Terrence M. Franklin is a seasoned attorney with nearly three decades of experience handling trust and estates and probate litigation, disputes and appeals. His breadth of experience underscores the firm’s long-standing reputation and the reason clients turn to the firm for complex cases involving significant dollar amounts. Mr. Franklin has extensive trial and appellate experience, including successful published appeals and the landmark Moeller case, which was brought before the California Supreme Court. 16 Cal. 4th 1124. An active member of the trusts and estates legal community, Mr. Franklin serves as Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), where he is committed to improving the level of membership and engagement among diverse and minority lawyers. He is working with ACTEC to develop strategies to make the trusts and estates practice area more attractive to minority law students and young attorneys, and was instrumental in developing a diversity and inclusivity mission statement for ACTEC, a fellowship to support potential future fellows in the college, and a statement condemning racism on behalf of the organization. Mr. Franklin serves as the host of ACTEC’s video series Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future which explores the role of trusts and estates in addressing issues of diversity and inequality in America.
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