John Palley
Name: John Palley
Firm Name: Meissner Joseph & Palley
Jurisdiction: USA - California
Practice Area: Estate & Trust Law

Telephone: 916-920-5983
Fax: 916-920-9379

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Professional Biography:

John Palley has been an attorney since 1994 and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law as determined by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Additionally, his reputation among local attorneys and judges has earned him Martindale-Hubbell’s prestigious “AV” peer review rating, signifying preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards.

John has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers of Northern California. John was selected as the “Best Attorney” by the Roseville Press Tribune in 2015. John has received the prestigious “10.0” rating from and is “Lead Counsel Rated” from which is their highest rating.

John is also a past probate and estate planning “expert” for the Sacramento Bee. John has taught classes for UC Davis Extension and National Business Institute on probate and estate planning. John dedicates his entire law practice to estate planning, trust, and probate law and has been doing that since he became a lawyer in 1994.

The Estate & Trust Law Practice:

We counsel clients in planning their estates in a manner which effectively minimizes their income, gift, estate and generation-skipping tax liabilities. Additionally, our sophisticated trusts and estates practice regularly counsels individuals, families, and business owners on tax issues relating to wealth preservation, asset protection and management. Because our firm regularly advises business entities such as corporations, partnerships, LLCs and joint ventures, we are able to design and implement buy-sell and stock restriction agreements, and advise on other strategies which can be used to fund those buy-outs.

We help individuals and business entities of various sizes arrange their estate planning affairs. Such projects can vary widely, ranging from wealth transfers and multi-generational planning to corporate recapitalizations which may affect or facilitate business founder buy-outs. Our trust and estates attorneys provide a high level of sophistication and expertise; a number of our attorneys are Certified Specialists in Estate Planning and Probate law. Our firm, no matter the size of the estate, remains focused on providing our clients individualized attention.

Our firm advises clients on financial, retirement and personal planning matters, including wills, living trusts, and powers of attorney; estate planning and administration; estate litigation; preparation of revocable and irrevocable trust agreement to hold life insurance, personal residences, and other assets; establishment of conservatorships and guardianships, business continuity planning, charitable giving, preparation of buy-sell agreements for closely-held business entities, and the formation of family limited partnerships, and limited liability companies.

Meissner Joseph & Palley:

Our firm was established in 1979 and focuses in the areas of business, estate planning, real estate, probate and the related tax aspects. We have a team of experienced professionals with a high degree of integrity and work ethic. We pride ourselves on providing responsive service in a cost effective manner. The firm has earned the highest possible rating in Martindale-Hubble.

Many of our clients have been with the firm for most of its 30 years. Our effort to earn the respect of clients has grown the firm over the years to in excess of 10,000 clients.