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Welcome. This is the Bailey Law Firm

The firm was purposefully created to provide specialized legal counsel to the maturing individual, family and business in need of strategic advice for developing a comprehensive Living Trust, establishing a startup company or buying residential or commercial property

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Every adult individual and every family has assets that need to be protected! It is important to identify and stipulate your wishes regarding 1) the proper and timely distribution of your assets upon your death 2) the family and medical decisions regarding your health care as you approach death and, if needed, 3) financial decisions if you were to become incapacitated. An individual that neglects to formally document these wishes prior to death may be subject to the probate process determined by legislature of the State of California which has unnecessary fees and delays attached to it.

We can assist you in identifying the best estate plan for you and your family that fully protects all of your assets. We address the following options and issues:

  • A Will vs. Revocable or Irrevocable Living Trust
  • Health Care Directive
  • Power of Attorney
  • Succession Plan for your business.


When you have decided that your “business idea” can now be introduced to the market, your first step is to legally establish a formal business or, in some cases, a non-profit organization. We will assist you identifying the best type of business entity that you should establish to meet your needs. Selecting the right business entity will shield your personal assets from liability and selecting the wrong one will have you incur unnecessary costs and unwarranted taxes.

There are several options that require a discussion for clarification:

  • Incorporation
  • LLC – Limited Liability Company
  • C Corp
  • S Corp
  • 501(C)3


Businesses face challenges either through planned growth or unplanned litigation. We will provide legal counsel to address the following issues:

  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Contracts
  • Acquisitions and Mergers
  • Litigation
  • Financial and Insurance Protection


Buying a house to make a home for yourself and your family or purchasing property for investment purposes is a significant financial decision (in most cases, the most significant financial transaction one will make in his/her lifetime) that may require objective legal counsel.

We will assist you with the following:

  • Review of Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions
  • LLC – Limited Liability Company
  • Legal and Tax Implications
  • Landlord/Tenant Agreements & Disputes


1. “What do you charge?” I charge either an hourly rate or a flat fee dependent on the legal issue being addressed. For example, I traditionally charge an hourly fee when administering a Trust due to its complexity and a flat fee when incorporating a business but I am sensitive to the budget of every client. Because I have a very low overhead, my fees are well below market.

2. “Since you are currently a single employee law firm, do you have access to other professional resources for support?” While working at a highly respected law firm in Santa Maria, I established a great list of professional contacts that are available for outside legal counsel. And, being actively involved in a variety of professional organizations in San Luis Obispo, I have access to a reputable network of professionals in the insurance, financial and real estate arenas whenever additional information is needed.


Born and raised on the Central Coast, Jonas Bailey received his B.A degree in International Business with a Minor in Economics from Cal Poly and then earned his JD from Santa Barbara College of Law. He passed the California State Bar Exam on his first attempt (high fail rate %) and soon after joined the law firm of Twitchell & Rice, LLP located in Santa Maria, CA. He resides in San Luis Obispo and, when not engaged in legal research and counseling, enjoys surfing, travelling and hiking with family and friends.