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Trusts & Estates Law
I have been working with Carico Johnson Toomey for the past three years and would highly recommend them. They are extremely knowledgeable, versatile, and very responsive. They are always looking out for the best interests of their clients, and I constantly put my trust in them to take care of mine. I rate them an excellent in the six areas of criteria.
We have been using the excellent services of Carico Johnson Toomey for more than 25 years. Their knowledge and work on behalf of our clients and myself personally has been impeccable, proven and well executed.
Cengiz Volkan The PVG Group
Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Chris Carico of Carico Johnson Toomey was retained for my family's legal matter. He served as primary advisor overseeing our case along with a team of other professionals. He took a holistic approach in understanding our needs and reached resolution for us in a relatively short amount of time. Chris showed a sensitivity for and sensibility towards the nature of familial issue such as ours and helped us maintain perspective throughout the process. I would recommend the Carico Johnson Toomey firm to anyone seeking trust and estate planning counsel.
Victoria Smaldino Union Bank
I have found Carico Johnson Toomey to be extremely effective, efficient, and transparent in their work, and have relied on them for years for trusts and estate counsel. I have recommended them to many friends and colleagues over the years.
Chris Warshaw Gnarus LLC
My referral to Carico Johnson Toomey was in September of 2003 and from that date forward they have represented my sons "trusts" filing all of the court ordered requests required to monitor these accounts as minors. When each of them reached the age of 18 the court awarded the trust to them individually and they have gone forward continuing to have Carico represent them. The hours they spent from the fall of 2003 until now have been more than what has been billed and I have since met other individuals that utilize their services and they also recognize their personal commitment to their clients.
We had an exceptional experience working with Bruce Macdonald at Carico Johnson Toomey on our issues. He was responsive, proactive and very effective. His level of expertise is excellent and his communication of our issues was clear and concise. We would recommend him to anyone seeking assistance with trusts and estate law.
Angela Kil of Carico Johnson Toomey counseled me on issues involved with settling estate issues with the Trustee. She and her staff were thorough and detailed in explaining the California 'legalese' involved with addressing situations between me, Beneficiary, and the Trustee. The explanations were invaluable. Angela suggested and explained the steps I could take. She heard what I had to say about my desires and advised me accordingly, bringing the estate to closure. I would definitely recommend working with this firm. They are professional, they responded to me timely, and they listened to me. I am in New Jersey and needed to understand California law. Her team was excellent.
Amy Denecke Beverly Harper Trust
Carico Johnson Toomey is extremely competent, responsive and able to articulate client's needs in an expert and timely fashion. Our team has worked with this firm extensively with for over 20 years and found their services to exceed both our and our client's expectations. Their attention to detail is superb and they are able to reduce to writing complex agreements when necessary in a cost effective manner.
Larry Prutch Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Bank of America
I have dealt with many attorneys in my life and this firm stands out above the rest as being an exceptionally hard working, intelligent, efficient, having great ethical standards, and easy to communicate with. They return phone calls and emails in a very timely manner; even after normal office hours. I highly recommend Chris Carico and Bruce MacDonald, partners of this firm. This firm is a true value in every way. You can't get any better, and I recommend this firm to anyone.
Claudine Moore M&M Property Management Company; The Herbert J. Meany Separate Property Trust
Carico Johnson Toomey is the most professional and knowledgeable I have worked with. I have had a lot of experience employing firms for international business law but knew little about planning my own Trust and Estate. Met with a few firms before going to CJT and it was obvious from first meeting that these guys were professionals and knew what they were doing. But more than that, and what really set them apart, is that they really cared about me as a client, not just a bag of money walking through the door. They really took the time to find out personal details about myself and my family as well as extended family in order to best develop a plan that would benefit them after I am gone. Their experience and guidance opened my eyes to many many things I had never even thought of. It was evident that their interest was in setting up a plan that would not only benefit my family financially after I am gone but also protect them against themselves, each other, and outsiders. This was very comforting. These are hard things to consider but things which, if the right planning is made, will never have the opportunity to emerge and potentially divide loved ones. For this I am grateful to them because I can rest easy now and rest easy in the hereafter.
Daniel Barker Mikuni USA Inc
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