Blyth, Lee & Associates
11 Embarcadero West
Oakland CA 94607
Yes, first half hour is not charged.
For many services, once I have determined what the client needs, I will be able to give them a flat fee rate. I will provide a discount to clients who mention Nolo.
Currently $475. Associates billed at lower rates.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment
All of the areas of law I practice in are areas where individuals and small business need assistance. I like working with individuals and small businesses. Planning for distribution of one's estate when one dies, preparation of simple documents that can save thousands of dollars in fees if one becomes disabled, planning for family members with special needs, assisting families in preserving assets for succeeding generations, helping families who have lost a loved one to administer the estate or trust, working with business owners to make sure they have the correct business form, and helping them resolve issues that come up in the business, helping groups to undertake charitable or educational activities. These are all activities I enjoy, and that is why I do them.
I support and encourage clients to learn about legal issues relating to their business and personal matters.
I do this often. It is faster for me to edit than draft. I encourage clients to prepare their own paperwork when it will save them fees to do so.
Where appropriate, such as preparing for small claims court, I am willing to coach clients in this way.
Prior to being admitted to the bar in 1975, while in law school I worked for the California Attorney General in SF in Consumer Affairs and Environmental Units. I worked for the Environmental Defense Fund. I also taught English and math at a Buddhist boarding high school two miles outside of Kathmandu, Nepal, and worked as a cost accounting clerk for an aluminum manufacturer.
I have been practicing law since 1975 in the East Bay. During that time I have gained practical as well as theoretical knowledge of what clients want and what they need. I have been helping them to reach their goals and fulfill their dreams.
I listen carefully to what a client says and try to determine with the client what the client needs and if I can help the client with the situation. I strive for clear communication and cooperation with my clients.Personal interests:
I enjoy traveling and spending time with my partner Steven and our two dogs. I play golf, which I enjoy because it is a complete diversion from work. I have traveled extensively, have lived in Nepal and Germany, and traveled to Europe, Asia, Australia and some in South America and North Africa.
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