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Timothy Pickart

Law Office of Timothy Cahill Pickart

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(949) 400-3183
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email: tim@pickartlaw.com

A Will is a traditional legal document which:

  • Names individuals (or charities) who will receive your assets after your death.
  • Nominates an executor who will be appointed and supervised by the probate court to manage your estate; pay your debts, expenses and taxes; and distribute your estate according to the instructions in your will.
  • Nominates guardians for your minor children.

Most assets in your name alone at your death will be subject to your Will. Some exceptions include securities accounts and bank accounts that have designated beneficiaries, life insurance policies, IRAs and other tax-deferred retirement plans, and some annuities. Such assets would pass directly to the beneficiaries and would not be included in your Will.




About Tim Pickart

Tim Pickart is an attorney specializing in the areas of estate planning, business planning, tax controversy, and asset protection. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Tim primarily represents business owners, professionals, and other high net worth individuals. His focus is to be proactive, reduce risk, and protect clients before problems arise. This includes prudent planning, clearly written documents, and practical advice to avoid conflict.

Before opening the Law Office of Timothy Cahill Pickart, Tim had worked at prominent estate and business planning law firms as well as at a major life insurance company in Orange County. Along with his legal practice, Tim is an instructor in the Paralegal Certificate Program at the University of California, Irvine.

He has assisted numerous clients in all aspects of estate planning as well as gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. Tim spends a great deal of time educating clients on the purpose of estate planning and takes extra steps to help clients administer their estate plan properly. In addition to his estate planning practice, Tim has extensive experience in administering trusts and estates, handling probate matters, and preparing gift and estate tax returns. Tim is well versed in sophisticated estate planning strategies used to avoid and/or minimize gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes.

Tim has counseled clients on business entity formation and succession planning for mid-sized and family-owned business. He has prepared by-laws for corporations, partnership agreements for partnerships, and operating agreements for limited liability companies. Tim also has drafted general business contracts including buy sell agreements, stock redemption agreements, and split dollar agreements.

He also has represented clients in connection with audits and other tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service, the Franchise Tax Board, the Board of Equalization, and various county assessor offices throughout California.

Tim is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Central District of California and the United States Supreme Court. He received his undergraduate degree in American Studies from Stanford University in 1995 and his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1998. An Orange County native, Tim currently lives in Ladera Ranch with his wife and two children.
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Estate Planning

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Business Planning

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Trust Administration

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