Karn Thapar

Karn Thapar

Fixed Fee Billing and Client-Focused Guidance.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • California, Oregon
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Biography

My approach to practicing law is to make it as stress-free as possible for my clients. That means that I have created an environment where working with my firm is understandable, approachable and pleasant.

I have been practicing law for approximately 15 years and my area of specialization is estate planning, which includes the drafting of wills, trusts and also handling probate matters. As mentioned previously, taking care of my clients is my top priority, and as such, I charge a flat fee for nearly all of the clients that I work with.

We do not charge for new clients consultations and I do not "bill" clients when they call me to answer a simple question! Thanks for taking the time to review my biography and I look forward to working with you and your family to achieve your estate planning goals.

Education
New York University School of Law
J.D.
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University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
MBA
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University of Southern California
B.S. | Business Administration
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Thapar Law
- Current
Professor
Central Connecticut State University
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Executive
Ernst & Young
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Associate
Morrison & Foerster LLP
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Publications
Articles & Publications
“What’s the Secret? Trade Secret Protection and Tax Avoidance.”
Journal of Accounting and Finance
“Give me a Voice! Freedom of Speech in the Private Sector.”
“Throwing Stones at the Glass Steagall Act.”
Daily Journal
Certifications
Wealth Counsel
Estate Planning and Probate
Elder Counsel
Estate Planning and Probate
Awards
5 Star Rating
Google
Earned by less than 1% of law firms nationwide.
Super Lawyers
Estate Planning and Probate
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 255673
Member
Current
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Oregon State Bar  # 216136
Member
Current
Activities: Elder Law Section; Estate Planning and Administration Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 255673
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Oregon
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: 216136
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration
    Elder Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I am personal representative, my sister filed for probate and appt of pr court docs show listed as pr b4 being appointe
A: Real estate that is held with rights of survivorship normally does not need to pass through the probate process. This can be handled through proper documentation with the county. However, given the complexity, it is advisable for you to speak with an attorney.
Q. Can a trustee/ beneficiary live on the property that is to be sold and divided? For almost two years? Not even for sale
A: I agree with Theressa and would like to add that as a trustee, they are under a fiduciary obligation to do what is best for all beneficiaries (not just themselves). The facts suggest this may be otherwise. You would be best advised to speak with an attorney regarding this.
Q. I need advice from a Lawyers point of view on a Petition for General Judgement of Final Distributions case.
A: You will need to seek the counsel of a litigator who has experience with probate. The distributions in a probate happen near the end of probate proceedings and if there is a conflict or contest with respect to the will, that is where the experience of a litigator will help. The amount of time which someone has been around is irrelevant so long as the will is valid.
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Website
Thapar Law Website
Contact & Map
Thapar Law, a Professional Corporation
101 Parkshore Drive
Suite 176
Folsom, CA 95630
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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