Law Office of
Emily J. Buchbinder

Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law
Master in Laws (LL.M.) Taxation

Santa Cruz Estate Planning and Trust Lawyers

The lawyers at the Law Office of Emily J. Buchbinder provide expert legal services in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, probate, conservatorships, guardianships, business law, and tax.

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"Emily was highly recommended to me by a good friend and she ended up surpassing my expectations. She and her office were welcoming and knowledgeable throughout my interactions with them. I could not be happier with the work they did and would give them my highest recommendation."
Steve Berta​

Amy R. Henderson served as the Probate Research Attorney for the Superior Court of California, Santa Cruz County for the last ten years. She is uniquely qualified to assist clients with estate planning, trust administration, conservatorships, and guardianships. In addition, she has extensive experience in advising clients about selecting and forming the legal structure best suited for their business.

In addition to years of practical legal experience, our attorneys take pride in providing genuine and personalized services to a wide variety of clients. We aim to make you feel comfortable throughout the estate planning and trust administration process, with the goal of providing a swift and favorable resolution.

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EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST

You have worked hard your entire life to provide for your family and loved ones. Caring for them should not end once you are gone. While no one likes to think about their death, planning for the inevitable can give you some control and peace of mind.

The Law Office of Emily J. Buchbinder is a boutique law firm that provides attentive and skilled legal services in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, probate, taxation, conservatorships, guardianships, and adoptions. Our attorneys can help you plan your estate to minimize or entirely eliminate taxes on death and avoid conflicts among your heirs. We also work with trustees, executors, conservators, and guardians to perform their duties in accordance with California law.

Founding attorney Emily J. Buchbinder is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and holds a Masters in Law in Taxation (LL.M.). She has served as the Chairperson of the Santa Cruz County Bar Association Estate Planning Section since 2015.

Attorney Amy Henderson previously served as the Probate Research Attorney at the Santa Cruz Superior Court for ten years. There, she reviewed and researched all court petitions involving probate, trust matters, conservatorship, and guardianships and provided her legal opinion to the presiding judge on how to rule.

Our exceptionally qualified attorneys and staff provide attentive legal services and find creative solutions to each client’s unique situation. We are conveniently located in Capitola, between Gayle’s and Capitola Village and have free parking. Call (831) 462-1313 to schedule a consultation.

Amy R. Henderson served as the Probate Research Attorney for the Superior Court of California, Santa Cruz County for the last ten years. She is uniquely qualified to assist clients with estate planning, trust administration, conservatorships, and guardianships. In addition, she has extensive experience in advising clients about selecting and forming the legal structure best suited for their business.

In addition to years of practical legal experience, our attorneys take pride in providing genuine and personalized services to a wide variety of clients. We aim to make you feel comfortable throughout the estate planning and trust administration process, with the goal of providing a swift and favorable resolution.

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What our satisfied clients are saying.
I found Emily honest, professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. I am much more at ease now that she has helped me with my estate planning. It was a pleasure finding someone so competent to work with here in Santa Cruz.
- Wayne Lockwood
I feel fortunate to be able to refer my clients to Emily for their trust and estate planning needs. She is very knowledgeable, thorough and professional. Without exception, everyone I have sent to Emily has been extremely satisfied working with her.
- Kristen Marinovic
Financial Advisor
It is a pleasure to write this note of praise for the Family Trust work Emily did on our behalf. We were VERY PLEASED and VERY IMPRESSED with Emily’s knowledge and professionalism regarding our project. We really enjoyed working with her and will continue to seek Emily’s advice when needed.
- Jan and Bob Lockwood
Santa Cruz
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