San Mateo-based Thirkell Law Group provides residents of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties with estate planning vehicles such as wills, trusts and conservatorships, and counsels executors, administrators and trustees in will probate and trust administration. The firm stands ready to litigate on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in estate planning matters as well.
Personal service, qualified legal experience and a CPA's perspective:
Thirkell Law Group attorneys make it a point to work with you personally, making sure you understand what needs to be done and why. And they are experienced. Firm founder and principal Ed Thirkell has been practicing for 40 years, primarily as a trusts trial lawyer. His portfolio includes several published cases, and he is well regarded by his peers. Ed has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his high ethical standards and professional ability. Julia Lingys is also well-versed in state and federal laws, bringing more than 18 years' legal experience in addition, she is fluent in German. Mark Gullotta has 10 years' experience and is also a Certified Public Accountant.
This mix of experience and skills provides clients with valuable counsel in shaping their estate planning strategies.
We have your will and estate planning needs covered:
Whether it's estate planning strategy or courtroom tactics, Thirkell Law Group provides you with comprehensive estate planning and administration legal services:
-Estate planning We advise you on an array of estate planning matters, including creation of and subsequent amendments to wills, tax issues, estate creation and protection strategies, the selection of an appropriate executor, and decisions about whether to deploy guardianships, living wills and living and other types of trusts.
-Trust Administration/Will Probate If you've been named the administrator or executor of a will, look to us to provide you with counsel regarding the filing of the will with the probate court, the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate, even how to locate beneficiaries and value estate assets. If you've been named a trustee, we can advise you on the management of assets and trust financial reporting as well.
-Conservatorships Thirkell Law Group helps you provide for an elderly parent or disabled adult child when you're gone. Besides giving counsel, we help you select a qualified trustee for each conservatorship you create.
-Trust Litigation When disputes arise regarding the administration of a will or trust, there's no need to seek additional litigation counsel. Years of experience eminently qualify Thirkell Law Group to represent plaintiff or defendant in court.