The Law Office of Erik K. Dodd

Providing Legal Counsel to the Temecula Area
Business Law

Protect yourself and your business from day one. Make informed decisions on the business form that will best suit your circumstances. Ensure you satisfy required governmental filings. Protect yourself from employment landmines. Tackle internal company disputes. Drafting, review and analysis of your most important contracts.  Whether you are a start-up or existing business, or even a business that needs to wind up and dissolve, you need effective legal counsel to help navigate the waters and serve as your advocate. Many services may be provided on a flat fee basis.

Estate Planning

Stop putting off protecting your family and the wealth you’ve worked so hard to build. Avoid the time and expense of probate and specifically choose how your assets will be distributed. Minimize or eliminate estate taxes. Memorialize your wishes regarding guardians to care for your minor children. Avoid a conservatorship upon your incapacity. Decide how you would like to be treated regarding end of life choices.  In short – take care of yourself and your family in the way you choose.  Please contact me regarding creating a comprehensive estate plan. Flat fee services are available.

Trust Administration

Serving a successor trustee can be overwhelming for the unprepared. If you’ve recently become successor trustee, or need assistance with an ongoing administration, contact me for guidance in administration of the trust estate. Avoid unwittingly breaching your fiduciary duties and receive guidance in regards to beneficiary disputes. Representation of aggrieved trust and estate beneficiaries also available. Under certain circumstances, a flat fee may be used for trust administration services.

Probate Administration

For some, grieving the loss of a loved one is compounded by the realization that their loved one died without an estate plan designed to avoid probate. In that case, often it is necessary to initiate probate proceedings to legally administer the estate of the deceased. Probate can often be a lengthy and unpleasant experience, but with effective legal counsel, you may likely avoid ever having to walk into court. In some cases, a formal probate may not be necessary and other actions authorized under the California Probate Court may be utilized to solve the issue. While fees for a formal probate are fixed by statute as a specific percentage of the value of the estate, many probate services may be provided for a flat fee.    

MEET OUR ATTORNEY

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Erik K. Dodd
Attorney

Attorney Erik K. Dodd is proud to offer effective and affordable legal counsel to the Temecula Valley and surrounding region. Having moved to Temecula in 1977, Mr. Dodd is honored to serve the community in which he now raises his own family.

CONTACT ERIK NOW

Office Visits are by appointment only. Please click the link below to contact Erik directly.

Where you can find us

25096 Jefferson Ave., Ste. B172, Temecula, CA 92592
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What our clients think of us

Erik Dodd has been my personal attorney since 2013. I find him to be intelligent, straight-forward, proactive, and understandable. He analyzes situations in a way that puts them into perspective, and then he recommends alternative solutions. I can rely on the fact that he is ethical and honest, and I love his sense of humor. He doesn’t take himself too seriously; however, he is painstakingly serious about his work. Erik’s well-rounded knowledge base and his professional approach to handling my issues is exactly what I look for in my business relationships, and I am lucky to have him advise me on all legal matters. On a scale of 1-10. He’s an 11. I feel comfortable in unconditionally recommending him.

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Barbara Tooker Accent On Parenting, Inc.

Erik is an incredibly gifted attorney who I would recommend to anyone looking for great legal advice.

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Graham Scott

To Whom it may concern,

My name is Loren Miller, a real person and client of Erik Dodd. I live in NorCal and had a Trust/Probate case in Riverside. Erik was my attorney recently for my family trust case, which he won very quickly exercising keen insight and legal judo. Erik was responsive, easy to work with, and has very reasonable rates. I am totally satisfied with Erik’s legal services and highly recommend Erik to anyone that needs an ace attorney.

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Loren Miller