Testimonials

WHAT OUR SATISFIED CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Emily was invaluable in helping me through a complicated probate when my husband died unexpectedly without a will. She was professional and compassionate and showed great patience in explaining all the facets of probate. She has worked well with my financial adviser and CPA to choose the best options for my financial future as well as patiently guiding me through the process of writing up my Trust. I will continue to go to Emily for Estate counsel and I highly recommend her for any and all your Estate Planning needs.
Karin Kotite

I was referred to Emily by a dear friend in the wake of my husband’s tragic death. Emily’s expertise in trust administration and probate were invaluable to me. She was prompt and thorough in administering our trust. And in the endless legal facets of closing down my husband’s business, and navigating probate, Emily was always on point. Though crisp and competent in all aspects of business, the greatest treasure of all has been Emily’s unfailing compassion throughout these many months of transition. She has nurtured my confidence that all will be well.
Joan Smith

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

My husband and I needed to update our family living Trust as over time changes were needed. Emily Buchbinder was recommended to us by our financial advisor as she is known in the community to be skilled in her work, ethical and conscientious. We were looking for our Trust attorney to be young, strong and capable so that when we pass she will be there for our family after we are gone and be able to provide the legal guidance they will need. Upon meeting Emily, we liked her immediately. She listened very carefully to our concerns. Our family situation is somewhat complex and Emily saw immediately how important it was to get the Trust set up just right. She reviewed our old outdated Trust and made astute suggestions where changes needed to be made. We were impressed with her legal acumen and her ability to get the job done. Our Family Trust is now done: Emily completed her work in a timely manner. We are grateful to have found such a competent Family Trust attorney.
Beverly and Eugene Martin, Ben Lomond

I am very pleased with all the services provided by Emily Buchbinder. I struggled for a couple of years to try to accomplish what she did in just two short meetings. We covered my estate planning needs along with some nagging real estate issues. She is easy to reach and always prompt to respond. I highly recommend her.
Tom Evenson, Santa Cruz

Over the past couple of years, Emily has taken care of quite a few legal matters for us. She drew up our trust and updated our will and associated documents; tackled a complicated inherited mineral rights issue for our family and successfully documented clear ownership for us; drew up our son’s will; reviewed and advised on legal documents for a parent’s trust; and recently amended our trust due to some changes. Emily is knowledgeable, professional, friendly and responsive. We will continue to recommend Emily to friends, and to call on her when needed.
Margie and Doug Childers, Santa Cruz