In 2000, we started hosting seminars on the value of the Living Trust. The Wills and Last Testaments were the way most people passed their estate to their heirs, and although trusts have been around since the 1500’s, most people were not very familiar with them.
Our free living trust seminars quickly became a valuable experience for many families, and our new clients began referring their children, colleagues, neighbors and friends to our firm. Fraternal organizations such as the Moose Lodges, American Legion Posts, the VFW Posts, The Elks Clubs invited us to come and speak to their membership concerning the Living Trust. We sold these trusts to their membership at reduced costs, with a promise that we would be there for the rest of their lives.
Today we have sold over 15,000 trusts and have had over 6,000 deaths. Each and every time, the trust has performed as we assured them it would. Ultimately, we have saved tens of thousands of dollars in probate fees. We also help assisting the successor trustees and beneficiaries in distributing the wishes of the trustors.
A native Californian, Christopher R. Abrams completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in Economics. He later obtained his Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. He is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California and the United States Tax Court.
From the desk of Chris Abrams: “I pride myself on building lasting relationships with my clients by being both flexible and accessible.”
Chris Abrams resides with his wife, Tracy, whom he grew up with in the Elsinore Valley of California. Tracy is a nurse administrator in San Marcos and a member of the US Air Force Reserve. Together they live in Carlsbad, California with their daughter, Madison.
Chris has supported the estate planning needs of Californian’s from the Bay Area to the southern most regions of San Diego and Imperial counties. When Chris is not at the office, you can see him riding the waves on his surfboard.
The Law Offices of C.R. Abrams P.C. is a proud tight knit law firm where client satisfaction and compassion are the zenith of our firm’s priorities. We would like to take this moment to proudly announce and introduce our newest acquisition to our legal team, Neil N. Negrete, Esq.
Neil Negrete is an Orange County native hailing from the community of Huntington Beach where he graduated from his alma mater of Hunting Beach High School. Neil attended California State Polytechnic University Pomona where he achieved a bachelor of science degree in environmental biology. In 2017, Neil obtained his J.D. with a concentration in intellectual property from University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law located in Sacramento.
Neil began his legal career as a law clerk for Friends of the River, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization. While clerking at Friends of the River, he contributed to a comment letter opposing the California WaterFix/Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Subsequently, Neil was hired as a legal intern for California Lawyers for the Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free or reduced legal aid to persons of the art and creative community. Prior to being licensed by the state of California, Neil was hired as a Discovery Clerk for a litigation firm specializing in landlord tenant law, employment law, personal injury and contact disputes.
After being admitted to the California Bar in January of 2018, Neil became a member of the Orange County Intellectual Property Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association and Orange County Bar Association. Last May, Neil was hired as a junior attorney at the Law Offices of C.R. Abrams, P.C. As a junior attorney, Neil’s primary job responsibilities consist of drafting revocable living trusts and amendments, meeting with clients as well as representing clients in probate proceedings and trust administration. From time to time, Neil works out in the field as a notary and as a speaker for C.R. Abrams informative living trust seminars.
In Neil’s spare time, he enjoys spending time participating in recreational outdoor activities such as white-water rafting, camping, photography, hiking and fishing. When Neil is not out in nature, he can be located at a nearby record store searching for rhythms and grooves produced by a vast array of musical genres and artists.
During the preparation of the trust document, I could not have asked for better service. I am grateful. It was a pleasure to work with you. Now it is my job to transfer certain assets into the name of the trust, but I already have peace of mind…
Thank goodness for all your help and having a living trust. I especially want to thank Chris for all his assistance. I am telling all my friends how important a living trust is and am sending your address to them.
I wanted to write to you regarding the prompt and professional service your office has given to my mother’s living trust. I had explained to you that my mother is facing a terminal illness and that we were hoping that we could take care of this trust…