Hilary L. Lamar
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.
- Co-author of the chapter on “Estate Planning for Shareholders” in California Closely Held Corporations Tax and Practice Guide, published by Matthew Bender & Company
- Co-author of the chapter entitled “Estate Planning Considerations at the Time of Organization” in Closely Held Corporations, published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
- Consultant, the California Continuing Education of the Bar for California Trust Administration
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, 2008-2017, 2020, 2021
J.D., cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1980
B.A., with honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1971
Managing Risk: How To Protect Yourself In A Post-Giraldin World
A Seminar for Fiduciaries Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Trusts and Estates Group as they discuss the important legal and practical implications for trustees arising from the recent California Supreme Court decision in the Estate of Giraldin.
37 Weintraub Attorneys Named to 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Firm Retains Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List
Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 38 of its attorneys have been included on the 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California. In addition,
37 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2018, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Five Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer.
22 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
SACRAMENTO, CA (August 7, 2017) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that 22 Weintraub Tobin attorneys are Martindale-Hubbell rated. Out of the 22 attorneys,
36 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2017, on which 36 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Six Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer.
33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2016, on which 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Three Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions.
37 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2015, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Eight Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions.
Weintraub Tobin Raises Money for American Heart Association
Heart Walk Logo For a third year in a row, Weintraub Tobin is working to raise funds for cardiovascular diseases and stroke by partaking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday,
Seven Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Included in the Top 25 List by Super Lawyers
Download: Super Lawyers 2013.pdf SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 8, 2013 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and business litigation law firm congratulates seven attorneys on being named as one of the Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers of 2013.
Four attorneys named “Top Rated Lawyer” in Trust and Estates Law
Congratulations to Kay Brooks, Janet Chediak, Ed Corey and Hilary Lamar, all of whom have been selected as a 2013 “Top Rated Lawyer” in Trust and Estates Law by the national attorney-ranking service Martindale-Hubbell.
Announcing Weintraub’s Trusts and Estates Law Blog
Trusts and Estates Blog Announcement2 Weintraub Tobin is excited to announce the launch of the Trusts and Estates Law Blog. The blog aspires to inform the general public and the professionals in the estate planning community,
Weintraub’s San Francisco Office Joins Food From the Bar
The San Francisco office of Weintraub Tobin has joined forces with other Bay Area law firms to raise money and collect food donations during the month of May to benefit the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks.
Gary Bradus Named as One of the Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers in 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 25, 2012 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and business litigation law firm, congratulates Gary Bradus on being named as one of the Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers of 2012.
Estate Planning 101: What is a “Sweetheart Trust?”
By Hilary Lamar When discussing your estate planning needs with your attorney, after you discuss basic terms and concepts, your attorney will likely talk to you about the different types of revocable living trusts that may be appropriate for you.
Marriage Equality Returns to California
The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Hollingsworth v. Perry, 570 U.S. ___ (2013), this morning, regarding the validity of Proposition 8. The outcome is that same-sex marriage is once again legal in California.