Estate Planning and Business Law
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California Business and Estate Planning Attorney San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Contra Costa County

At 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 or elder law related concern.

Our proven San Ramon business & law litigation and estate planning & elder law attorneys can represent your rights and interests in the following practice areas:

  • Business Formation - 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 business formation.
  • Business Law - We assist business owners with a variety of business law matters ranging from business formation, to business contracts, business litigation, 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.
  • Elder Law - 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, Medi-Cal planning, wills and trusts, and more.
  • Trust and Probate Administration - 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 - 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.
  • Medi-Cal Planning - Medi-Cal 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 or Medi-Cal in the future.
  • Probate Administration - 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.
  • Technology Licensing - 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 and  confidentiality agreements. 
  • 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.

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At 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.

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 today!

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