I have a great deal of experience as litigator. Although my practice now focuses... more
I have a great deal of experience as litigator. Although my practice now focuses primarily on probate, planning and administration, I am well aware of the types of pitfalls that can render planning and administration vulnerable to litigation. I represent select clients in family law and landlord-tenant litigation.
I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area my entire life, except for the period of... more
I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area my entire life, except for the period of time I attended UC Davis to pursue my undergraduate education. I hope to assist individuals from all walks of life with their legal issues, because I believe everyone deserves to have access to an attorney regardless of their economic situation.
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.