Attorney and Staff

Attorney




Zachary R. Rayo, J.D., LL.M.


Mr. Rayo strives to communicate, educate, find creative solutions, and avoid pitfalls in representing small business owners, individuals, committed and married couples in areas of taxation, estate planning, retirement planning, and asset protection planning.

Education:

University of Miami School of Law
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Estate Planning, May 2005

Harvard University
Program of Instruction for Lawyers, June 2002

William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Juris Doctor, May 1996

Honors:
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Law Student Award
CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Sales Law (UCC-2), Spring 1996
CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Survey of Intellectual Property Law, Fall 1995

Foreign:
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand, May – July 1994

Golden Gate University
Law School Summer Law Program

University of the Philippines
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude, April 1993

Awards:

Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. Law Student Award, 1996

CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Sales Law (UCC-2), Spring 1996

CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Survey of Intellectual Property Law, Fall 1995

Magna Cum Laude & Valedictorian, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Pi Gamma Mu Intl. Honor Society in Social Science Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Scholarship

Publications and Related Matters:

Authored a chapter entitled “Filing or Opposing Petition for Modification, Reformation, or Termination of Trust Under Prob. Code §§ 15403, 15404, 15408 or 15409” in Matthew Bender/Lexis-Nexis Practice Guide: California Trust Litigation (March 2011)

Authored a chapter entitled “Filing or Opposing Petition Regarding Internal Affairs of Trust Under Prob. Code § 17200” in Matthew Bender/Lexis-Nexis Practice Guide: California Trust Litigation (March 2011)

Editorial Assistant for 2011 update of Matthew Bender/Lexis-Nexis California Wills and Trusts (six-volume treatise)

Editorial Assistant for 2011 update of Matthew Bender/Lexis-Nexis California Trust Practice (one-volume treatise)

Professional Activities:

Member, California State Bar; Trusts & Estates Section Member

Member (Inactive), Hawaii State Bar

Member (Inactive), Florida State Bar

Community Involvement:

Member, Planned Giving Committee of the East Bay Regional Parks Foundation

Member, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California

Member, California Center for Cooperative Development

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity East Bay


Paralegal


Earl S. Wynn, B.A. Paralegal and Notary Public

Earl S. Wynn is Zachary Rayo’s law office assistant and paralegal. All day long, he’s working hard behind the scenes to make sure that all of Rayo’s clients receive the best service possible. He has over 70 books in print, has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a soaring passion for the law. 10+ years of experience in proofreading, editing and administrative work has given him the keen eye and precision that working in the legal field requires.

Education:
California State University, Sacramento
Bachelors Degree (B.A.) in English, May 2010
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Certified Paralegal by satisfying B&P Code §§6450 as of June 9, 2016.
Over 120 Continuing Legal Education hours logged.

Honors:
Sigma Tau Delta, English Honors Society.
Golden Key International Honour Society.

Community Involvement:
Actively works within the LGBTQ community as a blogger activist.
Master Mason at Oak Plains #789, Carmichael, Ca.






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