Estate Planning Services

Planning for the future is important and The Law Office of David Graetz is here to guide you and prepare the necessary documents to fulfill your goals. Whether you want to ensure for the financial well-being of your children, pass your real or personal property to a particular person, or provide for a charitable donation, I will assist you through the process.

The following is a representative list of documents that I can prepare for you:

  • Living trust
  • Wills
  • Durable power of attorney for health care
  • Durable power of attorney for asset management
  • Advanced health care directives
  • Other estate planning documents

Additionally, I can update your existing estate plan to help you achieve your current objectives.

I can also assist with your Probate and Estate Services once a loved one has passed.

Probate and Estate Services

Even with proper Estate Planning, you may find yourself in need of legal services related to administering, protecting, or litigating an estate. I can help. Or you may also find yourself needing to seek legal protection for a loved one who cannot care for their financial or physical needs any longer due to deteriorating mental or physical condition. I can help there as well. I offer services relating to:

  • Probate
  • Trust administration
  • Conservatorship
  • Guardianship
  • Will contests
  • Litigation
Business General Counsel

So you have decided to start your own business (congratulations!) or you have a business and need some legal counsel. I can help. Here are some of the general business legal needs I can assist with:

  • Entity formation (LLC, Corporation, Partnership, Mutual Benefit Corporation, Public Benefit Corporation, Benefit Corporation)
  • Non-profit formation and compliance
  • Entity conversions
  • Dissolutions and winding up
  • Equity incentive plans
  • Terms of use and privacy policies
  • Purchase and sale of a businesses
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Buy-sell agreements
Civil Litigation

Despite your best efforts, sometimes you may find that you cannot settle a dispute in a friendly way and you need to seek relief through the courts. Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant, I can help with your civil litigation needs.

Please contact me if you have any of the following types of civil matters (not an exhaustive list – please check if you have something not listed below):

  • General business issues
  • Breach of contract
  • Real estate or construction
  • Landlord-tenant
  • Property damage
  • Debtor-creditor
  • Estate disputes
  • Other careless or wrongful conduct

I can represent you during the initial phases, during trial, or during an appeal of a case. Additionally, I can always assist you in dealing with your issues through mediation and/or arbitration.

And more

The Law Office of David Graetz also offers services in the areas of Real Estate, Regulatory Permitting and Compliance, and Negotiable Instruments.

Servicing the South Bay Area

The Law Office of David Graetz primarily serves the South Bay (Silicon Valley) and up north through the San Mateo area.