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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  • "I am an estate planning attorney who has referred several clients with more complicated needs to John Goralka. He's very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. I always rest assured when I refer a client to him that they will be well taken care of."
  • "Whenever a change is needed, Goralka Law Firm responds quickly and positively. The firm's expertise in trust law is current and, in the clients, best interests."
  • "If you need an attorney to handle your Will and Trust needs, I highly recommend The Goralka Law Firm. John Goralka and his professional and friendly staff quickly put me at ease and comfortable during our meeting. John listened to my needs and concerns and he and his staff took excellent care of me."
  • John Goralka is a unique attorney. We have Grantor Trusts that give us peace of mind. Over future years not only will our children benefit from John’s knowledge, but also our grandchildren. He stives for excellence in the specialties of Trust and Tax law. Without hesitation, we recommend his law firm.
  • "After traveling across the country, during covid 19, John and his staff bent over backwards to ensure that we would spend no more time in California than absolutely necessary. We traveled to probate an estate and also a trust. We arrived on Tuesday afternoon, were able to meet with John on Wednesday and signed our last papers on Friday afternoon, allowing us to leave Sacramento on Saturday morning. John's paralegal, Haley Hanam was a God send, taking numerous calls from us and ALWAYS being able to answer our questions and expedite our legal papers. We would definitely recommend Goralka Law Firm to anyone needing legal assistance in the Sacramento area."
  • "I called Attorney Goralka and within 10 minutes had answers to all my questions and concerns as regards the sale of a business and property taxes through the wind-down phase. John was knowledgeable and thorough concerning all aspects of the process. Based on the high level of professional service he provided for corporate matters, I will also be using John's professional services for my personal property taxes."
  • "I am writing to recommend Attorney John Goralka whom I have had the pleasure of working with my Tax and Estate Planning. I highly recommend John Goralka. as a skilled and trustworthy legal professional. Throughout our interactions, Atty John Goralka consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the law and legal processes. His knowledge and expertise were evident in the advice and guidance he provided me about my situation. I found his ability to explain complex legal issues in a clear and concise manner to be particularly helpful. Moreover, he was always professional and respectful in his interactions with me. I felt that he truly cared about my wishes and the outcome of the estate and worked diligently to ensure that my heirs were protected. His attention to detail and thoroughness was impressive. Most importantly, I appreciated John Goralka's honesty and integrity. I felt that he always acted in my best interest. In summary, I would highly recommend Attorney John Goralka to anyone seeking legal counsel on asset protection, Estate Planning and Probate. His knowledge, professionalism, and honesty make him an exceptional lawyer who I trust and respect."
  • "Goralka Law Firm has made themselves an integral part of the success of our business since 2017. John's expertise, guidance, and accessibility have allowed us to continue running at full speed while staying highly organized. We have used John when we bought our business, planned the structure, did tax planning and more. We highly recommend John’s services."
  • "John and his team have been such an enormous help to our family-owned businesses. John is always willing to help and answer any questions we may have about such a wide variety of things, sales tax, deductions, loan questions, etc. He was able to help our family get out of the mess that our previous attorney had, unfortunately, put us in. Our family will continue to use John at Goralka Law Firm for as long as he will have us!! Highly recommend!"
  • "We have very substantial assets in 401k’s and rollovers to IRAs. We worked very hard to save for these assets. Now, the distributions are subject to income tax and estate tax when we die. John was able to help us avoid these very high taxes on our retirement accounts."
  • "John and his team set up our estate plan, so our family legacy goes to our kids to protect for their lives from divorce, lawsuits and other financial predators. Our kids and grandkids will not have to pay estate tax, so our assets do not go to the IRS."
  • "Living in California we have incredibly high taxes. I was referred to Attorney Goralka by a friend of mine. I own a large business and extensive property and John was able to guide us in our approach to reduce tax liability. He is smart and has a lot of experience with tax planning and we will continue to use his services moving forward."