SZCZEPANIK JOHN A.
PRACTICING TRUST AND ESTATE LAW WITH
SOPHISTICATION, DEPTH AND UNDERSTANDING.
John A. Hartog, named for the eleventh consecutive year to
Super Lawyers—and also named to the Top 100 list each
time—focuses his practice on trust and estate law: planning,
administration, dispute resolution and litigation. Extensively
published, he has co-authored three practice guides essential
to professionals in the field: California Wills & Trusts, California
Trust Practice and California Trust Litigation.
David Baer, selected to Super Lawyers for the fifth time,
has more than 30 years of litigation experience. As chair of the
litigation group, Mr. Baer leads the firm’s sophisticated trial
practice, maintaining the firm philosophy of providing first-class service with empathy and sensitivity.
The attorneys of Hartog & Baer represent individuals,
families, business owners, investors, nonprofit entities,
trustees, beneficiaries and parties seeking to mediate, settle
or litigate challenging trust and estate issues. They often
advise other attorneys on trust and estate law. They are
regularly called upon as litigation consultants and to give
expert testimony on complex trust and estate tax issues,
as well as the standard of care expected for attorneys and
fiduciaries practicing in this field. Hartog and Baer also
regularly serve as mediators in trusts and estates disputes.
Mr. Hartog is certified by the California Board of Legal
Specialization as a specialist in taxation law and in estate
planning, trust and probate law. He is past chair of the
executive committee of The State Bar of California’s trust
and estates section as well as past chair of the Estate
Planning, Trust and Probate Law Advisory Commission to the
California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Hartog is also a
legal consultant to the California wills and trusts document
assembly program. He previously taught “Wills and Trusts” at
the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and is a
frequently sought-after lecturer on estate law and taxation.
HARTOG & BAER
A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
*CHOSEN TO 2015 SUPER LA WYERS
HARTOG & BAER, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
4 Orinda Way, Suite 250B, Orinda, CA 94563
PH: (925) 253-1717 • FX: (925) 253-0334