San Francisco Bay Area Estate Planning

Trusts and Estates, Business, Tax, Real Estate and Elder Law

Comprehensive estate planning involves more than just traditional wills and trusts, but also includes wealth management, protection and distribution, asset protection, succession planning for the family business, elder law and probate. Bay Area Estate Planning Attorneys Tierney, Watson & Healy will help you select and implement the legal plans appropriate for your unique estate planning, asset protection or family business objectives.

Tierney Watson & Healy combines a broad knowledge of tax law with years of experience in the discipline of estate planning and succession. For more than 36 years, partners Dewey Watson and Evelyn Low have dealt with the kinds of issues encountered when addressing the end of life. Whether in planning or in solving problems arising because there was no planning, both attorneys are ably qualified to deal with the issues. Be it drafting Estate Planning for Singles, Asset Protection Trusts, Family Entities, Charitable Entities or any of the myriad of tax planning vehicles, you can rest assured that the work will be done promptly and efficiently. If things don’t work out, Dewey Watson litigated his first will contest in 1973 and has litigated dozens of such cases since. Ours is a practice that can serve your needs.

Estate Planning Services

Learn more about the estate planning process.Fundamental Estate Planning
Federal Estate Tax Planning
California Probate and Estate & Trust Administration

There are many legal strategies involved in estate planning, including wills, Estate Planning for Singles, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care documents. Estate planning in California also must account for the fact that California is one of only nine Community Property States in the country. Community Property offers married couples some unique advantages, as well as challenges, both of which must be appropriately considered in any comprehensive California estate plan. Learn more about the estate planning process.

Tax Litigation & International Tax Law

Learn more about Tax LawTax Litigation
International Tax Law
Mergers, Acquisitions & Sales
Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
Section 1031 Exchanges

Over the past two decades, Tierney, Watson & Healy has grown into one of the nation's foremost boutique tax law firms. Six of our eight members hold advanced tax degrees, so we're ready to help you or your company with almost any domestic or foreign tax issue.

And when the corporate tax solutions involve integrating the personal concerns of the principals, we offer knowledgeable advice on estate, pension and individual tax planning strategies. If those tax issues involve disputes, Tierney, Watson & Healy has the nation's foremost tax litigator to advance your cause. Learn more about Tax Law.

Corporate, E-Commerce & Financial

Learn more about California Business EntitiesLender Representation
Corporate Structure, Planning & Governance
E-Commerce, Licensing & the Internet

Tierney, Watson & Healy has a reputation for effective and knowledgeable counsel for companies doing business in the capital markets. For more than 36 years, our attorneys have represented lenders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and developers in virtually all aspects of wealth creation. Learn more about California Business Law.

Elder Law & Senior Housing Options

Learn more about Elder Law services.Elder Law & California Medi-Cal

Elder law is another aspect of estate planning, focusing primarily on the needs of families and individuals as they age. Issues of aging include senior housing and home care, long-term (or nursing home) care, guardianships and health care documents, and Medicare, California Medicaid and pre-Medicaid planning. Learn more about elder law services.

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Tierney, Watson & Healy
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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Tierney, Watson & Healy provides California probate administration, probate litigation, elder law and estate planning to clients throughout California and nationwide. Our California practice includes the entire San Francisco Bay Area, the cities of San Francisco, Alameda, Oakland, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Berkeley. With offices in San Francisco and Sonoma counties, we regularly represent and visit clients in San Francisco County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County, Marin County and Sonoma County.

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Please feel free to contact our office if you or a family member is in need of legal assistance with California Probate and Estates, California Estate Planning and Asset Protection, California Wills and Trusts, California Elder Law, Medi-Cal, Guardianships, California Business Planning, Business Succession or Starting a Business in California.

From within Alameda County California, our law firm represents estate planning clients and business owners from San Francisco, Alameda, Oakland, Berkeley and the entire Bay Area.

Tierney, Watson & Healy focuses on California Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate, Estate Administration, Asset Protection, Elder Law, Business Entities & Business Formation legal services.

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