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Sibylle Grebe

Probate Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   38 reviews

Licensed for 33 years

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    50%
    All aspects of Probate and Estate Administration including Non-Probate matters such as Small Estate Affidavits, Spousal Property Petitions, Transfer of Assets outside of Probate.

  2. Guardianship
    30%
    This area includes both Conservatorships over adults, Limited Conservatorships over developmentally disabled adults, Petitions to Authorize Medical Treatment, and Guardianships for children.

  3. Estate planning
    10%
    Preparing Wills, Trusts, Pet Trusts, Advance Health Care Directives, Durable Power of Attorney, Special Needs Trust and many other specialized estate planning.

  4. Trusts
    10%
    Trust Administration includes the administration of a Trust when a Successor Trustee takes over and includes all aspects of administration except for tax related matters.

CONSERVATORSHIPS – PROBATE – ESTATE PLANNING – SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING – PET TRUST. CALL NOW

Sibylle Grebe is the Principal Attorney in the law firm of The Probate House L.C. which practices extensively in the fields of probate, conservatorships, estate planning, trust administration, guardianships and elder law. While successfully and competently representing the needs of clients, Ms. Grebe has enlisted her leadership skills and experience in the service of many professional and community organizations. She has served numerous years on the Probate Volunteer Panel of attorneys for the Los Angeles Superior Court. She is a past chairman of the Elder Law Committee, a past co-chair of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service Advisory Committee and a member of the Trust and Estates Executive Committee all under the aegis of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Ms. Grebe previously served on the South Bay Bar Association Board of Directors and is a past co-chair of the Probate and Trust Section and as a former President. She is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of H.E.L.P, Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation, a nonprofit organization. Ms. Grebe’s speaking engagements include the Los Angeles County Bar, Morgan Stanley, The Women Lawyers Association of LA, and the Comcast Community Access Cable TV production "Senior Living." Ms. Grebe has also appeared on KCAL 790's “So What’s Your Problem” program.

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Licensed for 33 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 12/02/2022

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

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The Probate House L.C. Formerly Conover & Grebe, Llp

Reviews

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Posted by Manuel | June 7, 2016
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Revocable Living Trust and Estate Planning
Our experience with Ms. Sibylle and Staff was extremely satisfying. All details and questions pertaining to our Trust and Estate planning were explained in understandable terms. We came away knowing that our Trust and Estate documents are now in proper legal form. We experienced a very courteous and friendly treatment from Ms Grebe and her Staff. We would highly recommend the services Ms. Sibylle Grebe, Attorney at Law, for all the services her firm provides.
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Posted by Joseph | August 1, 2017
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You'll never walk alone
One of the worst experiences anyone could encounter is the loss of a loved one. The second semester of my freshman year in college, my father passed away unexpectedly at a train station on his way to work due to cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, my dad did not leave a will, and for my family to access any of his assets, we had to retain legal counsel. Conover & Grebe took a chance on representing my family when other law firms turned their backs on us. Given that at the time I was only 18, I can honestly say that without the help of Sibylle Grebe and her legal team, not only would we have just lost the most important man in our lives, but we would have lost everything he intended for us to have after he passed on. Every day his memory lingers in our hearts, it cradles our existence, and I know that he sent Siby and her partners to help us in our time of duress. The firm still checks in on us now and then and sends us a holiday card even though our legal relationship with them resolved years ago. In having Conover & Grebe as your lawyer, please understand that no matter how bleak things may seem, everything will be alright, you and your family will be well taken care of, and you'll never walk alone.
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Posted by Patrick | August 30, 2022
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Your BEST choice for estate attorneys
I highly recommend this firm to handle your estate needs. Sibylle, Lorenzo and their dedicated staff are simply as good as you'll ever find to handle these matters. They are friendly, approachable, knowledgeable, informative and have your best interest at heart. Estates and trusts can get complicated and messy. You will need proficient attorneys to navigate this process to successful completion. After talking with a few other attorneys, it was clear that The Probate House was by far the most qualified firm to hire. Give them a call today, you'll be glad you did!!
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Response from Sibylle Grebe September 15, 2022
Thank you, Patrick.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2021
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Extremely helpful intake process
When I first called Sibylle Grebe's office, the response I received from her assistant, Joanna, was exceptional. Joanna showed a genuine desire to help a prospective client find the best resources possible to address the issue at hand. My first impression of the office from that initial phone call as well as later communications is of an office truly dedicated to protecting the rights of the elderly. I am looking forward to working with Ms. Grebe. I spoke with many attorneys before deciding to entrust Ms. Grebe with work on which the well being of my family depends.
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Posted by Keith | August 14, 2020
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Excellent value and expertise
We researched attorneys in the South Bay and ended up picking Sibylle, and it was a tremendous decision. Her team paid great attention to detail, she provided great counsel and made the process very smooth. And it was affordable. Would recommend The Probate House L.P. to anybody looking to set up a family trust.
Posted by Bryn | November 13, 2018
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Outstanding Law Firm!
I can’t thank the law firm of Conover and Grebe enough for helping me with my father’s estate. I was his conservator for 11 years and needed a lot of legal help and advise. They were professional and understanding during a very long and difficult time.
Posted by Miriam Gonzales | November 7, 2018
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Wonderful experience. Knowledgeable , responsive, Great Attorney !
Attorney Sibylle Grebe's firm has done an excellent job to us resulted in a favorable outcome. Everyone in their office is friendly and approachable. They explained the law in clear language and what needed to be done. Our first consultation with her give us a peace of mind that we have a case to win. Thank you so much and we really appreciate everything you have done for us. A Great Attorney, highly recommend to everyone!
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Posted by Kim | July 13, 2018
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Very satisfied client
My husband and I worked with Sibylle Grebe to generate an estate plan and trust. She patiently answered our many questions during the course of developing our plan. Sibylle has a lot of experience and provided top notch guidance. Her team is very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend Sibylle and her team.
Posted by Robert | June 26, 2018
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Very Positive Experience
In 2009, when I adopted a child, the adoption agency strongly recommended that I have a will for the child's well-being in case something happened to me. I went to Sibylle Grebe with virtually no understanding of what was involved and she guided me through the entire process. We produced a Will, a Trust, a Guardianship Directive, an Advanced Health Care Directive and a Durable Power of Attorney. For a lay person, this could have been an overwhelming experience but Ms. Grebe did an outstanding job of explaining each item in a straight forward manner so that I felt comfortable making important decisions along the way. Now, almost 10 years have passed and much has changed including the fact that my son is largely grown up. I went back to Ms. Grebe to have my documents updated and once again, I was struck by the fact that she was able to make the entire process manageable for me. Wills, Trusts, Advanced Health Care Directives -- these are complex documents. If you are not an attorney and not familiar with such things, you want somebody who can speak plain English to you so that you understand the implications and can make the right decisions for yourself. I am impressed with Sibylle's skill at this task.
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Posted by Linda | March 26, 2018
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Completely satisfied
Ms. Grebe addressed all my concerns in a professional, understanding, and caring manner. The result of the documents Ms. Grebe prepared for me, including a living trust (which directs the care of my pets should I become incapable or die), power of attorney, and medical directive, is that I am comfortable with, and have no fear of, the ramifications of aging. Thank you, Sibylle!!
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Posted by Lindsey | March 21, 2018
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Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
Sibylle helped me and my family revise our living trust and associated estate planning documents very quickly. She was extremely thorough and took time to explain everything and answer all questions. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Mechelle (Oregon) | October 2, 2017
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Confident, kind, knowledgeable, and compassionate!
Sibylle Grebe and Team handled my Auntie's Estate near Redondo Beach, California. She was the best! I will always refer her business. Knows the business well and extremely professional, confident, kind, knowledgeable, and compassionate.
Posted by Jeannette | August 18, 2017
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Revising Our Will
My husband and I recently decided to revise our will, to include provisions for our dog, should we predecease him. I had read that Conover and Grebe covered pet inclusions, and so called to book a consultation. Ms Grebe was very attentive; she listened to all of our proposed changes to our will, (including some changes in beneficiaries) and gave very good feedback and suggestions, raising important issues we hadn't considered. When we received the final document, I was very pleased with its clarity and completeness. Very good job.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2017
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Excellent
Sibylle was very resposive to my needs and provided excellent professional services.
Posted by Pete and Arlene Sato | October 7, 2016
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confidence
I had names of other trust attorneys but I wanted to see if the internet was helpful to helping us find a competent attorney for our trust. I read other reviews and was impressed so I made an email inquiry to their offices. This was followed up by phone calls and emails replies from Sibelle's office. Sibelle was patient and probably knew we didn't know much about trusts so she made sure we understood what this was all about. We could sense that she was confident about her services and area of expertise so we felt confident in her work to help us. In addition to her expertise she is a simply a quality person. She has a naturally engaging way about her both professionally and personally. Without hesitation we would gladly refer out friends to her. You'll feel good about working with her and her staff from your meeting to the final signing of paperwork.
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Posted by Lyn | July 8, 2016
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Great working with Sibylle Grebe
Several years ago Sibylly prepared our Will, Trust and all the accompanying documents. Recently we worked with her again to make some changes and update our documents. She really listened to our goals and prepared documents that worked for us and make sense. I really like her friendly but businesslike approach. She took the time to explain why certain language was required.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2016
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Probate Case
I contracted Attorney Grebe to handle a probate case. The probate appeared to be simplistic in the beginning but ultimately was more involved than I could have ever imagined. In addition to a very difficult home sale, we were faced with 5 unknown supposed family members claiming a share of the estate. Attorney Grebe and her phenominal staff provide guidance and reassurance though the entire 19 months. Attorney Grebe was able to recommend a Real Estate agent that was not only aggressive in the marketing of the property but was also very well versed in the probate process. The agent dealt with multiple issues from the home owners association along side Attorney Grebe's staff. Ultimately wearing down the home owners association and making way for a successful sale. As the probate appeared to be coming to an end, we received notice of potential heirs that our family had no knowledge of. Attorney Grebe's staff of Attorneys and Paralegals were superior in the methods they used to relay the information to me as well as building case history and supporting documents to ensure a positive outcome. Although we were faced with a Judge who had continued our case 2 times to allow the potential heirs opportunity to claim part of the estate, Attorney Grebe's staff prevailed and squashed both the assumption of the probate court and the Judge. The Judge ultimately found in favor of our family. Whether you are looking to pre-plan your estate needs or deal with a family probate, I would recommend Attorney Grebe and her staff with confidence!
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2016
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Warm and efficient
Very experienced and knowledgeable making the trust process easy for me. Seems to be the kind of person that will make sure you are taken care of now and in the future.
Posted by Sylvia | December 15, 2015
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Probate
I heard horrible stories about Probate Attorney's, and Lawyer's in general and of course I was terrified. I work with attorney's. When I contacted her office she spoke with me and assured me as difficult as it will be there is a out come, she sent me a resume of her qualifications I read them and was so impressed I said "Could I be this lucky?" I was treated with the utmost respect, and I was in awe. Everything was explained clearly, I was given every opportunity to make all the decisions and if I had questions all I had to do was call. Her staff was as efficient as she was. I have nothing but praise for the way my case was handled. I cannot tell you how each time we were in court, as I was explained I didn't have to appear, that's what they were there for, I appeared that it was quick, all documents submitted on time, and we were done and out. She is smooth, quick and knows her stuff. I felt so comfortable, although it was a process it was short, I've been told by others that have had this experience "Watch Out" for these sharks. So it took me along time to respond because I didn't feel I had enough good things to say about her, her staff and my experience. I have referred someone in my family and I will always refer her. She is a Very Classy Lady.
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Posted by Katherine | October 14, 2015
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Excellent advice and fantastic experience
I was referred to Sibylle a few years ago for estate planning and felt like I was treated with respect and care immediately. She took time with me to go over everything I was concerned about and had suggestions for things I hadn't even considered. She went above and beyond what I expected. She and her staff are welcoming and go out of their way to make me feel important and I would recommend her services to anyone needing estate planning or trust needs.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • The Probate House L.C.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Conover & Grebe, LLP
  • 2000 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Conover & Associates, LLP
  • 1990 - 2000

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • undergraduate
  • 1984

Associations

  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Bench & Bar Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Co-Chair - Speaker's Bureau
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Guardianship Network
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Order of Distinguished Attorneys
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (California chapter)
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Women's Lawyer Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • President
  • 2017 - 2017
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Los Angeles Superior Court - Pro Bono Probate Settlement Program
  • Settlement Officer
  • 2015 - 2019
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2014
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Long Beach Pro Per Guardianship Panel
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Women in Law 2015
  • Lawyer Monthly
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Legacy Award
  • Healthcare and Elder Law Programs (H.E.L.P.)
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pepperdine Univeristiy School of Law- Elder care mediation
  • Conservatorship
  • 2016
  • Connecting Women to Power Business Conference
  • Answers to critical legal questions- What entrepreneurs, small business, and every women needs to know
  • 2016
  • 2015 Educational Conference
  • Cautionary Tales in Estate Planning: How "I'll Do It Later" Can Lead to Disaster
  • 2015
  • 3rd World Congress on Adult Guardianships
  • Care Planning for Disabled
  • 2014
  • 2014 Connecting Women to Power Business Conference
  • Estate Planning & Wealth Development
  • 2014
  • Eldercare/Adult Guardianship Mediation Training
  • Conservatorships and Alternatives to Conservatorships
  • 2013
  • Probate & Estate Planning Seminar
  • Marshaling and Inventorying Estate Assets
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Estate planning Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Attorney Grebe from her work with the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Whenever I have estate or probate matters I know I can call on her. If you or a loved one have estate questions they should call attorney Sibylle Grebe."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Grebe is the consummate professional for estate planning. She is expert at preparing wills, trusts, and related documents. She is also expert in interviewing her clients to make certain their needs are addressed in the documents that are prepared; and also that they understand the documents and the process."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been pleased to know Sibylle ("Siby") for several years after first meeting her in a professional group focused on Elder Law. Lawyers constantly consult with each other and over time I have found her accessible, sensitive, thoughtful, and with a practical approach to legal problems. She is a concerned advocate for her clients and has been particularly helpful to me in the area of conservatorships. So I am very comfortable recommending her to anyone needing estate planning, probate or conservatorship assistance."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Guardianship Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. I am quite careful as to who I refer clients to in the area dealing with Conservatorships and Guardianships and Sybille is one of the best attorneys I know in the Los Angeles area. She is not only knowledgeable, but she will think out of the box when needed to come to a good outcome. If you or your client needs a great conservatorship attorney, Sybille will be someone whom you should interview. I would rate her a 10. Avvo has it wrong."
Probate Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sibylle is an outstanding lawyer for probate and conservatorship matters. She provides a very personal touch in her work with clients, and is known in the community as a great advocate for senior rights and services."
Probate Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Grebe is a highly skilled attorney in the probate and conservatorship areas. She was opposing counsel in a very challenging case that settled in the last hour of trial solely due to her negotiation skills. I highly recommend her."
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