Hilary L. Lamar is a shareholder in the firm’s Trusts & Estates group. Hilary counsels individuals and businesses in all aspects of estate planning, including trusts, wills, and powers of attorney, health care documents, life insurance trusts, grantor trusts, charitable trusts, and family business entities such as limited liability companies and family limited partnerships. She works with clients to maximize multi-generational wealth transfer while minimizing estate, gift, property, and income tax exposure.
Hilary also represents individual and institutional executors, administrators, and trustees with respect to probate and trust administration, including preparation of, and defense of, federal estate tax returns.
Serving her community is one of the activities Hilary enjoys the most outside the office. She has lectured regularly for charitable organizations, and has served on the San Francisco chapter Advisory Committee to the American Heart Association, Advisors Committee to Sisters of the Holy Family, Advisors Committee to Hanna Boys Center, Board of Trustees of the Laurel School, and on the San Francisco Open Space Committee.
J.D., cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1980
B.A., with honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1971
State Bar of California, Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Sections
San Francisco Bar Association, Probate and Trust Sections
American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence in
Secured Interests in Personal Property and Estate Planning
Prentice-Hall Award for Excellence in Taxation
2013 Top Rated Lawyer ™ in Trust and Estates Law
Highest “AV Preeminent” (5 out of 5) Professional Rating
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Northern California Super Lawyers, 2008-2016