Walker & Reed Offering Integrity, Service and Solutions
For more than 50 years, Walker & Reed, LLP has collaborated closely with clients to structure and close their business and real estate transactions and address their estate planning issues and concerns. From the quality of our legal advice and business insight to the efficiency of our legal teams, we share an uncompromising commitment to excellence. Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas: Real Estate, Business Law and Transactions, Corporate Law, Nonprofit Corporations Law, Franchise Law, Private Education Law, Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate, Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Elder Law, Start-Up Companies, Small Business, Partnership Law, Limited Liability Company Law, General Contract Law, and resolution of disputes related to business and real estate matters.
215 W. Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Professional Building
Monterey CA 93940
Walker & Reed Accomplishing Success
Founded on the principles of teamwork, collaboration and partnership, Walker & Reed attorneys handle a wide variety of complex business issues. Real Estate, Business Law Corporate Law Nonprofit Corporations Law Franchise Law Private Education Law Trusts and Estates Wills and Probate Estate Planning, Asset Protection Elder Law Start-Up Companies Small Business Partnership Law Limited Liability Company Law Here are some of our areas of expertise: Estate PlanningAdminister of EstatesReal Estate/Business TransactionsNon-profitSuccession Planning Securing Your Future. Walker & Reed offers competent and well thought out estate planning. No matter the size of your estate, there are benefits to creating a sound financial plan. An estate is merely a way of describing your total assets. The wealth you've accumulated, and any that will be added in the future, can be subject to a wide array of forces and laws. While careful investing and money management can help you attain wealth, changes in the tax laws can expose your assets and make them vulnerable. Our qualified estate planning attorneys can anticipate and help you provide for your family in the manner you intended. At Walker & Reed we understand that every family and each estate is unique. Our attorneys create a sound estate plan that takes into consideration both your desire to protect your assets and your plans for your family's inheritance. Our experienced estate planning attorneys can do more than list your options. We offer sound, knowledgeable advice for you and your family as to which plans and methods can best help you achieve your personal objectives We offer: Trust Development and Administration Wills Advance Health Care Directives Medical Powers of Attorneys Living Wills Financial Power of Attorney Conservatorship Estate Litigations Walker & Reed: Protecting your estate! Experienced and Highly Knowledgeable Estate & Trust Administration At Walker & Reed, our attorneys offer sound advice on every aspect of estate planning and asset protection. When it comes to estate administration, the burden is often borne by the person closest to the decedent. Wading through a set of administrative rules to account for assets, pay debts and taxes, and disburse to beneficiaries can be challenging. From representing heirs, beneficiaries and fiduciaries in litigation over the validity of wills to handling controversies or disputes related to the administration of estates, Walker & Reed, has more than 50 years experience in estate planning and asset protection. Walker & Reed: Committed to you and your family! Well Informed Business Decisions Business Transaction Walker & Reed, LLP can handle all of your legal needs, no matter how large or small. We offer practical solutions to establish, grow, and sustain your business ventures. Our law firm provides business advice and routinely drafts and reviews transactional documents. Our services include: Business formation Purchase and Sale agreements including buying and selling business Shareholder and partnership agreements Operating and management agreements Asset purchase agreements Shareholder, partner, and member buy-outs Commercial real estate Commercial transactions Commercial leases Business contract matters Mergers and acquisitions Real Estate Transaction Our law firm can assist in both commercial and residential real estate transactions. We routinely draft documents, negotiate transactions, and advise clients with respect to real estate leases, including complex commercial leases. We also assist our clients with numerous types of real estate transactions, including the sale and purchase of real estate, landlord/tenant issues, and related matters. We can advise sellers in a purchase and sale agreement, review buyer's comments, and counsel the seller as to acceptable changes. We can also assist purchasers to review the title condition of the property, negotiating documents presented by the seller, and aid in the closing process. Helping you keep your nonprofit legal. Offering straightforward and reliable advice, Walker & Reed provides quick and efficient solutions with their clients' best needs in mind. Our attorneys offer legal services, representation, and document preparation to nonprofit organizations, including setting up foundations. From inception to dissolution, Walker & Reed provides the following services for nonprofits: Articles of Association Articles of Incorporation Bylaws Policies Procedures Minutes Resolutions Amendments to Founding Documents Planned Giving Programs Walker & Reed: A commitment to the community. Every family needs a business succession plan. What will happen when you are no longer running your business? You've worked hard to build a successful business and it has become a source of pride in your family's lives. Do you have an exit strategy? Walker & Reed can help with estate planning responsibilities, creating a smooth transition to the next generation. We offer the following business succession options: Family Succession Planning Transfer of Ownership Exit Strategy Family Estate Planning Asset Protection Business Formation and Restructuring At Walker & Reed our goal is to prevent your business from getting caught up in ownership and control disputes among family members and shareholders upon your retirement or death. Our attorneys provide experienced business succession planning services that integrate your family estate planning, tax strategies, and retirement planning needs. Walker & Reed: Dedicated to your family and your business' needs.
Practice Areas: Estate Planning; Probate; Trusts; Private Education Law; Wills.
Admitted: 1952, Ohio, 1955, California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Law School: The Ohio State University, J.D., cum laude, 1952
College: The Ohio State University, B.S., 1950
Member: Monterey County (President, 1958-1959) and American Bar Associations; The State Bar of California.
Biography: Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif. Member, Editorial Staff, The Ohio State University Law Journal, 1950-1951. Member, State Bar Committee on Continuing Education of The Bar, 1962-1968. Member, Monterey Rotary Club.