Probate Attorney Riverside & San Bernardino
Riverside Tax Riverside & San Bernardino
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A native Southern Californian, Chris Kelly has over twenty years of experience in complex litigation and transactional matters with some of the world’s top law firms and companies.

Chris graduated from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), where he obtained his J.D. in 1992.

From 1992 to 1996, he practiced business and real estate litigation with San Francisco-based Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, where his practice included such notable clients as Wells Fargo Bank and The Salvation Army.

From 1996 to 2002, Chris was a senior litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of White & Case LLP, one of the nation’s leading international law firms.

In 2002, Chris Kelly became in-house corporate counsel to International Lease Finance Corporation, the world’s premiere aircraft leasing company, where his practice included a wide variety of local and international transactional and litigation matters.

Chris Kelly has been in practice in the Coachella Valley since 2011, first with the Law Office of Dale S. Gribow in Palm Desert, California, and more recently as a sole practitioner in Palm Springs, California. His transactional and litigation practice includes business and corporate law, real estate, intellectual property, estate planning, construction and contractor law, and land use and environmental law.

Christopher W. Kelly, Esq.
**Licensed in California** CA Bar #162392

Business Litigation & Corporate Law:
Business Contract Disputes, Intellectual Property, Contract Litigation, Commercial Leases & Contract Disputes, Equipment Leasing, Construction Law, Transactional Law and more.

Probate Law &
Estate Planning

Probate Attorney Riverside California
What is Probate?
Probate is a procedure that is designed to Protect against Improper use of the assets of the estate of a deceased person, by insuring it is Properly distributed according to Law, or the Will of the recently deceased.

It is a court procedure whereby the distribution of a person's assets after death is supervised and controlled. During the process, it is required that certain parties, usually family members and / or those named in the Will (if a Will exists) receive copies of most documents filed with probate court for their review.

What is Estate Planning?
Estate Planning is a course of action aimed at ensuring that your wishes for your personal care and for your finances are followed in the event you are incapacitated or upon your death.

IRS & California
Tax Law Help

IRS or FTB Tax Law Problems-Issues?
IRS or FTB Tax Law Problems-Issues?
California has many agencies that collect taxes: the Franchise Tax Board "FTB", the Employment Development Department "EDD", the State Board of Equalization "SBE", and more.

All of these agencies have broad powers given to them by law to collect taxes. They zealously seek out those they feel owe taxes and are relentless in their efforts to collect them. These agencies are resolved to be taken seriously and their actions indicate so.

Whether you feel that you owe IRS or FTB taxes, or not, if you receive any correspondence or other communication from them, you should promptly address the matter and enlist the assistance of a professional, especially if the amount at issue is large or if there are threats of criminal proceedings.

Christopher W. Kelly, Esq.


“Thank you Chris; for settling my contract dispute. You were a pleasure to work with.”
Brian H.


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