Paul J. Barulich

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Burlingame, CA

Barulich Dugoni & Suttmann Law Group, Inc.
 | 577 Airport Blvd, Suite 400
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-292-2900
Fax: 650-292-2901
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Tax: Consumer (10%)
Attorney Profile

Shareholder and director of Barulich Dugoni & Suttmann Law Group, Inc., Paul J. Barulich is an estate planning, business and corporate attorney representing clients in Marin County, San Mateo, Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization certified him as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, and his practice includes matters of taxation, real property, business planning, trusts and estates, probate, estate administration, and estate planning.

From 2004 to 2017, San Francisco Magazine named Mr. Barulich as a Northern California Super Lawyer, and he was selected by the San Mateo County Superior Court’s presiding judge. A presenter for the San Mateo County Bar Association, he has also published works for the State Bar of California and the Bureau of National Affairs. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

After graduating in 1981 from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts, Mr. Barulich attended the Golden Gate University School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 1984. Since 1985, he has been admitted to practice in the state of California.

Mr. Barulich is a member of the San Mateo County Bar Association, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American Bar Association; he is a former member of the executive committee of the ABA Trust and Probate Law Section and the former chair of the SMCBA Probate and Estate Planning Section. Mr. Barulich is chair of the board of directors of the San Mateo County History Museum and is on the board of directors for the San Mateo Police Department Police Activities League and for the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate & Trust Litigation (40%): Will Contests

Estate Planning & Probate (40%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Tax (10%): Tax Law

Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Tax Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019

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About Paul Barulich

Admitted: 1985, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.bdslawinc.com/About/Paul-J-Barulich.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Northern California Super Lawyers, San Francisco Magazine, 2004 - 2017
  • Selected by the Presiding Judge, San Mateo County Superior Court
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale.com
  • “Top 100” Super Lawyer, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • San Mateo Police Department Police Activities League, Board of Directors
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Member
  • San Mateo County History Museum, Board of Directors, Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California, Trust and Probate Law Section, Executive Committee, 1997 - 2003
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section, Chair, 1995
  • State Bar of California, 1985

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County
  • National Center for Equine Facilitate Therapy, Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • CEB Action Guide, “Handling Postmortem Trust Administration: A Checklist”, September 2009
  • Presenter, Best Practices in Estate Planning and Administration, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2013
  • A Practitioner's Guide to Drafting Shared Equity Financing Agreements, Tax Management Memorandum, Bureau of National Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 2, February 7, 1990
  • The Estate Administration of Contaminated Property, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2000
  • Guide to the California Rules of Professional Conduct for Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Counsel, Contributing Commentator, State Bar of California, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, 1997
  • CEB California Trust Administration, Chapter 2, "Overview of Trustee's Duties, Standards, and Powers", Author

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1981
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Office Location for Paul J. Barulich

577 Airport Blvd
Suite 400
Burlingame, CA 94010

Phone: 650-292-2900

Fax: 650-292-2901

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Last Updated: 10/11/2019

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