About Us


Chris P. Kohl

Michael J. Kohl

Michael J. Kohl

Attorney Chris P. Kohl is the founder and owner of Kohl & Associates where he practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administrations, conservatorships, probate and trust litigation, taxation, and wealth planning.  

Chris graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) with highest honors (top 2.5%) with a degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting.  After college he attended and graduated from the UCLA School of Law, one of the premier and most rigorous law schools in the nation.  At UCLA Chris' focus was on tax law, estate planning, and litigation.  

Chris has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1998.  In his first year of eligibility the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization determined and certified him as a specialist in estate planning, trusts, and probate law, a distinction held by less than 1% of California attorneys.  The certification is the only manner in which any California attorney can claim they are a specialist in any field and the only way in which the public can verify from the State Bar of California the expertise of an attorney. 

Phone:  949.633.2256

E-mail:  chris@kohltrustlaw.com


Michael J. Kohl

Michael J. Kohl

Michael J. Kohl

 Real estate agent Michael J. Kohl assists our clients when they need an experienced and professional real estate agent who is fully versed in the complexities involved with real estate probate sales, trust sales, or tax free exchanges.  These are areas of real estate practice that involve unique circumstances and most agents simply lack the necessary background and experience to complete such transactions without either making costly errors and/or incurring attorney fees to correct such errors.  

Michael J. Kohl holds a US Coast Guard Captain's License for vessels up to 100 tons, he is an instructor at Newport Beach Sailing School, and has been awarded the ASA Outstanding Sailing Instructor (awarded to the top 1% of instructors) on multiple occasions.  He is a creative individual who combines his two professional loves, real estate and sailing, by offering his clients who are looking for oceanfront real estate a unique experience in their home search, a view of the available housing market from a yacht.

Phone:  714.475.4857

E-mail:  mike@kohlfamilyrealty.com