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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  • "Thank you for making the estate planning process so easy and "painless". We appreciate your efforts on our behalf."
  • "Goralka Law Firm initially helped my elderly mother with her trust and then restating it after her husband passed away. This alone went very smooth and was handled professionally through all the steps and paperwork. Unfortunately, after her husband passed away, an issue arose with the county that involved her property being re-assessed in error, which caused a huge increase in her property taxes. John and his team were a great help in getting this issue resolved. They agreed to file the necessary paperwork with the county along with copies of her trust that were needed to verify that her property never changed hands. John's team stayed in close contact with us by answering all our questions and emails promptly. This whole process was very time consuming on the counties end, but Goralka Law Firm made this transaction easier by making sure we had all the correct paperwork submitted on my mom's behalf. Thank you!"
  • “Goralka Law Firm does an outstanding job in preparing Trust Documents. They are very knowledgeable, including the office staff, and make the process very smooth by providing answers to your questions in a timely manner. They provide a binder with all of the trust documents enclosed with tabs so it is easy to locate the sections as needed. Their fee is very reasonable, also. I highly recommend the Goralka Law Firm to anyone that requires a new Trust on an updated Trust.”
  • "Everyone in the firm was knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly. A very professional firm and I would recommend to them to anyone looking for help in this matter."
  • "John and Amanda are wonderful people who’s only purpose is to help families plan for the future. Extremely professional and informative. If you are looking for estate planning then this is the place."
  • "When I first needed estate planning services, I contacted the Goralka Law Firm. John and his team were competent, helpful, and always pleasant to work with. Three years later, I needed to make a modification of the original trust, and the team again provided excellent service. Every detail was handled efficiently and clearly explained. I highly recommend this law firm!"
  • "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."