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.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate
Probate Administration
Elder Law
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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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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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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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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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Thapar Law Website
Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered
Q. is it best to make a co-trustee for deeded valuable timeshare or put title under family trust
A: The answer to this question is unfortunately not straightforward. It really depends on how your family trust is/will be structured. Furthermore, you may be able to title the property under a family trust and then have a co-trustee assist you with financial and other decision making. Married couples are generally both trustees under their family trusts.
Q. My sister is my mom's POA but refuses to help me care for my mom.
A: I agree with what my colleagues have said. There is quite a bit to unfold here and it is recommended that you begin by speaking with an Elder Law attorney. There may be potential abuses here and this may require court action. Furthermore, the power of attorney can always be revoked by your mother if she is mentally competent.
Q. CA is a will needed? What will happen without a will? no family, artist, writer.
A: It is highly recommended that you have either a will or a living trust in place to transfer assets after passing. A will must be probated through the courts, so a living trust is another option which allows you to bypass probate if set up properly. What documentation you need is highly dependent on your assets, your desires and your family situation so it is recommended that you speak with an attorney and decide what is best.
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Contact & Map
Thapar Law, a Professional Corporation
101 Parkshore Drive
Suite 176
Folsom, CA 95630
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: You may also send us a message at https://www.thaparlaw.com/contact and we will respond to you within one business day.
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