Steve and Pam, Carmel Valley

Barry has handled our family and corporate business needs for over 15 years. He has always been thorough, responsive, polite and direct. He is everything you would want in an attorney.

Alan and Barbara, Carmel Valley

Barry Harrow has been our attorney for more than ten years. During this time, he has expertly advised us on estate matters and has prepared for us a family living trust. We recommend him enthusiastically not only as a very capable attorney but also one that easily presents legal matters in an understandable an organized manner.

Tom, Kristin & Alexis, Morgan Hill

Simply stated, I cannot recommend Barry Harrow highly enough. Several years ago, I had several family members pass away within a very short period of time, and their estates were not well organized. There were many, many problems with administering the estates, and thank goodness we had Barry on our side! He was not only able to untangle the mess made by other attorneys, but he went above and beyond to make sure things were done efficiently, quickly, and accurately. Later, when we had our daughter, he again stepped up to make sure our trust was appropriately set up due to the fact that she has special needs.
I trust Barry implicitly, and I feel that he has become part of our family. I can call him any time with a question, and I know I’ll have the answer I need quickly. He is detail oriented, and gets things done on the spot. We are thankful to have him on our team!

Bucky, Carmel Valley

Barry helped my wife and me with a complicated real estate transaction. He was very thorough. Barry fights for your rights when you are right.

Carol, Carmel Valley

Barry Harrow has been my attorney since 2008. He was invaluable in administering my late husband’s trust. He prepared my Estate Plan for me, as well as the Estate Plans for both of my daughters and their families. He is professional, approachable and extremely organized. His efficiency and availability makes whatever you need to accomplish easy. I consider him a friend who is looking out for my best interests. Basically, I trust him and respect him and have peace of mind that everything is done right.

Tom, Carmel Valley

Barry Harrow has served as my attorney for the last 20 years, including during the 14 years from the time I launched my company, Adams Media Research, in 1993, through its sale and my employment with the buyer in 2007. During that time he very ably handled the original incorporation, consulting agreements (and disputes when they arose), employment disputes, tax issues, the creation of a full package of estate-planning documents for me and my wife, and most impressively the year-long negotiation of the company-sale agreement and my employment agreement with the buyer. In the latter complex negotiation, he not only used his very sharp eye to spot problems in the contract drafts, but was also able to creatively develop solutions to some of the most intractable issues…a job very well done.

JoAnne, Pebble Beach

Easily accessible; very thorough and well organized; responds to phone calls and emails quite quickly. Highly recommended.

Coleen, Del Rey Oaks

For the first time in my life, I found myself in need of legal assistance due to a dispute between myself and my business partners. Barry was referred to me by a long-time friend who felt he would be able to help me understand what was happening to me and my options for resolution.

I met with Barry and my first reaction was that it was important to him that I understand not only the big picture but the details of my situation so that I could make the right decision for myself. He educated me on our corporation’s legal structure and my rights within that structure. I was able to explain what had happened and he listened carefully.

It was a very emotional situation for me, so Barry corresponded with my business partners on my behalf in order to attempt a friendly resolution without litigation.  When it became clear that litigation would be necessary, he explained the next steps I could take and the possible consequences of my decisions.

In our initial meeting, Barry explained that he was not a trial attorney.  Therefore, when I decided that litigation was my best course of action, Barry referred me to an excellent trial attorney who was well-suited to handle the dispute.

I would recommend that anyone in need of a straightforward legal opinion from a very nice guy should consider meeting with Barry Harrow.

Michael, Carmel Valley

Barry helped me update my Estate Plan (Living Trust, Will, Advance Health Care Directive and Durable Power of Attorney). He was very knowledgeable and had some excellent suggestions. He is easy to work with and got everything done in the time frame he said he would. No hidden costs anywhere.  He quoted me a price and that is what I paid.  I would definitely use his services again.

Mel, Carmel

I first met with Barry Harrow in 2006.  My wife and I engaged him at that time to review and update our estate documents: amendments to a trust, powers of attorney, and wills.  He thoroughly explained the legal implications of each and every change of the documents, and in a language that we could understand.

More recently, upon the death of my wife, Barry became a compassionate advocate for helping me comply with the many legal and estate issues that follow the death of a spouse.  This difficult time became ever so less painless because of his empathetic and sensitive conduct.  I strongly recommend Barry Harrow to anyone seeking a legal representative who will not only be an exacting advocate but a friend.

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