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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

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
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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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!
Education
Univ of California at Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree
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Loyola Law School
Law Degree
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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
- Current
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Central Coast Human Resources Association
Member, 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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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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Certifications
License to Practice Law
California Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Pierce King Law Website
Website
AVVO - Lawyer Ratings
Legal Answers
219 Questions Answered
Q. If i hire a person to create artwork for me can i take the image and create a nft to sell?
A: The default in California is that the artist retains all rights. But you can enter into a contract with the artist in which you get the rights. It usually costs more, but that's how to do it.
Q. In California what happens if the Executor of a living trust dies and then the person who has living trust dies before
A: This is just a formality, but the person who pays the deceased person's final bills, handles the final tax return, and distributes assets from a Trust is called a "Trustee." The person is only called an "Executor" if the person who died had a Will, not a Trust. [To complicate it further, if the person who died didn't have a Trust or Will, the representative is called an "Administrator"!] Back to your question... If the only person named as Trustee died before the Settlor (the person who set up a trust), then I would read the language in the trust to see if there is any language directing the family who has authority to name another Trustee. If there is no such language in the trust, then you will need to go to court and have a judge appoint someone. I hope that helps!
Q. My mom just passed away but she didn't leave a will. Her house isn't paid off. What happens?
A: Unfortunately, you will have to go through the Probate Court process, which takes a minimum of one year. What this means is either a lawyer you hire or you (or perhaps another family member) needs to file a document called a Petition in the Probate Court, provide all the notices required by law, and do all the accounting and other requirements throughout the probate process. Literally every penny of your mother's assets must be accounted for, so if she had change on the top of her dresser, it must be counted. It's a bit like an IRS audit in that the details matter. Please let this be a life lesson for everyone in your family. If you live in California and have assets with a total value of $166,250 or more -- which is everyone in the state with a condo, townhome or other real estate -- then you must see an estate planning attorney to learn how to avoid forcing your family to go through the probate process. It is easily avoidable with planning! Best wishes to you.
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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 (Today)
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
Notice: Meetings by appointment. Meetings may be in person (using masks and appropriate social distancing); via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime; or a conference call. Contact us today to schedule a FREE initial consultation!
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