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Colleen Eva McAvoy

Colleen Eva McAvoy

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, Real Estate, Corporate & Incorporation

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    29 years
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    29 years
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    29 years

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Contact Info

McGlashan & Sarrail, Professional Corporation

177 Bovet Road Sixth Floor
San Mateo, CA, 94402




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/PrincipalMcGlashan & Sarrail, Professional Corporation1986 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Mateo County Bar AssociationPresident2013 - Present
Peninsula Estate Planning CouncilPast President2005 - 2006
Estate Planning, Trust & Probale Section, San Mateo County Bar AssociationPast Co-chair2001 - 2003
Independent Counsel Panel for conservatorship matters, Superior Court, San Mateo CountyPanel Member1994 - Present
Stanford Bay Area Professional WomenMember1989 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hastings College of the LawN/AN/A1985
Stanford UniversityPublic PolicyB.A.1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Burlingame Rotary Luncheon meetingEstate Planning Issues for Pet Owners2013
Lectures in the LibraryConservatorships2012
Boston Private Bank & Trust Breakfast LecturePitfalls and Opportunities in Probate and Trust Real Estate Sales2012
Senior Roundtable Lecture SeriesNuts & Bolts of Conservatorships2011
San Mateo-Santa Clara Chapter Meeting FCADigital Assets and End-of-Life Planning2011
Peninsula Estate Planning Council Monthly dinner meetingEstate Planning Issues for Pet Owners2011
Noontime LectureBasic Issues in Estate Planning2011
Lectures in the LibraryEstate Planning for Loved Ones2011
"Your Legal Rights" radio programEstate Planning for Loved Ones2011
Santa Cruz Estate Planning Council Monthly MeetingEstate Planning for Pet Owners2010
CEB Post Mortem Trust AdministrationSales of Trust Assets2010
San Mateo-Santa Clara County chapter meeting FCAIs My Estate Plan Up to Date?2009
Noontime LecturesSpecial Needs Trusts2009
CEB Fundamentals of Estate PlanningHealth Care Directives2008
Mills-Peninsula Lecture SeriesEstate Planning for New Parents2007