I’m Mike Hackard of Hackard Law. I’m the “gray hair” of our law firm. Proverbs says that “The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.”
I like that. It’s good to have some splendor to go with the gray hair. It’s also good to have strength that goes with our younger lawyers. Brian Geremia, Sarah Cullen, Dave Jones, and Heath Langle certainly provide that.
I like stories. That’s pretty clear from our YouTube channel. There are a lot of stories in our videos. This is another. A little different. Inspired by music.
I like all kinds of music. As a part of this we’ve been giving away a new guitar every few months to one of our subscribers in a giveaway contest. This is a pl[...]
Hi, I’m Stephanie at Hackard Law. Our guitar giveaway to celebrate the start of summer is now complete, and we are happy to announce the winner: contestant Martin C. was selected by our random comment picker software to receive the prize, a brand-new Fender Deluxe Stratocaster in gleaming candy apple red! Congratulations to Martin, and we’ll be in contact with you so you can take ownership of this awesome guitar.
Martin’s summer plans were to practice guitar on a beautiful red Stratocaster. Well, Martin, you got your wish! We also want to extend an enormous thank you to all of you who participated for your likes, comments and shares. We appreciate all of you, since you’re the ones who make these contests possible! As always – s[...]
I’m Mike Hackard of Hackard Law. Hackard Law is working to become the leading estate, trust, and financial elder abuse litigation law firm in California. This is not a small order.
It means that we work with high internal expectations. With commitments to overcome adversity. To take the long view. To deal in performance. To understand that we’re a work in progress.
We most often represent people who’ve sought out lawyers not so much by choice, but by necessity. They might feel coerced, pressured, and intimidated by an overreaching heir, beneficiary, or trustee.
Their elderly parents may have been cheated out of real or personal property. Maybe a caregiver unduly influenced the maker of a trust to leave everything to the careg[...]
I’m Mike Hackard with Hackard Law. Fifty years ago, I was a senior at Sac State – now known as California State University, Sacramento. I was Student Body President.
Our Associated Students sponsored an October 1971 Joan Baez concert. It was memorable then. On reflection, it’s still memorable.
Tickets were $2.00. A capacity crowd of 12,000 attended.
Her songs are part of our history. They captured the era. They told stories. They evoked emotion. She put a human face to war, injustice, grief. In her words from her song, “Blessed Are,” “What comes to one must come to us all.”
This message resonates, resounds, and rings true. No matter our station in life.
It does help to put ourselves in the shoes of another. To r[...]
I’m Mike Hackard of Hackard Law. We litigate estate, trust, and elder financial disputes in California. We occasionally deal with celebrities, their children, or grandchildren.
Celebrity estates have issues that don’t commonly arise in other estates. Particularly, tax issues.
Celebrities aren’t strangers to the taxman. The Beatles’ 1966 “Taxman” is the Beatles’ first political statement made in their music. It’s understandable. As high earners, they were in the United Kingdom’s 95% supertax bracket.
Michael Jackson’s estate has its own war with the taxman. The dispute revolves around the value of Michael Jackson’s likeness and image at the time of his death.
Likeness and image is often the most lucrative as[...]
Hi, I’m Stephanie at Hackard Law. We’re excited that summer is on the way! And nothing makes summer better than a brand-new Fender Deluxe Stratocaster in gleaming candy apple red! Not only does it look incredible, it’s also a versatile and reliable favorite for stage and studio performers. We’re giving away this amazing guitar to the winner of our contest.
Want to enter for a chance to win? The basic rules for the contest are simple. First step, leave a comment below. What are you looking forward to doing this summer? Hit the beach? Get some sun? Maybe go to a concert? Let us know! Second, you can subscribe to our channel by hitting the red button. And third, you can like this video.
The contest ends at 11:59 PM on Monday, Jun[...]
This week, Sacramento’s ABC 10 (KXTV) launches an original five-part series on abuses within California’s conservatorship industry. Investigative reporter Andie Judson will go in-depth to cover serious regulatory issues and suspected cases of elder financial exploitation by bad conservators.
Hackard Law’s Michael Hackard was interviewed for this series and provided his knowledge and experience in representing elderly clients and their families against fiduciaries who have violated their professional duties and state law. Below you can find the text and trailer for ABC 10’s upcoming series:
COMING SOON: The Price of Care: Investigating California Conservatorships
COMING SOON | Many have heard of conservato[...]
I’m Mike Hackard with Hackard Law. We work at being one of California’s leading law firms in estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation.
This aspiration is fueled in part by a collective quest for justice, tolerance, and fair play. Fair play means the equal and honest treatment of others. Adherence to fair play helps to ensure fundamental freedoms, family dignities, and historic rights.
When fair play is discounted, unnoticed, or ignored, people suffer. The discovery of wrongdoing can have far-reaching consequences. The terms of public argument can change. We are now seeing this in California with regard to abusive conservatorships.
The #FreeBritney movement, coupled with the Netflix movie, “I Care a Lot,” have weak[...]