In this selection of client testimonials, hear how we’ve helped families and business owners throughout California reach their business, tax, and estate planning goals. To learn how we can assist with your legal needs, contact our office to schedule a case review.

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  • "John and his team did an excellent job assisting us with a complex property situation and also helped us draw up our trusts. The attorney on the other side of the real estate transaction was incompetent and John took the time to educate him even though he was unresponsive and not particularly cooperative. He truly understands Proposition 13 which was paramount to us. In addition to the real estate transaction, he assisted us with our family estate planning and provided terrific advice to save on taxes. He also happens to be a nice person."
  • "We needed to update and renew our outdated Living Trust. The Goralka Law Firm made the process easy with the questionnaire they sent out, and used an encrypted website for us to upload the information to. Once all information was provided, we met with John via video conference to go over our needs and what we were planning. John made recommendations to simplify our process for future needs should the Trust have to kick in plus simplified our need to go around making changes. Once we were done with the video call Goralka Law Firm prepared the package and we had our final meeting in person to review and sign the paperwork and we were done! So grateful to the Goralka Law Firm team for taking us on and simplifying the process."
  • "John provided expert estate planning for my parents as well as for me and my wife. His expertise was above and beyond our expectations and his fees are very fair. Thank you John for all your help."
  • "A great bunch of people to work with. Very helpful and professional. All the staff help to reduce the anxiety around planning for wrapping up your affairs at the end of life. There is lots to learn and they are here to help."
  • "The Goralka Law Firm was so helpful to us in developing and implementing an estate plan. The staff is very knowledgeable and informative. John Goralka and his entire staff are friendly, professional and always available for assistance. John helped us with several other difficult legal matters in addition to the estate planning process. We recommend this law firm to anyone seeking to establish or update their estate plan."
  • "We sought expert tax advice regarding my father's estate after his death without a will. After extensive online research, we chose Attorney John Goralka for his impressive credentials. John proved to be knowledgeable, caring, and patient. He presented our options clearly and without pressure during the initial consultation. Throughout our engagement, he remained a helpful and reassuring advisor, despite our case's modest size. John understood our concerns and provided prompt and easy-to-understand responses to our questions, alleviating much of the stress. Working with John was a pleasure for my family's tax matters and more."
  • “Mr. Goralka could tell right away right away that I was lost in the legal world and he was extremely sympathetic and encouraging. Everyone told me from the start that I couldn't win this difficult case, but he never gave up, and did win it. I consider him to be a Super Hero.”
  • “We have used John in the past to set up our family trust and were very pleased with the results and the experience, so we contacted him again to look into whether to set up a rental property we were buying into an LLC or not. John was very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us the pros and cons of setting up the LLC, and helped us with the process in a timely manner that fit into the escrow closing time. I would highly recommend John.”
  • “John Goralka is an excellent lawyer. He was highly recommended by my business partner and he met all my expectations. I met Mr. Goralka when he was doing an Estate Planning presentation to a community group in the East Sacramento area. John has assisted me in completing my Estate Planning and Trust. His staff was very professional, efficient, friendly, and prompt at making last minute changes on my trust. I would highly recommend John Goralka to all my family and friends.”
  • “After reaching out to Attorney Goralka, I received a prompt response within just 10 minutes. He expertly answered all of my questions and concerns regarding the sale of a business and property taxes during the winddown phase. I was impressed by John's extensive knowledge and thoroughness in addressing all aspects of the process. Thanks to the high level of professional service he provided, I plan to use John's services for my personal property taxes as well.”
  • “If you're looking for an attorney who is both responsive and knowledgeable, look no further than John Goralka. He helped us with our property tax appraisal values for our primary and investment homes, communicating with us throughout the process and ultimately reducing our tax burden. We highly recommend him for property tax legal needs and estate planning.”
  • “My family needed some straight talk expert advice on a tax issue related to my father's death, passing away without a will. After hours of research on the Internet, we decided to consult Attorney John Goralka due to his impressive credentials. And we are glad that we did. John is a knowledgeable and caring professional. At the initial consultation, he listened patiently to our story and explained our options clearly without pressuring us to hire him. Throughout our engagement, John continued to be our helpful and reassuring advisor. Even though the amount at stake in our case was quite modest compared to others he handled, John understood our concerns and could think from our perspective. His responses to our questions were always very prompt and easy to understand. He made a stressful situation much less so. Working with John on my family’s tax matters and so many other things was a pleasure.”