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Gabriel Brandon Lenhart

Estate planning Attorney at Grass Valley, CA

5.0   191 reviews

also known as Gabriel Lenhart, Gabe Lenhart

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  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Gabriel

Learn Gabriel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    A properly-prepared estate plan will ensure that you, your family, and your assets will be cared for according to your wishes in the unfortunate event of an incapacitating accident, illness, or death.

  2. Probate
    40%
    Probate is a court proceeding determining the validity of someone’s will and to whom one's assets are transferred upon their death. Probate involves filing many legal forms, consistent court appearances, and constant court supervision.

  3. Contracts and agreements
    10%

PROTECTING YOUR LIFE'S INVESTMENTS!

At The Law Offices of Gabriel Lenhart, our focus is on protecting our clients’ best interests and overall well-being. That is why our unique planning methodology combines classic estate and benefit planning principles with modern asset preservation strategies designed to protect our clients through all stages of their lifetime.

We understand that an estate plan is not done once it’s signed, which is why we make a commitment to our clients which endures the entire span of their estate plan, advising and assisting our clients and their families throughout the management and administration of their plan.

Gabriel Lenhart was born and raised in Nevada County and he understands what is important to his clients and our community. He strives to support and improve the quality of life in the area through his law practice, volunteering with various non-profit organizations, and assisting our local youth in their academic and athletic pursuits.

At The Law Offices of Gabriel Lenhart, our community is our family,and we go the extra mile to ensure that you feel that way.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great trust attorney
We received a referral from a local accounting firm to work with Gabe on our family trust. From the get go, Gabe was clear, concise, and thorough. He and his office were flexible with meeting days and times and delivered a completed trust on time, and on budget.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest Lawyer
It was a delight to work with Gabriel. He updated my trust for me. It was easy (not conflated), made very simple and his services were very affordable. I have recommended him to several people for his honesty and professionalism.
Posted by Wes | June 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Package
I highly recommend attorney Gabriel Lenhart for all or any part of your Estate Planning needs. He recently prepared an entire estate package for me which contained everything from establishing a Trust to a written Will, medical dispositions, burial instructions, deed transfer and everything in between plus some. He also took the time to explain each step and document created including “translating” all the legalize so that I understood what each did or implied. He even included instructions for the executor(s) of all the functions. In the end I ended up with both a complete softcopy and hardcopy binder of the documents and instructions. In addition to his legal expertise he is very personable, organized and detailed person who will walk you through every part of the process and ensure you understand the contents.
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Posted by Emily | June 4, 2024
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Great to Work With
Mr. Lenhart was great to work with to generate our family's trust. Our intake form was very thorough and we were able to prepare for our meeting with all the details worked out before our initial meeting. We could have done everything in one quick meeting but we had a few things to work out on our end. Mr. Lenhart was very thorough and knowledgeable for any questions we may have had for our trust. Highly recommend for Will and Trust Legal Documents.
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Posted by Andy | June 4, 2024
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Full service estate plan
My wife and I were referred to Gabriel Lenhardt by our financial planner. He was easy to work with and was a good listener. He helped us flesh out the issues, and work through them on a schedule that met our needs. He was very well informed on all the nuances of the law, including recent legislation. His draft was made available for markups electronically, and we were given a thumb drive and a well organized binder. He had an onsite notary and did all the recording of documents. We felt he did an excellent job.
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Posted by Camille | April 11, 2024
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Mr. Lenhart is an excellent attorney and a kind and knowledgable guide
My husband and I have been very fortunate to find the law office of Gabriel Lenhart to guide us through our estate planning. Gabriel is a very thorough and extremely knowledgeable trust attorney who is also very personable and engaging. During the process of creating our will, living trust, and associated documents, we had three meetings with Gabriel where he explained the process, asked very pertinent and insightful questions, and helped us understand the rationale behind his recommendations. We found each meeting to be quite informative, constructive, and engaging. Throughout the process, Gabriel outlined the steps necessary to set up, fund, and protect our trust, and at the end, he provided a road map and checklists for all of the steps we needed to complete for the setup. He was careful to engage both of us and make sure that the trust addressed our individual and collective needs and wishes in addition to addressing all legal and planning requirements. The process has been a worthwhile and fruitful investment for us and the people and causes that we care most about. We can’t recommend Gabriel and his practice highly enough!
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Response from Gabriel Lenhart April 15, 2024
Hi Camille, Thank you so very much for taking the time out to leave this wonderful review, I truly appreciate you and am delighted to hear that my work has been worthwhile to the two of you! Wishing you al the best in 20245 and beyond, please don't hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of any additional assistance to you moving forward!
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Posted by Laurie Ann | April 7, 2024
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Exceeded ALL My Expectations
I hired Mr. Lenhart to prepare our estate documents. He was warm and friendly, and patiently answered my many questions. I'm retired now, but I have worked for a number of attorneys in m career, including estate planners, as well as three different federal judges. I know my way around a law office, and this fine attorney truly has his act together. I could not be more impressed. He has wonderful staff who follows through confirming everything. I couldn't find even one mistake. I was incredibly impressed when he found mistakes that a prior attorney had made on my old trust documents. I could not recommend him more highly.
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Response from Gabriel Lenhart April 9, 2024
Thank you so much for the kind words, I truly appreciate you taking the time out to let others know about your experience in working with me! Wishing you and your family all the best and I'll be here if you need anything moving forward!
Posted by Abby & Rick | April 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Estate Planning Lawyer
I recently had the pleasure of working with Gabriel for our estate planning needs, and I must say, his service was nothing short of exceptional. From start to finish, he demonstrated a profound level of knowledge and expertise in his field. Gabriel took the time to thoroughly understand our situation and provided tailored advice that addressed all of our concerns. He explained complex legal concepts clearly and concisely, ensuring that we fully understood all of my options before making any decisions. Throughout the process, Gabriel was incredibly responsive and always made himself available to answer any questions I had. His professionalism and attention to detail were truly commendable, and I felt confident knowing that my estate planning was in such capable hands. I would highly recommend Gabriel to anyone in need of estate planning services. His expertise, dedication, and personalized approach set him apart, and we are grateful for the peace of mind he has provided us.
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Response from Gabriel Lenhart April 8, 2024
Hi Abby and Rick, Thank you so very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave these kind words on your experience working with me, I truly appreciate it and enjoyed getting to work with both of you and see your wonderful relationship in real time. I'm wishing you both all the best and will look forward to catching up with you the next time we get a chance to!
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Posted by Kim | April 4, 2024
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In Good Hands
We hired Gabriel to write up trust documents for us. I was extremely satisfied with his attention to detail and good communication with us throughout the process. I thought his fees were very reasonable. I would highly recommend Gabriel for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Joe | February 29, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Sherpa
Great listener. Able to gather all the important information and compile the facts into a personal and professional presentation A Sherpa is a highly trained guide that will get you to the top and safely back
Posted by Peggie | January 30, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, thorough, expedient & friendly
Gabriel updated our family trust. He took the time to clearly explain updated / new laws that affected items we were planning to add to our trust. He completed the update and all necessary documents within a few weeks. He and his staff are really personable and communicating with his office is really easy. My husband and I highly recommend him.
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Response from Gabriel Lenhart February 2, 2024
Than you so much for the kind words, Peggie, it was an absolute pleasure getting the chance to work with you two!
Posted by Norman | January 30, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Estate planning Made Easy
My partner and I needed our trust and wills created. Gabriel was very thorough, explaining everything and answering all of our questions. The work was done in a couple of weeks and he gave us a discount. We received our a hard copy in a binder, as well as a thumb drive so we could share the document with our beneficiaries. We will be using his services in the future....
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Response from Gabriel Lenhart February 2, 2024
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to leave these kind words, I truly appreciate it and look forward to getting the chance to sit down with you again in the coming weeks!
Posted by Kevin | October 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service for Creating our Trust
Gabriel was very professional, providing us with detailed information and answers to our questions and concerns. He covered aspects of the Trust that we did not even know to ask about. He provided options for handling many of the situations and was able to clearly communicate the pros and cons of the different options. He was efficient with incorporating our inputs, even when we did not respond quickly. Overall, we are very pleased with the results of this effort.
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Posted by Lesley | October 24, 2023
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Updating a trust
My 91 year old father hired Gabriel to update his trust and Power of Attorney. Gabriel was patient, provided excellent advice and was thorough and clear in explaining strategies and options. He worked quickly and cost effectively.
Response from Gabriel Lenhart October 25, 2023
Lesley, Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave this kind and thoughtful review, I truly appreciate it!
Posted by Ed | September 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The right attorney for our Trust
Dealing with one's Trust and anticipating end of life decisions can be daunting. We met with various attorneys looking for the right one. Beginning with the initial discussion and all the way through the process, Gabriel Lenhart's handling of our Trust issues and our apprehensions was excellent. It was excellent due not only to his professional expertise and experiences in these matters, but also in his quiet respect for both of us as we dealt with normal but nevertheless sticky issues. Along the way he provided options for our consideration but did not insist on making any of the decisions and remained non-judgmental. His handling of our Trust culminated in a highly organized portfolio making it readily usable not only for ourselves but for future use by our designated successor trustee(s), provided of course that we are actually mortal.
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Posted by Patricia | September 6, 2023
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Attorney Gabriel Lenhart
Attorney Lenhart was extremely thorough , kind , honest and professional - I have already recommended him ! I’m very grateful for the opportunity to work with him on amending the trust.
Posted by Vidya | September 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Super happy with our experience
Gabriel was professional, efficient and friendly. He had a vast knowledge of all things estate law related, and helped us make amendments to our trust. I feel very secure and relaxed having him as our lawyer. Definitely recommend.
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent & Knowledgeable
Was very happy with Gabriel. yadayadayadayadayadayadayadayada (Stupid requirement for 75 characters)
Posted by Rebecca | July 20, 2023
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Estate planning update
Gabriel really LISTENED to our questions and concerns as we were updating our estate. He made suggestions and provided information to us so we could make the best decisions for our needs. We never felt rushed when he met with us in person and he was very prompt in answering our questions when corresponded electronically. We couldn't recommend him more highly!
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Response from Gabriel Lenhart July 21, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave these kind words, Rebecca, I truly appreciate it! I was just about to leave the office a little early for the weekend and your thoughtful review has put a little extra pep in my step! Thank you again, have a wonderful weekend!
Posted by Scott | May 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied customer
Very easy to work with. Ver knowledgeable which turned a possibly confusing situation a very manageable legal situation! He and his assistant made this Living Trust a pleasant experience. He was def looking out for my and my family's best interest's and would recommend him to anone looking for help with their Trusts!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Gabriel Lenhart
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sports Agent
  • Ryan Winther
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Director of Professional Services, In House Counsel
  • Stone Cobra
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Resource Facilitator
  • Victims of Crime Resource Center
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Research Assistant
  • Ronald Turner
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • San Diego State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Miller Petition
  • Granted

Associations

  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2020 - Present
  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • US Senior Veterans
  • Veteran's Advocate
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Gold Country Community Services
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Nevada County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • US Senior Vets
  • VA Accredited Attorney
  • 2012 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Traynor Honor Society
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • 2012

Publications

  • The Union, Grass Valley
  • Protecting Your Heirs
  • 2014
  • The Union, Grass Valley
  • Updating Your Estate Plan
  • 2014
  • The Union, Grass Valley
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2013
  • The Union, Grass Valley
  • New Year's Resolution
  • 2013
  • The Union, Grass Valley
  • Pitfalls of A/B Trusts
  • 2013
  • The Union, Grass Valley
  • Who Will Take Care of You?
  • 2013
  • The Union, Grass Valley
  • Wills vs. Trusts
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • A Time for Seniors Radio Show
  • Elder Law, Estate and Benefit Planning
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Endorse Gabriel
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gabe is an excellent estate planning attorney whom I would recommend to any of my clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gabe is a knowledgeable and excellent attorney. You will be in great hands if you hire him for your next estate planning matter."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lenhart is extremely knowledgeable in the area of estate planning and V.A. Benefits planning. He goes above and beyond to provide outstanding service and value to his clients. I have referred close friends to Mr. Lenhart and would not hesitate to do so again."
Government Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My in-laws needed assistance with VA benefits, something I have no experience in. I referred them to Gabriel and he was AMAZING!! Gabriel was so helpful, kind, and informative. He walked our whole family through the process, and made it incredibly simple for us. He was able to help them get benefits that have literally changed their lives. Gabriel is professional, honest, and a pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend him enough."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lenhart is very knowledgeable and helpful for all his clients. I endorse him."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've sent a few clients to Mr. Lenhart when I couldn't help and they were very satisfied. Additionally, when I needed assistance with a question about veteran's benefits Mr. Lenhart was very knowledgeable and helpful."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gabriel is terrific attorney. I enthusiastically endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lenhart is a consummate professional and my experience with him has made me send many more clients his way."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked along side Mr. Lenhart on a Writ of Habeas Corpus. He has impeccable attention to detail and is always extremely professional. Even after parting ways, I still call Mr. Lenhart whenever I run into a legal issue regarding Estate Planning. When I do reach out to him, he is always friendly, informative and very helpful."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Lenhart has continually displayed an excellent grasp on Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Veteran Benefits throughout his career. As a colleague Mr. Lenhart is always able to provide updates on the law and solutions to client issues that I present to him. Furthermore his ability to clearly explain complicated matters leaves clients fully aware of the legal implications of their matter. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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Grass Valley Estate planning Lawyer Gabriel Brandon Lenhart
Gabriel Brandon Lenhart
Estate planning Attorney
Grass Valley, CA
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available