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Howard E. Kane

Howard E. Kane

UC San Francisco School of Law 32+ Years Exp. Probate Admin/Real Estate Sales
  • Probate, Real Estate Law
  • California
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Jessica B. November 15, 2022
Went above and beyond to assist me, very kind. Mr Kane went above and beyond to assist my family after the death of my father in law. He assisted us in figuring out the best course to take to settle his estate and was very kind during the process. 100% recommend him. Thank you again for your assistance Mr Kane.
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Biography

I began practicing law in 1990. Prior to beginning my career, I attended UCLA from 1983-1987 with a B.A. in History. I then attended the University of California College of the Law San Francisco from 1987 to 1990. I have also been a licensed California Real Estate Broker since 1996.

My main practice areas include Probate and Trust Administration, and full-service Real Estate attorney and broker services. I have brokered hundreds of real estate transactions throughout the Bay Area since 1996.

Call me for a free consultation at 510.292.0193. If you prefer to text to set up a consultation, my cell number is 510.853.1331. My email is hekanelaw@gmail.com.

Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration
    Real Estate Law
    Residential Real Estate
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Real Estate Broker
H.E. Kane & Co.
- Current
Attorney
Law Office of Howard E. Kane
- Current
Judicial Extern to Hon. David V. Kenyon
United States District Court, Los Angeles, CA
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Education
University of California College of the Law, San Francisco
J.D. (1990) | Law
Communications and Entertainment Law Journal
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. (1987) | History
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Awards
Best Probate Lawyers in Berkeley
Expertise.com
Client Reviewed 5.0/5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
UCLA Alumni Merit Scholar
UCLA Alumni Association
Professional Associations
WealthCounsel
Member
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ElderCounsel
Member
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Contra Costa County Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Probate Section
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Alameda County Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Probate Section
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California State Bar  # 151711
Member
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Certifications
Real Estate Broker - Credential ID DRE No. 01206186
California Department of Real Estate
Websites & Blogs
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Law Office of Howard E. Kane
Legal Answers
143 Questions Answered
Q. I have letters of admission limited powers for my mom's estate. Can I have the deed transfered to me? I'm her son
A: The transfer is accomplished via court Order, not by a Deed. So no, you cannot transfer the property to yourself. Once all procedural requirements have been met, including the preparation and filing of an Inventory and Appraisal, you or your representative will file with the court a Petition for Final Distribution and proposed Order. Once the Petition for Final Distribution is granted and the Order is signed by the court, you should obtain a certified copy and record it with the County Recorder's Office. The recorded Order is the transfer of the property to you. In other words, the transfer is accomplished by court order, not by Deed. Please note that the assigned probate referee will need to appraise the property. In addition, you should file a Preliminary Change of Ownership with the county recorder's office asap. Best of luck with this. ... Read More
Q. How can I file with probate 6541
A: Per Probate Code section 6541, the court may grant or modify a family allowance on petition of any interested person. This can be done ex parte or via a regularly noticed petition, depending on whether or not an Inventory and Appraisal has been filed. In short, like most requests to the probate court, a petition must be filed to obtain the relief sought. I hope this explanation helps. Good luck with this.
Q. I am beneficiary of my mother's bank account. She died without a will. Her assets are less than 185000. My sister took
A: The cash in the bank should be obtained via the small estate affidavit process described by attorney Whitehurst. The vehicle requires different paperwork which gets submitted to the DMV:

An Affidavit for Transfer Without Probate California Titled Vehicle or Vessels Only (REG 5) form may be used to transfer ownership of a vehicle when the registered owner or legal owner (an individual) of the vehicle is deceased, provided 40 days have elapsed since the date of death of the owner, the value of the decedent’s property in California does not exceed $150,000, and the vehicle is titled in California.

Best of luck with this.
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Law Office of Howard E. Kane
Jack London Square
66 Franklin Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone: (510) 292-0193
Cell: (510) 853-1331
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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