Meyer & Yee, LLP

We are experienced and sophisticated attorneys at law who never lose sight of our role as counselors at law for the clients we have the privilege to represent. When we founded Meyer & Yee, we did so with a clear vision that puts the client first.

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Firm Overview

Every member of the Meyer & Yee team is guided by three core values that distinguish us from larger, more impersonal law firms as well as smaller firms with more limited experience and capabilities:
Understanding. When you meet with us, we strive first to understand; who you are, what you value, where your concerns lie, and what goals you are seeking to achieve. By taking the time to get to know you, we can develop strategies that are specifically tailored to accomplish your objectives in the most efficient, effective, and economical way possible.
Professionalism and Integrity. We are humbled by the trust our clients have placed in us over the years. We believe that we have earned that trust in no small part because our clients know that their attorneys will be straight with them, providing counsel that is based on their needs, not ours. Too often, and not without some reason, lawyers are maligned as being more focused on billable hours than on client service. At Meyer & Yee, you will never wonder what drives us: it's your bottom line, not ours.
Zealous, Experienced, and Practical Advocacy. With over 40 years of combined experience that spans the globe, the firm offers clients in the Sacramento/Roseville area and across the state a level of representation difficult to find in even the largest law firms. Whether around the corner or around the world, we know how to get things accomplished for our clients, combining the depth of our knowledge of the law with creativity, innovation, and the use of cutting-edge technology. We take an uncompromising approach to protecting our clients' interests, whether that means aggressive courtroom advocacy, meticulous drafting of documents, or deft negotiating.
Meyer & Yee: Adding Value By Valuing You
We see our clients as our partners, all of us working together to achieve the best possible outcomes. If your business or individual needs require attorneys who will provide you with the highest level of legal representation based on open, honest, and plain-spoken communication, please give us a call at (916) 599-7297 to discuss your issues and concerns. We look forward to the privilege of being your attorneys.
Main Office

Main
950 Reserve Drive
Suite 110
Roseville  CA  95678

Phone
  • (916) 599-7297
Fax
  • (916) 471-0160

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, we give a free initial consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We have price ranges because every client is going to be different.

Hourly Rates

$300

Office Information

Office Hours

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

Office Manager

Nicole Thomas

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Yes, Russian

Estate Planning
Unique and Comprehensive Estate Planning Capabilities
Managing and protecting all that you've earned can be a daunting task. Properly structuring your investments, developing tax strategies that minimize liability, and constructing a comprehensive estate plan that actually accomplishes your goals are just a few of the challenges involved when the time comes to get your financial house in order.
At Meyer & Yee, we bring an extraordinary depth of experience to the asset management and estate planning services we provide our clients. Meyer & Yee founder Dr. Kent Meyer has a multidisciplinary background that includes estate, business, and tax planning, allowing us to offer advice and counsel that takes into consideration a wide range of legal, financial, and practical issues which impact the effectiveness of an estate plan. Additionally, Dr. Meyer's extensive global experience allows him has to develop sophisticated international estate plans that cross borders while covering all bases.
Whether you need to create a simple will or a complex trust, we can help you craft an estate plan that maximizes tax advantages and protects the people and assets that matter most. Our approach is sophisticated but plain-spoken; we take the time to fully understand your estate planning goals, answer your questions and explain your options, and then construct a plan that fits your needs as well as your budget.
Wills & Trusts
Without a will, your property will be distributed according to state law and not always in the way you would have preferred. Similarly, trusts allow you to bypass probate by titling assets in the name of your trust, which you can control as trustee during your lifetime. Upon your death, your beneficiaries can continue to enjoy income from the assets within your trust. There are many types of trusts, including irrevocable trusts that confer tax benefits and other trusts that allow you to provide for your loved ones in a variety of circumstances. We prepare an assortment of trusts, including:
Charitable lead and remainder trusts
Special needs trusts
Medicaid trusts
Generation skipping trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts
Durable Powers of Attorney & Advance Health Care Directives
We recognize that contemplating a time when you may not be able to take care of your own affairs or are otherwise incapacitated can be uncomfortable or unpleasant. Nevertheless, we also understand that so much of estate planning is focused on minimizing the practical and emotional difficulties for loved ones who are facing the loss of a beloved family member. That is why planning for the possibility of serious illness and incapacity is so important. Without the right documents in place, your health and your finances could be left to chance, and your loved ones may be placed in the awful position of making life and death decisions without having a full understanding of your wishes.
Fortunately, durable powers of attorney and advance health care directives allow you to delegate life's most important decisions to people you trust and can remove much of the uncertainty that can arise during those difficult times. A durable power of attorney so called because it endures even after you have become incapacitated allows you to name a trusted individual to pay bills, handle your finances, and make health decisions on your behalf. An advance directive permits you to state your wishes regarding life support and other types of health care in the event you become terminally ill or permanently unconscious. You can also appoint a trustworthy person to oversee your health care-related wishes in a final illness.
Meyer & Yee: Sacramento/Roseville Estate Planning Lawyers
At Meyer & Yee, we bring clarity and peace of mind to the often confusing area of estate planning. Dr. Meyer and our entire team will work closely with you to protect your interests, your family, and your life's work. If you have questions or require assistance with your estate planning, we provide responsive, accessible, and plain-spoken counsel. Please give us a call at (916) 599-7297 to discuss your issues and concerns. We look forward to the privilege of being your attorneys.
Probate
Meyer & Yee, LLP will represent your Probate legal matters.
Our Business:
-Business Law
-Asset Protection
-Estate Planning
-Trust Administration
-Trust & Estate Litigation
-Real Property
-Taxation
-Intellectual Property

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

Yes

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

We do our best to keep the cost as modest as possible.

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

Very frequently

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

We participate in fundraisers.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our Law firm provides a delicate balance between experience (30 + years) and youth.

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

We write articles to help educate our clients

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes

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

No

Kent W. Meyer, MBA, PhD, JD, LLM

Our firm was established in February of 2012.We do our best to keep the cost as modest as possible.

Partner

Dr. Meyer began his career as an Air Force Intelligence Collection Officer and served in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Korea. He also served as a Missile Combat Crew Commander. He has had more than thirty years experience as a legal practitioner and educator. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer for biotech and software companies, as a partner in a large international law firm, and as an owner of his own legal practice. He has extensive domestic and international experience in business and tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, corporate and partnership operations and non-profit organizations. Dr. Meyer has taught at the University of Texas, Austin and the University of Southern California. He currently teaches graduate accounting and tax at California State University, Sacramento and McGeorge School of Law. He has been a program director and teacher in numerous international educational programs in the countries of the Soviet Union, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Latvia. Dr. Meyer also served on Russian President, Boris Yeltsin's team that drafted modern Russia's tax code after the break-up of the Soviet Union. He is the author of several internationally used tax textbooks, has written numerous articles on taxation and accounting and has delivered thousands of presentations to domestic and international groups including the Ministries of Russia, Latvia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Education:
-B.A. in Slavic Languages and Literature from University of California, Berkeley;
-MBA from the University of Montana;
-PhD in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Texas, Austin;
-J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law;
-L.L.M. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Professional Experience:
-Partner, Meyer & Yee, LLP
-Senior Counsel, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP
-Of counsel, Dudugjian & Maxey A Law Corporation
-Emeritus Professor, California State University, Sacramento
-Adjunct Professor of Taxation, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Languages:
-Russian (fluent)
-German (conversational)
-Mandarin (knowledgeable)
-Arabic (knowledgeable)

Affiliations and Activities Include:
-South Placer Estate Planning Council
-Professor at UC Davis Extension on Business Law and Ethic for International Students
-Professor at California State University, Sacramento
-Professor at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
-Phi Beta Kappa
-Beta Gamma Sigma Beta
-Alpha Psi
-Bald Eagles Rugby Team
License
  • Bar Number: 117485
    California , 1985
Education
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    LL.M.
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    LL.M.

Mike Yee, Esq.

Partner

Prior to founding Meyer & Yee, LLP, Mr. Yee was an Attorney at Hefner, Star & Marois. His practice focuses on real estate, estate planning, asset protection, business law, and tax law. Mr. Yee is the legal counsel for Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Association and Yee Investments, Inc..

Education:
-J.D. from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
-B.A. in Business Economics, University of California, Los Angeles.

Professional Experience:
Attorney at Hefner, Stark and Marois

Languages:
Mandarin (knowledgeable)

Affiliations and Activities Include:
-South Placer Estate Planning Council
-Sacramento Chamber of Commerce
-Sacramento County Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-Bankruptcy Section of the Sacramento County Bar
Education
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

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