Probate and Estate Planning

Northern California Probate Lawyer and Estate Planning Attorney

Probate law and estate planning require attention to detail and a deep understanding of both the legal options available and the personal circumstances of the client. With John A. Runte, Attorney at Law, you will get assistance from an estate planning attorney with more than 39 years of experience practicing law. Our team will help put you at ease knowing that your wishes will be followed to the letter.

With an extensive background in tax law, we are able to help our clients minimize the tax liability of their estate plan. We can handle even the most complex tax planning matters for our clients. Whether your estate plan includes matters of business succession, real estate taxation, minor dependents, or any other issue, we can help you find a plan that will fit your situation.

We assist clients with wills, trusts, trust administration, guardianships, conservatorships, living wills and advanced healthcare directives, powers of attorney, living trusts, tax planning, insurance trusts, private annuities, irrevocable trusts, business successions, and many other estate planning matters. We take the time to understand each client’s unique situation in order to help them structure a plan that will accomplish their estate planning goals.

The probate and trust system contains many options for the distribution of an estate. An experienced probate lawyer can help determine which options go best with any given situation. Our familiarity with the California probate code allows us to work quickly, and improve the result of the probate and trust system. With a will or trust, or without, we can help manage the probate and trust system.

Contact us if you would like to schedule an appointment with an experienced and knowledgeable probate and estate planning attorney.


John A. Runte, Attorney at Law

713 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642

Ph: (209) 257-1898
Fax: 866-728-0163

525 J Street.
Suite A
Los Banos, CA 93635

Ph: (209) 827-6718
Fax: 866-728-0163