Free Consultation: (831) 275-1002Tap to Call This Lawyer
Julie King

Julie King

Business Law | Estate Planning
  • Business Law, Estate Planning
  • California
Review This Lawyer
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial MediaResponsive Law
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
    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
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
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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
Education
Univ of California at Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree
Placeholder image for education.
Loyola Law School
Law Degree
Placeholder image for education.
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
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Monterey County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
California State Bar  # 132813
Member
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Orange County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section
Co-Chair
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Certifications
License to Practice Law
California Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Pierce King Law Website
Website
AVVO - Lawyer Ratings
Legal Answers
83 Questions Answered
Q. Is it legal to replace a trustee on a living trust without using an attorney?
A: The answer to your question will depend on the language in your trust but, most likely, it can be done without an attorney. Read the language in your trust about how to replace a trustee and who must give their approval of the change. If you follow the terms of the trust, you should be OK. If you have any questions about the meaning of the trust language, contact a lawyer for assistance. Best wishes!
Q. Can my husband & I make changes to our living trust without using a lawyer, if our signatures are notarized? Thank you.
A: You can do whatever you would like, but I cannot say if the language you use will be legally accurate or enforceable. Here's why: There are plain English words that have legal meanings. For example, the word "issue" in plain English means an important topic for debate or discussion. But, in legalese, the word "issue" means children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and so forth down the line. So, a sentence may have one meaning to you, but will have a completely different meaning when implemented by a trustee, or interpreted by a judge. So, the legal definition will be used to determine the actual meaning of the sentence. As a result, if you make changes to anything other than someone's address or a few other very minor wording, I would say you are better off having a lawyer draft it IF you want to be sure the language says, from a legal standpoint, exactly what you want it to say. Sorry about that! But much of our legal language comes from England and existed before the United States was a country. So, if we use a different word, rather than the word that's been used for hundreds of years, a judge will assume we meant something different than what the law says that word means. It may sound like a ploy to get business, but there is a method to our madness. Best wishes!
Q. Brother is dad's executor. Won't send Trust or Will copies. Can attorney who wrote them (not involved now) send them?
A: Your dad’s lawyer can only send you a copy of the documents if, before your father passed, he signed something authorizing his lawyer to do so. You can give that a shot. But your brother is required by law to give you a copy. Hire a lawyer to send a demand letter to your brother. If that doesn’t work, you will need to go to court to force him give you a copy. Best wishes.
View More Answers
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!
Newport Beach, CA
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!
Toggle tool

There are no recently viewed profiles.

There are no saved profiles.

There are no profiles to compare.