Fiduciary Law Attorneys


What We Do

We provide legal representation to beneficiaries and fiduciaries in trust and probate administration, and litigation, as well as financial elder abuse litigation and conservatorship proceedings. We strive to represent our clients with integrity and thorough knowledge of our subject matter, occasionally associating counsel with other areas of expertise, such as real estate, tax, or family law, when related issues arise.  We do not draft estate planning documents, such as wills or trusts, or provide tax planning advice.  Our focus on the post-drafting phase of trust and estate law permits us to remain strategically nimble in the face of the unpredictable scheduling demands inherent in our litigation related legal work.

The name Fiduciary Law Attorneys was inspired by the word “fiduciary”, because our legal services typically involve a fiduciary of one kind or another, such as a trustee of a trust, a personal representative of an estate, a guardian, or a conservator, or an agent under a power of attorney.

A fiduciary is a person or organization that owes to another the duties of good faith and trust. The highest legal duty of one party to another, it also involves being bound ethically to act in the other’s best interests.
A fiduciary duty is an obligation to act in the best interest of another party. ... A person acting in a fiduciary capacity is held to a high standard of honesty and full disclosure in regard to the client and must not obtain a personal benefit at the expense of the client.

When hired to address a breach of fiduciary duty or other alleged malfeasance that has occurred, we strive first to work with our clients to attain a fair resolution without having to initiate litigation.  Settlement negotiations are an integral and crucial aspect of most litigation, and we are committed to engaging with our clients in that process whenever the time for negotiations is ripe.

Our San Francisco offices are purposefully located outside the downtown area, so that we can pass along to our clients the savings from being in a less costly rental district.  We have found that our clients tend to appreciate the free parking and calm of our neighborhood environment.