Associate – Estate Planning
Ben joined BPE Law Group, P.C. during law school in May 2013. Having considerable experience working as a Paralegal in California Probate, Trust Administration, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Conservatorship practice, Ben further developed his skills in Pre-trial Law in Motion practice, Business Law Formation, and Real Estate Law. Primarily, Ben now focuses on the firm’s Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Trust Administration and Probate Litigation.
During law school, Ben began his post-graduate studies in Gerontology and was trained as a Long Term Care Ombudsman inspecting Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, Board and Care facilities, and Skilled Nursing Facilities. Ben used this opportunity to develop his strength in Elder Advocacy.
Ben’s Ombudsman training and Gerontology background provide BPE corporate clients with valuable and unique insights during the critical planning and formation stages, as well as the ongoing management, of older adult care facilities in California.
Ben has assisted in the preparation of more than 300 Revocable Living Trusts, and he has administered and distributed approximately 100 Trusts and Estates. While earning his Juris Doctor, as a Certified Law Student, Ben appeared in multiple Courts to represent Probate, Trust, and Real Estate clients. A few examples include:
– Representing an Executors and Opposing Petitions for Removal
– Representing Estate Beneficiaries, Opposing and Objecting to Probate Petitions
– Placer County, Representing Owners in Partition and Accounting of Inherited Real Property
Outside the office:
Placer County Older Adult Advisory Committee, advocating for Senior Services;
The agency on Aging, Area IV Advisory Commission; and,
American River College Legal Assisting Advisory Committee.