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Anat D. Simantob

Of Counsel

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

U.S. District Court, California, Central District

Previous Employment

Proskauer Rose LLP

Hahn & Hahn LLP

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, Moot Court, Managing Editor, Entertainment Law Review

B.A., University of California, San Diego

Anat Simantob works with clients to establish plans fulfilling their desires for their legacies, including minimizing their wealth and related transfer taxes. She counsels clients in all aspects of estate planning, including basic planning, advanced trusts and wealth transfer strategies, estate administration, private foundations, conservatorships, guardianships, and dispute resolution. Anat regularly counsels clients with high- and ultra high-net-worths and a broad range of assets,, including real estate, art, closely-held business interests, and intellectual property. “What drew me to estate planning is the personal connection I make with my clients and the opportunity to ease concerns and fears about their loved ones’ futures,” she says. “I take great pride in using my knowledge to help clients preserve their wealth, find peace of mind and build a legacy for later generations.”

Career Highlights

Helped client structure over $10 million of real estate to escape property tax reassessment on transfer to children.

Obtained a private letter ruling permitting the late allocation of generation-skipping transfer exemption, saving the beneficiaries over $5 million in potential generation-skipping transfer tax.

Successfully defended a bank against allegations that its failure to properly manage assets cost the trust beneficiaries $90 million.

Protected trust assets against claims from California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control.

Successfully proved the invalidity of a fraudulent will and protected the wrongly disinherited beneficiaries.

Recognitions

Up-And-Coming 50 Women Attorneys, Super Lawyers: 2017 Southern California Rising Stars

Associations

State Bar of California (Trusts and Estates Section)