Matthew J. Staub

Integrating the past and present to build bridges to the future.

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Firm Overview

An innovative firm utilizing knowledge and experience in the areas of tax controversies, estate planning, estate administration, and trust litigation.
Main Office

San Diego Office
330 A Street
Suite 403
San Diego  CA  92101

Phone
  • (619) 980-9264
Fax
  • (619) 795-4412
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes, often for estate planning.

Hourly Rates

$150 to $200

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Yes

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Estate Planning
Various trusts, pour-over will, durable power of attorney, advance health care directive
Successful asset management and estate planning requires an understanding of many areas of law and how these areas relate to each other. I utilize revocable living trusts and irrevocable trusts to accomplish asset management and estate planning.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

We are willing to help a client with a discrete part of a case assuming the portion is severable from the remainder of the case and there are no potential or actual conflicts.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

We strongly favor a team approach to ensure the most knowledgeable attorneys provide work on every issue, but the client will always approve and remain informed of how the work is delegated.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

We stress attempting to resolve a case through the use of alternative dispute resolution where it is practicable.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

We are involved in various pro bono programs across California.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We accentuate the core values of integrity, advocacy, and understanding. We create a vision with the client that develops the most efficient and cost-effective way to achieve the client's goals, while utilizing our knowledge, experience, and creativity to the client's advantage.

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

Client education is a crucial element of the legal process and the attorney-client relationship. A client should not be led blindly through a legal proceeding; rather the more the client understands his or her case the more beneficial it is for everyone involved.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We are always willing to review documents prepared by clients because we encourage client thought and opinion.

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

Where we believe that the client will adequately be able to represent themselves, we are willing to assist the client by providing appropriate coaching.

Matthew Staub

I live and practice in San Diego where I focus in taxation, estate planning, estate administration, and trust litigation. I have a diverse background with experience in many areas of civil law in both a transactional and litigation setting. I am also active in the community and volunteer my time towards pro bono work.
License
  • Bar Number: 275262
    California , 2011

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Articles Written

IRS Back Taxes: Taxpayer Options

Created On: 10/18/2011

No reasonable person would pass up the opportunity to settle their IRS debt for “pennies on the dollar,” but the reality is those types of resolutions are few and far between.

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