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Matt Bruns
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Matt Bruns

Law Office of Matthew Bruns

Berkeley, California

Contact Information

Licenses

Authority Year
California

Fee Types

Pro Bono

Languages

English

Practice Areas

Taxation and Trusts and Estates

About Matt Bruns

I started practicing law in 2007 in Philadelphia as a litigator. While I had some great experiences, I decided that I would rather use my skills to help build people up. At the same time that my wife and I moved to the Bay Area, my father suffered a series of strokes which left him seriously incapacitated. I saw first hand the difficulty of end of life decisions can be and the importance of trustworthy guidance. I changed my practice to tax law and estate planning, earning a masters degree with honors from Golden Gate University. I received my JD in 2007 from Washington University in St. Louis, my B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. I have also clerked for the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice in San Francisco.

Licenses

Authority Year
California

Fee Types

Pro Bono

Languages

English

Contact Information

Law Office of Matthew Bruns

2081 Center Street
Berkeley, California

LawGives Services Offered by Matt

Hourly Rate

Hourly rates are the most common fee arrangement for legal services.


Estate Plan Plus (Single)

Put in place a comprehensive estate plan. This includes a will, a power of attorney, an advanced health care directive and a living trust, customized to your specific needs.


Estate Plan Plus (Couple)

Put in place a comprehensive estate plan for you and your partner. This includes two wills, two powers of attorney, two two advanced health care directives and two living trusts, customized to your specific needs.


Will

Get a will in place. Determine beneficiaries for your assets, appoint guardians for minor children and make sure that your wishes are carried out.


Advanced Health Care Directive

State your health care preferences to your physician, family and friends. This includes types of special treatment you want or don't want at the end of life, preferences relating to diagnostic and surgical procedures and organ donation.


Power of attorney

Grant someone an authorization to act on your behalf in personal, business or other matters.


Revocable Living Trust

Determine who will get your property when you pass away. Putting in place a living trust helps you avoid probate.


Estate Plan Basic (Individual)

Put in place a basic estate plan. This includes a will, a power of attorney and an advanced health care directive, customized to your specific needs.


Estate Plan Basic (Couple)

Put in place a basic estate plan for you and your partner. This includes two wills, two powers of attorney and two advanced health care directives, customized to your specific needs.