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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

Education
Univ of California at Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree
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Loyola Law School
Law Degree
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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!
Certifications
License to Practice Law
California Bar Association
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
IMPOWER (Business women motivating each other and helping our community)
Member, Board of Directors
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Central Coast Human Resources Association
Member, Board of Directors
- Current
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Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador
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Monterey County Bar Association
Member
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California State Bar  # 132813
Member
- Current
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Monterey County Business Council
Member, Board of Directors
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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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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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.
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
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. If I was my grandmothers beneficiary and she had purchased 4 cemetery plots with only one remaining can I sell it
A: The answer depends on whether your grandmother had a trust or will, what the trust or will says, whether there are other beneficiaries, and more information that is not contained in your answer. Unfortunately, a lawyer needs more information to help you. Sorry about that!
Q. 2002 Trust was created. If surviving spouse disclaims "any" interest in deceased spouse property, ..............
A: I'm sorry to say that a lawyer cannot answer this question without reading both the trust and the disclaimer. It's a bit like giving two lines of a book and asking a question about the whole book. Sorry about that!
Q. Do I need a will? Trust? Or are RDP papers enough? See question below.
A: Good questions! The law in California divides people’s estates [your assets left behind at death] into two categories: (1) estates with assets totaling $184,500 or less in value; and (2) estates with assets valued at more than $184,500. People who would fall within the second category — which is almost everyone who owns real estate in California — should do some estate planning because, if they don’t, their assets will go to family members designated by law after 1 - 3 years of court hearings in Probate Court. If you want your assets to go to your partner and you aren’t married, it is ESSENTIAL that you have a trust or will. A trust would avoid the whole Probate Court process and allow the distribution of assets to take place privately. If you had a will instead of a trust, your loved ones would be required by law to go through the public probate process, which means anyone who is interested could see all your assets, all of your debts, and a lot of other information about your family and you. This is a high-level overview of the law. A lawyer would need to learn more information before giving you advice on an estate plan that will work best in your situation. Finally, I cannot comment on any online estate planning because I haven’t read the documents they’re selling. But I can say that estate planning is a very hands-on, detailed process and I’ve seen people buy notebooks full of documents from insurance companies and, because the people didn’t know what to do with the documents, ended up wasting their money because their estate ended up going through probate anyway and judges award the assets to family members listed in the law, not the people the deceased folks say they wanted. Best wishes.
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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
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
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