We are pleased to announce that our firm has expanded its presence in southern California through the acquisition of Arcadia-based Helms & Myers, a family law and estate planning firm founded by James R. Helms, Jr. and Sterling E. Myers.
James and Sterling are retiring after a combined 114 years of practicing law. The two have spent decades firmly entrenched in the Arcadia community, helping their clients with estate planning and family law needs.
We are honored that Helms & Myers has chosen to take care of their decades of clients and continued legal support to the strong community they have developed. “James and I gave thoughtful consideration and much research to determine to whom we should entrust our practice upon our retirement,” said co-founder Sterling E. Myers. “That due diligence led us to Jim Cunningham, a second-generation attorney who is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate law. CunninghamLegal shares similar values and a commitment to client service, so we felt better knowing our clients would be in experienced hands.”
Helms & Myers clients will benefit from our firm’s established estate planning, elder law, and trust administration services. We share a common goal of providing personalized planning that protects clients as well as their loved ones. There is a great synergy between our firms, and we know that our distinctive platform and innovative approach will service Helms & Myers clients not only for the estate planning challenges they face today, but to help them build for the future and generations to come. Helms & Myers takes excellent care of their clients and we will continue to add value and ensure the estate plans work when they are needed.