Business Attorneys:

Niesar & Vestal LLP:  Gerry Niesar, Peter Vestal and their amazing team can provide you with all of the legal services a business might need, including formation, litigation, financing, securities tax, trademark, employment, IP and other services.  Ms. Darrah is Of Counsel at the firm doing estate planning and probate work.


New York Times Article “Seeking a ‘Beautiful Death'”

New York Times Article about what needs to be done in addition to Estate Planning:

End of Life Support:

Living/Dying Project:  Provides spiritual support and community for those seeking to face the end of life with peace. Contact: Dale Borglum at 415 456-3915

Organizing and Downsizing:

D’Clutterfly: Tracy McCubbin is a power house.  She is super efficient, fun, and a genius at organizing homes, offices and documents. She specializes in senior downsizing, moves and estates. Contact her at or 213-448-4778.

Your Essential Information:

Nolo Press has a great book called Getittogether, for putting all of your essential information in one place.  Here is the link through the SF Law Library where you can download the whole book or sections of it for free:

Big Book of Everything:  Same idea by Eric Dewey, but a little shorter and with less instruction:

Mental Health Care:

Merritt Mental Health provides guidance for patients and families seeking mental health services.  Dr. Merritt’s firm is a unique and wonderful resource.

Planned Giving:

Northern California Planned Giving Counsel: NCPGC provides leadership, mentorship, networking, differentiated programming, and education to facilitate philanthropic planning in a diverse, collaborative community.