Practice Areas

Encino Elder Law Attorney

At the Law Offices of Gerald L. Kane, we provide comprehensive estate planning, veterans benefits, business planning, and business succession services to clients in the San Fernando Valley region and throughout Southern California.

We offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your legal matter. Contact our Encino law firm today to find out more about our legal services.

Estate Planning

A professionally drafted estate plan is one that anticipates any contingency and can touch many areas of a person's life and that of his or her family. Our estate planning and elder law services encompass wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and all other critical aspects of planning for the future:

  • Kids protection plan : Appointing family members to have legal authority of your children upon your incapacity or death
  • Special needs planning : Establishing limited conservatorships, special needs trusts, and other special needs planning
  • Advanced planning : Setting up complex trusts such as land trusts, personal residence trusts, life insurance trusts, and charitable giving trusts
  • Asset protection : Protecting assets of individuals, families, or businesses by putting them into a trust, limited partnership, Nevada corporation, or Delaware corporation
  • Divorce wills : Protection of assets from your spouse during a divorce
  • Advance health care directives : Outlining your wishes for end-of-life medical treatment and health care
  • Powers of attorney : Granting power to make important medical and financial decisions on your behalf
  • Trust administration : Identifying assets, notifying heirs and beneficiaries of the trust, communicating with beneficiaries, preparing tax returns, and more
  • Probate : We are also able to handle situations that require the probate court process and when disputes arise, probate litigation

Elder Law and Medicaid/Medi-Cal Planning

Proactive nursing home and long-term care planning can help preserve wealth and family legacies through all generations of life. Find out more about our elder law/ Medicaid/Medi-Cal planning services.

Veterans Benefits

The attorneys at Law Offices of Gerald L. Kane represent U.S. veterans in obtaining a little know special pension benefit of up to $24,000 a year that can help you stay in your home longer, provide extra care, help with assisted care, and provide "aid and attendance" as needed.

Business Law

Our business law attorneys provide proactive business advice through all phases of business planning, formation, and business succession. Additionally, we provide ongoing business law representation to companies in need of an outsourced "in-house" counsel. Our business planning and formation services include:

  • Business formation : Entity selection and preparation of business formation documents or contracts such as partnership agreements, operating agreements, and other documents
  • Business succession planning : Passing down a business to a loved one or business partner through a buy-sell agreement, establishing a trust, or devising any other business succession strategy
  • Business liability protection : Ensuring a business is structured in its strongest form, reducing potential liability of the business owners, and mitigating risk of future litigation

Our experienced business law and estate planning lawyer and founder of our firm, Gerry Kane, monitors the kinds of tax law changes that can seriously and suddenly affect your plan. He is always on the lookout for ways to improve your plan.

Free Consultation: Contact a Ventura County Lawyer for Veterans Benefits

Contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation with the Ventura County veterans benefits attorney at the Law Offices of Gerald L. Kane.