Thousand Oaks estate planning attorney Kent W. Keating is dedicated to providing you with comprehensive and customized services. Unlike other high volume, cookie cutter firms, we pride ourselves in establishing long-term relationships with our clients at lower costs to our clients.

As most of our clients are business people, they appreciate this business model over what many other law firms offer. In addition, our firm always strives to give our clients prompt and easy access to an attorney and we make it a point to timely return phone calls and messages.

If feasible, we advise our client in a way to minimize or prevent expensive litigation. Nonetheless we are prepared to aggressively and zealously advocate and fight for our client in court.



Contracts, agreements, and general business law


Business dispute resolution and litigation


Entity formation and maintenance for C-corporations, S-corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and limited and general partnerships


Estate planning, wills, living trusts


Real estate transactions and litigation


We serve, contractors, subcontractors, developers, lenders, property owners, businesses,suppliers and design professionals.


The difference between our law firm and others is our customized, reliable and responsive legal services, focused on giving you high-quality legal analysis and law services at reasonable fees.

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4 Smart Estate Planning Tips

1. Don't Leave a Mess For Your Family! You clean up your dirty dishes everyday and take your trash cans out to the street everyday so you do not leave a mess for your family. Maybe you even get some help from your children.   Your children grow up and have their own children to assist. [...]

When your fledgling won’t leave the nest…

The situation regarding evicting an adult child discussed below arises more than you think it would. If an adult child is not paying rent, they are considered a "guest" and can be asked to leave at any time. If the adult child refuses, they can be arrested for trespassing. If the child is paying rent [...]

12 Factors That Can Pierce a Corporate Veil

How Business Owners Can Avoid Alter Ego Liability Under the alter ego doctrine, the legal liability protection of a corporation or limited liability company can be set aside by a court if it is found that the corporation or LLC was used as a mere shell by persons or other entities for a wrongful or [...]

3 Tips to Protecting Your Business From Personal Legal Trouble

Some time ago, I had a client that was involved in a serious car accident that was clearly his fault. The other driver and three passengers were seriously injured and the claims may be in the millions of dollars. This client owned a very successful business, rental properties and a personal home with substantial equity. [...]

Estate Planning IQ Test

It is critical that everyone have a comprehensive estate plan that protects their family and heirs during their lifetime and after their passing. No one is “too young” or “too poor” to need an estate plan as it is impossible to anticipate an unfortunate accident or illness. I have created an estate planning IQ test [...]

A lesson learned from Prince – Have a Will or Trust

The death of Prince is another reminder of how important it is for all of us to complete our estate plans as soon as possible.  After all, no one can predict when we may encounter an unexpected fatal accident or illness. Prince is apparently among the many celebrities who in the past failed to prepare [...]


Micki and I commissioned Kent Keating to do our Trust , as well as draft the Agreement we have with the contract locksmiths who work with our company.

He has provided us with peace of mind, knowing that our personal and business affairs are protected. He is expert in his field and was patient with the questions we had and changes we made. He was very pleasant to work with, yet efficient and thorough.

We highly recommend Kent for any personal , or business legal issues/questions you may have.


Jon RickardAloha Locksmith
What impresses me most about Kent Keating is that he listens, is honest with his replies and advises on what’s best for YOU. I’ve known Kent Keating for about 7 years and appreciate his professionalism, consistency and down-to-earch approach. He’s become a trusted friend.

Joy Sakata
We are extremely pleased with the level of professionalism and expertise Kent Keating has brought to All Pro Construction in incorporating our business and preparing our construction contracts. We would gladly recommend him and his law firm to any business or individual in need of legal advice.


Saul HernandezAll Pro Construction