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Julie King

Julie King

Estate Planning | Business Law
  • Business Law, Estate Planning
  • California
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Biography

With 30+ years’ experience, Julie King practices law with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. She is easy to speak with and talks in plain English (not legalese). Julie handles a wide variety of estate planning and business matters including: (1) ESTATE PLANNING - wills and trusts, health care directives, powers of attorney, special needs trusts, pet trusts, grant deeds and more; and (2) BUSINESS LAW - corporation/LLC/partnership formation, annual meeting minutes, corporate records, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and employee training.

Julie served as in-house counsel to major international corporations, including Toshiba America, where she worked for 15 years and hired lawyers throughout the world. She has been a "client", so she understands clients' needs in a way many lawyers do not. Contact Julie today and see the difference!

Call or email today for a FREE initial consultation! (831) 275-1002 Julie@PierceKingLaw.com

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Additional Practice Areas
  • Form Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships
  • Business Transactions & Contracts
  • Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives
  • Real Estate Grant Deeds and Related Documentation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Pierce King, P.C. bills hourly or charges a flat fee, depending on the type of matter. On occasion, Pierce King may enter into an alternative fee arrangement to accommodate clients in special circumstances.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Pierce King, P.C., a Professional Law Corporation
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BUSINESS LAW - Negotiating and drafting a variety of complex business contracts, including an international Private Cloud Infrastructure and Management Services Agreement and a Funding Agreement involving the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. - Forming C and S Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships, and drafting documents related thereto, such as Buy-Sell and Operating Agreements, Bylaws, Annual Meeting Minutes and Board Resolutions. ESTATE PLANNING - Drafting a variety of wills and trusts (including Revocable Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts and Pet Trusts), Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney, as well as Grant Deeds and other documentation relating to funding trusts. - Counseling clients in Trust Administration matters - Preparing, filing and representing clients in Probate actions
Director, Contracts and Intellectual Property
CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC
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Assistant General Counsel
Toshiba America
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Julie was an in-house counsel for Toshiba for 15 years and handled a wide variety of matters for the corporation. She helped the Human Resources Dept. with employment matters and policy drafting, the Sales Dept. with contracts, the Finance Dept. with guaranties, and anyone else in the company who needed assistance in any area of law. She would be honored to do the same for you. Call today!
Education
Univ of California at Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree
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Loyola Law School
Law Degree
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Awards
BEST LAWYER IN MONTEREY COUNTY
Monterey Herald Reader's Poll
BEST LAWYER IN MONTEREY COUNTY
Monterey Herald Reader's Poll
BEST LAWYER IN MONTEREY COUNTY
Monterey Herald Reader's Poll
Woman of Distinction in the Legal Community
Los Angeles Bar Association
Volunteer of the Month (Awarded multiple times.)
Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Professional Associations
Central Coast Human Resources Association
Member, Board of Directors
- Current
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Monterey County Business Council
Member, Board of Directors
- Current
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Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador
- Current
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Monterey County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 132813
Member
- Current
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Orange County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section
Co-Chair, Corporate Counsel Section
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Activities: Co-Chair, Corporate Counsel Section (multiple years)
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Certifications
License to Practice Law
California Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Pierce King Law Website
Website
AVVO - Lawyer Ratings
Legal Answers
148 Questions Answered
Q. My aunt has a notarized General Durable POA for my uncle who has ALZHEIMER’S.
A: The answer to your question will depend on the language in their trust (i.e., whether it is revocable vs. irrevocable) and the language in the power of attorney. A power of attorney can be very limited and allow an agent to do only a few tasks or the power of attorney can be broad and allow the agent to do a wide variety of tasks. In other words, a lawyer would need to read the actual documents in your situation to be able to answer your question. Sorry about that!!
Q. Hi I have an Estate Question, My Sister n law is trying to sell Her Mothers home (My Mother n law) I’m the Widow of
A: The trustee is required to send written notice to all beneficiaries and heirs by law, so you may receive a copy that way. If you have children, they will definitely be sent a notice saying they have a right to get a copy of the trust — assuming the trustee knows the legal requirements. If you need assistance, contact a lawyer near you.
Q. Can a spousal property petition override rules of succession in California?
A: A lawyer would need more information to properly advise you. For example, how is the property titled between your mother and step--father? If it was titled as joint tenancy, then your step-father likely received 100% of the property when your mother passed. Real estate held in joint tenancy does not need to go through probate unless there is a specific reason to challenge the trust, such as your mother lost her mental capacity due to Alzheimer's before she signed the deed adding your step-father. If the property is titled in some other way besides joint tenancy, the property will likely need to go through probate. In that case, you may want to get an attorney to advise you on your rights. PLEASE let this be a life lesson for your family. Having an estate plan is so very important for protecting families. About 60% of our country has NO estate plan and issues like this are the result. You and your siblings should take note and see an estate planning lawyer in your state to be sure your loved ones do not have to go through the probate court process in order to get your estate straightened out. Thank you!
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Monterey, CA
2100 Garden Road, Suite G
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 275-1002
Fax: (831) 222-3042
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
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