My father recently passed away and I had some questions regarding his trust.
James Zakasky answered all my questions and made a difficult time easier with his professionalism and pleasant demeanor. I engaged him to write my own trust and recommend him highly.
I have worked with James over the past few years on various legal matters. He is smart, easy to talk to, hence he's a great listener. He cares about the the law and helping and not just 'billable hours' which
tends to go hand in hand with a large law firm. If there is an issue that is outside of his field of expertise he will point you to someone that can help and that you can trust. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Jim has helped me in many legal matters over the years. He is easy to talk to and he is super knowledgeable about many grey areas related to the law. I am not intimidated to speak with him and ask stupid questions because he communicates clearly and and is sensitive to the fact that I don't speak legal jargon. Jim makes himself available to speak when I have questions and he gets things done in a timely manner. I truly enjoy working with him. I can trust that my legal needs are met beyond expectation. Thank you, Jim!
Jim came into our lives in 2013 and I liked him right away. For whatever reason we connected. He sat my wife and I down and laid our case out for us right in his office. Let me tell you something, EVERYTHING he said, described, advised, and forecasted...to my wife's amazement...went down exactly as he said. He was absolutely right and on point. There is no way we would be in the great shape we are in now without him. Jim Zakasky is the real deal.
Just called out of the blue to get some help on an issue which really wasn't relevant to anything from which Mr. Zakasky might profit. That didn't matter to him; he answered my question as thoughtfully and thoroughly as he could, and was a great help in directing me to others who might solve my problem. So now I know who to come to when I need to hire an estate lawyer in Santa Rosa!
Mr. Zakasky was referred to me by a friend. He was always prompt to return my calls if not always avail to take my call. He worked with my busy schedule to meet and provided excellent services and promptness. I would highly recommend his services to my friends and family.
My mother passed recently and James Zakasky went above and beyond helpful. Definitely will use again
Want to thank James Zakasky for the help he gave my sister and I last month. We are both living out of the area dealing with our aging father and needed some advice how to proceed. Mr Zakasky was very gracious with his time and gave us some great advice to help us with this hard process. In the future we may again need some assistance and would be happy to consult and work with Mr. Zakasky.
Jim was very helpful, we just simply had a couple questions of a legal matters and he was able to help us immediately . He was very friendly, courtous and knowledgeable on the phone. He gave us great advice on how to Handle a difficult situation.
James did a great job for my wife and I, friendly and professional through our entire legal matter.
He contacted us regularly with updates, and was prompt at returning our calls and answering our questions.
I plan to use James again and again for our continuing estate planning.
My wife and I were referred to James A. Zakasky to help us set up and complete our family irrevocable trust, will, and advanced medical directives. Jim is very knowledgeable and gave us balanced approach to setting up our trust as well as helping our heirs avoid tax issues after we pass. His prices are very reasonable and he will work with you to get the job done right and in a timely manner. He also recommended some options for keeping our medical directive(s) available when the time comes. Jim is very easy to work with and listens to his client's needs. We plan to work with him for all future changes to our trust etc., when needed.
I was referred to Mr Zakasky, by an attorney who is very well reviewed on yelp, but who just didn't have time to add me to his case load. So I emailed Mr Zakasky, got an appointment right away and went in to see him with two completely separate estate/trust situations, that I currently find myself in. Mr Zakasky was able to clearly and calmly see the forest for the trees, from all the details I had and didn't know what to do with. He just took it all in (and that's asking a lot, because I had six to eight months of trying to cope on my own), processed it, clarified, and summarized it in a way that I could finally understand my options. I left his office with a sense of great relief, since the confusions that I had, when I walked in, were cleared up, just like that! And that was just the free consultation -- wow! One of my situations does require further legal help, and I see no need to look elsewhere.
I'm so glad I was able to speak with Jim Zakasky. I was looking for ways to support my grandmother with her estate planning process and I left our conversation with information that I can pass on to her that will ensure that she is supported by people she knows and trusts as she navigates all of these details. I'm also feeling much more optimistic that our family can face this situation knowing that things will be in place as my grandmother wants them.
Jim is a wonderful Attorney. He has helped us quite a bit over the last few years. Very professional, very informative. We will definitely use him in the future.