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Carico Johnson Toomey Partners Selected for Inclusion on 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers List

Partners Christopher Carico and Philip Toomey were selected for inclusion on the 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Since 2009, Mr. Carico has been recognized for his work in estate and trust litigation, and since 2005, Mr. Toomey has been recognized for his work in employment and labor law.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from a wide range of practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and…

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Carico Johnson Toomey Ranked on 2015 “Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Carico Johnson Toomey on the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list in the Metropolitan Tier 2 Ranking in Los Angeles for their work in Trusts and Estates Law, as well as the Metropolitan Tier 3 Ranking for their work in Trusts & Estates Litigation.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations,…

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Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP Named to U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2014 “Best Law Firms”

EL SEGUNDO, California, December 19, 2013 –   The law firm of Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year.

The firm’s inclusion in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” for the Los Angeles Metro area, Tier 2 in Litigation – Trusts & Estates, and Trusts & Estates Law comes in addition…

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Christopher D. Carico, Los Angeles Trusts And Estates Attorney, Named Top Super Lawyers 2013 For Southern California

Christopher D. Carico, Los Angeles Trusts And Estates Attorney, Named Top Super Lawyers 2013 For Southern California (via PR Newswire)

LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Christopher D. Carico, partner of Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP, has been selected to the 2013 California Super Lawyers list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this…

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Los Angeles Trusts And Estates Attorney Christopher D. Carico Selected For Best Lawyers in America® 2013

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The law firm Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP today announced that its Partner Christopher D. Carico was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in Trusts and Estates, and in the separate field of Litigation – Trusts & Estates and (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally…

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Trusts and Estates Attorney Christopher D. Carico Selected For Best Lawyers in America® 2012

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP today announced that its Partner Christopher D. Carico was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of Trust & Estate Litigation and Trusts & Estates (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence….

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Carico Johnson Toomey Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

South Bay Firm Earns Top Rank For Litigation – Trusts & Estates in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The law firm Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP today announced that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have ranked it among the nation’s top firms in the field of Trust & Estate Litigation in the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms”, as well as among Los Angeles’ top-tier firms in…

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CJT’s Top 10 List

CJT’S TOP 10 LIST ON MOST COMMON MISTAKES IN POST-DEATH TRUST ADMINISTRATION

Myth #10:    A revocable Trust should hold all of the settlor’s assets.  This is incorrect.  Qualified retirement assets, like IRAs, 401(k) plans, pension and profit sharing plans, and 403(b) plans (tax sheltered annuities) should not be transferred to the revocable Trust while the employee participant is still living.  A change in ownership of the retirement …

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Research Memo on Court’s Ability to Impose Continuing Court Supervision on an Existing Trust

Research Memorandum

From: Chris Carico
RE: Court’s Ability to Impose Continuing Court Supervision Over an Existing Trust
DATE: 2/15/11

I. Issue

Under what circumstance may the probate court impose continuing court supervision on an existing trust?(1)

II. Short Answer

(1) Pending Conservatorship with Pre-Existing Revocable Trust. Where there is a pending conservatorship, the court may impose continuing court supervision, sua sponte, over conservatee’s existing revocable…

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