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Attorney Michael Hanks

13 Reviews

“Michael was my parent’s trusted attorney for over 30 years. After the passing of both my parents, I hired him to help me administer their trust. I greatly appreciated his knowledge, patience and experience. He helped me to navigate several difficult situations and was straight forward about referring other professionals to me when needed. During this very busy and stressful time in my life, he helped me to clarify the path forward and was there to answer my questions both big and small. Thanks for all your help.” - Amie Chin.


“Some thirty years have passed and Michael is still my attorney of choice. He has provided exceptional advice and support during the years as my company grew and became more complex. Michael served as an effective negotiator and intermediary as problems occurred with suppliers and customers. He has always been a good communicator, very diligent and has provided prompt and competent input regarding all legal and corporate affairs. Michael seems like a partner in my business since he always takes a personal interest in my needs.” - John B.


“Michael Dequine and Associates, Inc. has been working with The Law Offices of Michael L. Hanks for over three years. We have full confidence in their abilities and have been very pleased with their performance. Mike Hanks is very competent and well informed. He is professional, responsive, and easy to communicate with. We highly recommend The Law Offices of Michael L. Hanks and we intend to continue our relationship in the years to come.” - Michael D.

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“I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael and I have worked together for decades. Michael is a lawyers lawyer, analytical, precise and detail oriented. I have referred many clients to him over the years and hired him for my clients. I have no hesitation recommending Michael.” - Peter Stone, Personal Injury Lawyer In Citrus Heights, CA.


“I have worked with Mike Hanks in real estate transactions involving trusts and a number of different entities. He is professional, responsive and quickly recognizes the important issues in complex transactions and does not bog down his clients or other parties in the transactions with irrelevant matters that waste time and cost money.” - Elizabeth Marks, Trustee.

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Attorney Michael Hanks

13 Reviews

Northern California / Sacramento County Attorney

Michael Hanks graduated with honors from the University of California in 1972. He graduated with honors from the McGeorge School of Law in 1975 and gained admission to the State Bar of California later that same year. In 1983, Mr. Hanks received a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

From 1980 to 1992, Mr. Hanks was an associate lawyer at the esteemed firm of Friedman & Collard. In 1992, Mr. Hanks formed our law offices to provide quality legal representation to people and businesses throughout Northern California. Mr. Hanks focuses his practice in the areas of business and commercial law, probate and estate planning and real estate law. You can learn more about attorney Hanks by reading the information below.

Michael Hanks is a problem solver, rather than merely a problem identifier, since that is what clients both expect and need. He believes that clear headed, objective, pragmatic analysis of a legal problem is the first step in its solution, and will provide the client with the best possible result.

Mr. Hanks has been successful in helping clients minimize both the expense and trauma of legal problems by applying these techniques over 25 years of practice. During that time, he has gained experience in almost every kind of legal challenge presented within the areas of his practice, and his clients benefit from that experience. He also emphasizes availability and responsiveness, since an attorney can’t help a client who can’t reach him.

Mr. Hanks is the author of a number of legal articles, many of which are available through this web site. He has been the featured speaker at a number of seminars presented by such firms as Merrill Lynch and Salomon Smith Barney. His excellent “bedside manner” and his emphasis on the human aspects of each client’s situation provide creative solutions to real problems through legal excellence.

Michael Hanks graduated with honors from both the University of California and from McGeorge School of Law, where he was admitted to membership in the Traynor Society, the school’s scholastic honor society. He graduated from McGeorge ranked 12th in the class in 1975. In 1983, Mr. Hanks received a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He has practiced in the areas of commercial and business law, real estate, probate and estate planning.

Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Business Organization
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Trust Administration
  • Elder Law

Education:

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California J.D.
    Honors: Traynor Honor Society
    Honors: With Honors
    Law Review: Pacific Law Review
  • Golden State University, Sacramento, California, USA, 1983 M.S. Taxation
  • University of California, Riverside, California, 1972 B.S., Bachelor of Science
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Honors and Awards:

  • Traynor Honor Society, McGeorge
  • Best Brief
  • Traynor Moot Court, 1974

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1975U.S. District Court Eastern District of CaliforniaU.S. District Court Northern District of CaliforniaU.S. Tax Court

Litigation Percentage:

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Representative Clients:

  • Plumas Bank

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Instructor, Merrill Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • California State Bar, 1975 – PresentVolunteer

Past Employment Positions:

  • Friedman & Collard, Associate, 1988 – 1992
  • Law Office of Robert Garst, Associate, 1975 – 1977

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Easter Seals MS Society

“Michael was my parent’s trusted attorney for over 30 years. After the passing of both my parents, I hired him to help me administer their trust. I greatly appreciated his knowledge, patience and experience. He helped me to navigate several difficult situations and was straight forward about referring other professionals to me when needed. During this very busy and stressful time in my life, he helped me to clarify the path forward and was there to answer my questions both big and small. Thanks for all your help.” - Amie Chin.


“Some thirty years have passed and Michael is still my attorney of choice. He has provided exceptional advice and support during the years as my company grew and became more complex. Michael served as an effective negotiator and intermediary as problems occurred with suppliers and customers. He has always been a good communicator, very diligent and has provided prompt and competent input regarding all legal and corporate affairs. Michael seems like a partner in my business since he always takes a personal interest in my needs.” - John B.


“Michael Dequine and Associates, Inc. has been working with The Law Offices of Michael L. Hanks for over three years. We have full confidence in their abilities and have been very pleased with their performance. Mike Hanks is very competent and well informed. He is professional, responsive, and easy to communicate with. We highly recommend The Law Offices of Michael L. Hanks and we intend to continue our relationship in the years to come.” - Michael D.

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13 Reviews

“I endorse this lawyer's work. Michael and I have worked together for decades. Michael is a lawyers lawyer, analytical, precise and detail oriented. I have referred many clients to him over the years and hired him for my clients. I have no hesitation recommending Michael.” - Peter Stone, Personal Injury Lawyer In Citrus Heights, CA.


“I have worked with Mike Hanks in real estate transactions involving trusts and a number of different entities. He is professional, responsive and quickly recognizes the important issues in complex transactions and does not bog down his clients or other parties in the transactions with irrelevant matters that waste time and cost money.” - Elizabeth Marks, Trustee.

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13 Reviews