Estate Planning

You are building up assets, and let’s face it: you never know when the end will come. Don’t you want to make sure your assets go where you want them to go? We will help you keep them in the hands of your heirs and out of the hands of the taxman and the state. We will take a comprehensive look at everything you have, advise you of your legal options, and produce an estate plan personally tailored to you.

Business Start-Up / Formation

You’re starting a business in Sacramento. Congratulations! You need your business set up and running yesterday. Half of all business fail in the first five years, and lack of understanding at the beginning is a big reason why. Let Mike and Dan help you determine which business structure is best for you. We’ll get you up and running as smoothly and quickly as possible. Is your business already established? Call us for business contracts or switching from one structure to another. We offer free consultation so you can know before you hire us how we will help you maximize your profits.

Commercial Debt Collection

When you provide a good service for someone, you’re supposed to get paid for it, right? Mike and Dan know it doesn’t always happen that way. Whether your clients are in Sacramento, Davis, or anywhere in the world, the Abrate & Olsen Law Group will handle forms, actions, motions, and judgments for you so you can focus on your customers that are paying you.



Abrate & Olsen Law Group – Representing the Best of Sacramento

We’re Mike Abrate and Dan Olsen. We have served Sacramento as public servants, and our firm is dedicated to bringing that same level of commitment to you in private practice. We are confident that we are the best attorneys in Sacramento, and we only work with the best people in Sacramento.
There are two reasons people don’t like to talk to attorneys: 1) You’re in a situation where you need one, and it’s rarely a place you want to be. 2) Attorneys don’t have a reputation for prompt, kind responses, which puts a cloud over an already troublesome situation.
We can’t eliminate the need for attorneys, but we can take away that cloud overhead. We work hard to provide the legal services you need as quickly as possible. When you call, we answer the phone, and if we can’t, we’ll call you right back.



Abrate and Olsen Law Group

– 2008, Mike Abrate

After graduating McGeorge School of Law, Michael went on to become a prosecutor for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office where he quickly became one of the more successful prosecutors in the county.

– 2010, Dan Olsen

Upon graduation from McGeorge School of Law, Dan worked as a county prosecutor for 2 years at the Sacramento DA’s office.  In 2010, he launched his own practice, Olsen Law, specializing in Criminal Defense Law. For 5 years, he has built a very successful practice and was selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Institute.

– 2014 , Abrate & Olsen

Michael Abrate and Dan Olsen, after meeting in Law school at McGeorge and working together at the DA’s Office in Sacramento, have joined together to form the Abrate & Olsen Law Group, specializing in Business and Estate Planning.


  • Establishing a Living Trust, Why?

    There are many different reasons why someone would decide to implement a revocable living trust; whether you are trying to protect property for certain beneficiaries, attempting to reduce or eliminate estate taxes, or even to manage the property upon your incapacity; the reasons are very real and very personal.

    While a living trust is not for everyone The Abrate & Olsen Law Group is here to help. In most cases the final decision is based on what makes more sense for the specific situation. We are all here to help you make that right decision for you.

  • Revocable Living Trusts

    The Abrate & Olsen Law Group is experienced in establishing, maintaining, and fine tuning revocable living trusts for clients. Whether there is property owned in one state or multiple states, it is crucial to have a living trust in effect to protect your loved ones.  First of all they will avoid being drug through probate courts for up to several years. Your loved ones will have almost immediate access to the properties no matter the state they are located. This will also allow them access to the necessary funds available in such a stressful and highly financed time in their lives. The individuals stated in the revocable living trust will be relieved they are not tied down to the probate in times this sensitive.

  • The Power of Power of Attorney

    The Abrate & Olsen Law Group has handled numerous revocable living trusts with springing power of attorney that have delivered nothing but relief to those involved. During the initial phase of determining your incapacity your directive will spring into place and your loved ones will be able to pick up where you left off as well as see to your care. One of the most important factors involved in a revocable living trust with springing power of attorney is the fact that your loved ones will not have to endure the involvement or often times interference of a judge.

  • The Privacy That Comes With a Trust

    In the age that we all live in, privacy is very important to us all. The third main reason to allow The Abrate & Olsen Law Group to maintain your living trust is due to privacy. At the event of your death your property and belongings will be divided and dispersed as you have directed, in private.

  • A Trust Will Get You Organized

    If your affairs are not in order then you may very well be surprised at the individuals who think they are entitled to their share of your property, belongings, and even finances. Hiring The Abrate & Olsen Law Group to walk you through the entire process of establishing a solid revocable living trust will force you to look into your financial affairs and get organized. You will need to locate your titles for all vehicles, deeds to real estate, corporate minutes, stock and bonds, and any other bank or financial information. This will all be housed with your trust and available at the time of reading if you choose for it to be. Not only does this step make you aware of what you actually possess it will teach you exactly how each of your properties are titled.

  • Cons of Establishing a Trust

    • Upfront costs: While the upfront costs are higher in general than that of setting up a last will and testament the overall cost involved in a trust will be cheaper. This is because having a trust will mean your loved ones do not have to use money to represent your last wishes in probate.
    • Funding the Trust: Quite possibly the most difficult part of a trust is funding it. Do not think that once you sign the trust it is completed, there is much more to do. There are several entities that need to be contacted; the banks, investors, insurance, agents, and of course the retitling of vehicles and motors as well as the signing of the deeds. While this is quite overwhelming with other law firms, at The Abrate & Olsen Law Group, we handle this for you. With very specific documents we are able to handle the funding of your trust for you. This in itself is a huge time saver, but not one that is offered by all firms.
    • Still Need a Will: This may sound confusing at first. The fact that you have signed a trust and still need a will may not make sense at first. However at The Abrate & Olsen Law Group our client’s best interests are our number one priority. A will is still needed to cover the individual during the trust process. If you get side tracked or the trust is not funded entirely before your demise there needs to be a will in place that will cover that. Referring to it as a Pour Over Will, which is a perfect name for it.




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