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Howard E. Kane

Howard E. Kane

UC San Francisco School of Law 32+ Years Exp. Probate Admin/Real Estate Sales
  • Probate, Real Estate Law
  • California
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Biography

I began practicing law in 1990. Prior to beginning my career, I attended UCLA from 1983-1987 with a B.A. in History. I then attended the University of California College of the Law San Francisco from 1987 to 1990. I have also been a licensed California Real Estate Broker since 1996.

My main practice areas include Probate and Trust Administration, and full-service Real Estate attorney and broker services. I have brokered hundreds of real estate transactions throughout the Bay Area since 1996.

Call me for a free consultation at 510.292.0193. If you prefer to text to set up a consultation, my cell number is 510.853.1331. My email is hekanelaw@gmail.com.

Practice Areas
Probate
Probate Administration
Real Estate Law
Residential Real Estate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Real Estate Broker
H.E. Kane & Co.
- Current
Attorney
Law Office of Howard E. Kane
- Current
Judicial Extern to Hon. David V. Kenyon
United States District Court, Los Angeles, CA
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Education
University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
J.D. (1990) | Law
Communications and Entertainment Law Journal
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. (1987) | History
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Awards
Best Probate Lawyers in Berkeley
Expertise.com
Client Reviewed 5.0/5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
UCLA Alumni Merit Scholar
UCLA Alumni Association
Professional Associations
WealthCounsel
Member
Current
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ElderCounsel
Member
Current
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Contra Costa County Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Probate Section
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Alameda County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Probate Section
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California State Bar  # 151711
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Real Estate Broker - Credential ID DRE No. 01206186
California Department of Real Estate
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Howard E. Kane
Legal Answers
147 Questions Answered
Q. Does a decedent's fiancée (not a registered domestic partner or married) have a chance at receiving any Estate?
A: Any interested person can become the administrator of a probate estate if nobody objects. However, non-family members have no right to inherit probate property. Keep in mind that an affidavit to obtain probate property for an estate worth less than $184,500 does not involve the court and does not get reviewed by the court.
Q. DISCLOSURE OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN FIDUCIARY, ATTORNEYS, AND OTHER AGENTS HIRED BY FIDUCIARY
A: This paragraph should be included in the Petition for Final Distribution. In the alternative, you should describe your relationship with those hired by you. For instance, if family members cleaned out and hauled debris from the probate property and you paid them, then this relationship should be disclosed.
Q. I have letters of admission limited powers for my mom's estate. Can I have the deed transfered to me? I'm her son
A: The transfer is accomplished via court Order, not by a Deed. So no, you cannot transfer the property to yourself. Once all procedural requirements have been met, including the preparation and filing of an Inventory and Appraisal, you or your representative will file with the court a Petition for Final Distribution and proposed Order. Once the Petition for Final Distribution is granted and the Order is signed by the court, you should obtain a certified copy and record it with the County Recorder's Office. The recorded Order is the transfer of the property to you. In other words, the transfer is accomplished by court order, not by Deed. Please note that the assigned probate referee will need to appraise the property. In addition, you should file a Preliminary Change of Ownership with the county recorder's office asap. Best of luck with this. ... Read More
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Howard E. Kane
Jack London Square
66 Franklin Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone: (510) 292-0193
Cell: (510) 853-1331
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Text 510.853.1331