The third Keystone Quarterly of the year explores a variety of topics. It will include: (1) announcements about attorney and staff milestones, notable awards, CLE presentations, Britney Spears conservatorship media coverage and career opportunities; (2) a thorough examination of a unique case involving a will contest; and (3) guidance on ensuring the proper disposition of a loved one’s remains.
Keystone practices exclusively in probate, trust and estate litigation and administration. As a boutique firm, Keystone’s singular focus on probate allows its attorneys to cultivate a deeper understanding of the practice area and deliver this expertise to its clients. As a result, Keystone has organically grown from a three-attorney firm with two support staff in 2014 to currently include 20 attorneys and 13 support staff.
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Keystone congratulates Partner Joshua D. Taylor, Senior Associate Roee Kaufman, Associate Attorney Daniel Matloubian, and Receptionist Victoria Curtice on their firm anniversaries. Thank you for helping to make our firm a huge success.
What Happens to Joint Accounts With Rights of Survivorship Upon the Death of a Joint Account Holder?
When the co-owner of a joint account with rights of survivorship dies, account funds automatically pass to the remaining account owners. But, what if the original account holder’s intended wishes contradict the right to survivorship? Learn about the complexities surrounding joint accounts after death through Keystone’s analysis of Placencia v. Strazicich.
Ensuring Proper Disposition and Custody of the Remains of Deceased Persons
When a loved one dies, the person with the right to dispose of the remains may lose that right under certain circumstances. Learn about who controls the disposition of a body after death and how Keystone preserved its client’s rights to dispose of a decedent’s remains over the objection of other interested parties.
Best Lawyers Publication Recognizes Shawn Kerendian
Keystone’s founder and Managing Partner Shawn Kerendian recognized among Best Lawyers in America 2022 for outstanding professional excellence in the private sector. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor.
Shawn Kerendian and Roee Kaufman Give Presentations for the National Business Institute
Keystone’s Shawn S. Kerendian and Roee Kaufman teamed up in June on a trio of presentations delving into California probate and trust administration matters for the National Business Institute (NBI).
Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Explained
When Britney Spears’ conservatorship case made national headlines this summer, Keystone positioned itself as an authority on complex probate matters by making media rounds and launching a dedicated webpage on Britney’s conservatorship. You can watch Roee Kaufman explaining the legal process behind conservatorships on NewsNation Now, and read his comments on the topic in the Insider and Law & Crime.
Keystone Continues to Hire And Grow!
Since the beginning of 2021, the firm has onboarded 15 new employees and has nearly doubled its roster of attorneys. To continue to meet the needs of our ever-growing number of clients, Keystone is looking to add a Senior Associate and Legal Assistant to its team. Keystone has a robust benefits package, collaborative office culture and great perks.
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