Trust and Estates
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
International Estate Planning
Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2016 to date)
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Trust Law by The California Board of Legal Specialization (1991 to date)
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating of AV®
Bachelor of Arts in Classical Rhetoric from The University of California at Berkeley
J.D. from The University of California Hastings College of the Law
LL.M. (Taxation) with honors from Golden Gate University School of Law
Kirk has an advanced law degree in Taxation (LL.M.). He has extensive experience in estate and tax planning for individuals and families as well as the administration of decedents' estates and trusts and the preparation of U.S. estate tax returns.
Kirk enjoys working closely with clients and their professional advisers to provide knowledgeable and thoughtful legal solutions to the many estate planning challenges presented by complex family dynamics and the constantly evolving income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax laws. He assists clients with the preparation of comprehensive estate plans to preserve and transfer family wealth in a tax-efficient manner, including planning for clients with assets and family members in more than one country. He also represents clients in disputed trust and estate matters.