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Kevin Staker

Living Trust and Probate Specialist in Camarillo, Ventura County, California

Summary

With more than 35 years of experience working in trust and estate law, Kevin Staker serves as principal of Staker Law Tax and Estate Planning Law Corporation based in Camarillo, California. The firm focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and related tax matters. He also has a practice in probate and trust mediation. Kevin Staker began his professional career working for Ferguson, Regnier and Paterson, the predecessor firm to Ferguson, Case, Orr and Paterson. He served the firm for four years before opening his own legal office.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kevin Staker grew up in Woodland Hills.  He served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (LDS) in the southern Italy areas of Brindisi, Lido di Ostia, Pistoia and Rome. At age 19, he became the branch president of a local LDS congregation in Lido di Ostia, Italy.

In his spare time, Kevin Staker golfs and competes in triathlons. Still fluent in Italian from his time spent there, he loves visiting the country with his wife. They frequently visit Venice and attend the opera house La Fenice. They also have taken adventure travel trips to China, Hong Kong, Belize, and Kenya.

Work experience

Dec 1985Present

Principal Attorney/President

StakerLaw Tax and Estate Planning Law Corporation

Estate Planning

Nov 2016Present

Probate and Trust Mediator

http://kevin-staker-mediation.com/

Kevin Staker mediates probate and trust disputes

Aug 1981Nov 1985

Associate

Ferguson, Regnier and Paterson

Tax and transactional law

Skills

Probate and Trust Mediator

Kevin Staker applies his experience of over 35 years in trusts and probates in assisting individuals in settling disputes over probates or trusts.

Living Trusts

Kevin Staker has formed thousands of living trusts.  "If you own your home, you should have a living trust.", Kevin Staker

Charitable Estate Planning

Kevin Staker is the founder of the Planned Giving Council of Ventura County.  A group of charitable organization workers and allied professionals.  Their purpose is to promote planned giving to charities by the citizens of Ventura County.

Expert Witness

Service as an expert witness in matters related to estate planning, probate and trust administration, and taxation

Special Needs Trusts

Kevin Staker has a great deal of experience forming and assisting in the administration of special needs trusts.

Education

19801981

Masters of Law in Taxation

New York University School of Law

Emphasis in estate and trust taxation

19771980

Juris Doctor

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Graduated in top 20 percent of the class

Certifications

1985Present

Certified Specialist in Taxation

California Board of Legal Specialization

One of few attorneys in Ventura County with such specialization

1991Present

Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law

California Board of Legal Specialization

One of few attorneys in the State of California certified as a specialist in both Taxation and Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law

Charitable Work

Kevin Staker is a member of the board of Ventura County Legal Aid, Inc., the non-profit lawyer service affiliate of the Ventura County Bar Association.  Kevin Staker was the president of the board of Ventura County Legal Aid, Inc. for 2016.  He is the 2018 recipient of the Ben E. Nordman Award, given for outstanding service to the community by a Ventura County lawyer.

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