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Mason J. Sacks

Mason J. Sacks

Practice areas:

Living Trusts, Probate

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Living Trusts: 60%
    40 years
  2. Probate: 40%
    40 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Michelle Mei-Ming Yu

    Mason is indeed a legal expert in estate planning. He is highly knowledgeable, effective and experienced with trust matters. His legal judgment and analytical ability is impressive. I have total confidence in his ability and wholly endorse him.

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    Michelle Yu Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Mason J. Sacks, Inc. A Professional Law Corporation

560 S. Winchester Blvd.
Suite 500
San Jose, CA, 95128

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197405/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMason J. Sacks, Inc., A Professional Law Corporation1978 - Present
AssociateCahill Gordon & Reindel1976 - 1977
AssociatePillsbury Madison & Sutro1974 - 1975

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Board Certified AttorneysFellow2013 - Present
San Jose Estate Planning Attorneys Discussion GroupCo-Founder2012 - Present
Certified Specialist, Estate Planning Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of CaliforniaCertified Specialist1998 - Present
Tax Section, Santa Clara County Bar AssociationChairman1979 - 2000
Trusts and Estates Section, State Bar of CaliforniaMember1979 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1974 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
White PaperThe Importance of Updating Traditional A/B Living Trusts Under the New Estate Tax Law2015
The Business JournalArticle Published: Living Trust Holds Number of Real Advantages Over Will1987
In Brief (Santa Clara County Bar Association )Article Published: Some Recurring Questions Concerning The Use of Trusts1986
Warren, Gorham & Lamont, Inc.Book Published: Federal Tax Deductions1983
In Brief (Santa Clara County Bar Association)Article Published: Who Can Be The Trustee?1983
Prentice-Hall, Inc.Book Published: Doctor's and Dentist's Concise Guide to Tax and Estate Planning Opportunities1979
Estate Planning for The General Practitioner (California Continuing Education of the Bar)Book Chapter Published: Inter Vivos and Testamentary Trusts1979
The Review of Taxation of IndividualsArticle Published: Professional Corporations: Protecting Corporate Status for Federal Income Tax Purposes1978
The Practical LawyerArticle Published: An Estate Planning Tool: Severance and Re-Creation of Joint Tenancies1978
Warren, Gorham & Lamont, IncBook Published: Modern Tax Planning Checklists1977
Income Tax Techniques (Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.)Article Published: A Practitioner's Guide to Depreciation Under the ADR System1977

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard Law SchoolLawJ.D. cum laude1974
Stanford UniversityCommunicationA.B. with Great Distinction1971