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Julie King

Julie King

Business Law | Estate Planning
  • 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
Assistant General Counsel
Toshiba America
Current
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!
Founding Attorney
Pierce King, P.C., a Professional Law Corporation
- Current
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
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
Monterey County Business Council
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
- Current
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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
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, 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. How to obtain a brick-and-mortar physical address in California?
A: You may be making this more complicated than it needs to be. Why can't you use your home address? Yes, it will be a public record, but it works. There are many solutions to this issue without you having to lease expensive office space that you will not be using. Best wishes!
Q. I have a small solar business. My workers are on 1099, I am the only one on payroll.
A: I used to train business owners on this area of law (employees vs. independent contractors) because people sometimes feel as though they can decide whether their workers are employees or independent contractors. Unfortunately, business owners don’t get to choose; the law specifies who is an employee and who is an independent contractor based on one of two tests. In my training, I would hold up a pen and tell everyone: “This is a pencil. Let’s sign a contract saying we all agree that this is a pencil. But what happens when the state audits you? They say it is a pen and business owners don’t understand what happened.” The answer is the business owner incorrectly determined up front who can be an independent contractor. This is a hot button with the state of California because the state believes business owners are intentionally trying to harm workers by denying them sick pay and other rights, including worker’s compensation coverage. There may be business owners trying to screw over workers, but I find it is usually just a misunderstanding as to how workers are classified as employees or independent contractors.
Q. Do children have any rights to their deceased dad's stuff if his mother never informed them of his death?
A: If your father had a will or trust, the people named as beneficiaries in the document would be legally entitled to inherit your father’s assets. If he did not have a will or trust, then the law sets out the default: first to a spouse but, if no spouse, to the children. Ask your grandmother for a copy of any trust or will. If she does not cooperate, you will have to take her to court yourself or hire a lawyer to prepare a demand letter to force her hand. If she still doesn’t cooperate, then your lawyer or you would need to file a claim in Probate Court to get a judge to order your grandmother to cooperate. Best wishes.
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Contact & Map
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
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Meetings available after hours and on Saturdays by appointment. Meetings are in person (wearing masks, socially distanced, etc.); via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime; or conference call. Contact us today to set an appointment for a FREE initial consultation!
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1621 Santiago Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Telephone: (949) 689-2012
Fax: (949) 258-8465
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