Estate Planning

Will your family be protected in the event of your death or disability?   We have helped thousands of clients prepare for the inevitable.   

Trust Administration

Our firm will continue to serve you and your family, even after you have passed away.    


Should the need for a formal probate arise, our firm will guide the personal representative through every step.

What We Offer

The Law Office of Bruce R. Durkee is a full service estate planning law firm located in Palm Desert, California.    Our primary practice areas include estate planning, probate and trust administration.  Most importantly, however, we are here to help you leave your legacy.  

About Our Office

Menu of Services

Revocable Living Trusts
Testamentary Trusts
Irrevocable Trusts
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable Lead Trusts
Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts
Personal Residence Trusts
​Private Annuities
Estate Planning
Durable Powers of Attorney
Advance Health Care Directives
Trust Administration
​Trust Litigation
Estate Litigation
Business Litigation
General Litigation
Spousal Property Petitions
Petitions to Determine Succession to Real Property
Petitions to Appoint Trustee
Real Estate Transactions
Business Law
Nonprofit Law
501(c)(3) Charitable Organizations
Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Tax Exempt Status
Tax Law and Planning
Estate and Gift Tax Returns
Contact Us

Contact us


77-772 Flora Road, Suite C

Palm Desert, CA 92211