Mr Brian Shetler

Membership category: Full Member i

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(Floor 11)
10 Almaden Blvd
11th Floor
San Jose
United States of America

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 408 2865800
Practice Areas: Charity formation/administration, Civil-law planning (incl foundations), Company formation/management, Compliance/regulation, Contentious trusts and estates, Cross-border estates, Dispute resolution, Elderly and vulnerable clients, Estate planning/administration, Family business, Family office, Investment, Philanthropy, Private banking, Rural family, business and agriculture, Tax, Trust planning/administration, Wills and probate
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Berliner Cohen LLP
STEP Silicon Valley
USA Board of Directors, Silicon Valley Chapter
Special Interest Groups:
Business Families | Contentious Trusts and Estates | Cross-Border Estates | Digital Assets | Mental Capacity | Philanthropy Advisors

Berliner Cohen LLP is a mid-sized California law firm with offices in San Jose, Modesto, and Merced. Our diverse practice areas include real property transactions and litigation, commercial transactions and litigation, business and taxation planning, trust and estates, land use matters, and white collar crime defense. The firm represents some of the most significant deal makers in Silicon Valley and the Central Valley as well as small businesses and their owners.

Brian L. Shetler, a partner in Berliner Cohen's Trusts & Estates Group, focuses his practice on tax and planning issues, particularly in connection with the transfer of wealth between generations. With an LLM in taxation, a JD, an MA and a BA, Mr. Shetler has been practicing law in California for more than 25 years. He is also licensed in Colorado. He is the past chairman of Goodwill of Silicon Valley and has been involved in leadership with many professional organizations.  He is a frequent speaker at professional education events, including the annual Kasner Symposium held by Santa Clara University's School of Law.

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