Estate Planning

Planning your estate is not only something you need to do for your family, but it can also have serious tax implications. Estate planning is not simply making a Will anymore.  There are many other legal instruments employed to accomplish a client’s goals for their family while minimizing the tax implications.  At  Stanaland & Associates, our estate attorneys specialize at helping you meet your financial and estate planning goals while minimizing any adverse tax implications.

We are sensitive to the decisions that our clients need to make to provide for their families. We have accomplished tax attorneys to help guide you through the process. Our senior partner, Russell Stanaland, has the unusual distinction of being not only a board-certified public accountant and an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University, but he also is a “Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.”

Mr. Stanalands knowledge and tutelage enables our San Francisco estate planning lawyers to provide you with advice based on a rare depth of knowledge and experience on such matters as:

  • Revocable Trusts (“Living” Trusts)
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Grantor Retained Annuity and Uni-Trusts (GRATs and GRUTs)
  • Charitable Remainder Trust (CRATs and CRUTs)
  • Self Canceling Installment Notes (SCINs)
  • Wills and Pour-Over Wills
  • Advanced Health Care Directive
  • Powers of attorney – financial/healthcare
  • Family Limited partnership
  • Probate and trust administration
  • Grantor Retained Trusts
  • Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRT)
  • Preparation of gift and estate tax returns

At Stanaland & Associates, you can be assured of receiving the best advice and counsel to achieve your estate planning goals. Contact us at 415-781-4000 for a free consultation.