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Estate Planning Attorney

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area

We continue to offer our legal services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are available to meet by phone, video conference, or email, and we will follow social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines for any in-person meetings. Your health and safety, as well as our own, are our priority as we work to fulfill your needs.

San Francisco, California Estate Planning Attorney


Helping Bay Area Clients With Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney

At the Law Office of Martin Alperen, we believe that estate planning is for everyone, regardless of your age, background, and wealth. When you are making important decisions about your assets, healthcare, and family, you need a lawyer who will commit to getting to know you and understanding your unique needs. Attorney Martin Alperen will do just that, bringing integrity, thorough attention to detail, and decades of legal experience to his practice. You may recognize Martin as “the rolling attorney” for his travels throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area to meet personally with his clients whenever and wherever is most convenient for them. When you need to update your estate plan, you can rely on Martin to help make it possible.

Estate Planning

A comprehensive estate plan is essential to ensure that your affairs are in order both throughout your life and after your death. We can help you create a will and a trust to pass on your assets according to your wishes, an advanced health care directive to ensure you receive your preferred medical treatment if you are incapacitated, and powers of attorney that allow your trusted associates to make important decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. We will help you understand the elements of an estate plan that are most important for your personal situation and make sure you follow the necessary steps to establish them so that they are legally valid and enforceable.


Your last will and testament is one of the most important parts of your estate plan, as it lays out your wishes for the distribution of many of your properties and assets after your death. Through your will, you can make sure that your surviving family members have access to the resources they need, and that your minor children are placed in the care of a guardian whom you trust.


Trusts are a valuable part of many estate plans, as they allow you greater control over the distribution of your assets and also offer additional protections. A revocable living trust ensures you have access to the assets you need during your life and that they pass to your chosen beneficiaries in the future based on conditions that you establish, rather than probate court procedures.

Estate Planning for First Responders

Estate Planning

Attorney Martin Alperen is a former police officer and search and rescue team leader who understands the risks that first responders face in service to their communities. Law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, and healthcare providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic can all benefit from an estate plan that accounts for their own needs if they are incapacitated, as well as their family’s needs if they are no longer alive to support and provide for them. We strive to make our services accessible to first responders so that you can put an estate plan in place without hesitation, rather than waiting until it may be too late.


A Personal Note from Attorney Alperen

  • When you meet with your lawyer, you meet with me. My name is on the door - my reputation is on the line. As your attorney, I will carefully manage your case. When you contact me, I will respond.
    I will meet with you where you are and where you are most comfortable including by phone, video conference call, Zoom, or in person.

From Our Blog

Do I Need an Estate Plan as a California First Responder?

November 03, 2020

There are many occupations that can be potentially dangerous, such as construction workers, medical professionals, or law enforcement personnel. First responders including police officers, firefighters, and EMTs have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, responding... Read More

What Is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust in California?

October 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our way of life over this past year. Throughout the spring and summer, local and state governments issued stay-at-home orders in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. With more people spending time... Read More

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