W Bailey Smith – Law Offices of W. Bailey Smith

2603 Main Street, Ste 1180
Irvine, CA 92614, United States

Practice/Organization Description

"I fix broken trusts and help families to keep their family money in their bloodline, protected from creditors, predators and death taxes". For nearly 40 years as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Probate, my offices have served the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas with conveniently located offices in Irvine and Long Beach, California.

What Makes Us Different

Our philosophy is simple: we strive to ensure you keep your assets in the family, safe from creditors and the aberrant son-in-law. We also strive to eliminate estate taxes, including what we call the 'voluntary' death tax. Our planning will keep your affairs private and away from the prying public.

Our firm focuses solely on estate planning issues. We can help reduce or eliminate the death tax, eliminate conservatorships and establish a legacy trust that protects property through 'anti-gigolo' and 'anti-floozy' provisions. We can create a family bank for your assets that will keep family money in the blood line for 90 years after your death. We also help our clients eliminate probate by setting up trusts and funding those trusts with your assets.

If you are looking to safeguard your estate against death taxes and probate fees, then contact our Law Offices in Irvine and Long Beach, California, today. We offer free 30 minute initial consultations. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Call now for an appointment at our office and you will receive a free copy of our 60 page booklet entitled "How to Plan Your Estate Today."

Plan for Your Estate | Protect Your Assets

Our principal attorney, W. Bailey Smith, is a certified estate tax planning specialist with the California Board of Legal Specialization, one of only 60 in Orange County. He has more than 37 years of experience handling complex trust and probate issues for clients throughout Southern California.

You worked your entire life to build your estate. Now you need to protect your assets. At the Law Offices of W. Bailey Smith, we have the experienced attorneys you need to plan for your estate and help ensure your assets remain in the family. Contact us today for a free 30-minute initial consultation.

Our office in Irvine, California is conveniently located only blocks away from the John Wayne Airport and the intersections of I-405 and I-55. Our Long Beach office is located off I-405 and I-710 downtown near the courthouse.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

Education

W. BAILEY SMITH graduated from Stanford

University and the University of CA, Hastings College of Law. After serving as an Agent in Counter-Intelligence in the US Army, he practiced law as a Deputy District Attorney and then with a major Los Angeles law firm.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Member of the Orange Coast Estate Planning Council, the Trusts and Estates Section of the Orange County Bar Association, and the Trusts and Estates Section of the California Bar.

Honors and Awards

I enjoyed teaching as an adjunct professor at Long Beach State for ten years. I continue to teach informative and timely seminars on estate and gift taxation, and provide lectures on tax savings throughout Southern California. I have also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Reader's Digest, The American Bar Association Journal, Apartment Magazine and the Orange County Lawyer Journal.

Areas of Practice
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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