Jeffrey Hall is a tax and estate planning attorney in Pleasant Hill, CA. He has offices conveniently located in both Pleasant Hill and Benicia. He protects wealth through estate and charitable tax planning. Primarily, Mr. Hall’s practice specializes in estate planning for retirees and those who are preparing to retire. He prepares wills, revocable living trusts, durable powers of attorney, tax planning, trust & estate administration, probate practice, minor and adult guardianships/conservatorships, estate and trust litigation, asset protection planning, and business succession planning. Mr. Hall’s has experience in the preparation of estate and gift tax returns, special needs trusts, qualified domestic trusts, and intentionally defective grantor trusts. Mr. Hall’s practice also includes Asset Protection involving the formation of corporate and LLC entities to protect personal wealth and limit litigation risk.
Mr. Hall received a B.S. from Saint Mary’s College of California, an M.B.A. in Accounting and Taxation from the Ageno College of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a J.D. from JFKU College of Law. In addition, he holds a California Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license with over twenty years of experience in law, tax, accounting, and consulting. He is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Trusts and Estates Section of The State Bar of California. Mr. Hall is actively engaged in providing pro bono legal services (free legal aid) to our military, elderly, and to those of low-income.
Prior to law school, Mr. Hall volunteered for service with the U.S. Air Force in 1981 and served 7 years of commissioned service and two years as an Airman Basic at Vandenberg Air Force base in California and then Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma. He later transferred into the USCG as a commissioned officer (Ensign) and served with distinction on board the High Endurance Cutter, USCGC Sherman (Alameda, CA), for three years and subsequently with the Joint Force—Naval Coastal Warfare Unit One-Eleven (Alameda, CA) with four tours to South Korea. Thereafter, Mr. Hall was assigned to the USCG JAG unit in Alameda, CA and later in Seattle, WA where he held the Senior Reserve Officer position (aka: Reserve Commanding Officer) for all USCG JAG attorneys in the U.S. from 2011 through 2014. Mr. Hall retired from the USCG as a Commander after serving 25 years.