Legally Speaking is a new free monthly series of discussions with Q & A on various legal and financial life event topics. In the series, Santa Cruz County Bar Association recommended lawyers and finance/business professionals answer questions about the most frequently experienced legal issues faced by people in our community. These discussions will take place at various locations throughout the county on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
The February event covers Estate Planning and will be led by Emily Buchbinder. In this discussion, Emily will cover probate, trusts, and property taxes.
Emily Buchbinder is an estate planning and tax attorney practicing in Santa Cruz. Her practice includes preparing Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directives. In addition, she advises clients on various tax issues relating to estate planning and designs estate plans for individuals and couples with small, medium, and large estates. Emily also practices in the area of estate administration, probate, taxation, and business law. Emily is the Chairperson of the Santa Cruz County Bar Estate Planning Council. She serves on the Board of the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County and the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group. Prior to opening her own practice, she worked at the Grunsky Law Firm in Watsonville and for Deloitte Tax. Emily obtained her undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkley with Highest Honors, her Masters in Teaching at Brown University. She earned her law degree from Monterey College of Law, and her legal masters in taxation with High Honors from Golden Gate University.
Other events in the series include:
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 ‘Elder Law and Abuse’ w/ Anna Penrose @DTN
Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 ‘Coastal Access’ w/ Gary Redenbacher @SCV
Thursday, May 9, 2019 ‘Labor Law’ w/ Gretchen Reganhardt & Lizett Rodriguez (CRLA) @ DTN