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Welcome to Heieck Law Center

Welcome to Heieck Law Center, a San Diego premier law firm providing estate planning and family trust, business law, and real estate attorney services.  Our boutique general practice law firm believes that the attorney you hire should be the attorney handling your case from start to finish.  Our legal representation starts with forging personal relationships with our clients, unlike large, impersonal law firms, we won’t pass your case onto an associate lawyer you have never met and whom you did not hire.

For over twelve years, managing attorney Carrie Heieck has litigated cases involving real estate, probate, trust, and business disputes.   Litigating legal issues in the courtroom gives our firm unique insight into avoiding real life legal issues and problems before they arise.

The Heieck Law Center is a full-service law firm located in San Diego County in the beautiful town of Carlsbad practicing in the areas of:


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Estate Planning


Many clients ask us, “What is estate planning?”  This is a great question.  Your “estate” consists of all of your assets, including real estate and personal property, less liabilities.  Estate planning is a way, while you are still alive, to anticipate and arrange for the disposal of your estate at your passing with the goal of eliminating uncertainties over the disposal of your assets and to maximize the value of your estate by reducing taxes and other expenses.  An estate plan usually includes a living trust, a pour over will, a durable power of attorney, and an advance health care directive.  However, every client’s situation is different so in truth, there is no such thing as a typical or standard estate plan.  For instance, if the client has minor children, they probably want to nominate a guardian for that child as part of their estate plan.  Depending on the assets of the client, a simple will may be preferable to a trust.  To avoid estate taxes, clients with a higher net  worth will probably want some type of irrevocable trust or combination of trusts for the most tax savings.

Our law firm prepares many types of specialized trusts to meet your unique needs such as dynasty trusts, special needs trusts (SNT’s), life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts (QPRT’s), qualified income trusts (QIT’s), and qualified terminable interest property trusts (QTIP’s), just to name a few.  The options are many but we are here to take the time with you to carefully plan your legacy.  Life can be complicated, which is why it is important to have a skilled and experienced estate planning practitioner to help you devise a plan that meets the needs and complexities of your unique situation.  The beauty of a trust is that it is a separate legal entity that holds and manages your assets. Although people die, trusts don’t and a trust’s ability to “survive” your death means your assets can avoid probate altogether so long as your trust is properly funded.


Real Property Law


In representing real estate issues for our business clients, we regularly negotiate commercial leases.  Securing the ideal business space to operate your business is extremely important.  Having a broker is not enough.  You need a competent real estate attorney to review and negotiate your lease in San Diego.  Commercial leases are voluminous documents containing numerous clauses and terms slanted heavily in the landlord’s favor.  Contrary to popular belief, many of these seemingly boilerplate terms are negotiable.  Sometimes, our clients have disputes with their landlord.   Perhaps your business if suffering financial troubles and needs a temporary abatement in rent.  Maybe your landlord in not acting in good faith by properly repairing and maintaining the premises as contracted.  Or, you may want to renew your lease terms, but the renewal terms are unreasonable.  Whatever issue your business is facing relating to its business space, our San Diego real estate attorney is here to help.

After representing banks and loan servicers in the mortgage crisis, our firm is experienced and capable to help you with issues related to your mortgage including wrongful foreclosure, fraud, negligence, refinancing issues, or even title issues.  We are also experienced in bringing and defending unlawful detainer (eviction) actions.  If you have a legal issue concerning real estate, you can rest assured that Heieck Law Center can effectively handle it.





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