As a member of the LGBTQ+ community and as a mom to three bi-racial children, the fight for civil rights and equal opportunities in our country has long been a passion of mine.
I concentrate my practice primarily on estate and tax planning for individuals and families. Many of my clients are part of the LGBTQ+ community themselves, so much of my work involves preparing plans for non-traditional and blended families, and assisting clients with their philanthropic goals. I am a frequent speaker and author on the topic of estate planning for LGBTQ individuals, and am a volunteer with San Francisco’s Horizons Foundation, which is the first community foundation by, and for, LGBTQ people, as a member of their Professional Advisor’s Council.
I am a proud supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and the fight for indigenous rights and visibility in this country (#MMIWG), and I am honored to serve on LPS’ Diversity Committee, where we focus not just on bringing equality into the legal profession, but also on devoting time and resources to support other Bay Area organizations who are making a difference for marginalized groups.
I reside in Alameda, CA, with my partner, our three children, and our three dogs, two snakes, and one (very) large cat.