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Dana Francis Longo

Trusts Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found

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About Dana

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Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    Administration of Dededent's Trusts; Litigation concerning the administration of a Decent's Trust

  2. Estate planning
    Trust Drafting - Revocable Living Trust; The use Irrevocable trusts for estate tax minimization; Planned Giving;

  3. Probate
    Administration of Decedent's Estates and issues arising thereunder.

  4. Real estate
    Real estate transactions involving both inter-family transactions and sales to third party purchasers; Issues involving real estate partition litigation; landlord tenant matters; commercial real estate lease drafting/ negotiation.

  5. Commercial real estate
    Business Entity Formation and Administrative Issues

Mr. Dana F. Longo graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1993 with degrees in biology and legal studies, and earned his law degree from California Western School of Law in 1997. Initially employed with the Office of the District Attorney for the County of San Diego, Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, Mr. Longo joined the firm in 1998. His practice now focuses on Wills, Trusts, and other aspects of Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Trust Litigation, Real Estate Transactional and Litigation Matters, and the formation of Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and other business entities.


Mr. Longo has been an active member of the local legal community. He served on the Board of Directors of the Barrister’s Club from 1998 through 2000, acting as President for the year 2000. He was also active in the Santa Barbara Inns of Court from 1999 through 2001, serving on the Board of Directors in 2001. Further, he served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association from 2001 through 2006, and remains active with the Bar Association. Mr. Longo also serves on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara Semana Nautica Association, as well as being a founding member, Director, and Legal Counsel for the Channel Islands Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization formed to benefit the Channel Islands National Park. Mr. Longo is also fluent in Spanish and regularly represents Spanish speaking clients.


Law Offices of Philip J. Longo
509 Brinkerhoff Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2009
Dana Longo
Dana Longo and his staff are very knowledgeable, helpful, respectful, and relatable. I would definitely recommend his legal services.‎


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  • California Western School of Law
  • 1997
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • 1993
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • 1993


  • Storyteller Foundation Planned Giving Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Santa Barbara Semana Nautica Association
  • Legal Counsel
  • 2005 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Santa Barbara Inns of Court
  • Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Litigation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have opposed Mr. Longo on a couple of cases over the years, both involving litigation and contentious issues. He represents his clients well, while at the same time, is forthright and professional when interacting with opposing counsel and is able to keep the big picture in mind."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dana and I have worked together on various estate planning matters throughout the years. Dana and I worked alongside each other on a will contest, and Dana's knowledge and expertise in estate planning matters was extremely helpful and appreciated!"
Real estate Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dana Longo is a talented and hard-working lawyer with a broad range of experience in life and law. He is a strong advocate and fiercely loyal to his clients. He also happens to be a very pleasant person. That never hurts. I endorse his work."
Santa Barbara Trusts Lawyer Dana Francis Longo
Dana Francis Longo
Trusts Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 26 years