By Lisa M. Gibbs, M.D., Christopher Carico, Esq. and Lilian H. Walden, Esq.
Reprinted with permission of the State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section, from Volume 24, Issue 1, (2018) of the California Trusts and Estates Quarterly.
Despite a lack of mental health training, trust and estate attorneys often have to assess the cognitive…
Manhattan Beach resident Justin Blaine grew up in a family that valued strong relationships. Raised in West Lake Village, he watched his dynamic father create a vibrant career built on strong networking and mentors.
Davis Blaine founded a successful California networking group, and Justin learned from example, forging a similar but distinct path of his own—as a baseball player, investment analyst and co-founder of Athlete’s Touch,…
What are some misconceptions about estate planning in California?
For many Californians, estate planning remains shrouded in mystery. If you have never studied the subject or explored the topic with an estate planning attorney, you might hold some common misconceptions about estate planning. The following is a look at a few estate planning myths and some helpful information to set the record straight:
Myth #1: A Will must be notarized in California in order to be…
(August, 2016) – Carico Johnson Toomey LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Carico has been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list…
(June, 2016) – William G. Benz has been named to the 2016 California Rising Stars list By Super Lawyers. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
William G. Benz represents and assists a broad array of clients, ranging from privately-owned companies to public municipalities. He is experienced in civil, employment, and labor litigation, as well…