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Howard E. Kane

Howard E. Kane

Estate Planning, Probate, and Real Estate Sales Throughout the Bay Area
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law
  • California
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Biography

I represent clients throughout California in the following practice areas: Estate Planning, Probate, and Real Estate Transactions, including probate sales.

I graduated in 1987 from UCLA with a B.A. in History. I attended UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco from 1987-1990 and began practicing law in 1990. I have been a licensed California real estate broker since 1996.

Estate plans are crafted through client interviews and state-of-the-art drafting tools and software. Typical estate planning packages include:

Wills
Revocable Living Trusts
Guardianship/Conservatorship nominations
Contingent Special Needs Trusts
Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
Health Care Directives
Final Arrangements

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Education
University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. | History
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University of California Hastings College of the Law
J.D. | Law
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Professional Experience
Attorney / Founder
Law Office of Howard E. Kane
Current
Real Estate Broker
H.E. Kane & Co.
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Judicial Extern to Hon. David V. Kenyon
United States District Court, Los Angeles, CA
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Certifications
Real Estate Broker - Credential ID DRE No. 01206186
California Department of Real Estate
Awards
UCLA Alumni Merit Scholar
UCLA Alumni Association
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 151711
Member
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Contra Costa County Bar Association
Member Family Law and Estate Planning Panels
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Alameda County Bar Association
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Activities: Member Family Law and Estate Planning panels
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. His ID says he lived in Orange County he resided in Palm Springs but died traveling in Montana. Can we file a 13100?
A: I believe the answer to your question is a simple "yes". The probate form 13100 affidavit allows for a formal request of property to be delivered or transferred to the successor. Excluding property described in Section 13050, if the gross value of the decedent’s real and personal property in California does not exceed $166,250 and if 40 days have elapsed since the decedent’s death, the successor may, without procuring letters of administration or awaiting probate of the will, do any of the following with respect to one or more particular items of property: (a) collect any particular item of property that is money due to the decedent; (b) receive any particular item of property that is the tangible personal property of the decedent; (c) have any particular item of property that is evidence of a debt, obligation, interest, right, security, or chose in action belonging to the decedent transferred, whether or not secured by a lien on real property.
Q. I created a trust and put my assets in it (mutual funds) when I went to prison.
A: Congratulations on finishing your time in prison. That must be a huge relief. Your ability to terminate the Trust in its entirety depends in part on whether or not the trust is revocable or irrevocable. In addition, revocation involves transferring property (such as real estate) out of the trust in the proper manner. In the case of real estate, a proper transfer involves a properly drafted Transfer Deed and other ancillary documents which get filed with the County Recorder. Bank accounts and other liquid assets have different transfer requirements.
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Law Office of Howard E. Kane
3923 Gardenia Place
Oakland, CA 94605
Telephone: (510) 292-0193
Cell: (510) 853-1331
Notice: Text 510.853.1331 for the quickest response on the weekends.