We had an urgent situation and needed help with setting up a trust before an emergency surgery that was scheduled for less then a week out. Kyle went out of his way to support us and even came to our home given mobility challenges to get all of the final paperwork signed. Since that time we have had the unfortunate need for all of the documents he prepared for us and I can’t tell you how thankful I was to have such detailed work. He made a very difficult time so much easier for us.
My wife and I came to Kyle to do our end-of-life documents (will, powers of attorney, etc.) and we had a uniformly positive, pleasant experience. He is exactly what you want for this kind of work: professional, straightforward, helpful, friendly, engaging, and taking exactly the right amount of time (neither too little nor too much) to do the job well. Bonus: he made us aware of and filed for California’s new Transfer On Death rider to property deeds which will vastly simplify our probate.
Kyle assisted my Grandmother with her estate planning and she was very complimentary of that engagement. She said he was the most patient and pleasant person to work with while still getting things done. He was very helpful after her passing in trust related issues and banks. He was thorough, conscientious, smart, and trustworthy.
Kyle represented me as executor of a very complex will. There were over 50 beneficiaries including some overseas. He kept things moving along and we finally made it through the experience without going crazy! He was fabulous and has a great sense of humor (and a dog!)
Mr Johnston helped us through a difficult estate and trust issue that involved international beneficiaries. His willingness to work remotely was very helpful since we do not live where the trust orders needed to be filed. His responsiveness was especially refreshing – even responding during a holiday weekend to a question I emailed that Friday evening to which I didn’t expect a response until the next business day. He was extremely professional, efficient, and reasonable. His guidance was both objective and pragmatic. We would highly recommend engaging his office for any trust or estate matter.
Kyle recently helped with Trust administration for my mother’s estate, as well as facilitated the creation of my own Living Trust. He is very personable, so it was easy and a pleasure to work with him during what is normally is a difficult and stressful time after a loved one dies. No one looks forward to dealing with the “business of death,” but it has to be done. I highly recommend Kyle and Melissa for anyone who has to deal with it, or for anyone who needs to prepare for it.
Kyle has been a huge help in managing my Mother’s estate. As we found out my mother had only a few days to live, a few loose ends were realized. Kyle worked tirelessly to quickly tie up those loose ends and set the estate up properly before my mother died. He has always been available at the drop of a hat. He has made the worst time of my life a lot easier and I highly recommend him to anyone.
I cannot believe how nice Mr Johnston was! My husband and I had a very complicated trust to put together. We had some unconventional requests. Mr Johnston put together a document that got all our needs/requests included, and didn’t charge more than the original quote. In fact, we overpaid him and he returned the money immediately!
Kyle is very professional, exhibited patience and never made me feel rushed and never “dinged” me as some attorneys are known to do for an occasional question via email or phone call. At the end of the day, the fee was exactly as per our agreement and I found Kyle to be professional, thorough, compassionate and a genuinely good human being whom I would recommend without hesitation.
I contacted Kyle on the recommendation of a financial planner. He presented me with an option that was expedient, required scarcely any effort on my part and was a fraction of the cost of options presented by the other attorneys. I left Kyle’s office feeling like a suitcase full of bricks had been lifted from my shoulders. My family and I are deeply grateful to him. Based on our experience, I can say with the utmost confidence that Kyle is a kindhearted person who genuinely cares about others. I was so impressed that I sent emails to friends and colleagues recommending him.
My husband got ill very quickly and we were totally ill prepared. It was extremely distressing to me and I found the process of setting up a trust completely overwhelming and on the last of the list of things I could handle. No one seemed to be able to help in a quick, efficient, understandable way. That is, until I received Kyle’s name through an acquaintance and I am SO glad that I did. He was professional, reasonable, and took a load off my shoulders very quickly, for which I am truly grateful. I would unequivocally recommend him for will/trust needs, etc. and have already done so to people who have asked. I appreciate his help through one of the worst times in my life.
I interviewed several attorneys before hiring Kyle. It was the best decisions I could have made. My father’s dementia had progressed quickly. However, we could not find a will or any estate planning documents. Kyle helped set up a trust for my dad, dealt with social security, pensions issues, and facilitated in the selling of his home, etc. He handled family issues and financial concerns professionally and with tact. Dad was finally able to move to an excellent 24/7 care facility. When Dad died, Kyle handled the final distribution of his estate and was a great support to my family. I recommend him highly.
Kyle graciously helped my husband and I out with a trust after one of his former colleagues left us hanging. He promised us that he would make things right and more than followed through. We are very appreciative of his professionalism and services that were provided. He is highly recommended.
I recently worked with Kyle on my estate plan and really had no idea about how much I didn’t know…… Kyle was extremely thorough and answered all of my questions, even questions I didn’t know to ask! He never took more than a few hours to respond to my calls and had my entire plan completed in a matter of days. I would definitely recommend Kyle as a wonderful attorney for those of you in need of his services.