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Practice Areas

Wright Kim Douglas provides quality services to individuals, families, and business owners. Our desire is to provide a comprehensive plan to our client in order to meet their every need. The services we offer are:

 Business Litgation  |  Conservatorships  |   Labor and Employment Litigation  

 Probates and Trusts |  Real Estate | Special Need Trusts     

 

Probate and Trusts

Wright Kim Douglas specializes in providing: planning and post death administration, with an emphasis in litigation.

Planning

  • Living trust
  • Irrevocable life insurance trust
  • Power of attorney
  • Business entities

Basic Planning

  • Basic Planning ensures that your Estate will not go through Probate. Probate is a court proceeding which determines who your Heirs are. Make sure you choose your Heirs and not the State.
  • Living (Revocable) Trusts: Pour-over Wills, Grant Deeds, Asset Analysis, Trust Funding Documents, Durable Power of Attorney(s), Advance Health Care Directives
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Discretionary Trusts
  • A/B Trusts
  • QTIP and QDOT Trusts
  • Domestic Partner Trusts

Advance Planning

  • Advance Planning will ensure that your Estate will not be liquidated to pay for Estate and Inheritance Tax. It will also work to minimize or eliminate the tax.
  • Irrevocable Trusts (ILIT)
  • Grantor Trusts (GRIT/GRAT)
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRT)
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • IRA Trusts
  • Private Foundations
  • Trust Administration Probate
  • Estate Tax Returns
  • LLP, LLC, and Corporations

Post Death Administration

  • Trust administration
  • Probate
  • Estate administration

Litigation

  • Trustee representation
  • Executor representation
  • Beneficiary representation

Business Litigation

Wright Kim Douglas lawyers have litigated all types of business disputes ranging from breach of contract to business tort claims, fraud, insurance coverage, unfair competition and accountants’ liability cases, RICO and claims under California Business and Professions Code Section 17200. We can litigate effectively and efficiently just about any contract or tort dispute that arises in the business context and we have litigated those cases throughout California and in a number of other states. We have represented businesses of all types--publicly held corporations, privately owned companies, partnerships and joint ventures--as well as individuals, including entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate officers and directors, and executives.

Labor and Employment Litigation

Our lawyers have represented businesses in many different employment disputes. These disputes run the gamut from million dollar litigation in federal and state courts and in arbitrations to smaller compensation disputes with employees. We have litigated wrongful termination claims on behalf of employers, federal and state wage and hour class actions, and we have represented clients accused of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination.

Real Estate

Real estate transactions and disputes involve many laws, which vary greatly depending the state of the transaction. If you are selling or buying real estate or are involved in a dispute regarding real estate, it is in your best interest to set an appointment to meet with an experienced real estate attorney to ensure that your rights are protected

Conservatorships

Watching your parents grow old can be a very bittersweet and sometimes painful emotional process. It can also become a time-consuming process as our aging parents need our help more and more. Most of us are busy working to support our own families and are left with very little time to take care of our aging parents. This article will explain what a CONSERVATORSHIP is and how it can help you to protect your aging parent (or any other elderly relative or friend who needs protection).

Special Needs Trust

We are experienced in the drafting and administration of special needs trust, also known as supplemental needs trust. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993[1] specifically authorizes the creation and use of these trusts to hold assets belonging to the recipient of needs-based government benefits. The assets and income of a special needs trust are not counted towards the resource and income limit for the purpose of determining eligibility of needs-based government benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid (known as Medi-Cal in California). A wide variety of disbursements from the special needs trust can be made for the benefit of the beneficiary for medical and other purposes, although monies should never be given directly to the beneficiary. The beneficiary cannot serve as the trustee of his or her own special needs trust. 

Wright Kim Douglas is committed to excellent service.  Our goal is to ensure every client gets the personal attention they deserve.