Sophia Y. Cizmarik



Sophia is an associate in the Firm’s Trusts & Estates practice group.  She focuses on Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Probate matters.  Sophia’s practice encompasses all aspects of trusts and estate practice, including drafting comprehensive estate plans (Trusts, Wills, Advance Health Care Directives, and Durable Powers of Attorney for Finances) customized so that her clients’ personal and financial goals are attained.

Sophia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned her Master of Arts in Japanese from San Francisco State University.  She earned her Juris Doctor degree with a Taxation Law Concentration from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  Sophia was Vice President of the Hastings Association of Tax Students and received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Negotiations.  She was also active on the Hastings Women’s Law Journal, where she was the Executive Articles Editor. Sophia regularly presents and is a frequent panelist for topics on estate planning and trust administration matters.

When Sophia is away from the Firm, she enjoys skiing, hiking, visiting National Parks, and mentoring law students.

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2014

San Francisco State University, M.A., 2010

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2006

Sophia Cizmarik in Mansion Global: Will There Be Property Tax Proposals on the Ballot on U.S. Election Day?

Each week, Mansion Global, a real estate publication of Dow Jones/Barron’s Group, poses a question to real estate tax attorneys. Sophia Y. Cizmarik was interviewed for a September 2020 article discussing real estate tax proposals on several state ballots in November.

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Sophia Y. Cizmarik Joins Weintraub

Weintraub is pleased to welcome Sophia Y. Cizmarik to the Firm’s Trusts & Estates group. Her practice encompasses a wide range of trusts and estates law, including estate planning, trust administration,

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Election Results – What Could They Mean to You? Tax Updates for a Biden Presidency

2020 has been a year to remember for so many reasons: a global pandemic, the race to a vaccine, and an election with record-breaking voter turnout. President-elect Joe Biden and his running mate Vice President-elect Kamala Harris campaigned on a platform of detailed proposals,

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The Split Roll Initiative on the November 2020 Ballot

In 1978 California voters approved Proposition 13, a landmark measure that set—and has kept—property taxes at a low rate. This November’s ballot includes a proposition known as the “split roll” initiative that would make significant changes to Proposition 13.

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Estate Planning 101: Back to Basics

The COVID-19 pandemic has focused us all on necessities and on trying to prepare for an uncertain future. This article outlines why an estate plan is one of those necessities. I Don’t Have an Estate Plan;

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