San Francisco, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Daniel L DuRee
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney

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Laurie E. Yoon
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Experienced, professional representation in all types of estate planning cases.

I'm an experienced SF Bay Area estate planning lawyer and am dedicated to serving the unique needs of my clients. My practice includes estate planning, probate, wills and trusts, and conservatorship and guardianship. Read More »
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Sarah Ward
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer

University of California, Davis, School of LawCalifornia
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Mr. Matthew J. Tuller
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 625-0773 275 Battery Street
13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3372
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
For the past 8 years, Matthew J. Tuller, Esq. has served San Francisco Bay Area clients by providing highly customized estate planning solutions that meld convenience with exceptional client experience. As Principal Attorney of the Law Office of Matthew J. Tuller an estate planning-only law firm, he dedicates all day every day to creating practical solutions for complex legal issues.

Mr. Tuller's experience and estate planning only focus allows him to identify and implement the most effective solution to any estate planning related need that you encounter.

From creating a new estate plan, to updating an existing living trust, Will and...
Michael Ellis Freedman
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(877) 777-1666 580 California Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Accomplished Trusts and Estates Attorney. Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Selected to Northern California SuperLawyers. For more than thirty-two years, Michael Freedman has been lead trial lawyer in more than thirty state and federal jury and bench trials involving trusts and estates law, business law, tort law, labor and employment law, professional malpractice, insurance bad faith, and environmental law. Michael Freedman has built a solid reputation as an experienced, skilled and dedicated practitioner. He has consistently upheld this high standard of service. Michael Freedman...
Lindsay Gunn Spiller
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(415) 501-0156 450 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Georgetown University Law Center
Spiller Law is a business, estate planning and entertainment law firm located in San Francisco, California. Business: We serve small to medium-sized businesses in the areas of contracts, business planning, mergers and acquisitions, partnership agreements, corporate formation and dispute resolution. We have advised businesses in involved in aviation, finance, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, music, film, and television. Estate Planning: We work with individuals and couples to create simple to sophisticated estate plans, depending on their needs. Entertainment Law: We advise film/TV, new media, and music clients as to business planning, business formation, contract negotiation, and licensing
Mr. James Michael O'Neil III
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 992-9452 100 Pine Street
Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA 94111
Estate Planning and Probate
University of San Francisco School of Law
As one of the co-founders of O’Neil & Rueppel, LLP, James O’Neil has narrowed his primary focus to trusts and probate. After graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, he served as an intern for the Honorable A. James Roberston II in the San Francisco Superior Court. He founded this firm along with John Rueppel in 2009 and his mission is to guide his clients through the complex estate planning and trust and estate administration. He has helped hundreds of clients plan for their futures and manage the transfer of property following the passing of...
Christina Weed
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 953-2920 201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
Randi Sue Teichman
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 749-5900 2135 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Stanford University
Hanlen J. Chang
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 757-3422 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Estate Planning, Business, International and Real Estate
Southwestern University School of Law
Hanlen J. Chang provides legal services in Business Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, and International Tax matters. He was recognized as a Super Lawyers rising star in 2015. Prior to establishing his own practice Hanlen was a research attorney at the San Mateo County Superior Court Probate Department. He has also worked for several Southern California and Bay Area law firms as a litigation attorney representing business owners and professionals . Hanlen grew up in Bubendorf, Switzerland and attended...
Juan Pelayo
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(415) 749-5900 2135 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Mark Tad Malachowski
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(415) 983-0717 703 Market Street
Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA 94103
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
Northwestern Cal Univ of Law
Founded by Mark Malachowski, the Law Office of Malachowski and Associates provides legal services to clients in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area. Our office recognizes that lives and fortunes hang in the balance when a client seeks our services, so we strive to work closely with you to develop an individually designed action plan to achieve your goals. Mr. Malachowski has a wide breadth of education and experience apart from his Juris Doctorate in Law and his legal counsel and litigation work for businesses, investors and individuals. With his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Science...
Robert Joseph Mintz
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 223-4291 388 Market Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Boston University School of Law and Univ of San Diego School of Law
We are a law firm with offices in San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area. Our practice is focused on providing sophisticated asset protection legal services for clients throughout the country. When helpful, we can arrange personal meetings with our clients in Los Angeles and most areas in California.

We structure our clients personal and business holdings to protect against risk of loss from sources of potential liability. This structuring is based upon the correct choice of business entity and the proper asset protection strategies for holding investment assets and accumulated wealth. Our expertise is in both...
Juan Pelayo
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the LawUnited States Tax Court and California
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Jonathan C. Lee
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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Rebecca Romero-Vigil
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 624-7211 101 California St., Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94111
Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Rebecca's undergraduate degree in Social Work carries forward in her caring and passionate attitude toward representing her clients in tax issues, including tax levies, offer in compromise. Her practice includes preparing trust plans (trust, pour over will, health care directive, and power of attorney) for her clients and assisting clients selecting and forming their business entity (S Corp, C Corp, LLC or LLP). Rebecca is determined to get the best result for her client. Prepare today, for peace of mind in the future.
Ashley Talbot Dean
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San Francsico, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(415) 328-2797 720 Bay St
San Francsico, CA 94109
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ashley is founder of Talbot Law Firm. As an attorney in the firm’s emerging business practice, Ashley counsels startups with incorporation, early stage financing, employment issues, intellectual property protection, technology licensing, commercial partnerships and various other corporate transactions. Ashley believes that understanding a company’s vision and priorities is important to devising strategies to solve legal problems so companies can focus on their goals. Ashley has nearly 3 years in-house experience representing entrepreneurs in a wide range of corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters. Ashley received a J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.A. in...
David Douglas Stein
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 969-9936 1 Sansome Street
Suite 720
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
David D. Stein is a San Francisco divorce attorney backed by 35+ years of experience, and is the founder of Liaise Divorce Solutions. Recognizing that there was a significant need for smarter, quicker, friendly, and all around better ways to dissolve marriages, he founded his firm with the intent of making mediation mainstream. In addition to frequently helping clients through divorce using mediation, he acts as a guest speaker for a variety of legal functions.
Patricia E DeFonte
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(415) 735-6959 4104 24th St
Ste 212
San Francisco, CA 94114
Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am passionate about providing estate planning services to parents with minor children.

f you don't have an estate plan, please contact me on LinkedIn or through my website for a complimentary call about your estate planning goals. In my relationship-based approach, we will work together to create a plan based on your values and tailored to protect and provide for your loved ones. By the end of our process, I want you to feel confident and prepared.

I consistently work with trusted professionals in insurance, personal finance, mortgage, and real estate, as well as family, intellectual property and corporate formation...
Mr. Brian Carideo
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(415) 300-0718 870 Market Street, Suite 713
San Francisco, CA 94121
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of San Francisco
My firm focuses on three areas: business, real estate and estate planning. As the head of the business law practice area I counsel clients on available courses of action concerning entity formation and other business matters as well as the drafting and review of contracts and other agreements. As a small business owner myself, I understand the concerns faced every day by owners and operators of businesses. In the area of real estate I have litigated matters such as landlord/tenant disputes and property management issues. In my estate planning practice I focus mainly on the preparation...
Jonathan C. Lee
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 685-0813 1 Market St
#3600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
David Sheen ESQ.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 839-8409 1 Sansome St
#3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Immigration
California Western School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
Sidney Alex Luscutoff
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 989-7500 5 3rd St
#1216
San Francisco, CA 94103
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
John Gigounas
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 58 years experience
(415) 391-4900 100 Pine Street, Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94111
Estate Planning, Appeals and Tax
New York Univ School of Law and University of Utah
John Gigounas received a J.D. from the University of Utah and an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University. He is certified as a taxation specialist by the California Board of Specialization. He has handled hundreds of tax cases before the United States Tax Court and other courts. Mr. Gigounas is a former IRS Senior Trial Attorney and has lectured and written articles on tax and estate planning matters. Mr. Gigounas was formerly a law clerk to the Utah Supreme Court. He is a member of the California and Utah State bars. He is a former instructor in Tax Procedure at...
Thomas S Wrobel
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san Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(415) 928-4161 870 Market Street, Suite 645
san Francisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
I am a client-focused attorney with expertise in estate and tax planning, nonprofit and philanthropy, and real estate law.

My practice, T.S. Wrobel Law Group, focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, Exempt Organization Law, and Business Law services. We work directly with clients to protect their assets and legacy, and offer resources through our websites TSWrobel.Law and NonProfitLegalCenter.com to provide information and support to nonprofits and private family foundations on purpose, strategic fundraising, board structure, budget and operational issues.

Over the years, we’ve supported more than 1,600 nonprofits, private family foundations, and international NGOs across 50 states, including organizations such as...
Sidney Alex Luscutoff
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of...
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Randi Sue Teichman
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience

Stanford UniversityCalifornia
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Paul John Mori
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(415) 586-3600 22 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Sarah Ward
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(415) 984-9618 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Tax
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Tobias McCabe Lester
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 230-5365 201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Bankruptcy
University of San Francisco School of Law
OUR MISSION Personal bankruptcy is what we do. We help people get their lives back. Even good and hardworking people sometimes experience financial difficulties, often through no fault of their own. We provide protection and support for our clients to help safeguard them and their assets, and enable them to get a fresh start and move on with their lives. NEED A FRESH START? WE ARE HERE TO HELP. Many people believe that due to new bankruptcy laws they are not eligible for debt relief or that they will lose their home if they file for bankruptcy. ...
Mr. Andrew L. Jones
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(415) 745-1924 1388 Sutter Street
Suite 820
San Francisco, CA 94109
Estate Planning and Tax
Marc Branco
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 489-0529 28 2nd Street 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Domestic Violence and Probate
Golden Gate University
Anne Marie Paolini-Mori Esq
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
22 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
Terrance James Evans
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(415) 957-3130 One Market Plaza, Spear Tower
Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Estate Planning, Antitrust, Appeals and Tax
Loyola University School of Law
Terrance J. Evans is a partner in the Trial Practice Group of Duane Morris in San Francisco. He concentrates his practice in representing the financial services industry, which includes international, national and community banks; loan service companies; and insurance companies. During his career, Mr. Evans has both recovered and saved clients of the firm tens of millions of dollars in settlements, judgments and extrajudicial procedures. With respect to the insurance industry, Mr. Evans concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation and policy interpretation and analysis. He has represented commercial primary, excess and umbrella insurers in a wide range of multimillion-dollar cases,...
Bill Ambrunn
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(415) 724-0498 Law Offices of Bill Ambrunn
1906 Market Street #938
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Civil Rights, Employment and Family
Santa Clara University
Milton Katz
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(415) 441-5400 1388 Sutter St.
Suite 810
San Francisco, CA 94109
Estate Planning, Family, Immigration and Workers' Comp
Cleveland St Cleveland-Marshall COL
Helene Vivienne Wenzel
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 359-0223 2000 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
New Coll of CA School of Law
Edwin Bradley
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(628) 200-3056 1390 Market Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Construction, Elder and Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
Carolyn Mary Baulsier
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 260-1699 3701 Sacramento St # 156
San Francisco, CA 94118
Estate Planning and Elder
U of San Francisco School of Law
Kent O. Kirmaci
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 956-0999 447 Sutter Street Suite 532
San Francisco, CA 94108
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Patrick Michael Donnici
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(415) 986-1338 353 Sacramento Street
Suite 1140
San Francisco, CA 94111
Estate Planning, Antitrust and Business
Northwestern University School of Law
Paul Virgil Horcher
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(415) 988-0275 PO Box 423202
San Francisco, CA 94142
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Univ of LaVerne COL
Martha Ann Bridegam
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 584-4550 2555 Ocean Ave., Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94132
Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Amy Denker Shelf
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 643-1292 28 Gladys St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Richard Melone Bryan
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 55 years experience
(415) 296-0800 425 California St
San Francisco, CA 94104
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Byron G Sun
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 767-0630 140 Geary St Fl 4
San Francisco, CA 94108
Estate Planning and Probate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Bobby Lydon-Lam
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San Francisco, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
490 Post Street, Suite 508
San Francisco, CA 94102
Estate Planning and Probate
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.