Friday, January 6, 2017

Estate Planning - Reynold's Law LLP



Reynold's Law, LLP is a full service local law firm with expertise in: wealth preservation and estate planning, succession planning, business law (planning, entity formation, sales, mergers and acquisitions) real estate law (leasing, purchases and sales, construction), trust and estates litigation, business and commercial litigation.

About Us

Reynolds Law LLP is a new law firm, but our attorneys been around for a long time. Scott Reynolds was an equity shareholder at Gaw, Van Male, Smith & Reynolds APC since 1989. In March of 2015 Scott and two partners left GVM to start their own firm with the vision of dedicating a practice that could provide top tier legal services in Solano, Napa, Yolo, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Reynolds law is comprised of all the attorneys and staff that were home based in the GVM Fairfield office including, Jim Forbes, James Haskell, Al Poire and Betty Homer along with their assistants. We have recently added the expertise of Anne Campbell and Kelly McDonald to our Trust Administration and Estate Planning team. Reynolds Law LLP is located in the same office space as we were before, 1411 Oliver Rd. suite 300, Fairfield CA. 94534.

Our attorneys have the skill set and backgrounds that you would expect from a large city firm, but offices where you live and work. Whether it’s drafting a will or trust, structuring your business, assisting when a loved one passes, or defending you when you are involved in Litigation, we specialize in helping you protect and plan for the things and people you care about.

The attorneys and staff at Reynolds Law love where they live and are committed to being a part of what makes Solano County and the surrounding communities great.


Estate Planning 

An estate plan is not just your trust or your will. It is a complete set of tools used to control what will happen to you and your assets when you are no longer able to make those decisions for yourself. A well-designed and maintained set of tools will make the implementation of your wishes much simpler. There are different types of tools available: revocable trusts, powers of attorney, wills, advanced health care directives, etc. There are additional tools that go further to reduce the estate tax due at your death, such as irrevocable trusts and charitable trusts.

  • Revocable Living Truststhe 
  • AB Truststhe surrounding communities great.
  • QTIPs (Qualified Terminable Interest Property) Trusts
  • Disclaimer Trusts
  • QDOTs (Qualified Domestic Trusts)
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Generation Skipping Trusts
  • ILITs (Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts)
  • QPRTs (Qualified Personal Residence Trusts)
  • GRITs (Grantor Retained Income Trusts)
  • GRATs (Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts)
  • GRUTs (Grantor Retained Unitrusts)
  • Crummey Trusts
  • IDITs (Intentionally Defective Irrevocable Trusts)


A quality estate plan will meet your needs today, implement tax planning strategies appropriate for your current situation and set the foundation for future revisions as your family and financial situations change over the years. This way, you can be sure that you and your family will be prepared for whatever the future may hold.

Creating a trust-based estate plan is often the best way to start. People in California who own a home often use a revocable trust to avoid going through the probate process. Probate is very costly and takes a minimum of six months from start to finish – if everything goes right. Having the guidance of a lawyer with extensive experience and in-depth understanding of the complexities of these practice areas will definitely work to your advantage.

Our attorneys can help you decide what type of an estate plan is best for you and your family now and in the future. Our goal is to empower you through informed decision making so that your estate plan conveys your wishes precisely.

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