Prioritizing Your Needs &
Protecting Your Future

Managing
Your Estate

From drafting a trust or will to trust administration, I can help you make strategic decisions for your estate to protect your future.

Taking Care of
Your Loved Ones

Helping you qualify for Medi-Cal and Veteran’s benefits, while preserving your assets and protecting the ones you love.

Protecting
Your Wishes

Incapacity Planning can help you outline medical directives to ensure your exact wishes are carried out during medical emergencies.

Estate Planning & Probate Attorney
Serving Oakland, California

Gary R. Kershner

Attorney at Law

After graduating from Santa Clara University in 1986 with an MBA and a law degree, I initially focused on business litigation. While I did enjoy crafting business solutions for clients, I couldn't help but think that many of these problems could have been prevented with better planning. That's when I decided to begin focusing on estate planning. Now, as a solo practitioner, it's the primary focus of my practice. I'm also able to provide my clients with the personalized care and attention that they deserve.

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I'm a lucky man. I have a dream job and a loving and supporting family. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction knowing that I'm helping my clients prepare for the inevitable changes and challenges that life brings.

Gary R. Kershner

It's Never Too Late To Begin
Planning For Your Future

We all know that death is a certainty in life. Unfortunately, we don't know when that day will come. That's why it's important to establish comprehensive plans for your estate as soon as possible. No matter how large or small your estate is, you need to protect what matters most so that you can ensure your family is taken care of when you're gone.

When you schedule a free consultation with me, you'll have the opportunity to sit down and discuss the unique details of your situation. We'll go over how estate planning can help you avoid probate, protect your family, direct your medical care, name guardians for your children, specify funeral arrangements, and more.

Areas of Service

Prioritizing your needs and protecting your future

Estate Planning

Whether you're looking to establish a trust or to create a will, or you're looking to establish health care directives, I can help you understand your options and guide you through every step of the process.

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Elder Law

From Medi-Cal and Veteran’s benefits planning and qualification, to preserving your assets and protecting your family, I'm prepared to meet any and all of your legal needs.

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Incapacity Planning

You want your treatment and end-of-life wishes honored. You also want your agents to have the tools necessary to assist you to the full extent possible. Through advanced healthcare directives, HIPAA Authorizations and financial Powers of Attorney, you can be prepared.

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Client Testimonials

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Whatever Challenges You're Facing,
I'm committed to helping you find a solution.

For over three decades I've been working with clients throughout Oakland and Bay Area to help meet all of their estate planning needs. From probate law and trust administration to establishing a trust or will or a power of attorney — I've got the knowledge and skill to craft a solution that fits your needs. I can also assist with other services, such as outlining end-of-life medical care. This is an important step to take to ensure your wishes are carried out when you're facing grave medical circumstances.

Through a comprehensive estate plan, you can establish healthcare directives that provide you with the final say on treatment options during medical emergencies, and outline the future you want for your loved ones. I'm committed to providing personalized legal services that can be tailored to your unique situation. Through honest communication and a collaborative process, my goal is to educate you on all of the options you have available, so that we can outline a plan that meets your needs.