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What Aretha Franklin’s Estate Teaches Us About the Pitfalls of Handwritten Wills

Posted in Estate and Trust Planning, Trust
Typically, only those of us who are trusts and estates attorneys geek out over the fascinating problems that handwritten wills create. But when those wills were written by a music icon worth $80 million, suddenly this topic is intriguing to a much broader audience. Aretha Franklin died on August 31, 2018. Her family was confident… Continue Reading

FirstMerit Bank, N.A. v. Diana L. Reese

Posted in Trust
Weintraub attorneys wrote the following case alert for the State Bar of California Trusts and Estates Section regarding FirstMerit Bank, N.A. v. Diana L. Reese. The case alert may also be found on the website for the State Bar of California under Trusts and Estates Section, New Case Alerts. FirstMerit Bank, N.A. v. Diana L.… Continue Reading

Gary D. Rothstein to join Weintraub Tobin

Posted in Estate and Trust Planning, Probate and Elder Abuse Litigation, Trust
Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Gary D. Rothstein has joined our San Francisco office as Of Counsel. Gary comes to us Weintraub from a national law and consulting firm. Gary has extensive experience with all aspects of trust administration, probate matters and estate planning. With offices in San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Sacramento,… Continue Reading