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Experience. Dependability. Knowledge.
At Freedman Law Firm, we provide trust and probate advocacy. Whether you need estate planning, have elder law concerns or need a skilled trust and probate litigator for a contested matter, our firm has earned a reputation for developing strategies for favorable results.
Wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other legal instruments to protect your legacy.
Certified Specialist In Estate Planning, Trust And Probate Law By The California Board Of Legal Specialization
Our Certified Attorney Works Closely With You
Protecting your personal and business assets, real property and all that you have worked for during your life is important. Whether it is your intention to safeguard your family’s financial security in the next generation when you are no longer here to provide for them, or you wish to endow charitable organizations or both, we can help you. For more than three decades, we have earned the trust and confidence of residents throughout the Bay Area and California with personalized estate planning.
On the other hand, if you are concerned about the validity of your loved one’s will or trust or have reason to question the conduct of the trustee or executor of those legal instruments, we have the experience you can count on. We have been involved in numerous state and federal jury and bench trials over the decades, which has secured our reputation in this field of practice.
We Provide In-Depth Counsel To Meet Your Estate Planning, Probate And Elder Law Needs
Our firm focuses on trusts, estates, probate matters and elder law issues. Because our practice is centered on just these areas, we can provide in-depth counsel for clients of all ages. A well-prepared estate plan will provide for your wishes to be communicated after you are gone and just as importantly, addresses your plans for your medical treatment while you are alive in case you are no longer able to speak for yourself.
If you are still raising your children – or you just started your family – your estate plan becomes a critical instrument to convey your wishes for their care and provide for their financial needs if you are suddenly incapacitated. Estate plans save your family from unnecessary stress, confusion and court expenses while you are still here and when you are gone.
Working with an experienced estate planning lawyer can also ease your burden when your loved one passes away, or you find yourself with the trustee responsibilities. Administration of trusts and estates can be complicated. A trustee is charged with multifaceted fiduciary duties. We will guide you through the process of probate, working to maintain maximum estate assets. When disagreements arise, we provide a full spectrum of services from negotiation to litigation for trust or probate disputes.
Elder Law Litigation
Enhanced penalties for elder abuse occurs when a person aged 65 and older is mistreated physically or psychologically or defrauded financially. Our elder law litigation practice focuses on financial elder abuse. We represent senior citizens or their heirs and beneficiaries, where an elder has been taken advantage of financially or deprived of property due to their advanced age. We can also assist in preemptive measures involving conservatorships for the elderly.
Contact A Certified Specialist In Estate Planning, Trust And Probate Law
Serving The Bay Area And California Clients For More Than 30 Years
Our founding attorney, Michael E. Freedman, is one of a select few attorneys who is certified by The California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. In addition, he has been acknowledged for his highly qualified legal representation by inclusion in California’s Super Lawyers from 2012 to 2019 and he was awarded an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, their highest rating.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.
We Provide Legal Services In English, Mandarin And Cantonese.