Stefanie is an estate planning attorney who is passionate about helping people plan for their family’s future. Fore more than ten years, she has focused on estate planning, trust administration, and probate and helps clients design plans that efficiently and effectively accomplish family goals. She routinely counsels clients in crisis and following the loss of a loved one. Stefanie is also a licensed broker and represents buyers and sellers on real estate transactions.
Stefanie has been a Rotarian for twelve years, and serves as president of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset and sits on the board of the club's charitable foundation. Stefanie volunteers with Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, where she served on the board of trustees for seven years, including two years as president. She also founded and co-chaired the nonprofit's largest annual fundraiser for six years. In February 2021, Stefanie was appointed to the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women, and currently serves as vice chair.
Stefanie grew up in Portland, Oregon, and received her B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Oregon Law Review. During law school, Stefanie clerked for business and environmental litigation law firms, as well as the Hon. Michael Hogan for the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Before moving to California, Stefanie clerked for the Hon. Daniel M. Taubman at the Colorado Court of Appeals and practiced complex business litigation in Portland. Stefanie was a partner in a law firm in Carpinteria for six years before establishing Montecito Law Group in 2018.
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