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Julie King

Julie King

Estate Planning | Business Law
  • Business Law, Estate Planning
  • California
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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
    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
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Pierce King, P.C., a Professional Law Corporation
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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
Director, Contracts and Intellectual Property
CTB/McGraw-Hill LLC
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Assistant General Counsel
Toshiba America
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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!
Education
Univ of California at Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree
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Loyola Law School
Law Degree
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Awards
BEST LAWYER IN MONTEREY COUNTY
Monterey Herald
BEST LAW FIRM IN MONTEREY COUNTY
Monterey Herald
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
IMPOWER (Businesswomen inspiring each other and helping our community)
Vice President of the Board of Directors
- Current
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Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Ambassador
- Current
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Monterey County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 132813
Member
- Current
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Central Coast Human Resources Association
Member of the Board of Directors
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Monterey County Business Council
Member of the Board of Directors
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Orange County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section
Co-Chair, Corporate Counsel Section
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Activities: Co-Chair, Corporate Counsel Section (multiple years)
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Certifications
License to Practice Law
California Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
Pierce King Law Website
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Legal Answers
283 Questions Answered
Q. Can someone be the healthcare advance directive and handle the estate of a patient?
A: A person setting up an estate plan can name the same person to be their Agent (representative) under an Advanced Health Care Directive as well as the Trustee under a Trust (or an Executor under a Will.) It is completely up to the person setting up the estate plan to decide if the person wants the same people in all roles or different people in all roles. But it is common to have a spouse or children to act in all roles. I hope that helps!
Q. Can I train to be a lawyer in both criminal law and business/corporate?
A: When you go to law school, you need to take all the courses that are tested on the Bar Exam so you are not learning new subjects at the same time as you are reviewing laws and studying for the exam. Corporations and Criminal law are tested on most bar exams (the subjects vary by state.) If those topics are not mandatory classes at your law school, you can take the classes as electives. Now, practicing law with an existing firm that does both corporate and criminal law may be a bit tricky. The law is generally divided between criminal and civil law, and most attorneys either practice in one or the other area of law. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do both. There definitely are lawyers who practice both, but they are generally sole practitioners. Best wishes!
Q. My mom wants to give me the house but make a clause that I have to let brother live with me and pay bills can she do tha
A: Your mother can do whatever she wants and, according to the law, she needs to be the one to prepare her Trust or Will however she wants. If a beneficiary is not interested in taking care of a sibling, it would be better to put that sibling's inheritance in a trust that someone else (a friend of your mother's, a CPA, a bank, a professional trustee, etc.) would administer. That would be a win-win. Best wishes!
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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
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
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