Carolyn E. Henel is managing partner at Roisman Henel LLP. She represents... more
Carolyn E. Henel is managing partner at Roisman Henel LLP. She represents individuals in estate planning, probate and trust administration, family business planning and charitable giving. In addition, she advises trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in the administration of decedents’ estates, preparation of estate tax returns, and the administration of revocable and irrevocable trusts. ... view profile
Margaret R. Roisman is a partner at Roisman Henel, LLP. She is a Fellow of the... more
Margaret R. Roisman is a partner at Roisman Henel, LLP. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel (ACTEC) and is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in probate, estate planning, and trust law. Each year since 2004, she has been selected by her peers as one of Northern California’s “Super Lawyers.” She has also been nam... view profile
Anne Bruner Nash is of Counsel to the firm of Roisman Henel LLP. She is certified by... more
Anne Bruner Nash is of Counsel to the firm of Roisman Henel LLP. She is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate planning, trust, and probate law. Each year since 2005, Anne has been selected by her peers and the publishers of Law & Politics and San Francisco Magazine as one of Northern California’s “Super Lawyers.” Anne’s practice focus... view profile
I have been practicing law for over 35 years, mainly in the nine San Francisco Bay... more
I have been practicing law for over 35 years, mainly in the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. My practice emphasizes litigation, most of which concerns estate and trust disputes, such as will and trust contests, financial elder abuse prosecution, and other property ownership matters.Myclients have included individuals, charities, educational institutions, and professional and institutional ... view profile
Steven M. Simrin is an Oakland, CA area probate and tax attorney and certified... more
Steven M. Simrin is an Oakland, CA area probate and tax attorney and certified public accountant. He spends most of his time helping clients with probate and trust matters, including disputes and litigation, as well as tax dispute resolution.
Hello, my name is George Derieg. I am a licensed attorney in the State of California.... more
Hello, my name is George Derieg. I am a licensed attorney in the State of California. I started out as a Deputy Public Defender, and I have personally handled thousands of criminal cases. When my wife gave birth to our first child, I quit my job as a public defender while out on paternity leave and started my own practice. I enjoy estate planning. With estate planning, I get to know my cl... view profile
Most people think estate planning is simply passing wealth to your heirs tax-free.... more
Most people think estate planning is simply passing wealth to your heirs tax-free. But this makes estate planning sound as if it is for the super-wealthy when in fact it applies to everyone. Although planning for death and taxes are important, it is just one aspect estate planning. When individuals create an estate plan their primary goals should be (1) protecting their assets; (2) ensuring... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.