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AF TER ADMIRING A BOLD, RED 1955 CHEVROLET V- 8 CORVET TE AND, AS WE ENTERED THE LAW OFFICES OF
JAMES R. HASTINGS WE NOTICED THE WORDS “PRESERVE YOUR LEGAC Y” PRINTED ON THE AWNING. Rather
than merely distributing the money to beneficiaries through a will or living trust, James (J.R.) Hastings explained the
need to align all decisions and concepts for one’s estate so the personal values of the family are extended to the following
generations. J.R. is certified as an Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, and a
member of the Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel, which are national organizations that provide resources placing
him on the cutting edge of his profession.
Pictures on his office walls include J. R’s grandfather; father; his father’s childhood home; a lithograph of Abraham
Lincoln; paintings by his daughter, a professional artist; his legendary, deceased wolf-dog, Bella; and photos and other
collectibles from his career as a professional and commercial pilot; along with many Parisian vacation mementos.
J. R. offered an example of what his “legacy” estate plan might be: It would include a trust for educating generations
of grandchildren; a special endowment to a charity; setting aside money for beneficiaries to experience a European
vacation and instructions for donating a ‘ 55 Corvette to a public museum.
J.R.’s job is to provide an estate plan that supports his client’s vision, maintains family peace, and reduces taxes,
expenses and exposure to creditors. He assists clients by getting the “monkey (worry) off of their backs” so they sign
an estate plan that Preserves Their Legacy.
LAW OFFICES OF J. R. HASTINGS
1003 Third Street • San Rafael, California 94901
415.459.6635 • www.jrhastingslaw.com
103 East Blithedale • Mill Valley, California 94941