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Howard E. Kane

Howard E. Kane

UC Hastings Law School 30+ Years Exp. Probate/Real Estate Sales/Estate Planning
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law
  • California
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Biography

I graduated in 1987 from UCLA with a B.A. in History. I then attended UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco from 1987 to 1990 and began practicing law in 1990. I have also been a licensed California real estate broker since 1996.

My practice areas include probate and trust administration, real estate sales, and estate planning. Estate plans are crafted through client worksheets, interviews, and state-of-the-art Nexis/Lexis attorney drafting tools and software. Typical estate planning packages include:

Wills
Revocable Living Trusts
Guardianship/Conservatorship nominations
Contingent Special Needs Trusts
Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
Health Care Directives
Final Arrangements

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Practice Areas
    Probate
    Probate Administration
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney / Founder
Law Office of Howard E. Kane
Current
Real Estate Broker
H.E. Kane & Co.
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Judicial Extern to Hon. David V. Kenyon
United States District Court, Los Angeles, CA
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Education
University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. | History
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University of California Hastings College of the Law
J.D. | Law
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Awards
UCLA Alumni Merit Scholar
UCLA Alumni Association
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 151711
Member
- Current
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Contra Costa County Bar Association
Member Family Law and Estate Planning Panels
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Alameda County Bar Association
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Activities: Member Family Law and Estate Planning panels
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Certifications
Real Estate Broker - Credential ID DRE No. 01206186
California Department of Real Estate
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96 Questions Answered
Q. planning to move out of california to another state - should I amend my existing living trust before or after ?
A: What amendments to your trust need to be made? A properly drafted California Revocable Living Trust (RLT) should hold up in another state. What would be the benefit of delaying amendments? As a general rule, I recommend making amendments sooner rather than later, especially if they are material changes.
Q. My son had 1 years worth of 401k from employer when he passed away along with debt. As next of kin do I pay all bills?
A: I am so sorry to hear about your son's passing. Did your son designate a beneficiary for his 401K? Was that his only asset? If so, the 401K should pass directly to his named beneficiary, and it would be difficult for creditors to levy that asset. Notice to the creditors of your son's passing accompanied with a copy of his death certificate could result in the cancellation of his debt.
Q. If I have my name on the deed of the house and so does my grandma when my grandma passes away can my aunt take the home?
A: Greetings Shingletown, I agree with attorney Dickinson's response. I would be happy to take a look at the existing deed. Feel free to take a picture or scan it and email it to me. Both you and your grandma may need further estate planning to prevent a big mess. Best regards, Howard
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Law Office of Howard E. Kane
3923 Gardenia Place
Oakland, CA 94605
Telephone: (510) 292-0193
Cell: (510) 853-1331
Notice: Text 510.853.1331 for the quickest response on the weekends.