People are at the heart of our practice.
The Law Offices of April M. Lavigne was founded March 4, 2020 on over 15 years experience in the Legal Services Industry. Our firm provides the Santa Barbara Community with skilled, yet approachable Estate Planning and Estate Administration services, informed by years of experience in Property Law and Business/Corporate Law.
We are known for exceptional client care and straight forward legal advice. In all cases we seek to collaborate, connect, and educate so that our clients have a plan they understand, and that addresses their unique circumstances.
April M. Lavigne
Born and raised in San Diego, April has called Santa Barbara County home since 1999. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, April began her study of the law, completing UCSB’s paralegal program with a focus in estate planning.
While working full time in a boutique law firm in Santa Barbara, April attended and graduated Santa Barbara College of Law, earning a specialization in Business Law. April was admitted to the California Bar in 2012.
April’s diversity of experience within a law firm gives her a unique perspective on clients needs, service, and case management, which she applies to her interactions with clients and colleagues – explaining complex legal issues in an approachable manner.
April is a Member of the Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council, Pro Visors, and The Trusts and Estates Section of the California Bar.
for incapacity & death
Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney,
Health Care Directives, Asset Planning, Certifications of Trusts, Beneficiary Designations, Trust funding deeds
Guiding your family through transitions
Trust Administration, Sub-Trust Funding, Probate, Heggstad Petitions, Trust Accountings, Petitions for Instructions, Trust Modifications, Notices to Beneficiaries & Heirs, Distribution Agreements
PROPERTY & BUSINESS LAW
Deeds, Property Tax Issues, Basis Transfer Issues, Title Research, Landlord Tenant / Leases
LLC Formation, Incorporation, Annual Minutes, Stock Sales, Succession Planning, Securities exemptions / filings
And More... please call to see how we can help.
April brings a warm and personal touch to her practice that instantly puts clients at ease. She goes above and beyond her professional obligations to ensure that her clients needs are met. When April does not hesitate to gather the expertise around her that will support her clients and enable their goals to be met. April's experience and knowledge in multiple fields of the law give her a global perspective that is invaluable in serving her clients.