Estate, Trust & Fiduciary Litigation


CRIST, BIORN, SHEPHERD & ROSKOPH is one of the few law firms in the Bay Area that specializes in litigation related to trusts, estates, fiduciaries and elder adults. Our clients include beneficiaries, trustees, executors, conservators, other fiduciaries, conservatees, and elder adults.  These disputes most often concern:

  • Will and trust contests
  • Elder abuse
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fiduciary accounting
  • Fiduciary removal and surcharge
  • Constructive and resulting trust
  • Interpretation or reformation of testamentary instruments
  • Creditor claims
  • Conservatorships and guardianships

CRIST, BIORN, SHEPHERD & ROSKOPH represents parties in all stages of litigation, including:

  • Pre lawsuit negotiations
  • Discovery
  • Motions
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Mediations
  • Trials
  • Appeals

CRIST, BIORN, SHEPHERD & ROSKOPH also handles a wide range of civil litigation matters, including real estate, partnership and corporate litigation.

These disputes most often concern:

  • Breach of contract
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Dissolution and accounting
  • Easements and boundary disputes
  • Partition
  • Collections
  • Fraud
  • Insurance claims

Our attorneys have substantial trial experience. We represent parties in the following counties: Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Monterey, Contra Costa and Napa.