Bruce McIver

Bruce McIver

  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • California, California
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Summary

After teaching at the college level for over 25 years, Bruce McIver decided to take up the mantle of the law. He was reluctant to give up the security of his position, but took a chance and attended law school, graduating with honors and being admitted to the practice of law by the California Bar. While he enjoyed his years of teaching Shakespeare at Reed College, Union College, UCLA, UCSB, and the University of Ljubljana, he wanted to help people of a different ages, and in different ways, mindful of his clients' needs to manage their estates. Hence, he began an exclusive practice as an estate planning attorney, working with clients to help them plan to distribute their estates to their beneficiaries seamlessly, without a court proceeding, and with a minimum of cost. Since he began his practice in 2014, McIver has assisted scores of individuals and couples from all walks of life and of modest as well as substantial levels of wealth. He treats them equally with respect and patience. He has been invited to give talks at various legal associations, including the Association of Legal Professionals and the Santa Barbara Paralegals Association. He has published over a dozen articles on Literature and Law in the Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazinee. He has volunteered for over ten years as a teen court judge and given talks on careers goals to junior and senior high school students for the Santa Barbara Partners in Education Progam.

Education
Santa Barbara College of Law
J.D. (2003) | Estate Planning
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Honors: Honors
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University of California - Santa Barbara
Ph.D. (1974) | English Literature
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Activities: Dissertation: Shakespeare and the Late Comedies
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University of Kent, Canterbury
M.A. (1970) | Shakespeare
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Activities: Master's Thesis on Shakespeare's Plays
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University of South Florida
B.A. (1966) | English and Humanities
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Honors: honors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Stairway to Infringement: Copyright Issues in Popular Songs
Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine
"A Chrismas Carol": Lost at Sea
Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Copyright Issues in Music and Performing Arts Arena, Santa Barbara Carrillo Hill Adobe
Santa Barbara Legal Professional Society
Learning at Lunch Talk
Copyright Issues in Music and Performing Arts Arena, Santa Barbara Carrillo Hill Adobe
Santa Barbara Legal Professional Society
Learning at Lunch Talk
Certifications
Notary Public
State of California
Awards
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
CADA (Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse)
IN RECOGNITION OF HIS GENEROSITY, SUPPORT, AND WISDOM TO TEEN COURT
Making the Difference for his Contribution as a Speaker
Santa Barbara Paralegals Association
In grateful recognition, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Conference
Dean's Award for Academic Achievement
Santa Barbara College of Law
Highest Grade Point Average for academic year 2001-2002
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
LINCOLN LAW SCHOOL OF SAN JOSE
FOR ACHIEVING THE HIGHEST GRADE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II--INTERNET
WITKIN AWARD FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN WILLS AND TRUSTS
Witkin Legal Institute
FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN WILLS AND TRUSTS
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 233901
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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California
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Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I have an hourly rate of $300 as well as flat fee $2400 for a complete estate plan, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, trust transfer deeds, and notary services for a party of two.
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Websites & Blogs
Website
MCIVERLAW.COM
Contact & Map
3018 Paseo del Refugio
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
USA
Telephone: (805) 687-4689