Our Team

Chris P. Kohl

Chris P. Kohl

Owner / Attorney at Law


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 then 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.

Chris P. Kohl resides in Huntington Beach with his wife and four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, stand up paddle boarding, and ocean kayaking.

Michael J. Kohl

Michael J. Kohl

Real Estate Agent / Property Management


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. A client that retains Michael J. Kohl, given his specific training and focus in these areas, can be assured that the transaction will proceed smoothly and without delay or unnecessary cost.

In addition, Michael J. Kohl is our point person for those clients needing property management services. Services include tenant screening, collection of rents, payment of real estate expenses, hiring of agents for repairs and maintenance, refurbishment of units (if needed), and evictions of non-paying tenants (if needed). A client who retains Michael J. Kohl need not worry about the hassles of owning rental property and instead will receive a monthly report detailing the rent collected, expenses incurred, along with a check for the net rent.

Michael J. Kohl works through Star Real Estate in Huntington Beach. He 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.