Mr. Robert Roskoph is a shareholder in Crist, Biorn, Shepherd & Roskoph, A Professional Corporation.
Mr. Roskoph's practice since 1998 includes estate, tax and business planning, probate and trust administration. Mr. Roskoph represents individuals and families, developing estate plans focusing upon probate avoidance, tax reduction techniques and client-specific needs, including "living trusts", irrevocable trusts ("Crummey", Special/Supplemental Needs, insurance, etc.), charitable trusts (CRTs, CLTs), entity formation (corporations, partnerships, LLCs) estate reduction (GRATs and related planning) and charitable transfers, including the creation and maintenance of private foundations. Mr. Roskoph's business practice includes establishing entities, corporate compliance, strategic and general counsel representation for business entities, including partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. Mr. Roskoph's corporate representation covers tax, contract, business succession, employment and general business issues.
Mr. Roskoph previously practiced exclusively in the areas of labor and employment litigation from 1994 until 1998. Mr. Roskoph represented the State of California in labor negotiations and litigation, as well as drafting legislation related to public sector labor relations. He has litigated before arbitrators, administrative law tribunals, and trial and appellate courts on issues including employee discipline, unfair labor practices, breach of contract actions, and state and federal discrimination complaints.
Mr. Roskoph returned to Palo Alto in 1998. He graduated from Palo Alto High School, after which he obtained a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.A. in clinical psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.
Mr. Roskoph has served on the boards of Family & Children Services and Palo Alto Little League. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto; the Peninsula Professional Sub-committee of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund; and is a member of the Palo Alto Area, Santa Clara County and American Bar Associations. He lives in Saratoga with his wife, Lauren and their three children.