Please join us in congratulating Partner Cliff Melnick and Senior Associate James K. Andrade on their one-year anniversary here at Keystone! Our firm was fortunate to have both Cliff and James join on March 1st of last year, and they have been wonderful additions. 

Cliff focuses his practice on trust, estate and conservatorship litigation, and has more than 23 years of litigation experience with the last 18 years focused on probate. He has successfully represented a broad range of clients state-wide including trustees, beneficiaries, executors, administrators, conservators, guardians, private professional fiduciaries, life insurance companies, and non-profit organizations. 

James has been an attorney for more than 11 years and focuses on estate and trust litigation and administration. In trust administration matters, James has advised trustees that manage businesses as assets and helped resolve, issue spot, and advise trustees and beneficiaries on business related issues. He also represents professional fiduciaries and family members in conservatorship matters, and has represented elderly clients in elder financial abuse, fraud, and recovery of property disputes involving family members, agents of broker/dealers, and lending companies. 

“Working with Cliff and James this past year has been fantastic for our team, as both attorneys are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to probate litigation and work with clients in a professional and thorough manner,” stated Managing Partner Shawn S. Kerendian. “With their substantial experience in probate, each has hit the ground running at Keystone.”