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Taxation, Trusts & Estates


Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP has one of the leading tax practices in California, within a full service law firm. The Group's attorneys focus primarily on transactional matters. In addition to serving individuals, families, and closely-held businesses, our clients include organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. When tax controversies arise, our clients rely on us to resolve the matter efficiently and effectively. At JMBM, tax and business counseling blend seamlessly. Our tax lawyers understand business concerns, and work closely with colleagues in the firm’s corporate and real estate groups to ensure the tax efficiency of organizational and transactional decisions. Read more


JMBM's Trusts & Estates attorneys focus on estate planning, wealth transfer planning, trust administration and the resolution of trust disputes. Our firm has one of the most active trusts and estates practices in California and is recognized by U.S. News & World Report / Best Law Firms® with a National First-Tier ranking. Our trusts and estates clients include individuals and families, and their business interests.  Read more


Disputes can often arise in the administration of a trust or a probate estate, especially when there are substantial amounts of money involved or when family conflict is present. These disputes can arise between beneficiaries, between a trustee or other fiduciary and beneficiaries, or from third parties. JMBM's trusts and estates attorneys have a long track record of successfully resolving these disputes using informal means, saving clients valuable time and money and enabling them to avoid unwanted attention. When litigation proves unavoidable, JMBM’s experienced trust and estates litigation attorneys have successfully prosecuted and defended their clients’ interests, both before the courts and in arbitration. Read more