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Seth M. Skootsky, Partner

 

Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates; Probate Litigation; Trust Litigation; Estate Litigation; Estate Planning; Probate Administration; Trust Administration; Elder Abuse; Dependent Adult Abuse

 

Honors/Listings: Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization; 2003 Chair, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section, Bar Association of San Francisco; Northern California SuperLawyers®, Best Lawyers in America®, AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5) peer-review rated by Martindale-Hubbell

 

Law School: University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall), (J.D., 1988); Member, California Law Review; American Jurisprudence Award in Torts; Law Clerk to Honorable Meir Shamgar, President of the Supreme Court of Israel, 1988-1989

 

Memberships:

Bar Association of San Francisco
State Bar of California Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section
San Francisco Estate Planning Council

 

Publications/Speaking Engagements:

"The New Unitrust Statute: Drafting and Administration Consequences for Trusts That Distribute Income," 27 CEB Estate Planning and California Probate Reporter 37, Oct. 2005;

"Final Income Regulations Under IRC 643 Concerning Adjustment Powers and Noncharitable Unitrusts and Estates," 25 CEB Estate Planning and California Probate Reporter 101, Feb. 2004;

"Update on Federal Tax Law Developments Concerning Trustee Power to Adjust under California Probate Code 16336," 22 CEB Estate Planning and California Probate Reporter, 177, June 2001;

"The New Principal and Income Act: California Trustees Adjust to the Power to Adjust," 22 CEB Estate Planning and California Probate Reporter 37, Oct. 2000;

Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum Speaker 2006, 2007, 2010

 

Personal: Fourth-generation San Franciscan;
married to Sheila Devore; two children in college

 

Contact:
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seth@skootskyder.com

p: 415.979.9800 ext. 1

 

 
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