Law Office of Daryl L. Binkley

Practical Legal Business Solutions in the Desert,Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration

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Firm Overview

My law practice focuses on personalized estate planning and estate administration for individuals, couples and families. These services include: revocable living trusts, family business entity planning, planning for non-citizen spouses, and irrevocable trusts, including life insurance trusts and personal residence trusts. As a father, I have a particular passion for helping families protect their minor children and that includes expanded counseling and worksheets in every estate plan for families with minor children.

I also provide corporate and business planning services, designed to fit the needs of medical professionals and owners of small to medium-sized businesses. My practice has grown to include estate litigation, civil litigation, business litigation and real estate litigation matters.

I opened my law practice in 2008 with a vision of providing personal legal services to my clients. My law office is run like a family business. My wife Ana runs the office; she serves as the office paralegal, notary and is in charge of marketing, public and client relations. I deal directly with all my clients and thrive to provide excellent service. Other family members also help during our trust signings, and my daughter visits the office for after-hour appointments.

Example cases

Estate Planning: I represent clients of all types. Clients with modest, medium, and large estates, ($20+ million).

Business Law: My law office focuses on small and mid-sized businesses and their owners; entrepreneurs and start-ups opening a new business, businesses that need general legal advice but who don't have their in-house attorney, owners of medical offices and establishing businesses looking for asset protection and/or business succession planning.

Main Office

Main
77564 Country Club Drive
Suite 246
Palm Desert  CA  92211

Phone
  • (760) 862-1100
Fax
  • (760) 862-1106

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

We offer 30-minute complimentary consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Estate Planning and Business Incorporation fees in our office are generally done with flat-rate pricing. Our Estate Planning packages include a will or trust, financial power of attorney, healthcare documents (California Advance Healthcare, Living Will, HIPAA), assignment of personal property, funding of the trust via deed transfers and includes all notary fees. Below is general pricing. Please note that prices may vary based on your specific situation, complexity of an estate, current litigation concerns, number of real properties and deeds involved etc.

Mention NOLO to receive a 10% discount.

Will Package (relevant for individuals with Small Estates or No Real Estate Property) includes: Will, Power of Attorney, HIPPA, Living Will, CA Advance Healthcare starting at $900.

Trust Package (includes Trust Agreement, Will, Power of Attorney, CA Advance Healthcare, HIPPAA, Living Will, Assignment of Personal Property and any relevant deed transfers) starting at $1,200. Extra fees would be added for funding & deed transfers.

Business Incorporation Fees: $1,200 to $1,500. These fees include filling of State documents (Incorporation or Organization articles), obtaining EIN, preparation of corporate/entity documents and corporate book.

Hourly Rates

$200.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

After-hours and weekend appointments are available per request.

Office Manager

Ana Radisic, Office & Client Relations Director.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Ana Radisic speaks fluent Serbian and Croatian.

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

I made a decision to go to law school after being perplexed by an estate legal issue faced by my family. My family had to pay a six-figure estate tax bill in a rush by selling the family's beach house. This was a very emotional experience for my family and may have been prevented with proper planning. This led to my interest in law and estate planning specifically.

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

I believe that the more knowledgeable a client is about legal issues and law, the more empowered they are about making choices that best fit their needs.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I would review documents prepared by clients.

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

Generally no but I am willing to coach clients on a case-by-case basis.

Daryl L. Binkley

Prior to opening my law office, I worked with another estate planning attorney who was a specialist in Estate Planning. This gave me a great understanding of the estate planning field. Prior to graduation from law school, I was a Vice President of New Capital Education, a business consulting firm, worked in Venture Capital research at Dow Jones, and was a paralegal at a San Francisco litigation law firm.

Given the experience described above, I understand what families go through with improper estate planning so I can coach them with steps on how to avoid some of the same mistakes. I think that personal experience helps me be a better lawyer in the estate planning practice. Also, being a business owner helps me understand the needs of entrepreneurs more. I am also VP of BNI Desert Professionals.

Approachable, comfortable and friendly office atmosphere. I am focused on finding practical legal solutions.
--See what our clients say about us here.

Personal interests:

I enjoy spending time with my family, being active and traveling. I also love reading business books, books about entrepreneurship and creativity. I have an ever-growing library of books.

License
  • Bar Number: 254326
    California , 2007
Education
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2005
    Malibu, CA
    • President - Business & Tax Law Society
    • Fellow at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Law
    • Graduated Cum Laude
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Bachelor of Arts , 1998
    Berkeley, CA
    Psychology

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