Practice Areas

Estate & Tax Planning

We take our clients step-by-step through the estate planning process, from the basics to the most complex planning concepts. We work to remove uncertainty by guiding our clients through the range of wills and trusts available to meet their needs and wishes. Rauber Johnson & Black has specialized knowledge and extensive experience in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration. We provide individualized estate planning services so you can rest easy, knowing your end-of-life decisions are properly documented and your family can avoid the complications, delay and expense of California probate. Our services include:

• Revocable/Living Trusts
• Wills
• Irrevocable Trusts
• Advance Health Care Directives
• General Durable Financial Powers of Attorney
• Special Needs Trusts
• Family/Small Business Succession Planning
• Probate Avoidance and Probate and Trust Administration
• Counsel to fiduciaries, trustees and personal representatives
• Estate Tax and Gift Tax Planning
• Family Limited Partnerships
• Generation-Skipping Transfers
• Gift Programs

Start the process of planning for your estate or updating your plan by contacting Rauber Johnson & Black today. We welcome you to contact us by phone or email.

Business Planning

The attorneys at Rauber Johnson & Black work with their clients on a wide range of business matters. We assist with the choice of entity and provide the documents needed to form and effectively operate businesses and non-profit organizations. At Rauber Johnson & Black, our attorneys have experience with the formation of all business entities including general and professional corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, and sole proprietorships. We carefully consider the tax implications and other ramifications when helping you choose the best business entity type to suit your needs. Our attorneys pay meticulous attention to the details related to every business transaction. We scrutinize your contracts and documents to eliminate mistakes and misunderstandings, thus minimizing the possibility of litigation and saving you time and money. Let us shoulder the stress and challenges that confront your business so you can focus on successfully growing and managing your company. Our attorneys are prepared to handle the following business-related matters:

• Contract review, negotiations and drafting
• Liability protection
• Formation of business entities
• Management restructure
• Business transition/transfers
• Acquisitions
• Mergers
• Business sales/liquidations

Whether you are an entrepreneur just starting out or a founder considering your exit and retirement, the team at Rauber Johnson & Black will work with you to review your options, identify risks, and formulate a plan to help your business thrive. Start the process of planning for your business by contacting Rauber Johnson & Black today. We welcome you to contact us by phone or email.

Real Estate

The attorneys at Rauber Johnson & Black work with and advise clients in a broad range of real estate transactions. Our goal is to help clients minimize risk and exposure to liability during real estate transactions. We represent and counsel clients in:

• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating real estate purchase and sale agreements
• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial leases, office leases and contracts
• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating restrictive covenants and bylaws for home owners associations
• 1031 tax exchanges: helping clients with tax deferred strategies
• Easements
• Title Issues

Let us help you with all your real estate related needs by contacting Rauber Johnson & Black today. We welcome you to contact us by phone or email.