Pleasanton Estate Planning Lawyer
As a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California, Connie provides her clients the dual benefit of professional legal representation while ensuring maximum tax advantages.
With a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Iowa State University and a Jurisprudence Degree from Indiana University at Indianapolis, Connie is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) and attorney. Prior to law school, she gained invaluable experience by working at Ernest & Young LLP.
To best serve every client’s needs, Connie’s core mission is to never stop learning and growing as both an Estate Planning Attorney and CPA. She is proud to be affiliated with several professional organizations, including: Tax Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), Tax and Estate Planning Committee – American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, and Lead Counsel Rating specialized in Estate Planning. In addition, Connie is an active member of her hometown Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and Castlewood Country Club.
Born in China, Connie has been a US resident since age 14. To best serve her many Asian clients, she speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese and English. When she’s not helping families with guardianship matters or trust administration, Connie enjoys spending time with her young daughter, Isabella, as well as golfing and enjoying delicious cuisine.
By employing the perfect mix of compassion, integrity and diligence, Connie Yi continuously earns the trust and respect of her many loyal clients.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.