
  • Northern California SuperLawyer for Estate Planning and Probate
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Northern California SuperLawywer for Tax and Business
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Distinguished Client Service Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Five Star Estate Planning Attorney Award
  • Five Star Professional
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
  • Certified Specialist in Taxation
  • State Bar of California
  • 1994
  • Making the Most Outstanding Contribution to Legal Scholarship
  • Corpus Juris Secundum
  • 1988
  • Making the Most Outstanding Contribution to Legal Scholarship
  • Corpus Juris Secundum
  • 1985
  • Academic Achievement
  • Traynor Society
  • N/A
  • Outstanding Tax Student Award
  • Prentice-Hall
  • N/A
  • Business Planning
  • American Jurisprudence
  • N/A
  • Torts
  • American Jurisprudence
  • N/A
  • Passed the California Certified Public Accountants' (CPA’s) Exam
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • N/A
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Publications

  • California Tax Lawyer
  • Can the Service Partner Finally Go Back To Work?
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fundamental Probate Procedures and Practices
  • Inventory and Appraisal
  • 2008
  • Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • Sort Through the Complex Rules Regarding the Taxation of Family Limited Partnerships
  • 2008
  • Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • Maximize the Use of Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning
  • 2008
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • Basic Taxes You Need to be Aware Of
  • 2008
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • Charitable Planning
  • 2008
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • 2008
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Estate, Gift and GST Taxes
  • 2008
  • The Probate Process for California Paralegals: From Start to Finish
  • The Probate Process for California Paralegals: From Start to Finish
  • 2004
  • The Probate Process for California Paralegals: From Start to Finish
  • The Probate Process for California Paralegals: From Start to Finish
  • 2003
  • A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in California
  • A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in California
  • 1993
  • California Tax Lawyer
  • Can the Service Partner Finally Go Back To Work?
  • 1992
  • A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in California
  • A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in California
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

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Tax Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John Goralka for 3 years and in that time, I have come to know him as a lawyer of the highest integrity and competence. John is a certified tax specialist which is a very rare designation to achieve. I also use John as a lawyer on my personal tax matters."
Probate Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working on a number of cases with Mr. Goralka. He is a consummate professional and I believe he has the unique distinction of being the only attorney in Northern California to be a certified specialist by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law and Taxation Law. John genuinely cares for his clients and provides specially tailored services to meet each client’s individual needs. I have referred many clients to John and will continue to do so. John Goralka is a lawyer that you can trust."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse John. I have worked with him as co-counsel and am delighted with the care and expertise he provides to clients. Mr. Goralka is a trusted and experienced attorney in the Sacramento area. Whether you are in need of a simple update to your existing planning, or have complex estate and business planning needs, John will provide you with excellent advice, service and support."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John is an excellent attorney. His attention to detail and commitment to his clients and practice is outstanding. He is extremely knowledgeable in the field and takes the time to fully analyze each matter, no matter how unique and complex, he is presented. John and the whole law firm exhibit true professionalism with every client. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend John for all estate planning, business planning and transactions, and tax litigation matters. John is the only certified specialist in both taxation and estate planning, probate and trust administration in the Sacramento area, and he is the most qualified attorney to assist you with these matters. John is extremely knowledgeable in his practice areas and delivers only the best work product for his clients. I have worked with John for over 10 years and continue to learn from him every day. He is a great colleague, friend, and mentor."
Business Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Goralka is an experienced, knowledgeable and skilled attorney. He is an expert in business and estate planning matters, with a specialty in taxation law. I have personally worked with John on numerous complex litigation matters concerning business, real estate, trust, breach of contract, corporate, insurance and partnership law. In one case, John’s corporate client was sued by the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Pennsylvania for a large sum of money. John was able to get the case resolved with his client paying nothing. I would not hesitate to recommend John Goralka."
Tax Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients to him and they reported back to me that they were very satisfied with the work he did for them. I have also worked with John on business matters where I needed and relied upon his tax expertise."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has helped several of my clients with their tax and estate planning issues. He is very competent and knowlegeable in these matters."
Business Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"After more than two decades of practice, John has the knowledge and the experience to negotiate the toughest business sales and purchases and to establish the most tax-advantageous business model that works hand in hand with each individual client's needs. His State Bar certifications as a specialist in tax and estate planning, trust and probate laws enables him to present his clients with the "big picture" solution that extends beyond just their business needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"John provides each client with an estate plan that is tailored to the client's unique circumstances. John is an expert in state and federal tax matters. This tax expertise, combined with John's extensive knowledge and experience in assset protection and business matters ranks John head and shoulders above other lawyers who provide estate planning services."
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