Law Offices of Aaron M. Kamins

For All Your Trust & Estate Planning Needs-Marin County

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Firm Overview

I've been a sole practitioner since 1976, and the majority of my practice is in the area of wills, trusts and estate planning. I also settle estates and administer trusts after death.

Example cases

Drafting living trusts for individuals and couples in order to avoid probate and the effect of estate taxes. Settling estates after death so that estates can be passed on to family and heirs as efficiently as possible.

Litigating various estate planning and business issues.

Main Office

Main
950 Northgate Drive
Suite 307
San Rafael  CA  94903

Phone
  • (415) 479-0455
Fax
  • (415) 499-8364

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

See below.

Hourly Rates

$300 an hour. However, I have a flat fee schedule for many estate planning documents. Generally, estate planning documents for an individual or a couple, including a living trust, will cost from $1,200 to $3,000 depending on complexity and several other issues.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Evenings and weekends by appointment.

Office Manager

Teri Ferguson

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

None

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Before going out into private practice, I worked for a financial services company in which many of the employees were financial planners. They needed an attorney who could help with estate planning, so I pursued this area of law as my primary specialty. I continued in estate planning, because I enjoyed helping clients with these issues.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I'm all in favor of clients educating themselves on legal issues. If they haven't, I work very hard to explain the issues involving estate planning as clearly as possible and respond to all questions.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, in fact I've done this on a number of occasions.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes, but this doesn't come up too often in the area of estate planning.

Aaron M. Kamins

I worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, and I was an attorney for a financial services company before I opened my own office.

My business background and experience as a mediator and a litigator.

My clients tell me that I am a very good listener, and I take enough time to clarify difficult estate planning issues for them. I think that my training as a mediator and litigator adds to my expertise.

I know that clients want a lawyer who is accessible. Our office is informal and very friendly. I take as much time as necessary to learn my clients' needs and to address them.

Personal interests:

Tennis and weekends in the mountains.

License
  • Bar Number: 50855
    California , 1972
Education
  • Hastings College of the Law
    Juris Doctor , 1971
    San Francisco, CA
    I was invited to participate in the Law Review, and I was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
  • The Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania
    B.S. - Economics , 1968
    Philadelphia, PA
    My focus was pre-law.

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