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Paul A Graziano

Paul A Graziano


Estate and Probate Law and Tax Lawyer
Allen & Kimbell LLP
Santa Barbara, CA
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Attorney Biography

Mr. Graziano is a managing partner of Allen & Kimbell, LLP. Mr. Graziano maintains dual Certified Specializations of the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in: (i) Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law; and (ii) Taxation Law. Mr. Graziano is an AV-Rated attorney, and is nationally and regionally acknowledged for his expertise in estate planning and administration, probate and trust law, and tax law.

 

Mr. Graziano is a member of the Tax, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Sections of the State Bar of California and has served on the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the State Bar Taxation Section. Mr. Graziano is a member of the Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council and has served as its President. He is a member and former director of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, and also a former Chair of its Estate Planning and Probate Section.

 

Mr. Graziano lectures regularly for the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and frequently speaks to professional societies and organizations on topics relating to tax planning, estate planning, and estate and trust administration, and has given interviews in his areas of expertise on radio and television. He also has contributed to the preparation of several CEB practice books. Mr. Graziano has also served as an expert witness in the Superior Court relating to trust and estate matters.

 

In addition to his professional practice, Mr. Graziano is actively involved with local charitable organizations, including active current and past service on boards of directors and planned giving committees


Practice Areas

 
Estate and Probate Law (27%)
 
Tax Law (27%)
 
White Collar Crime (6%)
 
Estate Planning (5%)
 
Sexual Harassment (5%)
 
Employment Law (5%)
 
Wills (4%)
 
Discrimination (4%)
 
Probate (4%)
 
Class Action (3%)
 
Personal Injury (3%)
 
Trusts (2%)
 
Workers Compensation (2%)
 
Wrongful Termination (2%)
 
Civil Rights (1%)
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Résumé - Paul A Graziano

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
1981

Education

UCLA School of Law
UCLA School of Law

Specialty Certifications

State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Taxation Law
State Bar of California

State Bar of California
Board Certified Specialist
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
State Bar of California

Associations

California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section
Member
California Lawyers Association, Taxation Section

California Lawyers Association, Trusts and Estates Section
Member
California Lawyers Association, Trusts and Estates Section

Member
California Lawyers Association

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2022

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Paul A Graziano
Allen & Kimbell LLP
317 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
www.aklaw.net
Office: 805-963-8611
Fax: 805-962-1940

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Bar License Information

California Bar Membership -

Paul A Graziano - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Paul A Graziano on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certification Information

Estate and Probate Law Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law - Lawyers certified in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law with the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of practice.


The CBLS defines the term "estate planning, trust and probate law" as the practice of law dealing with:


  • "the creation, protection and disposition of a client's assets, during life and upon and after death, in accordance with the client's expressed desires;

  • the tax and family relationship consequences of the client's acts and desires;

  • the preparation of wills, trusts and other documents to carry out the client's desires;

  • the administration of estates and trusts (such as necessary court or non-court procedures; tax reporting, payment of tax and tax audits; and management and transfer of assets); and

  • the protection of the property and provision for the personal needs of individuals unable to handle their own affairs by reason of age, illness or other incapacity."

Taxation Law Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Taxation Law - Lawyers certified as specialists in taxation law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of law.


The CBLS defines the term taxation law as encompassing the "field of law involving the Internal Revenue Code and other federal, state and local tax statutes and interpretive material in connection with matters in which issues of taxation are significant."


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