Areas of Practice
California Estate Planning Attorney San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Contra
At Blackwell, Santaella & Jahangiri LLP, we are dedicated to providing
every client with detailed and attentive representation to assist them
with their unique legal needs. With proficiency and a combined experience,
you can trust that our firm possesses the legal knowledge and skill needed
to guide you through your estate planning, elder law, or technology law
issue. Our proven
San Ramon estate planning & elder law attorneys can represent your rights and interests in the following practice areas:
There are four main options for forming a business: sole proprietorship,
partnership, corporation, and limited liability companies. Each choice
provides different rights, protections, and benefits, so it is important
to understand your needs and goals. We can assist you in choosing the
right method to for your
We assist business owners with a variety of business law matters ranging
from business formation, to business contracts, business litigation, data
privacy law, technology licensing and exit planning. When you work with
us, we will work diligently to maximize profits and mitigate any potential
losses as these are always our top priorities.
Business Succession Planning
Business Succession Planning uses buy-sell agreements to provide business owners with a road map that
reflects their decisions regarding such matters as succession of interests,
how family members or new employees should be trained to enter the business,
the process for the transfer of interests in the business, and more.
Data Privacy Law
Data privacy laws are meant to protect consumers' personal information in medical, financial,
online, and workplace settings. These laws protect any data that can be
used to identify an individual, including their name and address, phone
number, email address, Social Security number, financial and medical information.
Elder law encompasses the legal needs of the elderly and can include estate
planning, medical costs, and retirement planning. Our firm can help you
prepare for your future and assist you with financial planning, powers
of attorney, Medicare and Medicaid planning, wills and trusts, and more.
After a person has passed away, the executor chosen in their will or appointed
by the court is responsible to ensure the decedent's estate is administered
properly under the law.
Estate administration can involve gathering assets, repaying debts, and administering the remainder
of the estate to designated heirs.
Estate planning enables you to prepare for your future and provide for
the people you love. Through the creation of wills, trusts, durable powers
of attorney, living wills, and other valuable estate planning documents,
we can protect you, your family, and your assets as you see fit.
Medicare / Medicaid Planning
Medicare and Medicaid provide qualifying seniors with financial assistance
to cover their medical costs, but there are certain regulations that control
who can receive this support. We can help you plan your estate accordingly
so that you are able to obtain the benefits of Medicare or Medicaid in
Probate is the court process of determining the validity of a deceased
person's will, using their assets to repay any debts they owed, and
then transferring the remainder of the estate to the designated heirs
or beneficiaries. Our attorneys can help administer the estate according
to the law and the decedent's wishes.
Real Estate Law
Do you need assistance with a real estate purchase, sale or refinance?
We have been providing competent and aggressive representation for real
estate clients since 2002. In addition to handling real estate transactions,
we also handle commercial leases and evictions, non-disclosure issues and more.
We are experienced in the various areas of technology licensing-including
drafting, interpreting, and negotiating contracts that involve telecommunications,
software licensing and maintenance. We can also advise on such issues
as IT outsourcing, confidentiality agreements, and data protection.
Wills & Trusts
Wills and trusts are two of the main estate planning documents, and we
can help you choose the right option for your situation. Wills enable
you to decide how you would like your estate to be distributed after your
death, provide for your funeral and burial arrangements, and appoint guardians
for your minor children. If you establish a trust, your assets will be
put into it and administered for your benefit during your lifetime, and
after you have passed away, the assets will be transferred to your beneficiaries.
Enlist Proven Legal Guidance in Contra Costa County
At Blackwell, Santaella & Jahangiri LLP, we are committed to providing
our clients with the best possible service, no matter their legal needs.
Our firm takes the time to get to know our clients by listening to their
situations and by having them fill out questionnaires; this is an invaluable
part of the process, as it helps us understand our clients' backgrounds,
concerns, and wishes. Our San Ramon estate planning and elder lawyers
also take the time to answer questions and educate our clients about the
process, so that they can better understand their cases and choose the
most fitting options. Our bilingual firm believes clients deserve comprehensive
representation, and we employ a number of resources to make sure all aspects
of their cases are effectively handled.
Blackwell, Santaella & Jahangiri, LLP is proud to announce that it
is a member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners [“ASNP”].
ASNP consists of special needs planning professionals such as attorneys,
financial planners and trust officers that provide the highest quality
service and advice to persons with special needs and to their families.
The Academy provides its members with the latest information on legal
developments nationwide and a forum for exchanging best practices in providing
service to persons with special needs. It also provides special needs
professionals the tools and education to improve their understanding of
the unique challenges that arise during special needs planning. The Academy
also provides direct information to persons with disabilities through
a consumer web site and a monthly e-mail newsletter.
If you would like to learn how our experienced team could guide you through
a legal issue involving estate planning, elder law or another area of the law,
contact our firm