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Lisa M. Burkdall


Lisa M. Burkdall
provides sophisticated wealth transfer services for high net worth individuals and families. She specializes in multi-generational planning designed to preserve the client's values while achieving both tax and non-tax objectives. Adept at drafting complex, integrated estate plans, Lisa coordinates the disposition of assets through revocable trusts, life insurance trusts, customized beneficiary designations for retirement plans and lifetime gifting strategies, such as grantor retained annuity trusts and residence trusts. Her practice also includes the modification and reformation of irrevocable trusts to accommodate the beneficiaries' evolving needs and circumstances, while staying true to the trust creator's intent. Lisa enjoys ensuring that each plan addresses the client's unique concerns and goals, identifying potential issues early on and helping clients protect their family and assets for multiple generations.

While in law school, Lisa was a member of the Hastings Law Journal from 1993-1995, and an Associate Technical Editor from 1994-1995. She also served as an Extern to the Honorable Isabella Horton Grant, California Superior Court Probate Department, in Spring of 1995.

J.D., University of California, Hasting College of the Law, 1995

B.A., UCLA, 1984

Publications and Speaking Engagements
"Automating Estate Planning Forms: A Success Story," Probate Solutions, Volume 8, No. 3, 2004
Student Editor, The Black Forty Anthology: Selected Articles from the Newsletter of Land Conservation Law, The Hyperion Society, Spring 1995
"A Dead Man's Tale: Regulating the Right to Bequeath Sperm in California" (Note), Hastings Law Journal, Volume 46, No. 3, 1995
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Trusts and Estates Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association