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Michael Edward Lonich

Michael Edward Lonich

Lonich & Patton
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Family Law
  • California
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Michael E. Lonich is the managing partner of Lonich & Patton and has nearly 30 years of experience representing a wide range of businesses and individuals. His practice concentrates on Estate Planning, Business Law and divorce mediation. Mike draws upon his expertise and the firm's resources to partner with individuals and families to develop comprehensive estate plans and successfully represent clients in trust administration and probate litigation. From the creation of a simple will to a complex trust, family limited liability partnership or business succession plan, maximizing financial benefits as well as ensuring the peace of mind that an estate plan brings to an individual or family is always Mike's goal. Whether a client needs revisions to current documents (will, trust, power of attorney, health care directive POD accounts, etc) or has no plan in place, Mike is prepared to help clients create a comprehensive estate plan that suits their needs and concerns.

Assisting businesses and individuals with business transactions and agreements, corporate formation and governance, incentive programs (equity and non-equity) and litigated matters has always been a part of Mike's practice. Skills honed helping clients in the early eighties navigate the increasingly complex areas of corporate regulations, consumer and labor laws have been invaluable in preparing for the more recent handling of shareholder derivative suits and takeover attempts.

The firm's Family Law practice utilizes Mike's litigation expertise to mediate divorces and complex family issues. After serving many years as an advocate in litigation matters, he enjoys the collaborative effort to resolve cases involving divorce, child support, child custody, spousal support and property rights. The secret in any area of family law mediation is the ability of the participants to come together and work toward a solution in a collaborative and positive environment.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Mediation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 Minute Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Lonich & Patton
- Current
Attorney
Collins & Zapala
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Attorney
Rigg & Dean
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Education
Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D. (1981)
University of San Francisco
B.A. (1977) | History and Sociology
Awards
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Partner in Gold
Santa Clara University, Board of Fellows
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Consumer Advocate of the Year
San Francisco District Attorneys Consumer Fraud Unit
Professional Associations
Better Business Bureau
Member
- Current
Am Slav
Past President
- Current
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada
Member
- Current
Santa Clara Bar Association
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 105989
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Domestic Violence And Rebuttable Presumption
Lonich & Patton, LLp Blog
Mom And Dad Something To Tell You: Talking To Kids About Divorce
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Surviving The Holidays During A Divorce
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Estate Planning Lessons From Robin Williams
Lonich & Patton, LLp Blog
Tax And Estate Planning For Same-Sex Couples
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
"No Good Marriage Ever Ended In Divorce"- Louis C.K.
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Trust Administration: The Basics
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Estate Tax Portability: A Valuable Asset You May Not Know You Had
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Edler Abuse: Protect Your Loved Ones From Financial Exploitation
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
The Disclaimer: An Arrow In The Savvy Planner's Quiver
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Philip Seymore Hoffman's Will (Part 2): More Than Just Nickles And Dimes
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Philip Hoffman's Will: What Should He Have Changed?
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
What Is Probate And Why Should I Avoid It?
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Valentine's Day Causes 40% To Consider Divorce
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
What To Prepare Before Meeting Your Estate Planning Attorney
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
How To Keep The Family Baggage Out Of The Family Business
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
End-Of-Life Directives: Will You Consider My Religious Beliefs?
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Creating A WIll: Say What You Mean
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Youtube PSA From The Santa Clara DA's Office: Is An Annuity Right For You?
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Forgot A Pre-Nup? Creat A Post-Nup
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
You Only Die Once: How To Avoid Gandolfini's Estate Planning Errors
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
What Happens To Your Facebook Page When You Die?
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Can A Will Written On A Tablet Be Valid?
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Advanced Health Care Directive: Are You Prepared For The Unthinkable?
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Estate And Tax Planning For Same Sex Couples
Lonich & Patton, Llp Blog
You Say Estate Planning Is Terrifying: We Say, Meet The BDIT
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Estate Planning Is Important For Women Too
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Covering The Basis: How To Plan For Unplanned Death
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
I'm Officially Divorced, Now What?
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Gift Taxes: How Much Your Generosity Could Cost You
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Protecting The Hand-Me-Down Business
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Alloting Trust Funds For Travel
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Transfers From Parents & Grandparents To Children: Avoid An Increase In Property Tax
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Despite Mandated Reporting Laws, Financial Institutions Are Not Subject To Civil Liability
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Spendthrift Clauses: Protecting Your Loved Ones' Inheritances
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Tough Times Call For... More Estate Taxes
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Single? Time To Start Estate Planning
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Divorce Today: Navigating Through Divorce Lawyers Online
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Economics Of Family Law: Alternatives For Attorney's Fees In Family Law Cases
Lonich & Patton, LLP BLog
Planning Ahead For The Cost Of Nursing Homes
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Estate And Tax Planning For Married Couples
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Trusts Offer Privacy During Probate
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Choosing The Right Executor
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Does Your Loved One Need A Conservator?
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
New York Times Article Urges Aging Parents To Talk To Adult Children About The Potential Need For Financial Supervision
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Should You Leave A Gift To Your Pet In Your Will Or Provide For Your Companion Animal Through A Trust?
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Federal Tax Implications For Same-Sex Couples' California Estate Plans
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
How Can Business Succession Planning Help You Pass Your Company On Your Children?
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Special Rules That Regulate Transfers TO Non-U.S. Citizen Spouses Can Affect Estate Planning
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Passing Your Vacation Home To The Next Generation
Lonich & Patton, LLP Blog
Lemon Law For Marine Retailers
Northern California Marine Association
Fraud As White Collar Crime
Central California Claims Association Newsletter
Client Relations
Santa Clara County Bar Association Newsletter
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning, CLC Speakers Panel West Marine Presentation
West Marine
Lemon Law, Los Angeles Boat Show
Lonich & Patton, LLP, Excelcia Financial, Focus Business Bank, Galliard,
Leveraging A Legacy, Succession Planning Seminar
Lonich & Patton, LLP, Excelcia Financial, Focus Business Bank, Galliard,
Trust 101 Seminar, Trust and Estate CLE
National Business Institute
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Lonich & Patton Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
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Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95126
USA
Telephone: (408) 553-0801
Fax: (408) 553-0807