Law Office of Neil A. Rones

Law Office of Neil A. Rones

30 Years Experience providing probate services and business services to families in our community

Firm Overview

Our probate services: Probate is the court process of transferring assets from one generation to another. We help clients qualify to serve as Executors, we help you gather information about the assets that is to be transferred, help you determine and pay from the estate the remaining debts, file final tax returns and finally distribute the property among the heirs. Our fees are set by California law. We also offer Probate Services in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano and San Francisco Counties and have offices in San Francisco, Oakland, Concord, Walnut Creek, and Fairfield. Our business services: We help families and the business they own in our communities. We help them anticipate problems, operate efficiently and find solutions to their particular business challenges. I regularly see business clients that are at different stages of development. At the beginning of a business a client may be advised to set up a corporation or LLC. The new business may need help reviewing leases, independent contractor agreements or employment agreements. Later the client might want to expand, bring in new partners, and later the owners of the successful business may need to consider estate planning. Our firm was established in 1979.

Main Office

5940 College Avenue
Suite F

Oakland CA 94618


(510) 815-3888



Free Initial Consultation?

Free short consultation offered.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

PROBATE SERVICES. Fees are generally based on the size of the estate, set out in our engagement letter, and paid at the end of the process after Court approval.

• BUSINESS SERVICES. New LLC or corporations, nonprofit corporations, commercial leases, and business sale agreements are provided for a set fee set out in our engagement letter.

Hourly Rates

•$350 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

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

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

We have translation staff for our Spanish language clients.

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

I write well and have developed an acumen for business law.

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

It is always helpful for clients to become familiar with their legal issues. Nolo books are especially helpful for clients to review.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, I will review documents prepared by clients.

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

We are willing to coach clients to represent themselves.

Neil Rones

Law Office of Neil A. Rones

I am raising a special needs teenager. This life experience has made me a much better listener and more compassionate to the various challenges we face. I listen very carefully to my clients concerns and desires. At the end of each telephone call or client meeting, we review what we covered and discuss areas in which we can help.Personal interests: Reading history and riding ATV's with my son.


Bar Number: 90015
California, 1979


Juris Doctorate, 1979

Southern Illinois University
Masters of Arts, 1976

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