Mr. Klug has limited his practice to Probate Law, Estate Planning Law and Trust Administration Law, and related tax matters for more than 35 years. In 1984-85, he served as Chairman of the California State Bar’s Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, an association of some 4,000 estate planning attorneys and probate judges. Mr. Klug has assisted the California Law Revision Commission in revising the California Trust Law and in re-writing the California Probate Code. He was the primary author of California’s Estate Tax Apportionment law; his proposal to streamline the law dealing with contingent and disputed debts in probate was enacted into law by the legislature in 1991. He is certified as a specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Klug has written and lectured extensively in the field of estate planning and taxation for California Continuing Education of the Bar, UCLA-CEB Estate Planning Institute, USC Tax Institute, Hawaii Tax Institute, Texas Tax Institute, Southern California Tax & Estate Planning Forum, and American Bar Association.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section||Member||N/A|
|American College of Trust and Estate Counsel||Fellow||N/A|
|American Law Institute||Member||N/A|
|Fresno Estate Planning Council||president||2005 - 2006|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||N/A||Other - Bachelors||N/A|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|