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The philosophy of White Law is to bring trusts to light...from the shadows of suspicion and misunderstanding to their true brilliance.

Trusts are so much more than legal documents. Your trusts are a reflection of you. Prepared properly, they are a joy, a sense of relief, and an orderly means to transfer wealth. Trusts offer a myriad of possibilities for protection and preservation of assets depending upon your willingness to cast aside your apprehension and become engaged in the process.

We look forward to introducing you to trusts.


What tips should I consider in choosing a trustee?


 How do I protect a child's gift?


What's so great about a GRAT?



Mary White, the "memorable estate planning lawyer", is known throughout the Peninsula and San Francisco as a favorite trust attorney among sophisticated accountants, investment managers, trust departments, and charitable organizations. She is celebrating her 20th year of private practice as the only estate planner on Sand Hill Road. Gaining from her experience of 13 years at historic Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, and as a mother of four children, she offers technical, yet practical, advice. "After all these years, I still love my work... listening to clients' wishes, applying complexities of trust and tax law to their objectives, and then presenting a plan: intricately drafted, simply explained that exceeds expectations.

Mary White is a State Bar of California Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law (1997 to Present)  a Super Lawyer (2008 to Present). 

Professional Affiliations...


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