Bart J. Schenone

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Danville, CA

Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP
 | 140 Town and Country Drive, Danville, CA 94526
Phone: 408-780-1912
Fax: 408-998-9700
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
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    An attorney at Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP, Bart J. Schenone has been certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California since 1992. Practicing out of the firm's offices in Danville and San Jose, California, he provides astute representation to clients throughout Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties in a variety of related matters. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for the quality of his work and his superb ethics, Mr. Schenone has been awarded an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    In his estate planning practice, Mr. Schenone regularly prepares and reviews wills, health care and financial powers of attorney, and trusts. His estate administration and probate experience has encompassed the representation of fiduciaries, heirs and beneficiaries, and he provides advice and counsel with respect to the preparation and filing of estate, gift and income tax returns. Mr. Schenone has also been appointed by courts to act in various capacities, including guardian ad litem, estate administrator, receiver, special master and referee. He is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

    Mr. Schenone attended Stanford University in Palo Alto as an undergraduate, and he received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in 1971. He then went on to pursue his legal education at the University of Michigan Law School, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1974. Mr. Schenone spent nearly three decades with a Hayward law firm before joining Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP, in 2015. He is a former chair of the executive committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of what is now known as the California Lawyers Association, and he is a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

    *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
    • 100%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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    About Bart Schenone

    Admitted: 1974, California

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    • Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
    • “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Northern California “Super Lawyer”

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist, Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law by The California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, 1992

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair of the Executive Committee, Trusts and Estates Section of the State Bar of California, 2013 - 2014
    • Member, Executive Committee, Trusts and Estates Section of the State Bar of California, 2006 - 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author, “2017 Legislation: From Planning to Partnerships, Principal and Income to Proofs of Service: a Plethora of Promulgated Principles Practitioners Must Practice Proficiently”, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Volume 24, Issue 2, 2018
    • Co-author of “Administering Insolvent Estates: Squabbling Over the Table Scraps” for Estate Planning, Trust & Probate News, of “Tripping Over the Gopher Holes: An Estate Planner’s Guide to Proposition 13” and of “Alice in Tulsa-Land: The Dobler Effect on Creditors of Revocable Trusts”, for California Trusts and Estates Quarterly
    • Co-author, CEB Action Guide, Handling a Fiduciary Accounting

    Educational Background:

    • Stanford University, B.A., Honors: with Distinction, 1971
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    Office Location for Bart J. Schenone

    140 Town and Country Drive
    Danville, CA 94526

    Phone: 408-780-1912

    Fax: 408-998-9700

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    Last Updated: 3/2/2020

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