The second Keystone Quarterly of the year covers a lot of ground. It will include: (1) announcements about Keystone’s newest hires, latest job openings, most recent accolades, and a new networking group being hosted by a partner at Keystone; (2) a recap of some of Keystone’s most noteworthy successes from 2020; and (3) an in-depth analysis into a landmark trust litigation case relating to the reach of California’s personal jurisdiction, which has important implications for clients and attorneys alike.
Keystone is starting off its second quarter busier than ever. We feel fortunate that we have been able to provide our clients with the same high level of service to which they’re accustomed throughout the pandemic, and while we are optimistic about the progress that has been made in the fight against Covid-19, we will continue to work remotely until further notice to protect the health and safety of our clients and employees. Keystone is maintaining its regular business hours and remains fully available to its clients.
Keystone devotes its practice to probate, trust and estate litigation and administration. We are one of the largest firms in California exclusively dedicated to this practice area.
Keystone was fortunate in 2020 to have achieved a number of significant victories for its clients. Here is a brief recap of some of Keystone’s most noteworthy 2020 successes, and a link to our 2018 and 2019 successes.
A Trustee’s Relocation to Idaho Did Not Escape California’s Jurisdiction Laws
Non-resident trustees be warned: If a trust calls for the application of California law, holds California assets, and, at least historically, was administered in the State of California, be prepared to potentially have to defend litigation in California, even if you are non-resident trustee fully living outside of the state.
Partner Lindsey Munyer Co-Hosts New Los Angeles EPGN Group
We are proud to announce Keystone Partner Lindsey Munyer is co-hosting the newest chapter of the Estate Planning Group Network in Los Angeles. It is a place for trusted professionals to engage in stimulating and genuine conversation about estate planning topics that interest them.
Shawn Kerendian, Joshua Taylor and Verlan Kwan Are Once Again Recognized as ‘Super Lawyers’
Over the past year, Shawn, Josh and Verlan have each overseen numerous probate matters that culminated in resounding victories for its clients. Their contributions have helped propel Keystone to its current status – one of the top law firms in California practicing exclusively in probate.
Keystone Welcomes 4 New Members to Its Growing Team
Keystone is proud to announce the addition of four new members to its growing team: Cliff Melnick, James Andrade, Renata De La Torre and Anthony Balbuena. Each new team member has something unique to offer, and we look forward to seeing them excel in their roles. Welcome to the Keystone family, everyone!
Keystone Celebrates Administrative Professionals Day
In April, the firm celebrated Administrative Professionals Day to honor its amazing support staff and recognize their contributions to the firm’s success. The attorneys filmed an inspiring video to show their gratitude.
To meet the needs of our ever-growing number of clients, Keystone is looking to add a Legal Assistant and Billing/Admin Assistant to its team. Keystone has a robust benefits package, collaborative office culture and great perks.
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