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Julie King

Julie King

Business Law | Estate Planning
  • Business Law, Estate Planning
  • California
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With 30 years’ experience, Julie King practices law with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. She is easy to speak with and talks in plain English (not legalese). Julie handles a wide variety of estate planning and business matters including: (1) ESTATE PLANNING - wills and trusts, health care directives, powers of attorney, special needs trusts, pet trusts, grant deeds and more; and (2) BUSINESS LAW - corporation/LLC/partnership formation, annual meeting minutes, corporate records, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and employee training.

Julie served as in-house counsel to major international corporations, including Toshiba America, where she worked for 15 years and hired lawyers throughout the world. She has been a "client", so she understands clients' needs in a way many lawyers do not. Contact Julie today and see the difference!

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Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Additional Practice Areas
  • Form Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships
  • Business Transactions & Contracts
  • Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives
  • Real Estate Grant Deeds and Related Documentation
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Pierce King, P.C. bills hourly or charges a flat fee, depending on the type of matter. On occasion, Pierce King may enter into an alternative fee arrangement to accommodate clients in special circumstances.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Assistant General Counsel
Toshiba America
Julie was an in-house counsel for Toshiba for 15 years and handled a wide variety of matters for the corporation. She helped the Human Resources Dept. with employment matters and policy drafting, the Sales Dept. with contracts, the Finance Dept. with guaranties, and anyone else in the company who needed assistance in any area of law. She would be honored to do the same for you. Call today!
Founding Attorney
Pierce King, P.C., a Professional Law Corporation
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BUSINESS LAW - Negotiating and drafting a variety of complex business contracts, including an international Private Cloud Infrastructure and Management Services Agreement and a Funding Agreement involving the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. - Forming C and S Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships, and drafting documents related thereto, such as Buy-Sell and Operating Agreements, Bylaws, Annual Meeting Minutes and Board Resolutions. ESTATE PLANNING - Drafting a variety of wills and trusts (including Revocable Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts and Pet Trusts), Health Care Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney, as well as Grant Deeds and other documentation relating to funding trusts. - Counseling clients in Trust Administration matters - Preparing, filing and representing clients in Probate actions
Univ of California at Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree
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Loyola Law School
Law Degree
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Monterey Herald Reader's Poll
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Woman of Distinction in the Legal Community
Los Angeles Bar Association
Volunteer of the Month (Awarded multiple times.)
Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Professional Associations
Monterey County Business Council
Board of Directors
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Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
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Monterey County Bar Association
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California State Bar  # 132813
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Orange County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section
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License to Practice Law
California Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Pierce King Law Website
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Legal Answers
76 Questions Answered
Q. Do children have any rights to their deceased dad's stuff if his mother never informed them of his death?
A: If your father had a will or trust, the people named as beneficiaries in the document would be legally entitled to inherit your father’s assets. If he did not have a will or trust, then the law sets out the default: first to a spouse but, if no spouse, to the children. Ask your grandmother for a copy of any trust or will. If she does not cooperate, you will have to take her to court yourself or hire a lawyer to prepare a demand letter to force her hand. If she still doesn’t cooperate, then your lawyer or you would need to file a claim in Probate Court to get a judge to order your grandmother to cooperate. Best wishes.
Q. Should my partner and I purchase our home as a joint tenancy or TIC? We are unmarried; He has kids from prior marriage.
A: The more important question is whether the two of you have trusts and other estate planning documents to protect your loved ones (and you) in both death and incapacity (car accident, Alzheimer's, dementia, etc.) The deed to a home will not sufficiently protect all of your assets in the event of either of you passes away or becomes incapacitated. But, if you want to focus solely on a home, your deed will need to contain very specific language about the right to live in the home after the first of you passes away, as well as any other desires you may have. If you put the title in joint tenancy then, as soon as one of you passes away, the survivor will inherit 100% ownership of the entire home and the deceased person's loved ones will get nothing. With tenancy in common, one of you can sell his/her/their half of the property and the other person is stuck owning property with someone they did not select. So, as you can see, this is a bit more complicated than simply titling real estate. I strongly suggest you contact an estate planning attorney and have an estate plan prepared so, regardless of what happens in the future, your wishes will be known and your assets will go to the right people. Best wishes!
Q. Hello I want to ask if it was legal for cube smart to sell my unit when I was 3 days away from paying?
A: Unfortunately, the answer to your question will depend on the terms of the contract you signed with that company. Each contract contains different language in it and a lawyer would have to guess what your contract said, which would not help you at all. Once a lawyer has read the contract and learned what both sides agreed to do, a lawyer can properly advise you. If the company agreed to give you a certain amount of time to pay your monthly fee and the company took your property BEFORE that time, you likely have a good case. On the other hand, if you were late on your payments and violated the terms of your contract, then it's possible the company had the right to do what it did. But, again, everything will depend on the terms of the contract you signed. Best wishes.
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Monterey, CA
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Telephone: (831) 275-1002
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