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About me

I live in Oakland and work in San Francisco.  I also travel throughout the Bay Area if required to meet with someone with mobility or transportation issues.


I have three children, one of whom is in college, one at Bishop O'Dowd and one at Corpus Christi School.  I will be practicing for many years!


Languages spoken: Italian, English, French

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    20 years, 500 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    32 years, 200 cases
  3. Tax: 20%
    32 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($265-600/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Keith L Davis

    I endorse this lawyer. Peter is extremely strong on legal technical mattes, very personable and with a client focus.


    Keith Davis Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Thomas Michael Fafinski

    Peter is brilliant and talented. He combines these natural gifts with real compassion and empathy for the persons he serves. He has been willing to share his skill at a national level yet remains humble enough to be open to the ideas of others.


    Thomas Fafinski Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Fox Rothschild, LLP Attorneys At Law

345 California Street
Ste. 2200
San Francisco, CA, 94104

Myers Urbatsch P.C.

100 Spear Street
Suite 1430
San Francisco, CA, 94105



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Superlawyerall years from 2003-20162016
Top 100 AttorneysRobb Report and Worth Magazine2006
Top 100 AttorneysRobb Report and Worth Magazine2005
Wiley W. Manuel AwardN/A1992
Wiley W. Manuel AwardN/A1991
Outstanding Attorney in Public Service AwardN/A1991
Wiley W. Manuel AwardN/A1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociatePillsbury Madison & Sutro1987 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
East Bay Trusts and Estates LawyersN/A2010 - Present
East Bay Estate Planning CouncilN/A2003 - Present
WealthCounselMember2001 - Present
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysMember1997 - Present
Bar Association of San Francisco, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust SectionN/A1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Boardman v. CurrySuccessful reversal on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Business Succession Planning: Strategies for California Estate Planners and Business AttorneysExecutive Editor2010
California Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care DirectivesAuthor2008
Strictly Business: Planning Strategies for Closely Held BusinessesContributing Author2003
Ways & Means: Maximizing the Value of Your Retirement SavingsContributing Author1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AN/A1984
American UniversityN/AN/A1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collegium, Indianapolis, IN"IDITs II"2013