Special Message from Linda C. Kramer
This is a tough message for me, as I am announcing that after 33 years, I am retiring from the practice of law. This has been a journey filled with constant challenge, learning and love; the experience of working with you and your families has enriched me beyond belief. I am humbled and will be forever grateful for the trust you have had in me and for allowing me to share your laughter and tears. As I reach this moment, I reflect with pride on my ability to “practice what I preach”, looking ahead to my own succession. My daughter, Deborah, who joined the firm in 2001 as a young mother and recent law school graduate, has stepped into the role of managing partner with intelligence, creativity, and a steady focus on the future. It has been a joy and a blessing for both of us to work together to serve our clients, support our community, and mentor others who share our values. I have been blessed to work with wonderful attorneys and staff at Kramer Radin and I know they will continue to honor the legacy I’m leaving behind, which is to always practice law with our clients’ best interests in mind and to do right by what we seek to achieve. The good news is that I am looking forward to my next adventure.
Linda C. Kramer
Know Your Vote: Prop 15 and 19
If you have not already done so, we urge you to understand the issues and vote. Some of this year’s initiatives are particularly relevant to estate planning, so we have highlighted the following two proposed propositions in our Fall/Winter 2020 newsletter. Keeping your estate plan up to date is even more relevant now. If you have any questions about your specific estate planning needs, we encourage you to reach out to us. You can view our Fall/Winter 2020 newsletter here: Fall/Winter 2020
Important Notice Regarding COVID-19
During this extremely difficult time, at Kramer Radin, LLP, nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our clients, their families and our staff. We realize these past several months have been truly unprecedented, and amidst all of the uncertainty in the global, national and local news about COVID-19, many of you are feeling unsettled and stressed. We would like to assure our clients that our office remains open and we remain committed to being responsive to provide support and guidance to our clients.
In an ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, and their families, we are encouraging our clients to schedule virtual meetings (via telephone or video conferencing) as an alternative to traditional in-person meetings. Although the majority of our staff is in the office full-time during our normal business hours, some of our staff continue to work remotely via secure access, and we are all available by telephone or email. We are scheduling in-person meetings only a case-by-case basis when necessary, and are requiring any clients coming into the office to adhere to the safety protocols we have in place to protect everyone’s safety.
We know this is a difficult time for everyone and we appreciate your flexibility, patience and understanding. As circumstances change, we will stay in touch and update our website. We will also be reaching out to our clients via telephone to assure you all that we remain available to your needs.
If you have any specific questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the office at (650) 941-8600, or via email at [email protected]. Thank you for your help during this uncertain time and take care of yourselves, family and friends. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep everyone updated on this page.
Los Altos Estate Planning Law Firm, Kramer Radin, LLP
Established in 1995, Kramer Radin, LLP is a law firm dedicated to the practice of estate planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships and all related aspects of estate management including trust and estate litigation. Our attorneys advise regarding related issues including gifting, charitable giving, business succession planning, prevention of elder abuse, Medi-Cal planning, and dispute resolution. Our team of experienced legal professionals encourages our clients to plan and administer their estates wisely to provide for their loved ones, protect their assets from unnecessary legal and tax expenses and carry out well-thought-out estate protection and continuity. Kramer Radin, LLP is a full service law firm whose goals are to:
- Preserve wealth;
- Minimize taxes;
- Provide smooth and well-planned estate transfers;
- Avoid family crises;
- Consider incapacity planning; and
- Be your staunch advocate in the event of a legal dispute.
We invite you to contact us for further information on the services we offer. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, contact Kramer Radin, LLP.
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Thanks to our clients, Kramer Radin LLP is growing in all of our practice areas. We are actively seeking excellent attorneys and/or paralegals with experience to join our team. If you know someone who has an exceptional track record of excellence looking for more flexibility to serve his/her clients, please let us know by emailing our office manager at [email protected]. All contact will be kept in strict confidence.
From their office in Los Altos, California, Kramer Radin, LLP represents clients in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, including Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, San Jose, Silicon Valley, and the Peninsula/South Bay Area of Northern California in estate planning, probate and trust administration and litigation, conservatorship and elder abuse matters.