Focused Experience, Genuine Understanding
At Kelley & Farren, we provide personalized legal services covering all aspects of estate planning, probate and trust law. This is our exclusive focus.
The firm's six attorneys have broad, in-depth experience in the field of estate planning and probate. Two attorneys are Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and one was recognized as a Super Lawyer for Estate Planning and Probate in 2012.
Areas of expertise include:
- Living Trusts
- Incapacity Issues
- Trust Distribution and Administration
- Estate Tax Planning and Savings
- IRA Beneficiary Planning
- Many more ...
The firm includes veteran educators in the field of estate planning, who have conducted seminars in numerous venues throughout northern California for decades. Kelley & Farren attorneys have backgrounds ranging from public interest law to corporate law and are actively involved in community, charitable and educational service organizations.
The depth of our specialized legal expertise and our personal values and interests guide us in helping our clients work through complex, sensitive issues and achieve peace of mind.
Contact us by phone (415-925-5200) or by email for more information or to set up an appointment.
Continuity For Clients
The firm is proud to welcome Colin Kelley, Christine Hoburg and Lisa Fialco as new partners. Collectively, they have over two decades of legal experience, and fifteen years experience serving clients at Kelley & Farren. Carolyn Farren, one of the firm's founding partners, will continue to represent and advise clients in her new capacity as of counsel. All of us at Kelley & Farren are proud to be able to offer our clients lasting relationships into the future.
John Kelley, Kelley & Farren's other founding partner, died of lymphoma on September 24, 2011. He will be deeply missed. Kelley & Farren values the relationships John developed with his clients and the firm will continue his tradition of providing outstanding legal services.
Kelley & Farren attorneys offer estate planning seminars for the public at Hospice By The Bay’s Free Marin Seminars Series. Attendees receive a complimentary estate planning organizer at these free seminars. Upcoming dates and seminar topics include:
- May 4, 2013 - Estate Planning and Preservation in Uncertain Economic Times
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed legislation establishing new federal estate tax, gift tax, and generation skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption amounts and setting new estate and gift tax rates. For 2013, estate, gift, and GST exemption amounts are $5,250,000 per person (the exemption amounts will be adjusted for inflation each year). Please check our legal update section for more detailed information about the new tax rules.
We recommend you consult us if you have any questions on the application of current estate tax laws to your own estate plan.