Estate Planning San Luis Obispo, CA
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At Toews & Murphy, 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.
This business mission would not have been possible without the support of the likeminded professionals assembled over the decades who help reinforce the model and reinvigorate the firm. Ann Colville Murphy, who joined in 2008 and became a partner only six months later, brought with her an impressive repertoire of corporate knowledge gained from her storied history with domestic and foreign entities and five years later in 2013, Shannon Bio came onboard, further deepening the well of knowledge for Toews & Murphy, Inc. with her unparalleled proficiency and determination.
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.
After graduating law school in 1999, Ann worked with an international firm as a tax associate counseling corporations, nonprofit entities, and later worked abroad with a UN-sponsored election observation mission. She has continued to specialize in corporate law since her return to the Central Coast in 2002.
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.
Attorney, Estate Planning, Trust Attorney, Probate, Living Wills, Corporate Law , Tax Attorney, Business Attorney, Attorneys for Nonprofits
Number of Employees: 4
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
Ann Colville Murphy – 241612
Shannon Bio – 275401
Bar of the United States Tax Court: J. Christopher Toews – TJ0447
Payment Accepted: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Invoice
Parking Situation: Street, Parking Lot