Hartog & Baer Trust and Estate Law

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Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Taxation

Hartog & Baer Trust and Estate Law Planning, Administration and Dispute Resolution
John A. Hartog
John A. Hartog, Attorney

John A. Hartog

John A. Hartog is a California certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, as well as a California certified specialist in Taxation Law. Mr. Hartog's practice emphasizes estate planning, trust and probate administration, including dispute resolution, and taxation matters. Mr. Hartog possesses particular expertise in (read more...)

David W. Baer, Attorney

David W. Baer

Bringing over three decades of experience in complex litigation, in July 2010 David W. Baer joined Hartog & Baer as the firm's trial counsel. David represents charities and non-profit entities, individuals and financial institutions in a broad array of matters, such as will and trust contests, fiduciary litigation, estate distribution (read more...)

Thomas W. Shaver, Attorney

Thomas W. Shaver

Thomas W. Shaver is the author of "Sharpen Your Pencil – the New Circular 230 Regulations" and "Addressing the New Return Preparer Standards: Preparation Not Panic", both published in Trusts and Estates Quarterly, and he was asked to speak on the ethical obligations of tax preparers arising from the Circular 230 (read more...)

Michael C. Gerson, Attorney

Michael C. Gerson

Michael C. Gerson's practice is focused on estate planning, taxation, and administration of trusts and estates. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law and Taxation Law. He has served on the Executive Committee for the Trusts and Estates Section of the State Bar of California since 2008. (read more...)

Jonna M. Thomas, Attorney

Jonna M. Thomas

Jonna Thomas is an associate in HARTOG & BAER'S litigation group. Jonna has a distinguished reputation in public litigation and trial work. She has conducted over one hundred court trials. She has litigated matters in both state and federal courts. She was a founding attorney with East Bay Children's Law Offices, a (read more...)

Ryan J. Szczepanik, Attorney

Ryan J. Szczepanik

Ryan J. Szczepanik is a Senior Associate with HARTOG & BAER. Ryan specializes in trust, estate, and probate litigation. He has significant experience across a range of litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters. Prior to joining HARTOG & BAER, Ryan was a litigation attorney at King & Spalding LLP, a large (read more...)

Daniel J. Leahy, Attorney

Daniel J. Leahy

Daniel J. Leahy is an Associate with Hartog & Baer. Dan specializes in trust and probate litigation. Prior to joining Hartog & Baer, Dan was an attorney at a large international firm. Dan is a Bay Area native and UC-Berkeley School of Law graduate where he was a member of the Law Review. (read more...)