Below are attorneys we highly recommend for their expertise, customer service and integrity.  They are not employees of Your Legacy Lives and must be hired separately.

Heather Reynolds- Estate Planning

Heather Reynolds

Attorney Heather Reynolds focuses solely on Trust and Estate Planning, which includes preparation of wills and living trusts, powers of attorney for financial management, and Advance Health Care Directives. Her mission is to provide high quality legal services to help clients and their loved ones to either avoid or navigate court supervised proceedings. As a result, her clients enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing everything is in place to secure their legacies. Her compassionate approach assists families and friends before and after the loss of a loved one.

Attorney Heather Reynolds was a Legal Specialist in Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate Law, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization from 2004-2009. She founded her firm in January of 2000. Attorney Reynolds provides high quality legal services to clients who seek peace of mind and probate avoidance. She assists families before and after the loss of a loved one.

She graduated with honors from Georgetown Law Center, attended her final year of law school as a visiting scholar at Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley, in 1998 and is currently admitted to practice law before the California Superior and Supreme Court as well as the U.S. District Court, Northern District. She is a member of the Trust and Estates Section of the State Bar of California.

Contact:

Law Offices of Heather Reynolds
1808 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA  94501
510.835.3090
[email protected]

Patricia Scott, Estate Planning

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Patricia received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law. At USF Law School, Ms. Scott was member of the McAuliffe Honor Society and received the American Jurisprudence Awards in Wills and Trusts, Corporations, Evidence and Family Law.

Ms. Scott’s practice encompasses advising individuals, families and professional and non-professional fiduciaries regarding estate and tax planning matters, probates, trust administrations and conservatorships. Ms. Scott also handles will and trust contests, including elder abuse actions. Her goal in these litigated matters is achieving an efficient resolution of disputes to minimize the financial and emotional impact on her clients. Ms. Scott is an advocate for early use of alternative dispute resolution in the probate and trust area where feasible, and her background in trust and probate dispute resolution gives her a unique perspective regarding the use of planning to reduce the incidence of costly litigation in the future.

She is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the California State Bar, the East Bay Trust and Estates Lawyers (EBTEL), has a Certification in Grief Counseling from the Grief Recovery Institute of Los Angeles, is a past member of the San Francisco Aids Legal Referral Panel, and has over twenty years of experience planning and administering estates in California. Ms. Scott lives and works in Alameda, CA, and can be reached as follows:

Contact:

Law Offices of Patricia A. Scott
The Mansard Building, Suite One
2233 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA  94501
510.263.8475
[email protected]

R. Kamela Laird- Mediation

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Kamela is the founder of Integrate Legacy Law, an estate planning firm that delivers an exquisite experience to its clients while creating their custom estate planning portfolios! As an experienced communication and relationship coach, mediator, and spiritual counselor, she integrates these skills with her legal training to provide a holistic approach to estate planning.

In addition to her passion for a heart-centered approach to law, Kamela is equally passionate about a transformative approach to mediation. She believes that just about any conflict can be mediated with willing participants and a mutual commitment to create a win-win solution. She teaches her clients that all disputes can be resolved when there is creativity, communication, love and support. Kamela has been doing mediation since elementary school when she was trained as a peer mediator!

Kamela graduated magna cum laude as Valedictorian from Santa Clara University and earned her law degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. Kamela became a DRPA certified mediator in 2010. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Community Boards, as well as a volunteer mediator there. She is an active member of Integrative Mediation Bay Area where she co-mediates with mental health professionals. As a pioneer of the collaborative estate planning field, she works on interdisciplinary teams with other Attorneys, licensed Mental Health and Eldercare Professionals, and Certified Financial Planners to deliver her clients a holistic and transformative experience.

Contact: 
Kamela Laird, Esq.
317 Washington St., Ste 168
Oakland, CA 94607