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Estate Planning Attorney Michael Gilfix Named San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Rated Lawyers

Jun 8, 2016

San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 8, 2016 – Attorney Michael Gilfix of Gilfix & La Poll has been recognized by San Francisco’s Legal Leaders as one of the Top Rated Lawyers of 2015.

Gilfix was featured in San Francisco Chronicle’s supplement honoring lawyers who have received an AV Preeminent rating from independent ratings agency Martindale-Hubbell. AV Preeminent attorneys are those who have reached the heights of professional excellence and displayed the highest ethical standards. The ratings are compiled via a peer review system in which attorneys are evaluated by other lawyers and judiciary members in the United States and Canada.

“It is certainly an honor to be recognized as a top attorney by peers,” said Gilfix. “Estate planning can often involve sensitive family issues and challenging decisions. As attorneys we endeavor to help multiple generations of families navigate complex legal matters in as stress-free a manner as possible.”

Gilfix is a nationally known authority in the fields of estate planning, tax law, special needs planning and elder law. His Palo Alto, California, based law firm offers complete estate planning services for all types of families, including special needs trusts and long-term care planning. For over 35 years, Gilfix & La Poll has provided expert representation and innovative legal solutions to help people manage and plan their future.

Gilfix is a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. He is also a prolific author, a speaker at the national level and a contributor to a wide range of legal journals. Besides being the co-founder of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, he is the first attorney to have been elected to the organization as a Fellow.

“At Gilfix & La Poll, our message is that proper planning is essential and help is available. We strive to draw on our extensive experience to determine the options available to individuals and families based on their goals, hopes and perceptions,” said Gilfix.

Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP
2300 Geng Rd., Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Telephone: (650) 493-8070

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