Michael Perdue is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California since 1982. He received his bachelor's degree in Economics (with an emphasis in business) from Brigham Young University. He is a graduate of The University of San Diego School of Law and speaks Japanese (although not as well as he once did). Upon graduation from law school, Mike was admitted to practice law before all the courts of the State of California including The California Superior, State Courts of Appeals and the State Supreme Court, as well as The United States District Court, and The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
An effective Estate Planning attorney needs to have a solid back ground in not only trusts and wills, but also business and real estate as good estate planning requires an attorney to look, not just at a client’s trust and wills, but also at their business interests, finances, and investments in order to have a complete picture and help a client to make the critical decisions facing them and their families.
Michael Perdue has written hundreds of trusts. Mike has also had extensive experience in administering trusts and estates and guiding his clients though their difficult trials of illness and death. He has formed and advised dozens of business entities and guided his clients through many real estate transactions.
Mike is unique in that in the past he has also been an accomplished litigator involved with a variety of litigations including the Erin Brockovich case, a Montana Indian tribe, the California Department of Forestry, and was successful in ousting the majority shareholder of a publicly traded company from the CEO position. His proudest court moment was arguing (and winning) a modification of a California law on U.S. Constitutional equal protection grounds.
This breadth of experience helps Mike to insure your estate plan will meet the needs of your family.
Mike is a frequent lecturer and has conducted informational seminars for Home Savings of America, Merrill Lynch, The Principal Group, Edward Jones, The American Association of Retired Persons, The Retired Teacher's Association, Retired County Employees Association, Kiwanis, Rotary, Optimists, Lions, and a variety of Chambers of Commerce and others.
Michael is a published author. His book, Ocean Lessons for Business and Life is an entrepreneurs guide to success in business.
As a volunteer, Mike has coached 17 youth soccer teams and has been a Scout Master and Scouting District Commissioner, and heads up a couple of charitable organizations that provide scholarships to kids and help to the severely disabled. Mike is active in the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served a two year mission in Japan. Mike has been married for 25 years and is the father of 7 children. He enjoys travel and sailing.