Practice Areas

Business Law

Meissner, Joseph & Palley was established in 1979 as a firm dedicated to serving clients from throughout the Sacramento Valley with the highest level of transactional law work and an emphasis on the tax aspects of the transaction. Over the past thirty years the firm has worked with thousands of clients in the areas of...

Conservatorship

A conservatorship becomes necessary when someone is no longer able to handle his or her own financial or personal matters. Upon petitioning the court, a person can be appointed to act on behalf of an incapacitated adult and the appointment is called a probate conservatorship. This office handles conservatorships of the person, conservatorships of the...

Estate Planning

With our broad experience in estate planning, probate and trust administration we can help you understand which of the following tools will best work for you: Tax and Estate Planning We counsel clients in planning their estates in a manner which effectively minimizes their income, gift, estate and generation-skipping tax liabilities. Additionally, our sophisticated trusts...

Federal and State Tax Matters

Businesses in California face some of the highest tax rates in the nation and the world, thus it’s important that companies choose counsel they can trust that is capable of delivering creative, effective tax solutions that support their long-term business and tax planning objectives. Our lawyers are focused on federal tax matters, and advise businesses...

Litigation

Sandra L. Sava brings more than 25 years of litigation experience to the firm, having successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in business and employments disputes, personal injury, insurance coverage, and several other practice areas.

Mediation

We offer comprehensive mediation services to resolve every type of dispute including: Trust Probate Business Landlord tenant Divorce Employment Contract We act as a neutral party not advocating for either side but assisting the parties to reach a fair and equitable conflict resolution. Mediation works for those who are already involved in a lawsuit, or...

Probate

CALIFORNIA PROBATE PROCESS By John B. Palley, Attorney at Law For More Information About Probate and Estate Planning, click here. Full Probate Spousal Property Petition Under $150,00 With Real Estate Under $150,00 With No Real Estate Petitions Related To Trusts Other Probate Petitions Trustee Representation Beneficiary Representation Trustee Accounting Conservatorships THE PROBATE PROCESS Probate is the court...