I joined Porter Simon in 1991, after practicing in San Francisco. I am certified as... more
I joined Porter Simon in 1991, after practicing in San Francisco. I am certified as a specialist in the areas of estate planning, trust and probate law by the California State Bar's Board of Specialization, andhold an advanced law degree (L.L.M.) in tax. I have also earned the highest rating, AV, awarded by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell organization. This rating is reserved for attorneys w... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.