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The attorney who drafted the original trust and estate plan for my wife and me retired many years ago. When we decided to have those documents reviewed and updated, we selected Kyle Krasa based on his outstanding reputation as an estate planning specialist. We found Kyle to be very personable and professional, thoroughly and clearly explaining the restatement of our plan documents. The finished product, an Estate Planning Portfolio, catalogs all estate planning documents and presents them in a detailed but easy-to-understand manner – exactly what we wanted to provide our successor Trustees.
We were extremely pleased with the service provided by Kyle and his friendly and helpful staff. For anyone needing an original or updated estate plan, KRASA LAW, Inc. has our highest recommendation.
-Joe and Dianne Begbie
We worked with Kyle Krasa to re-do our estate plans; not once but twice as we changed our thinking on the details. In addition, Kyle has been helping us through probate with our family’s estate. Our situation involves many moving parts and Kyle has been most attentive and thorough through all of it. He is patient and non-judgmental while also very good at helping us understand the legalese and requirements. And, we were often amazed to see emails written to us at midnight! We feel secure that we have put our estate in good order and that Kyle and the KRASA LAW, Inc. office will be there to help our beneficiaries when the time comes.
-Sally and Tom B.
My husband and I finally made a decision to have a trust set up.
It was evident from the start that Kyle was the right person to handle our needs. He was patient, friendly, very knowledgable, and explained all documents clearly. We had to work with Kyle remotely and the process could not have gone smoother. From the initial consultation through the final documents being completed, Kyle answered all questions and returned calls promptly. My husband and I now have peace of mind.
We would not hesitate to recommend KRASA LAW, Inc. for your estate planning needs.
-Louie and Kathy Ettlin
Kyle Krasa and his staff are such kind and good-hearted professionals. My family needed to update our estate planning and Kyle and his team made the process doable and clear and thorough. They guided the work through every detail and every step. Thanks to KRASA LAW, Inc., we have made a very important step forward the family’s future.
Mr. Krasa and his staff did an excellent job in preparing and explaining my family trust documents. I was presented with an impressive, comprehensive binder that my family will be able to have for their future reference – fantastic!
We really appreciated how Kyle explained everything step-by-step in a way that we could understand. He made us feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. He and his staff are very kind and helpful. There are not enough words to express how knowledgeable, compassionate, and professional Kyle and his staff are. We highly recommend KRASA LAW, Inc.! Thank you so much.
-Armando and Celina Alvarez
I wish to express my confidence and trust in Kyle and what he has to offer. I feel that my estate needs are in very capable hands and it is greatly appreciated.
I was immediately comfortable with Kyle. I came away with full confidence that he has taken care of me and my sons. I loved how saw the “blank look” on my face and immediately spoke in laymen’s terms so I could understand. Thank you, Kyle! Job well-done!
Although it took several months to get an appointment with Kyle Krasa, it was well-worth the wait. Kyle made things easy to understand and gave us peace of mind. Both Kyle and his staff were very professional and very helpful. We would highly recommend KRASA LAW, Inc.
-Steve and Karen Burja
It has been a pleasure meeting Kyle. He completed our Trust and we have complete confidence in his knowledge, expertise, and professionalism. It is comforting to know that he is there for us and our successor Trustees. Kyle is extremely friendly and patient. He answers questions in an easy way to understand. He has a very professional staff. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is in need of his services.
-Jill and Olin Stewart
I am impressed and happy with the detailed restatement to my trust to protect my wishes. I give KRASA LAW, Inc. five stars!
We found Kyle to be extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of estate planning. He appreciated and understood our situation, needs, and desires. His guidance and explanations were very helpful and his staff is efficient and detail-oriented. He has a pleasant disposition and a great sense of humor. He obviously cares about his work and his clients. We are very pleased with the results and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
-Steve and Kathy McNichols.
Taking on the arduous task of “getting my affairs in order” was willingly met by Kyle Krasa and his staff. They started giving me a checklist of everything that I might have needed to address and then carefully and in plain English walked me through the process of what all needed to be done, answering every question I came up with along the way with patience and a smile. Having now completed this process, I am confident that what Kyle has set up for me will significantly reduce the burden that is placed on my trustees when they are called to service, and further that it is very thorough. I greatly appreciate all that they have done and recommend them to anyone seeking this type of professional service.
We have utilized KRASA LAW, Inc. for two family trusts. They continue to be awesome, available, and thorough. The office staff is welcoming and informative. They provide quick responses to emails and questions. We appreciate the spirit and completeness of all work and knowing the details are handled with professionalism. Thank you so much for everything you have done through executing and managing an existing trust and creating a new trust.
Kyle was nothing short of amazing. My husband and I are both attorneys, and we needed badly to revise our estate plan, which was outdated. Kyle performed a complete overhaul while giving us multiple options with sound explanations and recommendations. He did all of this at a very reasonable fee. We have such peace of mind now. We cannot recommend Kyle and his excellent staff more highly!
– Cynthia Chapman
We were very impressed at the professionalism handled by everyone at the office, but most of all, the way Mr. Kyle Krasa proceeded to explain, in a way that we could understand, how this document could be effective to serve us. We appreciate your service and the attention you gave us. We were made to feel like your friends. Thank you.
-Leonor Azevedo, Judy Avila, and Dora Coelho
I recently wanted to have a trust done for myself and a co-worker had recommended Kyle Krasa. I had been dealing with an attorney to close-out my mother’s trust estate and found him to be very difficult to work with and I was a little Leary of attorneys. I was very pleased with Mr. Krasa. He was friendly, professional, and thorough. He was also kind and took time to explain tings and made me feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
– T.C. Lucero
Kyle and his team made forming a trust so easy. They took the extra effort to make the process simple and successful – guiding me through every step with patience and thoughtfulness. They are wonderful listeners and most importantly, trustworthy guides. I am happy with the results. Thank you, Kyle, and everyone at KRASA LAW, Inc.
– Diane Tan
My mother used KRASA LAW, Inc. for her estate planning. As one of her Successor Trustees, I had some contact with Kyle’s office, primarily with Marilyn and Sara and was impressed with the caring they showed for her. After my mother passed away last year, I decided I wanted to set up a trust and contacted Kyle’s office. From my initial contact to the final review and document signings, the process was smooth. Every step was explained and well-organized. As I don’t live in the area, all correspondence and documentation was timely. The entire staff is professional while being real people. My appointments were set-up to accommodate my schedule as well as theirs. When we had face-to-face meetings, everyone talked and explained things in language I could understand and the “legalese” was kept to a minimum. I am extremely satisfied with the end result. I highly recommend Kyle to anyone for outstanding estate planning.
Of the three attorneys who have progressively updated and revised our living trust over the past 29 years, Kyle Krasa is by far the most knowledgable and up-to-date in this complex and frequently changing area. He combines this expertise with an innate ability to communicate with laypersons in a way that is both technically accurate and easily understood. In addition to the trust document as such, his regular estate planning portfolio includes client-tailored wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, and trust funding instructions, all summarized in an overview section that can be easily referred to whenever a succinct reminder is called for on the main features of each. Our sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks go to Mr. Krasa for the excellent advice and support he has provided us.
-John and Martha Clark
We were referred to Mr. Krasa by our lawyer who retired. We were very satisfied with his help. Mr. Krasa was very polite and explanatory on all issues. He used a chalkboard which was a helpful tool to explain all the different topics. Mr. Krasa was easy to work with and made the experience pleasurable. We recommend him very highly. I would work with him again. Also, his staff was very polite and efficient.
-Thomas and Joann Stenbro
I have read Kyle’s articles in the Cedar Street Times for several years. When my wife passed away, I went to Kyle to re-do my trust. He is extremely knowledgable and answered my questions patiently and thoroughly. I would happily recommend him to anyone.
Thanks very much for completing my estate plan, will, and trust. The process was professional, timely, and satisfactory. Your firm is a friendly place to do business. My requests were listened to and completed. I’m glad to have chosen Kyle and his staff as my law firm. Thanks again.
-John T. Stewart
Dear Kyle, Marilyn, and Tamana, this testimonial addresses all three of you because you are a team, each of you an integral part of KRASA LAW, Inc.
Marilyn and Tamana, from the moment we walked into the office, we were met with your competency and warmth. Fielding questions, finding the best time for an appointment, making us feel at ease were all accomplished with aplomb. While Kyle may be the gears, you are the grease that keeps him operating efficiently and smoothly.
Kyle, it is hard to find enough words of thanks for how wonderfully you were able to meet our aspirations to have our trust re-written in relatively short order. Even with your well-deserved vacation trip, you were able to meet the hoped-for deadline. We enjoyed your sense of humor, the way you were able to explain the machinations of a trust to the layperson (complete with white board illustrations!), and the excellent effort that was made to listen to our needs and respond to them with a legal document that truly reflects our desires. We highly respect your intelligence and up-to-date knowledge of estate law. We appreciate that you created documents that are “set” yet have some flexibility for the coming years. Not only did we find a new estate planning attorney, but we feel we have found a new friend.
We send a huge “Thank You,” Marilyn, Tamana, and Kyle. You can be assured that we will highly recommend KRASA LAW, Inc. to any of our friends who might be in need of your excellent services.
With respect and appreciation,
-Charlene and Mylo Lowery
Dear Kyle, we just want you to know how much we appreciated all the work that you and your staff did on our behalf to set up our trust. Your detailed explanations, your attention to every detail involving references and accounts, and your staff’s follow-up for us places you among the best of the best. You were so professional from our initial sit-down and get acquainted meeting to our final trust signing. Yes, the process is tedious, but you and your staff did the lion’s share of the work. Again, thanks for assisting us with our trust.
-Jan and Michael Pratt
Proficient, professional, and personable: Kyle A. Krasa is a gem, A, 10, and 2 thumbs up!
When my father passed away I was put into the position of updating his and my mother’s trust. In short, I would have rather experienced an intellectual debate between Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian than work with an attorney. Then, as it may, I came across a newspaper article that my late father had clipped out. It was about estate planning and written by Kyle A. Krasa, Esq.
Call me what you may, but I didn’t research Kyle. No reviews, no recommendations. It was through a pure leap of faith that I contacted him, and I have to say, I’m glad that I did.
Kyle never rushed me, intimidated me, or left me feeling ill at ease. With his pleasant and at times humorous personality, he patiently educated me. In the end, Kyle not only left me feeling well informed, but that my estate planning was in good hands for the present and the future. (I will also add that his wonderful assistant, Marilyn, was also readily available to help me throughout the process from start to finish.)
In short, Kyle A. Krasa, Esq. is an ethical, professional, and well-educated man who will leave you feeling like a million bucks, while trying to make or save you a million bucks, but will not charge you a million bucks! Now doesn’t that make you smile?
– Joanne Imai
Recently I needed to update my Trust, but my original Trust Attorney was no longer available. A friend recommended Kyle Krasa. His Legal Assistant, Marilyn, responded quickly to my dilemma by scheduling a preliminary meeting. Now that the Amendment is completed, I’m very impressed with the professionalism of the entire office, their willingness to meet individual needs as well as the outstanding results.
I was very impressed about the EXCELLENT SERVICE I received from Mr. Krasa and his staff. Everything was explained and I understood it perfectly – how easy it was! I am appreciative. I would recommend his service any time!
Kyle Krasa (KRASA LAW, Inc.) has guided me through the process of setting up a Revocable Living Trust at a difficult time in my life. My husband recently passed away and Kyle’s help has been not only extrmely capable and professional but also very kind and patient. He has explained every step of the process (more than once, if necessary!) clearly, making certain that I understand correctly. I feel very relived and secure now that my legal affairs are in his hands. I’m very grateful to Kyle and also to his friendly and efficient staff.
– Aline Tetrault
KRASA LAW, Inc. has been a most pleasant and complete experience for me. The binder with my trust and final wishes is special. I thank Kyle and Marilyn for their efforts to help me.
Several months ago, I walked into Kyle Krasa’s Pacific Grove office without an appointment or being a client. As I was explaining my situation to Marilyn, his legal assistant, Kyle came out to assist with my inquiry as I suspect he overheard the anxiety in my voice. I was dealing with a time sensitive situation and will always be grateful that Kyle stepped right in and suggested a plan of action. Over the weekend he created documents that were signed on Monday. I am forever grateful and still in wonder that someone would have such a degree of compassion to come forth to resolve a difficult issue quickly for a person who was not his client.
Since that time, my husband and I have had our existing trust redone. Kyle’s expertise surpassed any estate planning we had previously experienced. We discussed important issues that had not been considered before, but that were vital to creating a document that would satisfy our requests. For two hours we sat and reviewed the completed lengthy document while Kyle described each component and made sure that it properly reflected our choices. He answered all questions thoughtfully, and we are extremely satisfied with our trust.
Kyle Krasa, estate planning attorney, is: Professional, Efficient, Courteous, Knowledgeable, Compassionate. He is the complete package. In addition, his legal assistants share his work ethic. My husband and I give the highest recommendation to anyone looking for an attorney in the areas of his expertise.
Mr. Krasa did an excellent job on bringing our family trust up-to-date. He made us aware that our trust was outdated and in need of changes and updating. We felt that his legal aid in the process was indispensable for our needs. We were completely satisfied in all areas of his help and direction and would surely recommend Mr. Krasa to anyone seeking this help and direction in creating or revising a family trust.
-Robert and Hansi Rigney
My family and I had the opportunity to use Kyle Krasa for estate planning on behalf of our mother’s trust. This trust had been put into place by our parents many years ago. When we reviewed it recently, we found that there were multiple errors within the document which required correcting. Mr. Krasa and his staff worked patiently with us and helped guide us to make the necessary corrections. They were compassionate, caring, and very accessible when we needed them. We appreciate them very much! We highly recommend KRASA LAW, Inc. for estate planning and would not hesitate to use them again.
– Tricia Catiggay
We dreaded re-doing our complicated trust. Kyle Krasa made it EASY and fun. Kyle is so pleasant, knowledgeable, thorough, instructive, and comprehensive in his approach. We highly recommend him and his staff. Don’t dread the process or wait. Great job, Kyle & staff!
-Catherine Sullivan and John Wright
Kyle Krasa – Thank you! Benny and I appreciate the work you have done for us. We would highly recommend you to any of our friends or family. It has been a pleasure knowing you!
-Benny and Edie Balistreri.
We have been working with Kyle Krasa for the past 5 years. His counsel, knowledge of estate planning, and ability to explain complex laws in a friendly, fun manner have been invaluable. He helped us through a difficult process with enthusiasm and yes, even humor! Our estate plan was completed in an extremely thorough and timely fashion. We are so relieved to have this huge project accomplished and Kyle made it easy. We highly recommend him for any estate planning need and encourage everyone, especially parents, to have your estate plan completed before age and disabilities make it more difficult. Give KRASA LAW a call!
-Brian Stock and Kathy Kopp
I can’t say enough about Kyle’s professionalism, true caring nature, extensive knowledge, and connections. He brings all of these qualities to the table for his clients. His staff is positive and organized. Together, they made my recent estate planning experience much easier than I ever imagined it could be! My documents needed to be re-written after twenty years had passed from the time the original documents were written. When I mentioned to my accountant that I was looking for a new lawyer, she recommended Kyle. She told me that she enjoyed working with him and admired the way that he can get to the “heart-of-the-matter” quickly and efficiently. I fee strongly that a great “team” of professionals is import to help my heirs upon my death. I only had to meet with him twice. During those sessions he proved to be a capable teacher as we navigated the changes in estate laws that are now in effect. I am impressed with his use of technology to stay in touch with a large network of lawyers while maintaining his independent office. Also, he has a ready smile and good sense of humor to make the work fun. I highly recommend Kyle and his responsive, thoughtful staff.
-Bonnie Tosh Clark
Lawyer Krasa is a kind-hearted professional who does a precise and detailed job for his clients with perfect knowledge about estate planning. All of his office workers are also excellent professionals who know that to do to help make the best estate planning. I feel very comfortable with Lawyer Krasa and every one of his office workers.
-Bo Y. Park
I chose KRASA LAW, Inc. to prepare my living trust because of a recommendation from my son Dennis who utilized the services of Kyle Krasa a number of years ago for his own living trust. Subsequently while obtaining financial records from both Chase and Union Banks I was surprised and reassured that everyone was familiar with Kyle Krasa and KRASA LAW, Inc. as they have a great reputation for honestly, integrity and thoroughness in Pacific Grove. I found Kyle Krasa to be very nice and helpful whom I would highly recommend for your living trust.
I have known Kyle Krasa for many years and have followed his career through law school and as a practicing Estate Planning Attorney. We have also worked together on educational panels for a non-profit from which I recently retired. On these panels he was volunteering his time and expertise at workshops which provided information and resources on end-of-life issues, whether medical, financial, legal, or social. I chose not to have him review my estate plan until my recent retirement to avoid perceived conflict-of-interest but I knew I would have him review my estate upon my retirement. Having listened to him relate to audiences and provide sound legal information for so many years, I knew I’d be in good hands. Our audiences always enjoyed his presentations because they were practical, to the point, and well-delivered.
Kyle recently created a revised estate plan for me and I found him to be as good to work with as expected. He provided a thorough worksheet for me to use before our meeting which was very helpful. At our draft review meeting he covered every page of the large binder which will hold all of my estate information and was eager to answer all of my questions.
I cannot speak highly enough of Kyle and his staff. I would encourage anyone who is creating a new estate plan or who is interested in a review of a current plan to contact his office for an appointment.
This is to thank Kyle Krasa and his staff for all their patience, knowledge, efficiency, and (most important and impressive to me) their effort to make the entire process of revising my trust a truly pleasant and successful experience. I understand why my accountant and friend recommended KRASA LAW, Inc. I respect the legal work done but also the patience and help from all in the office with every detail. I wish the firm continued success!
-Rita U. Klee
I honestly don’t know why I put off doing my trust for so many years except that I created this conception that the process would be extremely long and difficult. I was amazed and extremely delighted that the process was painless. I actually did nothing but collect account numbers and make a few decisions with the help from Kyle. I have already started recommending his outstanding services.
Our experience with KRASA LAW, Inc. has been very enlightening and thorough. What seemed to be difficult and lengthy turned out to be painless and effortless on our part. Kyle explained issues so we could understand them and addressed several issues that made us believe that our trust would work as intended. Our concerns were very much met and the personal attention was very much recognized and appreciated. We are amazed of how much work was put into our estate plan by KRASA LAW, Inc.
-Mark and Maria Gunter
Like many of our first-wave Boomer contemporaries, my wife and I had visited an attorney some time ago and thought we had a fairly comprehensive estate plan in place. There were doubts, however, as we knew situations and laws can change dramatically while we’re not looking. On the referral of a friend we sat with Kyle and learned that our “plan” was pitifully outdated. Kyle’s ability to bring us up to speed with today’s legal and estate realities in simple terms not only put us at ease with the process but generated a much better plan for our future and that of our daughter and grandsons. That’s what peace of mind feels like. Thanks, Kyle!
-Ken & Anne Jones
We highly recommend Kyle for his estate planning expertise as well as the ability to explain the whole process in terms we understood. Our estate plan was in excess of ten years old and in need of an update due to changes in the Tax Code. Kyle explained the need and was most helpful in correcting the deficiencies. A most pleasurable experience! In addition, Kyle has an experienced and friendly staff.
– Roy and Joan Gustaveson
This past month my husband was diagnosed with brain cancer. As with most folks, we thought we had all our affairs in order. Both my husband and I had prepared holographic wills and that along with our health care directives, deed, and other important papers made us feel pretty secure. However, as my husband’s condition began to get worse, I felt a sense of urgency to make sure that all our affairs were in fact, “in order.”
I placed a call to KRASA LAW, Inc. and spoke to a very helpful and friendly staff person who advised me that they could assist me. I was told to drop off all of my documents at their office and that they would have Mr. Krasa look them over. Before the evening was over, I was speaking directly with Mr. Krasa (Kyle) who patiently counseled me regarding how to best organize our affairs.
The most important part of this testimonial is that I do not have the words to express my appreciation for the kind, efficient, and professional services provided to me by Mr. Kyle Krasa and his wonderful staff members, Marilyn and Sara.
Within days of my request for assistance, I had all necessary documents ready for my signature. My husband and I returned to the law office and we completed all the necessary steps to complete our paperwork. Once again, we met with Kyle, this time in person, who talked us through each of the items he had drafted.
I want Kyle and his staff to know just how much we appreciated the way in which we were treated. Their friendly faces and caring manner meant a great deal to our family, especially during this difficult time in our lives.
Thanks again for all you did for us.
I was in need of an attorney after the death of my former attorney and was referred to KRASA LAW by another resident in my retirement community who is also an attorney but not in estate planning. I was very impressed with Kyle. He listens to everything one wants to tell him and takes notes and follows up on those notes so that I feel everything is taken care of and my estate should close easily and timely. I am impressed with the details of the estate planning portfolio. I know I can count on Kyle to assist my family if they need legal advice and am happy to recommend KRASA LAW to others.
-Anita R. Mainz
Working with Kyle setting up our trust was terrific. We had dragged our feet for years but Kyle made the process straightforward and clearly laid out our options. We highly recommend his services.
-Daniel T. Emerson
In a 10-point rating system, I would rate Kyle Krasa at the highest level – that is, as a “10.” He is extremely informed about the “ins” and “outs” of how the state laws will impact decisions about setting up a will and family trust. His explanations are clear and concise, and the sessions were handled in a way that enabled questions to be asked and answers explored in depth. He is open to humor in ways that made the sessions go smoothly. The documents he prepared were well organized and his promise to meet if further issues came up was reassuring.
I have been living on the Monterey Peninsula for over 10 years and have spent several years going to lectures and seminars in search of an estate attorney that was highly recommended. About a year ago, I met Kyle Krasa at his presentation which was held at the Carmel Foundation. I found Kyle to be very intelligent, energetic, very informative, humorous, and very pleasant to listen to and to speak with. After many years of searching for the perfect lawyer, I made an appointment with Kyle and began the process of restating my living trust. I would like to relate that Kyle far exceeded my expectations and stayed after hours going over the language of my trust. I feel like I have made a life-long friend in a very kind and thoughtful young man who treats both young and old as important individuals. I highly recommend Kyle Krasa as an excellent attorney. I am very happy and feel fortunate to have found him. I will call on Kyle for all my legal needs in the future for his trustworthy counsel and expertise.
When my older brother died recently, that was my wake-up call. Afterward, serendipitously, I had talked to a friend of mine who had been thinking about the same thing: finding an estate planning attorney. He had heard of Kyle from another friend of ours. I went to the KRASA LAW website and read about him and his staff. He does exactly what he says he will do on his website. He provided me with personal, compassionate, and thorough legal services. I do – with good grace – recommend him to anyone considering a Living Trust.
After years of delay, I approached having a will drawn with a fair amount of trepidation and a resolve to keep things “simple” as trusts had always seemed complicated and somewhat forbidding. However, my mind changed after meeting with Kyle Krasa. He made clear the comparison between a simple will and a trust, easily showing the advantages a trust would give for the disposition of my estate. His manner was patient and thorough – he answered all my questions and explained each element with kindness and frequently a welcome sense of humor! Also, his two employees are knowledgeable, helpful, and understanding, which further contributed to making the experience enjoyable. I would recommend Kyle and is firm to anyone wanting competent, caring help with their final wishes.
My wife Patricia and I wished to acknowledge the fine work KRASA LAW did in setting up our Living Trust. Kyle Krasa was extremely thorough, very clear in his explanations, patient, diligent and made us feel comfortable in what is a lengthy and complicated process to anyone not a lawyer. We can’t recommend him highly enough. Thanks.
-Dan and Patricia Gotch
Many people think it is very complicated to put together a Living Trust and rather than move forward, they avoid it. It does not need to be complicated or avoided when you have someone like Kyle Krasa leading you every step of the way. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, thorough, and sensitive to your needs. He explains the process in great detail without overwhelming you. I am so grateful to Kyle and his staff for making this a wonderful experience.
I was impressed with the way my mother’s estate was handled by all of the staff at KRASA LAW. I was equally satisfied with the service and final product for my own estate.
Working with Kyle Krasa to get my living trust updated after 14 years was accomplished in a straight-forward and timely manner. Like cleaning teeth and filing taxes, you know it should be done but dread the appointment nonetheless. However, once it’s done you get a sense of relief and the realization that the dour subject matter can be handled easily and with humor. I am confident that Kyle “left no stone unturned!”
Kyle Krasa is a very talented lawyer who has designed a system for estate planning. His system is easily adapted to estates whatever their size and complexity. He devotes energy to his work with an enthusiasm and attention to detail that is second to none. We are lucky to have him for our estate advisor and are completely confident in his abilities.
-John S. Stacey and Kathleen M. Stacey
We found Kyle A. Krasa, Esq. tucked in a small cottage in the last hometown. An attorney who takes the time to make you feel as part of an extended family. He and his staff are professional and focus on estate planning with care and concern for his clients’ personal needs and finances. All the above and he makes house calls for the elderly and home-bound. This may sound too good to be true to have the personal touch in this day of social media and the quick fix, but we firmly vouch for the integrity and individual attention graciously provided by this firm.
-The Wright Family
“The devil’s in the details…” And when it comes to creating a trust, that statement is never truer. We started the process 10 years ago only to run out of steam as we were bogged down in the details. KRASA LAW takes care of all the details, small and large, with professionalism, experience, and something we really appreciate: a rock solid understanding of the law sprinkled with a sense of humor. We could not be more pleased with the experience. Kyle proved to be an excellent educator and provided us with advice we understood, appreciated, and followed. We highly recommend Kyle and his wonderful staff.
-Yvonne and Zeph Despard
Kyle Krasa is the person that we trust with important life decisions. We have referred him to many others as well. He uncovered some critical issues from our previous trust – we are thankful!
-Jette and Kurt Ferguson
After an embarrassing number of years since we had our first family trust drawn-up (and with several different lawyers along the way), we feel that we have finally found an absolutely trustworthy lawyer – the finest we could have been so lucky to find: Kyle Krasa! We feel that every detail has been covered completely and all of our questions answered with clear and complete explanations. We are so very fortunate to have found Kyle after all these years!
– W.W. and E.F von Christierson
The very best attorney on the Monterey Peninsula – bar none!
-Mary and Larry Wilde.
Having Kyle Krasa prepare our living trust turned out to be a very pleasant and positive experience. He is a very knowledgeable, professional, thorough, and personable advisor. We left his office with the good felling that our affairs were in order. We would highly recommend Kyle to anyone looking for a legal advisor. Thank you to Kyle and his staff!
-Wayne and Karen Morgan
It is hard to put a value on having a lawyer you trust in a time of stress and grief. After losing my mother, my sister and I had a lot of paper work and logistics to work through. We had met Kyle playing ice hockey so we already had a personal connection with him. It was easy to reach out to him and ask him for help. He supported us wonderfully through the experience of sorting out our mother’s estate. He was there to answer questions and give advice whenever we needed, which we always found to be valuable and helpful. Though Kyle’s practice isn’t local to us, the LegalVault made getting forms and important documents shared between us easy and time effective. He made what was a very difficult time for us easier due to his expertise and dependability. I’ve already referred him to others and will continue to do so. I am so grateful we were able to work with Kyle. He’s an excellent estate lawyer as well as a great guy to play hockey with!
– Linnea Hilton
We have been clients of Mr. Krasa for about two years. He has guided us through the making of our family trust in a friendly and knowledgeable way; having answers for us and clarifying any confusing questions we had. His staff is also pleasant and helpful. We recommend Mr. Krasa for anyone who wants to get their wills and/or trusts in proper order and feel confident that their “affairs” are in order.
– Kevin and Vi Dougherty
The process of Estate Planning contains challenges in communication, allocations, and feelings, particularly as it pertains to blended families. We sincerely want to thank Mr. Krasa for guiding us through the challenges in a delicate and enlightening manner which enabled us to navigate the maze efficiently, clearly, and with a healthy dose of laughter. We whole-heartedly recommend KRASA LAW to anyone considering estate planning.
-Richard and Delana Schneider
Kyle Krasa set up our living trust and the experience was not nearly so painful as I anticipated. Kyle’s approach to educate his clients, typically with whiteboard drawings, is extremely helpful. He patiently answers questions and ensures that clients make informed decisions. My wife and I would eagerly recommend him to others.
-Jack and Valerie Jensen
Our experience with Kyle Krasa has been extremely positive. He is pleasant, sensitive to our needs, and best of all he has brought us peace of mind. He has covered everything in our trust that our trustee needs. We are grateful.
-Marilyn and Leo Woods
Among other things, 2013 brought with it the need for us to update our 21-year old Living Trust. Our CPA and close friend, Holly Carlin, suggested we contact Estate Planning “Go-To” Attorney Kyle Krasa to have our highly detailed and very important documents reviewed and refreshed. As usual, Holly’s judgment was right on the money. The job is done and because Kyle is the consummate professional, organized, thorough and a pleasure to work with, it was a painless process.
-Butch and Darleen Witcher
We have never worked with a better professional. Kyle is diligent, compassionate, and caring. Put those qualities together with great knowledge and you have Kyle!
-John Ittelson and Bobbi Kamil.
About 5 years ago we asked Kyle to update our trust. He did so and we were very happy with the results. Recently we realized that our family had grown and changed so much so that we needed to update our trust once again. We also realized that we had some very distinct and special circumstances to be handled significantly differently than the first time. Kyle spent time researching these circumstances and the end result is a trust suited specifically to our needs. He had excellent suggestions on how to handle everything we “threw his way.” We are very grateful for his thoughtful approach to our concerns, the time and effort he so obviously invested in our trust, his careful attention to details, his recommendations, and his simplifying what we saw as an overwhelming process. We thank Kyle for all this and also thanks to his very knowledgeable and caring staff, Marilyn and Rachel, with whom we have enjoyed working.
-Gary Ulrich and Linda Rodriguez
When my estate attorney retired I decided to investigate Krasa Law as a replacement Estate Planning representative.
I found Kyle Krasa to be a knowledgeable and accommodating Lawyer. He was willing to take the time required to listen to my requirements and then to make meaningful suggestions to improve my existing estate plan. His explanations of some difficult legal concepts were concise and understandable.
I would not hesitate to recommend Kyle Krasa to others looking for estate planning.
-Richard A Regan
I consulted with Kyle about estate planning because I was curious how it could apply to me and my particular situation. He was so relaxed, knowledgeable, and personable that the information he gave me made moving forward a logical step. I now have a plan in place that makes the process of settling my affairs very specific and straightforward. It represents my exact wishes at this point in time about money, possessions, and health directives. That consultation was liberating. It made a huge difference in finally taking responsible and vital legal steps to get my affairs in order.
I am very happy with Kyle and his law firm. Kyle is very kind, understanding, and patient. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal services.
A trust had been on my mind for some time. Because I did not know who to help me with this, I procrastinated indefinitely. An associate who recently completed this process told me about, and highly recommended Kyle Krasa. I can definitely state that immediately upon meeting him, I knew I had made the right decision. Mr. Krasa is friendly, competent, and explains every detail in a manner that I understand. Marilyn (office personnel) and he are a great team. The process of a trust was completed expeditiously and financially reasonable. I am greatly relieved and totally satisfied that this matter has been taken care of. I, along with others, give high recommendation for KRASA LAW.
Kyle Krasa has performed in a very professional manner in the process of updating The Stevenson Family Trust. He has a wealth of knowledge regarding trusts and wills and utilized it in putting together a document to meet our needs as his clients. He has a presentation style that makes clear the intricate details of the trust utilizing visual, written and oral examples. Due to the difficulty of my wife traveling to his office, he accommodated our personal needs by arranging to meet with us in our home to review the trust documents. I have no reservations in recommending the services of Kyle Krasa to anyone needing assistance in setting up a trust.
My experience with Mr. Kyle Krasa has been very positive. Mr. Krasa is extremely knowledgable and thorough. He went over my existing living trust page by page and explained each page. I am very pleased with him and his work. I would highly recommend Mr. Krasa to anyone needing a living trust.
We contacted Kyle about redoing our will and estate plan as we thought the one we had was not as complete and detailed as we wanted it to be. We found Kyle to be instructive and very clear in explaining what he did and what it all meant. He is thorough, professional and we now feel comfortable that our concerns have been addressed.
-Bill and Barbara White
We met with Kyle to redo our Trust. It was NOT dreary, boring, or hard to understand. Kyle made it a fun and informative meeting with easy-to-understand explanations and suggestions. Kyle uses a drawing board to illustrate estate planning scenarios. We felt this is a great way to present the material he wanted to share with us. Kyle covered everything we wanted to discuss and we left feeling really good about getting our affairs in order. We are completely satisfied with Kyle’s legal work and recommend him highly.
-Ginger and Dennis Ward
I am very pleased with my association with Kyle and his firm. He helped me make necessary changes to my trust with patience and understanding; the latest change demonstrated how well he understsood my situation and and Kyle recommended the perfect solution which brought me peace of mind. I also appreciate Kyle’s sense of humor. I don’t hesitate recommending Kyle to family and friends.
Kyle has been instrumental in my mother’s care for the last 6 months. Diagnosed with kidney cancer at the end of August, she needed immediate help in updating her trust, will and advanced health care directive. Kyle was recommended to my mother by her school chum of over 70 years. Her friend insisted that Kyle was the very best so my 81 year old mother was not interested in any other lawyer despite the fact that his office was located an hour away. When I called to ask for a meeting not only was Kyle willing to make the drive to Capitola but he was also willing to meet us on a succession of Saturdays so I could be present. Last Friday night my mother passed away and I sent an email to Kyle Saturday morning asking what steps I needed to take next. He phoned less than an hour later offering his immediate assistance and cell number so I could talk with him during the weekend if needed. Kyle’s professional manner and thorough planning are only overshadowed by his kindness and generous spirit. Thank you, Kyle. You are very much appreciated and admired in our family.
As PG Chamber President for the past 19 years, I had several options of Estate Planning attorneys. I selected Kyle A. Krasa based on reputation and several referrals. From the initial contact, I found Mr. Krasa prompt and responsive. It was truly a pleasure to do business with KRASA LAW. I found Kyle to be very patient, detailed, and exceptionally professional. Best of all, he was able to make us comfortable and treated us with respect. My wife and I were extremely impressed with his service. I highly, highly recommend KRASA LAW. It is the best investment we made in years.
We needed to have our trust updated and are happy that we were referred to Kyle. We were extremely pleased with his clear and concise explanation of the many complexities of estate planning. Kyle’s thorough and professional manner made it a distinct pleasure to work with him. We would recommend him to anyone looking for estate planning guidance.
-John and Margaret Eller
We have had many opportunities to observe Counselor Krasa at work in Monterey, in Salinas with our clients, and in Pacific Grove. He has always shown himself to be exemplary in his civility, politeness, and ability to hear and “read” the client accurately the first time. He is considerably patient, highly ethical, and passionate in his teaching legal concepts, particularly regarding estate planning and trusts. Mr. Krasa was especially attentive to and gently considerate in helping our 90+ year old parents in their time of need. We have greatly enjoyed recommending Mr. Krasa over the years to those who have need of his services.
– Gene Felten and Sherry Doctor Felten.
When it came time to start looking at how to put together my living trust, I decided to attend an estate planning presentation by Kyle A. Krasa. I was so impressed by his easily understandable and informative approach to estate planning, I immediately made an appointment to go over my concerns about putting together a legal document which makes it beneficial to me and my heirs at the end of my life. Kyle A. Krasa helped relieve my conerns. I feel this attorney put my end of life legal affaris in order in a trustworthy and competent way.
-Robert L. Keator
This is to thank you for the clarity of your explanations of inheritance laws, of the advantages and disadvantages of various modes of “joint” ownership of components of an “estate,” for your efforts to guide Peggy and me (though without coercion) in the direction most advantageous for us, and for preparing for us finally and splendidly organized our Living Trust – so well indexed that even I can navigate myself through its articles and pages to whatever I want to find.
I’m impressed by how well you were able to merge some of my own ideas of what should be expressed in an Advance Health Care Directive with the less specific medical instructions in the Probate Code version.
It helped also that you and your staff were able to do so many of the ancillary tasks – emendations of deeds, notarizations, et cetera – without requiring Peggy and me to make repeated visits to your offices, or to other agencies. It was a great convenience for persons, such as we, who no longer have the desire or the ability to drive. Thank you very much.
-Dr. Leon Bernstein
We worked with Kyle Krasa to focus our estate planning and set up a trust appropriate for us. Kyle presented information in a clear and fluid manner, always hitting the right tone. You can tell that he is the son of educators as a white board is always close by. Kyle’s competent and casual manner allowed for easy communication. He asked questions and answered them clearly and consisely. He is an excellent listener. Kyle was recommended to us from a mutually respected colleague. We are happy with our choice and appreciate his work.
-Mary L. Adams and John Bailey
We asked Kyle Krasa to review our Estate Planning and he found many items that needed updating. We were very pleased with his clarity, vocabulary, and kind presence. As a result we recommended his services to friends and they found him to be very professional and appreciated his following thorugh on matters at hand in a timely manner. One of our friends, a retired federal judge and his family, used his services. His son, a Superior Court judge from Southern California, also appreciated the referral and thanked us.
– William and Connie Ziegenbein
We were referred to KRASA LAW by a trusted advisor who understsood our need to complete and update our Living Trust. It was important for us to find legal counsel who was competent, concerned, and locally accessible. Kyle Krasa did not disappoint. He was all of that and more. We found him to be personable, professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. Through this thoroughness, peristence, and guidance, we were able to meet our goals.
-Jerry and Mary Harvel
Having Mr. Kyle Krasa as our living trust and special needs trust attorney has been a rewarding and pleasant experience. The mass amount of information, time, and concerns, that are required to accomplish this type of legal document have been eye-opening for both of us. We are thankful for Kyle’s attention to detail, his extended help, and profesionalism. We are truly grateful.
-Marie and Armando Di Carlo
Kyle recently redid my will and trust. Extremely competent and always available for questions. Very caring and does excellent fact finding as to my assets and my wishes upon my death. Takes the time to answer questions in a relaxed atmosphere. I would definitely recommend KRASA LAW for any of your will and trust questions or completely redoing an existing trust.
– Ken Nelson
We were somewhat intimidated with the whole process of creating a living trust and had put it off for many years. Through our dear and long timed friends, Kyle Krasa’s name came up regarding this particular subject. I’ve worked with Kyle’s father, Peter, and have the highest regards for him. So we thought that his son Kyle would also exhibit true professionalism along with kind and gracious mannerisms.
Kyle has surpassed our high expectations regarding our journey through the legality of establishing our living trust. From the first meeting, Kyle understood our apprehension and was exceedingly patient, answering each and every question. If a certain point was not understood, Kyle would find another avenue to explain it more fully. We found that usage of the dry board and markers was an awesome medium to use!!!
We mustn’t forget that Kyle also managed to make this whole process not so solemn. Kyle is not only very kind and gracious, but he’s a very funny guy. This made the whole experience a very positive one, which we are grateful for.
Kyle Krasa is someone whom we can highly recommend for his expertise and kindness.
-Willie and Sharon Andora
Kyle A. Krasa, Esq. of KRASA LAW is one of the finest young men of our aqauaintance, either here in the United States or overseas. Kyle is a sincere, serious, and attentive attorney in every respect. Kyle and his wife, Amanda, are a fine credit to our community and we wish them good health and good fortune in the years to come. If anyone has a legal question to resolve, contact Kyle – he will find an answer.
-Col. Leonard L. Carter and Jytte W. Carter
Kyle helped us a great deal in updating our older trust as well as advising us on my mother-in-law’s estate after her recent death. The tax code in the U.S. with regard to trusts is to complex for an atorney who does not specialize in estate planning as Kyle does to set everything up properly. I honestly recommend Kyle.
KRASA LAW has been my “trusted adviser” for many years and I have the deepest respect for Kyle A. Krasa and his staff. A more dedicated and trustworthy group would be hard to find. Their meticulous attention to details and concern for their clients’ interest leaves me feeling completely at ease in their care.
We find dealing with KRASA LAW very satisfactory. All advice is clear, concise, and professional. We have recommended KRASA LAW to our friends.
-Richard and Claire Miller.
Not a Question of Logic.
If you ever took “Philosophy 101,” you will most likely remember working out those necessary and sufficient statements. One pondered whether it was possible to have Y without X and / or did X guarantee the presence of Y? If you didn’t muddle through these kinds of statements, you will recognize the type of statement as the “If, Then” form. Every parent and every child is familiar with the relationship between conditions and consequences. These opening statements may seem a strange way to start a testimonial, but they were spurred by the following disclaimer, which can be seen at the top of this web page:
“Disclaimer: These testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.”
One can translate this to Y ≠ X or X is not sufficient for Y. In this litigious society, one is prudent to issue such statements, but I disagree that they are required in Mr. Krasa’s case. Nothing in life is guaranteed, but we can make good choices for potentially better outcomes. We didn’t read the testimonials or his disclaimer. We chose him because we recognized an old fashioned value: probity, defined as “the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency.” An additional definition also applies: “Strict adherence to a code of ethics based on undeviating honesty, especially in commercial (monetary) matters and beyond legal requirements.” Thus, without reservations, he is our choice for our family’s estate planning, because what Mr. Krasa offers goes well “beyond legal requirements.”
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Laws (Pacific Grove)
Mrs. Mary Radecki (San Jose)
Mr. Krasa, my wife and I are very happy with the Estate Planning assistance that you have provided. From the beginning you were professional and attentive to our specific needs. After attending one of your seminars my wife and I realized that you were interested in providing exactly what we needed and not some boilerplate package that included items that we did not need. This alone was important in helping us understand the specifics of our estate. Our one-on-one consultation with you was pleasant, painless and revealing. The products that you generated based on our discussion were accurate and succinct. You stayed with us explaining each step of the way through the process of funding our estate and worked with the various financial institutions to make sure the funding was successful. We look forward to periodic reassessments of our estate needs with you and feel that we have received invaluable assistance at a reasonable and affordable price.
We were very pleased withe service that was provided for us by KRASA LAW. We would highly recommend Kyle to anyone that needs this type of service. Thanks again Kyle for all your help!
-Lou and Frieda Walker.
I highly recommend Kyle A. Krasa for any kind of work having to do with Estate Planning. He is extremely amiable, affable, and amicable. I’m also going to recommend that my son and compnaion see him for their Estate Planning. You will be very happy that you chose Kyle.
I met Kyle through Rotary many years ago and was impressed with his diligence and dedication to the principles of Rotary. I also noted his dedication to his chosen profession, and specifically to his area of expertise: estate planning.
Once I made the decision to use Kyle’s services, I have never looked back. In his patient manner, Kyle explained every aspect of the process and made my wife and I feel very comfortable that we had chosen the right professional to represent our interests.
I highly recommend Kyle Krasa’s estate planning services to anyone looking to work with a knowledgeable and ethical professional.
We were very impressed with KRASA LAW for several reasons. At our first meeting, we found Kyle Krasa to be a warm, sincere person who demonstrated his expertise in Living Trusts by clearly explaining the process to us. At one point where final signatures were needed, Kyle personally came to the skilled nursing facility where my husband was recuperating from surgery. In addition, the final binder with detailed sections of procedures is a handsome, professional product. Kyle and his staff have consistently been personally responsive during other times we had questions. Thank you Kyle and Marilyn for being client friendly.
– Bob and Janet Dreier
When I needed an attorney recently to make a living trust, Mr. Kyle Krasa was recommended to me by a good friend. Mr. Krasa is highly professional, trustworthy and a pleasure to deal with. He was very thorough in explaining all the details and making sure every possible situation that could arise was addressed in my living trust. He made all the legalese easy to understand and was always very respectful. He also made a living trust for my mother, who was ill at the time and required special accommodations on his part, which he did gladly. I really appreciated his tactfulness in dealing with the difficult questions required in doing a living trust.
I highly recommend Kyle and can’t say enough about his integrity and thoughtfulness.
-Manuel Jaimez and Victoria Jaimez
San Jose, California
We can’t say enough about the wisdom, intelligence and patience Kyle has brought to turning our Living Trust wishes into a reality. Making sense of complex tax laws, estate intricacies, and family issues was handled by Kyle with sincerity and ease. He helped us plan accurately and achieved our highest goals for this often difficult process. It’s never too early to start this thinking, and with Kyle as your guide, it will be smooth and mostly painless… and even done with a knowing smile. His seminars are extremely helpful in getting started, and his blog updates have provided thought-provokers for keeping our own thinking sharp. We took advantage of the complimentary first meeting kyle offered, and from then on we were thoroughly convinced we did the right thing with the right lawyer.
– Doug Weaver and Nancy Zimmerman, Pacific Grove
Kyle Krasa did an excellent job of restating our Family Trust by bringing it up to date with current laws. He did this in a very timely and efficient manner. Kyle is young, bright, and very knowledgable. His manner of explaining in “English” instead of “legalese” made the updating of our Trust a very pleasant experience. My wife and I would be happy to recommend KRASA LAW to anyone needing Estate Planning.
-James P. Calandra, CPA and Karen F. Calandra, Real Estate Broker
When my father passed away unexpectedly in Monterey, I was waiting for a flight at the Atlanta airport (I live in GA) and I began to search the Internet for Estate Lawyers. I interviewed three lawyers and when I met Kyle Krasa, I knew that he was the one for me. Kyle has a very easy going, calm & friendly demeanor and is also extremely knowledgeable, professional and efficient. He gave me great advice and very valuable information as to how to executed my father’s trust. He made it easy for me to work with him remotely and I trusted him completely. I would highly recommend him without hesitation to anyone needing an Estate Lawyer.
Kyle A. Krasa was extremely helpful to my husband and me with our living trust. He is very knowledgeable and takes pride in the work he does. We would highly recommend him for any assistance you may need.
– Joe and Norma Favalora
In Kyle’s seminar on “2010 Estate Tax and Capital Gains Tax – Rules and Impact,” he took what could have been a very complicated subject and explained it in a simple and understandable manner. I appreciate that he was able to slice through a subject full of possible options and narrow it down to a few steps that were just plain practical.
– Jeff Varnum
After seeing firsthand what the lack of a trust does to families, we resolved to complete this long overdue goal of ours this past year.
The difficulty was finding someone with solid estate planning knowledge and credibility. Our previous attempts left us unsatisfied and without a trust. We tried an attorney through a legal benefit program offered by one of our employers and the “trust mill” route that seemed to be more of a ruse for gathering information to sell investment instruments than complete an estate plan.
Thankfully, a work colleague and our insurance agent separately referred us to Mr. Krasa. With two credible referrals, we felt confident in at least meeting with Kyle. It was evident from the first meeting that Kyle is a professional, knowledgeable and compassionate person who provides multiple options for his clients. He made a complex process rather simple and was quite patient in explaining any questions we had. When we wanted to include provisions for our surviving pets, Kyle arranged the necessary meetings with the beneficiary and documents to be included in our trust.
We have since referred Kyle to others seeking estate planning—some out of the Monterey Bay area as we think a trip to see Kyle would be well worth it.
– Greg Dukart and Lisa Fimby-Dukart
As in the case with many couples, my husband and I procrastinated about updating a very out of date trust. Finding Kyle was truly fortunate for us and our family. His professionalism and patience with our many questions has been very comforting. A potentially confusing process was explained very clearly and with great care. We feel confident that any future changes in our trust will be treated with the same integrity and we highly recommend Kyle to anyone needing assistance in this area.
– Tim and Diane Leister
Mr. Krasa helped close friends establish a trust, so when I needed help in addressing some complex issues pertaining to a trust that was established for my children by a relative in the State of New York, I sought his consultation and assistance. During this process, I appreciated Mr. Krasa’s integrity, kindness, dedication, clarity, knowledge, and skills in his work. He helped to resolve the problem in the most expedient and consumer friendly manner. He is renewing my faith in the legal profession.
– Jane Odegard
We had been thinking about our trust for quite some time. I noticed one day Bay Tax services had invited Kyle to have a seminar, and we decided we should get on with the dreaded event. After attending 2 of Kyle’s seminars we knew there was no one else we wanted to have help us. No question is out of bounds. There are so many things you don’t realize effect the trust. Kyle answered all our questions, and made sure we fully understood the answers. His professional approach, knowledge, and patience made this process flow with ease. We couldn’t be any happier and would recommend him to all. Thank you, Kyle
– Mike Donahue and Michele Parrish
I have dealt with many attorneys both on a personal and business level in the past fifty years. I’m pleased to say that Kyle ranks among the very best. I feel very fortunate to have met him at his seminar several years ago. Now that we have spent more time together working on my estate I’m even more impressed. Kyle’s knowledge and clarity by which he explains things has made a very difficult process a great deal easier for me. When I consider how young he is, it is quite amazing. I have already recommended Kyle to several of my friends. I feel comfortable doing the same to anyone who may need an estate planning attorney. It’s been a pleasure doing business with Kyle.
– Ronald T Kohen
For a number of years I put off writing a will and setting up a trust. I am so glad that I connected with Mr. Krasa to draft these documents for me. He was helpful every step of the way. No question was too small or insignificant for him to address. He was always professional and respectful of my wishes while giving me legal advice on potential scenarios. I am very glad I had Mr. Krasa draw up these documents. It has given me peace of mind to know these are in place and that I can rely on Mr. Krasa for future updates.
I highly recommend him for estate planning needs.
After many years of procrastinating, we attended an Estate Planning Seminar presented by Kyle. We were immediately impressed by his knowledge of a subject we knew little of. Each time we met with Kyle, he was very pleasant and patient with our many questions and concerns. Kyle has a way of taking a difficult subject and making it easier to understand. We were also impressed by Kyle’s professionalism and thoroughness he exhibited during the creation of our Trust. Not only did Kyle create our Trust, but he also helped 3 generations of our family (our grandmother, our parents and our brother’s family) create or update their Trusts! It is comforting to know that Kyle is just a phone call away to help us with our continuing questions. We are all very satisfied that we have someone as dependable and trustworthy as Kyle helping us with our family’s estate planning.
Rex and Tami Yahnke
As a teacher, I seldom recommend other professionals unless they are exceptional. For me to recommend someone, the person must be professional in every sense of the word. In an attorney, that means that he must hold himself to high standards, be knowledgeable and supportive, as well as friendly. Kyle Krasa does not only meet these standards, he exceeds them!
It is my pleasure to give my highest recommendation to Kyle Krasa for your legal needs related to estate planning, trust administration, probate, wills, trusts, and Medi-Cal planning. During the very difficult time of mom’s declining health and her passing and dealing with all the legal aspects of it, my attorney, Kyle Krasa, was and still is outstanding. Due to his forethought and knowledge, my mother’s wishes were carried out smoothly.
Some of you with local school district ties might recognize the last name. Kyle’s father, Peter Krasa, was an elementary school principal in MPUSD for 30 years and his mother, Joan Krasa, taught at Bay View Elementary School for 28 years.
Kyle is a knowledgeable professional, supportive, and friendly. I cannot recommend Kyle enough when you need an attorney for I am positive that you will be happy with Kyle and the results he produces.
Remember, planning ahead is always a good idea!
I first met Kyle while serving on the Board of Directors of the Meals on Wheels program of the Monterey Peninsula in Pacific Grove. I have been in the field of aging for 30 years in several capacities, but primarily as the Academic Coordinator of The Resource Center on Aging at the University of California, Berkeley. During those years I have met and worked with countless professionals, and have never encountered anyone more competent, and at the same time kind-hearted and considerate than Kyle. Thus, when my then 93-year-old mother wanted to modify her will and trust, I immediately contacted him. He did a superior job presenting options for change succinctly and clearly. After the modifications – at my mom’s request – he notified everyone involved, and provided everyone with a searchable copy of the document on a compact disc as well as a hard copy. But, to me, as important as his legal expertise, Kyle treated mom with the respect an elder deserves. Too many professionals assisting older adults find speaking to an individual’s care giver expeditious, and literally overlook the person they are supposed to be serving. Kyle always spoke to mom directly as he would to a younger client, and turned to me only at times when it was absolutely necessary. I’ve called Kyle to clarify questions mom has about her will and trust, and he’s always quick to answer. In addition at my request he’s recommend other professionals for mom. I feel fortunate to have found such a dependable, trustworthy lawyer, I recommend him without reservation, and will definitely contact him with my own legal needs in the future.
– Diane Driver, PhD
Center on Aging, University of California, Berkeley
During a very difficult transition in life with my mother, I was fortunate to be able to meet Kyle Krasa, who helped with this transition in a very caring and sensitive way. My elderly mother’s medical needs became overwhelming and the means by which to take care of these needs, were dwindling. This is where Kyle’s expertise helped me work through the bureaucracy maze. He knew how to navigate through all of it, and did it in an efficient and professional way, with a great deal of patience. Most of all he was very empathetic and kind throughout the whole process and sensitive to my mother’s dilemma and health concerns. He even met with my mother in the nursing facility, during the process. I never felt rushed when I met with Kyle, and he understood my sense of urgency concerning my mother’s situation. He met all necessary timelines and his follow-up with me and the appropriate individuals involved was outstanding. He returned my calls promptly and was very attentive when necessary.
I learned a lot about the kind of person Kyle is, going through this process, and all I can say is that Kyle is a person of great integrity and honesty and I give him the highest recommendation. Should you require the assistance of an attorney, don’t hesitate to contact Kyle. You won’t regret your decision.
– Olga Menendez
It is a pleasure to commend Mr. Krasa for his conscientious and comprehensive preparation of our living trust. Our confidence in him leads us to readily engage his services again in the future should there be a need with respect to our trust or estate.
– Judge Leo McCormick and Rosalie McCormick
We are very appreciative of Kyle for updating our living trust. Now we have a peace of mind that we finally accomplished our wish that we had for a long time. Kyle was very patient with us in order to determine what we really needed. We feel very comfortable to talk to Kyle about something important, as he is very friendly, yet very professionally efficient. We are willing to refer Kyle to anyone whom we know if they ever need help with their estate planning.
– Koji and Yoshie Okazaki
We first met Kyle Krasa at a seminar on “Updating your Trust” at our tax adviser’s office. We were very impressed with his presentation and decided to make an appointment with him to update our living trust. He was helpful to us in many ways – he answered all of our questions (there were many), his patience was overwhelming, he offered suggestions we hadn’t even thought about, and his great personality made us feel very much at ease. We highly recommend Kyle to anyone who is looking for a trust attorney.
– Eldon & Jean Allsup
Kyle’s experience and detailed knowledge of the estate planning process provided us with invaluable guidance. He creatively and painstakingly adapted our plan to our specific situation. We are quite pleased with the results and are enjoying a big dose of peace of mind.
– Jim and Donna Champion
After my father passed away, I realized that it was long past time for me to establish my own living trust. I had consulted with several attorneys in my hometown of Hollister, but was not comfortable with them. When I first met Mr. Krasa, during my initial consultation, I knew that I had found the right attorney for myself. Mr. Krasa, in a friendly and professional manner, explained in clear detail how my living trust would work. I was very comfortable with his explanations and confident in his professional abilities. I am very pleased with the time and attention to details Mr. Krasa gave me. I highly recommend Mr. Krasa to anyone who is considering establishing their own living trust.
– Fallon Greig
Kyle Krasa has updated my living trust as well as other legal matters that I needed help on. He knows exactly what to do and how to do it. He has followed up with phone calls of concern and encouragement. I am confident with his knowledge and am relieved that I have found someone that I can go to who will fight in my corner.
– Victoria Thompson
We had been planning to set up our living trust for years, ever since our two children were born. Finally, we decided to visit Kyle based on a friend’s recommendation. Kyle set up our trust for a very reasonable fee, explained everything to us clearly, and gave us confidence that it was being done right. It was well worth the drive from San Jose to Pacific Grove to have this peace of mind. We recommend Kyle to anyone thinking about establishing a living trust, especially those like us who put it off for too long.
– Beth and Jordan Cookman
My wife and I had a living trust that was made years ago, and amended four times but we were still not happy and comfortable with it. Mr. Krasa helped us resolve our feelings and uncertainties and made the trust the way we wanted. We now feel very comfortable with it. We highly recommend Mr. Kyle Krasa as a excellent advocate and friendly guide.
– John and Patricia Sousa
2008 was a very trying year for our family. Not only did our parents have medical issues, but we also found that their will/trust did not meet their changing needs. Thanks to Kyle at KRASA LAW for providing well needed direction. Not only did he bring their trust “up-to-date” but also provided liaison service between our family and Monterey County Social Services. Having someone on your side to deal with the bureaucracy is a heaven sent! I recommend Kyle to all my friends!
– Mary Bunch
My wife and I lead very active lives, and knew that a living trust was an essential part of maintaining a peace of mind about our future. Kyle helped us get past the uncertainties and provided us a positive and productive experience. He helped us feel comfortable when asking the important questions and reassured us about the choices that we made. We highly recommend Kyle Krasa as an excellent advocate, partner and guide in planning for your future.
– Ralph and Maureen Porras
We had talked about setting up a living trust for quite some time. After attending one of Kyle’s seminars on living trusts, we felt the time was right and decided that Kyle was the one to help us. It’s such a relief to have our living trust in place now, and it was such a pleasure working with Kyle. He made us feel very comfortable when having to make some tough decisions regarding the trust details. We have complete confidence in Kyle and will certainly continue to seek his help in any future legal matters.
– Jim and Judy Souza
My wife and I finally have some peace of mind after having taken the necessary steps to have a living trust prepared by Mr. Kyle Krasa. Kyle is not only competent and professional but was also very courteous and patient with us. He listened to our many concerns and answered a number of questions due to our ignorance about such matters. We strongly recommend Kyle for preparing your wills, trusts or estate planning.
– Dennis and Olga English
As a CPA, I am very careful about giving out referrals to clients but I have worked with Kyle professionally and personally and I am very comfortable referring clients and friends to Kyle. I have worked with Kyle on my mother’s estate, setting up my own living trust, and also on a family real estate transaction. I have complete trust in Kyle to handle all my legal affairs.
Like many, we procrastinated for far too long on one of the most important things we could do to protect our children’s future: our family trust. After dabbling with do-it-yourself software and wasting time listening to low price trust mills, we were fortunate enough to meet Kyle. The quality of advice and guidance that Kyle provided was far superior compared to anything we had encountered previously, and we are thankful knowing it was done right with Kyle. Most importantly, we feel we have a trusted advisor in Kyle for all our family estate planning needs, now and for years to come.
– Jason & Tiffany L.