John Erik Fraker

John Erik Fraker is the chair of the Family Philanthropy Practice Group for Ainer & Fraker, LLP.  Specializing in high net-worth estate planning, philanthropy, and asset protection, John excels at providing sophisticated financial solutions and advanced charitable techniques that help individuals reduce family friction, provide a lasting legacy, and strengthen the family’s core identity.
Prior to co-founding Ainer & Fraker, LLP in 2002, John handled the investment and insurance needs of high net worth families as a fee-only financial planner in the affluent Brentwood – Santa Monica area of Los Angeles. Additionally, he worked as Business Development Officer for the Trust Department of a major Regional Bank.
As an attorney with expertise in financial and insurance planning, John is the co-founder, along with Leon K. Ainer, III, of “Family Harmony Estate Planning,” a system for designing estate plans to help families achieve lasting cohesiveness while mitigating potential, future inter-family lawsuits.
A former treasurer of Rotary International, Saratoga Chapter, John is actively involved in community service in the West Valley area of Silicon Valley. Through his local church, The River Church Community in San Jose, he co-led a team that traveled to Romania to partner with the Casa Viata Noua (House of New Life) orphanage in Constanta, Romania.
Additionally, John was an instructor of Political Science at West Valley College, where he taught “Introduction to American Government” from 2002—2005.
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John Erik Fraker

Professional Designations
Attorney at Law
Masters of Laws (LL.M) in Taxation

Education
University of California at Berkeley
   B.A. History; B.A. Political Science
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
   Juris Doctor
Golden Gate University School of Law
   Masters of Laws in Taxation

Practice Areas
Strategic Tax Planning for Individuals and Businesses, Exit Strategies for Business Owners, Estate Planning & Probate; Asset Protection; Family Philanthropy and Advanced Charitable Giving Strategies; Wealth Management & Family Office Practice Group.

Admitted to Practice
1999, State Bar of California.

I am a client of John Fraker and he helped my wife and I with our estate planning. The amount of time he spent with us was incredible. Our estate was complicated and he made sure we understood every detail. I definitely recommend John to anyone looking for a great estate planning attorney!!
Ali G
I would recommend John and his team to anyone who is looking for an estate lawyer.  My husband and I had him write us an estate plan a few years ago after many years of hesitation and confusion about the subject.  He asked all the right questions and gave us a solution that put our minds at ease.   He wrote estate plans for a few other friends and relatives as well and they are all happy. All I know is that  if you have children and a big mortgage, its worth your while to make a small investment now and stop worrying about the future and what it may bring.  You'll definitely sleep better!
Bahi O.
for John Fraker and Ainer & Fraker
I have worked with John Fraker and referred him to a client of mine. Having John as a professional I can refer makes me look good. John takes the time to discuss all of the details of your life that will factor into your trust and will. It is not something that anyone wants to do, but John makes it as painless as possible. My clients were incredibly pleased with the service and the fact that their trust was made just for them, not a generic form from the web.
Carey R.
for John Fraker and Ainer & Fraker
John Fraker is an exceptional attorney for estate planning and incorporation. Not only have I used him for all of my companies, I have recommended him to all my clients. His services are affordable - but most importantly, they are invaluable.
Kelly O.
for John Fraker and Ainer & Fraker
It has been a delight to work with John Erik Fraker, who has helped us tremendously with our family trust and estate planning needs. I could not recommend John more highly. His expertise, acumen, and professionalism are enhanced by his caring dedication and great insights based on experience. Thank you, John.
Kiki P.
I have been a client of John Fraker with Ainer & Fraker LLP since 2005. John helped my family with estate planning and an S corp. for the business. John's expertise in estate planning and asset protection is second to none - he exceeded my expectations. My wife and I feel blessed he shares similar ethics and values and above all else understands our intentions. I will continue to refer John and Leon to our family and clients.
Mario R.
for John Fraker and Ainer & Fraker

John is a man of integrity that can be trusted without reservation - an essential quality when dealing with such weighty manners as assets, death, inheritance, taxes, and leaving a legacy. He communicates the intricacies of estate law with ease and in a manner that is understandable to the lay person. If you become a client of his - or a business partner - you will likely become his friend as well as he's just a well rounded, caring, great guy.

I highly recommend his services and refer all my clients who have trust needs to John.
Sean R.
for John Fraker and Ainer & Fraker
I've had the pleasure of working with John Fraker from Ainer & Fraker LLP to incorporate my business and the experience was outstanding! He was extremely thorough and knowledgeable and made the entire process seem like a breeze. In fact I was so happy with their work for my business that I recommended them to my parents for their Estate Planning. My parents were thrilled with his personal approach and genuine interest in helping them draft the best possible Estate. I would recommend John without any reservation to all of my clients and family/friends.
Shirin O.
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