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Darin H. Donovan

Darin H. Donovan

Practice areas:

Wealth Management, Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Wills & Living Wills

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Estate Planning: 30%
  2. Wealth Management: 30%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
  5. Probate: 10%

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Contact Info

Hopkins & Carley

200 Page Mill Road, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA, 95109-1469

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199505/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Prosser AwardBoalt Hall School of Law1995
Jurisprudence AwardBoalt Hall School of Law1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderHopkins & Carley2014 - Present
Of CounselHopkins & Carley2010 - 2013
Senior AssociateWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.1999 - 2010
AssociateCarter, Dougherty & Behman1997 - 1999
AssociateRosenblum Parish & Isaacs, PC1995 - 1997

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
ABA Advisory PanelPanelist2012 - Present
Society of Trust and Estate PractitionersFull Member2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Silicon Valley Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of California - BerkeleyN/AA.B.1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Probate Process from Start to FinishThe Law of Intestate Succession2015
The Probate Process from Start to FinishInitial Filing in Probate Court and Estate Timeline2015
Top Estate Planning TechniquesTop Post-Mortem Planning Techniques2014
Top Estate Planning TechniquesTax and Estate Planning for Pension and IRA Assets2014
Top Estate Planning TechniquesBusiness Entities2014
Top Estate Planning TechniquesGrantor Trusts2014
The Probate Process from Start to FinishLitigating the Case in Probate Court2014
The Probate Process from Start to FinishUncovering the Rules of Intestacy and How They May Apply2014
The Probate Process From Start to FinishProbate Procedure and Litigation2014
Reformation and Modification of TrustsReformation and Modification of Trusts2014
Post-Kasner Anonymous: Deconstructing Difficult EP Issues TogetherPost-Kasner Anonymous: Deconstructing Difficult EP Issues Together2014
Kasner SymposiumFundamentals: Case Study (putting it all together)2014
Kasner SymposiumThe Legal Basis for Tax Basis (the increased importance of tax basis in light of higher exemptions)2014
Estate Planning A to ZEstate Planning A to Z2014
The Hawaii Tax InstituteReformation and Modification of Trusts2013
Kasner Fundamentals SymposiumPLANNING & DRAFTING EFFECTIVE REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST DOCUMENTS2013
Estate Planning from A to ZRevocable Living Trusts/Trusts Used for Tax Reduction - Drafting Tips and Samples2013
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsDrafting Effective Wills and Trusts2013
80th Annual LSI ConferencePreparing the 7062013
Trusts 101Trusts 1012012
Tax Planning for Trusts and EstatesTax Planning for Trusts and Estates2012
Double Trouble: Pre and Post-Marital Agreements and Estate PlanningDouble Trouble: Pre and Post-Marital Agreements and Estate Planning2012
The Probate Process from Start to FinishThe Probate Process from Start to Finish2011
Successful Wealth Transfer in FamiliesSuccessful Wealth Transfer in Families2011
How Good Can It Be If It's Only Good For Two Years??The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Jobs Creation Act of 20102011
The Probate Process From Start to FinishThe Probate Process From Start to Finish2010
Antidotes for Estate Planning Scams, Botched Trusts and Other DisastersAntidotes for Estate Planning Scams, Botched Trusts and Other Disasters2010