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525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, California 92101
Direct Phone: 619.515.3249
Direct Fax: 619.744.5449
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Alan J. Talbott


Alan J. Talbott is the leader of the firm’s Trust, Estate and Probate Practice Group. His practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration and probate matters. Mr. Talbott is certified as a Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is experienced with planning for retirement distributions, family partnerships, life insurance and charitable distributions. Mr. Talbott has assisted clients in establishing private foundations, charitable remainder trusts, multi generational trusts and other entities.

Representative Matters
  • Advised the parent owners of a family business on effective methods of transferring the business to children with minimal transfer tax consequences.
  • Helped increase income for a client with low basis, low income producing assets and a charitable beneficiary planned at death.
  • Advised various not for profit organizations regarding exemption applications, maintaining exempt status, and complying with self dealing regulations.
  • JD, UCLA School of Law, 1983
  • BA, Stanford University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating
  • Southern California Super Lawyers® - 2007-2014 (Estate Planning and Probate)
  • Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers - 2012-2014
  • Top Rated Lawyers – 2014 (Taxation Law)
Community Involvement
  • San Diego Breakfast Rotary Club – Past President
  • St. Paul’s PACE – Past Chair
  • The San Diego Foundation – Advisor Council

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