ANDREW ZABRONSKY

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ANDREW ZABRONSKY

Andrew Zabronsky joined Evans, Latham & Campisi in 1994, becoming a shareholder in 1996. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California Trusts and Estates Section, and was past Chair of the Litigation Committee. He is past Editor of California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, the official journal of the State Bar of California Trusts and Estates Section.

He is the author of the “Breach of Trust” and co-author of the “No-Contest Clauses and Other Obstacles to Litigation” in “California Trust and Probate Litigation,” Continuing Education of the Bar (1999-2012); coauthor of “A Square Peg in a Round Hole? Civil Law and Motion Pleadings in Probate Proceedings,” California Trust and Estate Quarterly, Spring 2009; author of “From the Ashes: Can No Contest Clauses Be Resurrected By Conditional Gifts,” California Trust and Estate Quarterly, Fall 2008; coauthor of “The New Alchemy: Hasso v. Hasso and Converting Principal to Income Under the Revised UPIA,” California Trust and Estate Quarterly, Spring 2008; co-author of “Of Delegating and Double Dipping,” Trust & Estates Magazine, 2004; author of “Out-of-State Practitioners in Our Midst? The Impact of Birbrower and Estate of Condon,” California Trust and Estate Quarterly, Winter 1998; co-author of “State Bar Committee Can’t Justify Repeal of No-Contest Clauses,” San Francisco Daily Journal, December 21, 2004.

He taught “A Square Peg in a Round Hole? Civil Law and Motion Pleadings in Probate Proceedings” with the Hon. William A. McKinstry (ret.) at the 2009 Probate and Mental Health Institute of the Administrative Office of the Courts, Education Division, the official continuing education provider for judges and court staff. He served as a CEB panelist in programs in San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose on Estate and Trust Litigation and on Will Contests in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009 2011 and 2012. He has been a speaker at the California Bankers Association’s 2002 Trust and Investment Conference, “Immunizing Yourself from the Class Action Virus;” at the National Trust Real Estate Association 2004 Conference, “Closely Held Businesses and Real Estate in Trusts;” at the ACBA Trusts & Estates Section’s 2009 Ninth Annual Estate Planning Symposium, “Drafting Non Contest Clauses Under the New Law;” at the Sonora 2005 Annual Trust & Tax Forum, “Diversification Issues: A Litigator’s Perspective;” and, at programs of the Probate Committee of the San Francisco Bar Association and the Alameda Bar Association.

His published decisions include Bradley v. Gilbert (2009) 172 Cal.App.4th 1058 (no contest clause inapplicable to trustee under a duty to bring action), Estate of Herold (2008) 162 Cal.App.4th 983 (no contest clause in will inapplicable to testamentary trust), Estate of Condon (1998) 65 Cal.App.4th 1138 (out-of-state counsel entitled to fees from California probate estate), and Conservatorship of Coombs (1998) 67 Cal.App.4th 1395 (motion to dismiss appeal granted).