My Approach to working with you

Relationship is important. Here's how I like to serve my clients.

Gone are the days of cold impersonal relationships between lawyers and their clients. Been there, done that. It’s no fun and it serves no one.

I believe in listening to what you want to achieve, then designing the perfect legal plan to accomplish your goals. I work with you by providing education and advice in how best to carry out your wishes. Although this usually requires legal documents, I’m not just a document provider. I help you plan, strategize, and make the best decisions for your unique circumstances.

In my practice, I have ongoing relationships with my clients. Things change in our lives and the legal protections we put into place today may not still serve you a year from now. Our ongoing professional relationship ensures that you stay protected.

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Estate Planning (aka Legal Life Planning)

For those looking at Estate Planning, we thoroughly look at the tough questions together. What happens if you become incapacitated temporarily or permanently? Who do you trust to look out for your best interests financially and/or medically? If you’re a parent, who do you want to take care of your children?

And looking at the even bigger question of mortality, who do you want to be taken care of when you're gone? Who do you trust to ensure that your wishes are carried out?

If you don't make plans while you can, California State law has a default plan for you, and more often than not, the State's plan is not what you would choose for yourself.

Legal Life Planning gives you a strong voice and helps ensure that your wishes are carried out.

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Business Legal Services

As a small business owner myself for well over a decade, I know the many challenges solopreneurs and small business owners face, especially when starting a new business. There are a ton of pieces to juggle and put into place, and some important things can easily fall through the cracks.

Let me help you get your business on a solid foundation with affordable business legal services so that you can focus on your work and what you do best.

What do you want to achieve? What do you want to contribute? That’s what’s most important to me.

I believe in listening to you and what you want to do with your business, then designing the perfect business legal services plan to help you accomplish your goals.

So if you contact me for legal information or services for your small business, I’ll ask you a lot of questions. I want to be able to propose the best solutions to help you protect and grow your business.

A word about fees…

There probably isn’t a person on the planet who isn’t concerned about the clock ticking and the bill getting bigger every time they talk to their lawyer. This is no way to build a working relationship!

So instead of hourly rates, I offer unique recurring plans for my business clients that allow you to receive more services for less money than if you were paying me by the hour. And because every client’s needs are unique, it’s not possible to quote one amount here. I’d be happy to talk to you one-on-one about your specific needs and my recurring plans in more detail.

No more hourly rate pressures! Let’s talk about your vacation to Hawaii without you worrying about being charged for the time we chat!

I also handle flat fee projects on occasion for clients who aren’t ready for a recurring plan, or who may not know me well enough yet to commit to a recurring plan to help protect and grow their business.

I’m based in Berkeley, California, and most of my work is done “virtually.” That means I can help you wherever you are in California and you save travel time and cost. We work together via telephone and/or Skype, and of course, email.

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Book Your Appointment Today

To better serve you, all consultations are by appointment only. Visit my online calendar, call me at (510) 495-0445, or use my Contact page to get in touch with me.


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