Mary Ann Tardiff, Esq. specializes in trusts, wills, estate planning, and all matters associated with estates. Other services include Family and elder law, especially as these matters pertain to estates and estate planning.
Mary Ann Tardiff wanted to be an attorney for as long as she can remember and has been practicing law for over 30 years. Upon graduating from the Santa Barbara College of Law, she passed the California Bar exam in 1986 and opened her first private practice in Santa Barbara. Since then, Mary Ann has helped clients will all manner of estate planning, real estate law, and family and elder law. Her goal is to deliver practical, down-to-earth solutions in the best interest of her clients.
Mary Ann is available for consultations in her Atascadero office during regular business hours, or other flexible times as needed by clients. She also makes house calls when the circumstances call for in-home appointments.
- Estate Planning
- Real Estate Law
- Business Law
- Family Law
- Elder Law
California State Bar Number: 127063
Year founded: 1986
At Toews Law Group, Inc. we are focused on providing trusted, reliable and superior personalized legal services in estate and tax planning, trust and probate settlements, and businesses and non-profit organizations.
Our goal is to provide each client with customized service at a competitive and affordable price. Whether you are looking to get your adventurous, new startup going or if you want to protect your legacy our team of professionals is ready to assess your specific needs in any situation.
Brief company history
Chris entered into private practice in 1984 following his return to the Central Coast. Since then, he has built his practice around focusing on the needs of the client rather than those of the firm by designing cost efficient billing policies based on the value of the services offered, upholding practices and procedures for those services which gives special attention to sustaining open and clear communication with clients, and limiting the practice to a few specialties in order to continue cultivating a deeper understanding of those areas of law.
Brief Owner Bio
Chris began his career in 1968 in New York where he was a tax associate tasked with handling corporate reorganizations, partnerships, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and other tax matters. In 1973, Chris became the Vice President of CitiBank, N.A., where his perspective on how to operate a successful, client centered business began to take shape. He returned to California 1983 and began practicing law on the Central Coast. He holds specialization certificates in Taxation, Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law.
Central Coast native, Shannon Bio, began her career in law in 2002 as a law clerk and eventually as a paralegal in 2004. In 2011, Shannon was admitted to the State Bar of California after graduating in the top 5% of her class. While she has experience in other areas of law, since joining the firm in 2013 she has focused her practice on estate planning and trust administration.
Services Offered: Attorney, Estate Planning, Trust Attorney, Probate, Living Wills, Corporate Law , Tax Attorney, Business Attorney, Attorneys for Nonprofits
Number of Employees: 4
Affiliations: Rotary Club of Atascadero Women’s Legacy Fund, San Luis Obispo Bar Association Better Business Bureau, State Bar of California Trusts & Estates Section, State Bar of California Solo & Small Firm Section, State Bar of California Taxation Section
Monday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
License #: State Bar of California IDs
J. Christopher Toews – 111201
Shannon Bio – 275401
Bar of the United States Tax Court: J. Christopher Toews – TJ0447
Greg J. Chilina
Greg Chilina is an attorney for and shareholder of Chilina Law Firm, a Professional Corporation, focusing on general business law and estate planning. Prior to forming Chilina Law Firm, Greg gained extensive business knowledge and experience by working in business banking and lending for nearly 20 years. Greg’s general business law practice ranges in scope from business formation to general business advisement as well as business dissolution and bankruptcy. Greg also practices in the areas of business and real estate transactions, commercial law, and business litigation. Greg’s estate planning practice focuses on building comprehensive estate plans, will and trust preparation along with preparation of advanced health care directives and power of attorney. Greg also practices in the areas of guardianships and probate matters.
Greg was admitted to the State Bar of California in May of 2011. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association. Greg received his Juris Doctorate from Concord Law School in July 2010 and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Oregon in December 1995.
Greg is passionate about the law, charismatic, and extremely loyal to his clients. Greg provides the same high quality work, dedication, and diligence to large and small cases alike. Greg places high value on his relationships with his clients and makes it a priority to keep the client informed during the entire process. He believes that open communication is an integral part to a satisfactory resolution of any matter.
Greg lives in Atascadero, California with his wife and son where he enjoys surfing, backpacking, and camping. Greg volunteers his time and provides pro bono legal services for various philanthropic non-profit organizations on the Central Coast.
Karen Chilina is an attorney for and shareholder of Chilina Law Firm, focusing on estate planning, advisement on trust administration, probate, and real property matters. Karen earned her Juris Doctorate from Concord Law School, graduating with highest honors. Karen earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology from Southern Oregon University in March 1999 and later earned a Paralegal Certificate from California Polytechnic State University.
Karen is enthusiastic about the law and enjoys helping her clients through their legal matters by providing high quality legal services and maintaining and encouraging open communication. Prior to her admission to the State Bar of California and joining Chilina Law Firm, Karen owned and operated Chilina Paralegal Services, a contract paralegal business providing litigation, research, and transactional support to local civil law, administrative law, and criminal law attorneys. Karen also worked as a paralegal for the real estate and land use practice group of a prominent Central Coast law firm before opening Chilina Paralegal Services. Prior to her work as a paralegal, Karen worked in the commercial real estate industry, both in office management and appraisal.
Karen serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of North San Luis Obispo County and also volunteers her time during the Club’s summer Brain Gain program. Karen has also been a guest speaker at Cuesta College. Karen and her family live in Atascadero, California where she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, swimming, reading, baking, and spending time in the outdoors with her husband and son.
- General Business
- Business litigation
- Non Profit Corporations
- Commercial Law
- Estate Planning
- Real Estate Transactional Law
- Real Estate and Land Use & Water Rights
- Banking law
- Debitor-creditor law
- Real Estate Lawyer
- Business Law
Located in Atascadero, CA Daner Law firm practices full service civil litigation, business and estate planning in all state and federal courts in California, and is also licensed in Nevada. Areas of emphasis include real property, business planning and litigation, construction claims and defect litigation, landlord/tenant controversies, governmental entity representation, insurance related matters.
Mr. Daner resides in Atascadero, California with his wife of 21 years Dawn, and his children Drew, Haddie and Ajai. Mr. Daner has served on several non-profit boards including the Zoological Society of the Charles Paddock Zoo and the Atascadero Economic Foundation as well as being the Chairperson of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Atascadero. He coaches football at Atascadero High School. Mr. Daner is a member of the Rotary Club of Atascadero, as well as the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce and is an Elk. Mr. Daner is also a member of the San Luis Obispo Builder’s Exchange and has conducted numerous legal seminars throughout San Luis Obispo County.
Born Boston, Massachusetts, December 15, 1968; admitted to bar, 1994, California; 2000, Nevada. Education: Occidental College (B.A., 1991); University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1994). Member: Los Angeles County Bar Association; San Luis Obispo County Bar Association; The State Bar of California.
Monday:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Offer: Free Initial Consultation
Long-established local attorney specializing in bankruptcy, divorce, elder law, child custody, and personal injury. Lawyer offering personalized services. 30 years experience. Free consultation.
Richard Rossi is a fifth-generation San Luis Obispo native. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Denver, and his Law Degree Juris Doctor from the San Joaquin College of Law. He founded Rossi Law in San Luis Obispo in 1975 and has since expanded to Paso Robles. Rossi takes on cases all over California.
- Debt Relief
- Personal Injury
- Elder Law
- Child Custody
- Restraining Orders
San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles
- Parking Lot
515 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 238-0238
11555 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, (805) 541-1044