Janet Z. Chediak

Of Counsel


Experience

Janet is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates group. She advises individuals about all aspects of estate and tax planning, including as to trusts, wills, and powers of attorney. She also assists clients with estate and gift tax issues, property tax issues, real estate issues, and probate and trust administration issues, including advising executors, administrators, and trustees.

Janet counsels fiduciaries, including family members and professional fiduciaries, as to a wide range of tax and non-tax matters that arise during probate and the administration of trusts, both revocable and irrevocable. In advising fiduciaries, Janet’s expertise includes the income taxation of estates and trusts. She has extensive knowledge about the many tax forms that are required or recommended to be filed with federal, state, and local tax authorities, and she represents fiduciaries in communications with federal, state, and local tax authorities.

In addition, Janet also has extensive expertise in sales of real property by fiduciaries and in advising fiduciaries who hold and administer real property assets—residential, commercial, and farms and ranches. Holding real property assets during the probate of an estate or through the medium of a trust can present a variety of issues, and Janet represents many clients as to these issues, including with respect to purchase and sale agreements, leases, licenses, occupancy agreements, pasture and grazing leases, and crop leases.

Janet has been practicing in the Sacramento area for more than 30 years. She lectures on estate planning issues, tax issues, probate and trust administration issues, and real property issues to a variety of community and business groups. Janet presented at the Twenty-Third Annual Estate and Gift Tax Conference on property tax planning and reporting. She is actively involved in charitable organizations in the community. Janet is a member of the Community Advisory Council for Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, and she is a member of The Foundation for UCP of Sacramento and Northern California. She also serves as Chair of the Planned Giving Committee for The Foundation for UCP of Sacramento and Northern California. Janet was named Alumna of the Year for St. Francis High School in 2008.

State Bar of California, Taxation, Trust & Estates, and Real Property Law Sections
Member

State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Estate and Gift Tax Standing Committee
Member and  (2014-2015) Chair

Sacramento County Bar Association, Tax Law Section
Chair (1992)

Sacramento County Bar Association, Tax Law Section
Executive Committee (1993-1998)

Sacramento County Bar Association, Tax Law, Probate and Estate Planning, and Real Property Law Sections
Member

Phi Beta Kappa
Member

University of Southern California Tax Institute Major Tax Planning
Publications Editor (1982-1983)

University of Southern California Computer/Law Journal
Publications Editor (1982-1983)

Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California
Community Advisory Council Member

The Foundation for UCP of Sacramento and Northern California
Member and Planned Giving Committee Chair

National Charity League, Inc., Sacramento Chapter
Former Board Member (2008-2010)

Meritas, Sacramento
Member

Awards

The Best Lawyers in America ®, 2018-2021, Sacramento, Trusts & Estates

Sacramento Business Journal Best of the Bar 2014, 2016-2019

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2017- 2020 – Estate Planning & Probate, Tax

Top Rated Lawyer™ in Trust and Estates Law 2013 and 2016

Top Rated Lawyer™ – Real Estate 2016

St. Francis High School, Sacramento, CA, Alumna of the Year, 2008

AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2012-2020

J.D., University of Southern California, 1983

B.A., Economics, with honors, University of California at Davis, 1980

Phi Beta Kappa

The Twenty-Third Annual Estate & Gift Tax Conference

Hot Topics:  Property Tax Planning and Reporting The panel will focus on entity and parent to child transfers.  They will address new developments, including planning entity transfers (Ocean Avenue LLC) to avoid reassessment and the appropriate BOE forms to file.

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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.

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17 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© and Ones to Watch 2021

Sacramento, CA (August 20, 2020) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. This year Best Lawyers launched “Ones to Watch,” a recognition for attorneys earlier in their careers,

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21 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Included in Sacramento Magazine’s 2020 Top Lawyers List

Sacramento, CA  – Weintraub is pleased to announce that 21 Firm attorneys have been recognized as 2020 Top Lawyers by Sacramento Magazine. The full list of 2020 Top Lawyers will be featured in the August,

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36 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Retain Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 36 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition,

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14 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best of the Bar 2019

  SACRAMENTO, California  – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its 14 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2019. Attorneys selected to the 2019 Best of the Bar list include Gary L.

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19 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

  SACRAMENTO, CA (August 15, 2019) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that 19 of our attorneys have been recognized on the 2020 The Best Lawyers in America list.

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31 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that more than 30 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys Northern California.  In addition,

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24 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys included in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2019

  Weintraub is pleased to announce that 24 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as 2019 Top Lawyers by Sacramento Magazine.  The full list of 2019 Top Lawyers will be featured in the August,

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Seventeen Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2018

SACRAMENTO, California – August 24, 2018 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its seventeen attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2018.

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19 Attorneys from Weintraub Tobin were recognized in The Best Lawyers In America ©2019

SACRAMENTO, California – August 15, 2018 – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its nineteen attorneys who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2019 list. David Adams, Sacramento, Corporate Governance Law,

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24 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys included in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2018

SACRAMENTO, California – July 19, 2018 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 24 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Magazine’s 2018 Top Lawyer List. David Adams | Business/Corporate, Securities &

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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.

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Thirteen Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – September 11, 2017 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its thirteen attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2017.

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19 Attorneys from Weintraub Tobin were recognized in The Best Lawyers In America© 2018

SACRAMENTO, California – August 16, 2017 – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its nineteen attorneys who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2018 list. David Adams, Sacramento, Corporate Governance Law,

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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,

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21 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys included in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – July 26, 2017 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 21 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyer List. Brendan Begley | Appellate Gary L.

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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.

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Twelve Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2016

  SACRAMENTO, California – August 26, 2016 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its twelve attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2016.

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18 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2016

  SACRAMENTO, California – July 25, 2016 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 18 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento magazine’s 2016 Top Lawyer List. David C. Adams | Business/Corporate, 

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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It’s Official – Weintraub Merges with San Francisco Firm Tobin & Tobin

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Law Corporation and Tobin & Tobin, a professional corporation, jointly announce the merger of their business law and litigation firms. The combined firm will be named Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin &

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