Michael S. Demian is an attorney with the firm working with the Business & Corporate Transactions, Real Estate, and Trust, Probate & Estate Administration groups. Michael has a broad range of legal experience including civil and trust litigation, nonprofit compliance, and estate planning and administration. His client base includes individuals, families, trustees/executors/administrators, beneficiaries, LLCs, corporations, and non-profit organizations.
Michael began his legal career in employment law litigation/counseling and international charitable giving compliance before turning his focus to estate planning, including tax and charitable planning. Prior to starting a legal career, Michael worked several years in international development for various international nonprofits and international organizations, spending much of his time focused on projects in the Middle East and Africa.
Michael received his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2011 where he was an editor for the Journal of International Law, a student volunteer for the Katherine & George Community Law Center in both employment and immigration law matters, a moot court finalist, and a winner of the State Bar of California’s annual writing competition in employment law.
Michael also received his Master Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis.
Michael is a member of the Bar Associations of San Mateo and San Francisco.
Year Joined Organization2017
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 2011 – J.D.
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, New York City, NY, 2003 – M.I.A.
University of California, Davis, CA, 1996 – B.A. Major: International Relations; Minor: Managerial Economics
Professional Associations and Memberships
Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar of California
San Mateo County Bar Association
San Francisco Bar Association