Stanaland & Associates

Stanaland & Associates

San Francisco Bay Area law firm focusing on Estate Planning, Business, Tax, Probate, and Real Estate transactions. We focus on getting you the results you deserve using our comprehensive approach.

Firm Overview

Main Office

Main Office
500 Washington St. Ste. 475
San Francisco CA 94111


(415) 781-4000


(415) 398-4228


Free Initial Consultation?


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Estate Planning

Hourly Rates

350-500 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

9am - 5pm

Office Manager

Russell Stanaland

Languages Spoken


What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our principal, Russell Stanaland, is both an attorney and a certified public accountant and Alec Harrington has his legal masters degree in taxation with an emphasis on estate planning. These skill sets set us apart from others practicing in this area.

Alec Harrington

Stanaland & Associates

Mr. Harrington performed his undergraduate work at the University of Nevada, Reno and earned his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. After completing his J.D. and sitting for the California Bar exam, Mr. Harrington immediately entered the LL.M. in Taxation program at Golden Gate University School of Law, earning the prestigious degree within a year.

Mr. Harrington specializes in counseling new families and individuals on achieving their wealth transfer, asset preservation and business succession planning objectives, while minimizing exposure to income, gift, estate and property taxes.

Mr. Harrington's practice areas include estate planning, California probate, federal taxation and tax controversy, trust administration, business formations/transactions.


Bar Number: 262404
California, 2009

Russell Stanaland

Stanaland & Associates

Mr. Stanaland provides client services from the firm's office in the San Francisco.

Mr. Stanaland brings to the clients of Stanaland & Associates a unique expertise, and insights gained from being both a practicing attorney and a board-certified public accountant (CPA) in the State of California. His expertise is so unusual that he has been an adjunct professor of law at Golden Gate University since 2002.

Furthermore, Mr. Stanaland holds the distinction of being a Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law; The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Such a combination of skills and experience is highly unusual, and particularly valuable in the current difficult economic environment, where everything should be viewed in the context of its tax implications. Additionally, Mr. Stanaland has served and is available for services as an expert witness in taxation and accounting.


Bar Number: 216717
California, 2001

Bar Number: 66904
California, 1994

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