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Our Los Angeles lawyers help businesses and individuals with their legal needs. A few of the major industries that represent California's economy include aerospace, agriculture, and technology.

Our platform has lawyers that specialize in estate planning law. Estate planning lawyers typically provide advice and develop a plan to mitigate or avoid estate taxes, which may include drafting living trusts, living wills, power of attorneys, and other legal services. ContractCounsel’s approach makes legal services affordable by removing unnecessary law firm overhead.

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Chris D. on ContractsCounsel
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Chris D.

Family, Estate, and Contracts Lawyer
Free Consultation
Los Angeles. California
16 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Southwestern Law School

With over 15 years of legal experience, I was admitted to the bar in 2008 and have since cultivated a diverse legal background. My expertise spans family law, estate planning, healthcare regulatory matters, and business law. I have a particular knack for crafting meticulous contracts. My approach is client-centric, ensuring that every individual receives personalized, knowledgeable guidance tailored to their unique situation. Partner with me, and let's navigate the complexities of the law together. www.downslawla.com

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Daniel K.

Managing Partner
Free Consultation
Los Angeles, CA
14 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
UC Berkeley School of Law

I graduated from Yale University magna cum laude, served as a Fulbright Scholar in Italy and attended UC Berkeley School of Law. In 2023, I was named a "Legal Visionary" by the Los Angeles Times. I have broad experience in corporate transactions and in serving as outside general counsel to clients. I started my legal career in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong working on large equity and debt financings and matters for private wealth clients. After returning home to Los Angeles, I advised startup companies with formations, acquisitions and day-to-day matters such as sales contracts and licensing. More recently, I have focused on data, IT and SaaS contracts for both providers and customers. My clients include NASDAQ-listed companies, a top ranked children’s hospital and local startups.

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September 6, 2023

Michael C.

self employed
Free Consultation
Sacramento area
43 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Lincoln School of Law

40+ years handling litigation matters for employers and employees, defense and prosecution of personal injury matters, CalOsha defense, prepare employment contracts, non-compete clauses, established drug policies and franchise agreements. represented banks in commercial litigation , asset retrieval matters. conducted audits of insurance company claims on behalf of employers, defended contractors in toxic tort cases, handled appeals to the insurance commissioner on workers compensation rate classification matters

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Peter H.

Attorney
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Los Angeles, California
13 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Loyola Law School

Haber Law Firm, APC, is a transactional business law firm with a focus on small/mid-market business purchases and sales, outside general counsel, and start-up assistance for businesses in their early stages. Peter Haber started Haber Law Firm, APC after several years as a legal executive at Popcornopolis, a gourmet popcorn brand sold at groceries and stadiums nationwide. In this role, Peter served as the company’s sole in-house legal advisor as it related to all functions of the company’s operations, including dispute resolution, compliance, and employment law, to name a few. With his help and guidance, the company relocated its entire corporate and manufacturing operation, developed a new factory and warehouse, and was successfully acquired by private equity. Prior to this, Peter was a litigator and business attorney with distinguished Los Angeles litigation boutiques. Such matters included the representation of numerous businesses in litigation and in the resolution of pre-litigation disputes as well as the representation of professionals in liability defense matters, including hospitals, physicians, and brokers.

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Melissa T.

In-House Counsel
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Tustin, CA
12 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Whittier Law

Having more than ten (10) years of experience in commercial law, I have garnered both relevant in-house and law firm experience. With more than a combined seven (7) years in-house experience, I have gained valuable insight in balancing the business needs with the legal risks and applying the legal skills I have acquired to various fields. I have specific experience with SaaS, vendor contracts, customer contracts, and general marketing agreements. Moreover, my law firm background has taught me to be detail-oriented and to be an effective negotiator in all types of commercial dealings.

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October 12, 2023

James D. F.

innovative Counsel [iC]℠
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Sydney, Australia
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Queensland University of Technology

Unique Hybrid Background ➲ Deep Legal, Tech & Commercial Experience More by pure chance than design, I arrived late in life to pursue a career in law. My background spans more than 3 decades across Information Technology, entrepreneurship & the legal profession supporting my claim to being a 'Deep Generalist'. What is a 'Deep Generalist'? 'The professionals who develop into really great client advisors are deep generalists.' Quote from Warren Bennis. From 2013 I worked for established boutique property, finance & commercial law firms + an award-winning #newlaw firm of senior lawyers (formerly Nexus Law Group, now merged with Arch.law) before founding my digital law firm Blue Ocean Law Group in 2017. I also worked part-time for 2 years as a freelance online expert across all aspects of Australian Law with JustAnswer (H.Q. in San Francisco) and volunteered at the Caxton Legal Centre to give back to the community. Now I offer pro bono (free) legal assistance at my discretion. My achievements in the law are best reflected in the high number of settlements where civil litigation has been avoided, court judgements (incl. successful appeals) in my clients' favour & [90+] testimonials which can be seen on the blueocean.law [700+] page website which offers tons [585+] of both free & paid innovative legal products & resources. My personal experience as a client on the other side of legal matters affords me a unique perspective and goes some way to explaining my passion for the reinvention of the delivery of legal services. I am an early adopter of technology + gadgets, an avid reader and an animal lover. In January 2023, I joined the IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals and became a Certified Information Privacy Professional – United States by gaining the highly valued gold-standard ANSI-Accredited CIPP/US credential. I followed this up in August 2023, by obtaining the Certified in CyberSecurity qualification form ISC(2). Pre-Law Background From 1992 to 2002, I worked for Accenture as an IT Project Manager across APAC (including long-term project assignments in New Zealand & Singapore). I started a small business side hustle in 1997 and in 2003 I left Accenture to become a full-time entrepreneur in the transport industry. I later expanded into the mezzanine property development finance market as well as venturing into small-scale property development.Unique Hybrid Background

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November 5, 2023

Dawn K.

Partner
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Los Angeles, CA
9 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Concord Law School Kaplan University

Dawn K Kennedy has been licensed to practice law since 2015, but has been an entrepreneur since 2011. She uses her extensive project management and business background to support small and mid-sized businesses with contracts, negotiations, and other matters relating to the operation of a successful business venture.

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November 7, 2023

Boris K.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Newport Brach
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Western Michigan Law

With over 10 years experience as a Real Estate Broker and an attorney, I can help you with all your residential real estate needs such as For sale by owner transactions and drafting grant deeds

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November 17, 2023

Alexandra I.

Contract Attorney
Free Consultation
Hollywood, California
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Southwestern Law School

I am a licensed attorney in California specializing in consumer contract law. My areas of expertise include contract law and employment law, including independent contractor compliance, work-for-hire compliance and general corporate law. I appreciate getting to know my clients and enjoy providing legal guidance, whether they are large corporations, young start-ups about to take off, or just one person in need of legal advice. Some of my recent work has included the drafting of corporate purchase and sale agreements, independent contractor agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and software as a service (SaaS) agreements. I am well-versed in intellectual property law and have successfully obtained trademarks for former clients. My passion for learning, reading and writing has proved advantageous in my practice. I complete continuing education courses to stay current on industry best practices. I take great satisfaction in offering precise and helpful legal advice free from fancy terminology. I look forward to discussing your particular needs and supporting you in achieving your objectives. Please get in touch to learn more about my approach and see whether we are a good fit.

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November 21, 2023

Jana B.

Commercial & Privacy Lawyer
Free Consultation
San Francisco
18 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Universtiy of San Francisco

I am a Silicon Valley tech lawyer with over 13 years of in-house experience and additional years in BigLaw. I provide tech licensing, data privacy, employment, international expansion, go to market, and other corporate and commercial legal services to clients in software, SaaS, bio-tech, cryptocurrency, financing, and construction business. I currently run my own practice concentrating on transactional, commercial, corporate or employment matters. Prior to starting my own practice, I joined as the first in-house counsel to lead the global legal strategy to bring tech products to market, increase revenue, decrease exposure to risk, and raise venture funding for HashiCorp Inc., currently an unicorn technology company with evaluation over $5 billion and venture funding over $350 million; Sysdig Inc., a technology company with venture funding of $195 million; and Anaplan Inc., currently a publicly traded company on the US Stock Market. Furthermore, I acted as in-house counsel advising leading technology enterprise companies such as HP, VMware, and Genentech and currently act as member of strategic advisory boards to several technology companies located globally

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Estate Planning Legal Questions and Answers

Last Will and Testament

California

Asked on Mar 21, 2023

What happens if I die without a will?

As I have gotten older and accumulated assets, I have become increasingly aware of the importance of having a will in place. However, I have not yet taken the steps to create one, and I am curious about the potential consequences of dying without a will. Therefore, I would like to seek the advice of a lawyer to understand what would happen to my estate and how my assets would be distributed in the event of my death without a will.

Matthew S.

Answered Apr 11, 2023

If you die without a will your assets will be distributed to your heirs pursuant to the intestacy statute for your state. However, if you use a will, you can control who gets your assets and can give assets to non-blood related persons who wouldn't otherwise be an heir.

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Last Will and Testament

California

Asked on Apr 24, 2023

Can I create an estate plan without the help of a lawyer?

I am in my mid-fifties and have recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness. I have a large estate that I would like to be distributed to my family and friends when I pass away. I have done some research and understand the importance of having an estate plan, but I am not sure if I am able to create one without the help of a lawyer. I am looking for more information that will help me make the best decision for my family and myself.

Philip M.

Answered May 12, 2023

You can certainly go ahead and fill out simple forms to complete some easy estate planning documents like wills, but for more complicated documents like a trust (which is required if you want to avoid probate) it can get a little trickier. Further, anyone can fill in the blanks, but an experienced attorney will be able to explain what the document does and how it meets your wishes best. Hope this helps.

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Fee Agreement

California

Asked on Mar 7, 2023

Do I need to provide my personal and assets info to an estate planning attorney before signing a fee agreement so they can begin prepping a living trust

Looking for an estate planning attorney to prep a living trust and all other necessary docs

Jane C.

Answered Mar 10, 2023

No. You do not need to provide any information until you agree to work with the attorney.

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Power of Attorney

New York

Asked on Nov 17, 2021

I would like to kno if an estate hold harmless form is bad or good in my situation

I have p.o.a of my brother and he has unclaimed funds in Nys I filed for it and the said I had to complete that for b4 they released the funds

Jane C.

Answered Nov 30, 2021

You need an attorney to review your case in order to provide you with an answer.

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Living Trust

Illinois

Asked on Nov 7, 2021

Need Will or Trust

Married must include both have children from previous marriage.

T. Phillip B.

Answered Nov 30, 2021

Hi. I'm not sure I understand your question. Everyone should have a will regardless of whether you have a trust. The question is whether you need a trust. A lot of that has to do with avoiding probate or some other potential uses depending on the goals and needs. But a typical family would use a trust to better organize everything and control distribution while avoiding going through the court process called probate.

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