Practice Areas Overview
In Fairfield-Suisun and throughout Solano County and Northern California, the law firm of Hillman & Lucas,PC represents clients in a range of transactional and litigation matters. To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, contact us.
Our attorneys have significant expertise in all of the following areas:
- Estate planning and Administration
- Real Estate
- Business Law
- Civil Litigation
- Mediation and Arbitration
Estate Planning and Administration
The firm advises individuals, couples, and families concerning the transfer of wealth to future generations and the management and preservation of assets in the event of incapacity. Our experienced attorneys provide a range of estate planning and administration services, including the drafting of customized and tax-sensitive wills, living trusts, irrevocable trusts, and durable powers of attorney. We also provide business succession planning for farmers, ranchers, and other business owners.
Firm partners M. Kendall Hillman and Matthew R. Lucas have extensive experience assisting clients in estate planning and administration matters, and are trained mediators with expertise in mediating estate disputes, including will contests and trust contests. To learn more about our work in this area, visit the estate planning and administration overview.
At Hillman & Lucas, our real estate lawyers offer a diverse array of services, including representation in transactions and litigation involving the sale, purchase, lease, and development of commercial and residential property. In the area of real estate litigation, the firm has successfully represented landlords in both commercial and residential settings. We also defend brokers and homeowners in suits involving professional liability and real estate transactions. Additionally, the firm represents clients in matters concerning construction defects as well as easement and boundary line disputes. To learn more, visit the real estate overview.
The business law practice of Hillman & Lucas encompasses a broad range of transactions and litigation. Our experienced attorneys assist clients with the formation of corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. We represent clients in business sales and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, trademark law, and general commercial transactions. The firm also offers first-rate advocacy in general business litigation matters, such as dissolution actions and contract disputes.
Firm partners M. Kendall Hillman and Matthew R. Lucas have significant experience assisting Northern California clients in their business law matters. Mr. Hillman and Mr. Lucas are also trained and experienced mediators who provide professional mediation services for individuals involved in an array of business disputes. To learn more, visit the business law overview.
At Hillman & Lucas, our civil litigation practice emphasizes insurance and municipality defense. Additionally, the firm represents defendants in matters involving contract disputes, employment issues, and other types of general civil litigation.
With more than 25 years of legal experience between them, our civil litigation team provides strategic representation across a range of matters. Matthew R. Lucas and Joseph M. Canning have the legal knowledge and advocacy skills to assist clients in obtaining results in the courtroom or through settlement. To learn more, visit the civil litigation overview.
The firm's bankruptcy practice focuses primarily on providing representation for debtors in bankruptcy proceedings under Chapters 7 and 13. Attorney Joseph M. Canning is admitted to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts, and represents debtors throughout Northern California. He also speaks Spanish fluently. To learn more, visit the bankruptcy overview.
Mediation and Arbitration
The attorneys at Hillman & Lucas focus on providing legal representation for clients in mediations and arbitrations as well as acting as mediators and arbitrators in a variety of disputes. Our attorneys and professionals have significant expertise in providing alternative dispute resolution services in disputes involving wills, trusts, real estate, personal injury, and business matters. To learn more about our work in this area, visit the mediation and arbitration overview.