Jeffrey R. Loew

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in San Mateo, CA

Loew Law Group, A Professional Law Group
 | 1650 Borel Place, Suite 123
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650-426-0995
Fax: 650-397-8889
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Jeffrey R. Loew is the founding attorney of Loew Law Group in San Mateo, California. Mr. Loew focuses his practice on trust and estate litigation, including will contests and trust disputes, as well as fiduciary litigation and financial elder abuse actions. He serves clients in San Mateo County, as well as in San Francisco and Santa Clara County and throughout Northern California.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Loew has resolved numerous complex estate and trust disputes at the trial and appellate levels, using negotiation, mediation, arbitration and courtroom litigation. His experience also includes serving as an expert witness at depositions, mediations and trials.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Loew regularly gives presentations on estate, trust and elder abuse topics. A leader in his legal and professional communities, he is the founding president of the San Mateo County Law Library Foundation and a member of the philanthropic advisors council of the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation.

Mr. Loew currently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Mateo County Bar Association.  He has served as the chair of the San Mateo County Bar Association’s trusts and probate section and sat on the board of trustees of the Silicon Valley Bar Association. While serving with the Silicon Valley Bar Association, he was the judicial liaison to the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo Probate Court.

Mr. Loew earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 2001, which qualified him to appear before all California state courts. He is certified in estate planning, trust and probate law by the State Bar of California Legal Specialization Program.

 
Practice Areas
  • 80%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2011

Certificates and Credentials

California Board of Legal Specialization

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About Jeffrey Loew

Admitted: 2001, California

Professional Webpage: https://loewlawgroup.com/jeffrey-r-loew-esq/

Honors/Awards:

  • “Super Lawyer,” 2014-Present
  • “Rising Star,” Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Top 100 Northern California “Super Lawyer,” 2016-2017; 2020-2021

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Trustees, Silicon Valley Bar Association
  • Judicial Liaison, Mateo County Probate Court
  • Chair, Trusts and Probate Section, San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Independent Counsel Panel, San Mateo County Superior Court, 2017-Present
  • Speaker’s Bureau, California State Bar Trusts and Estates Section, 2010-Present
  • Executive Committee, Estate Planning and Probate Section, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2010-Present
  • Settlement Neutral, Santa Clara County Superior Court, 2016-Present
  • Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Silicon Valley Bar Association (2011-2015; Treasurer, 2015; Judicial Liaison to San Mateo County Probate Court, January 2011-December 2015)
  • Community Affairs Subcommittee, San Mateo County Bar Association (2008-2010; 2016-Present)
  • Treasurer, San Mateo County Bar Association, January 2010-December 2011
  • Vice Chair, San Mateo County Bar Association, January 2012-December 2013
  • Chairman, San Mateo County Bar Association, January 2014-December 2015
  • Northern District and Central District of California, 2001
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, 2001
  • Former Chair of the Estate Planning and Probate Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association; Former Member, Board of Trustees, Silicon Valley Bar Association; Member, State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • California, 2001
  • California Supreme Court, 2001
  • Founding President, San Mateo County Law Library Foundation

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mill-Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Philanthropy Advisors Council,, 2012-Present
  • Mr. Loew has worked extensively with pro bono clients on immigration matters, including: affirmative applications for political asylum, permanent residence, derivative asylum, and employment authorization filed with the United States Customs and Immigration Service;  administrative hearings on contested asylum matters; appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit; and related disputes before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • President and Founding Board Member, San Mateo County Law Library Foundation (2015-Present)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Make No Mistake – Estate of Duke Allows Reformation of Unambiguous Wills” (with Steven P. Braccini). Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Volume 21, Issue 4 (State Bar of California, Winter, 2015)
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Funky Credit Day XXIII, January 12, 2018 (“Negotiation and Settlement: Ethics and Strategy”) with Hon. Laurel Beeler, Hon. Robert Foiles, and Niall McCarthy, Esq.
  • “Trustees, Look Out!” (with Steven P. Braccini). The Docket: The Official Publication of the San Mateo County Bar Association. January-February 2014
  • “Taking it to the Trustee” (with Steven P. Braccini). The Docket: The Official Publication of the San Mateo County Bar Association. January-February 2013.
  • “Before and After: A Trustee’s Duties to Remainder Beneficiaries Before a Settlor’s Death (And After Estate of Giraldin)” (with Steven P. Braccini). Trusts & Estates Quarterly, Volume 18, Issue 3 (State Bar of California, Fall 2012)
  • “Tales from the Dark Side: Ten Tips for Estate Planners Seeking to Avoid Estate Litigation.” The Docket, the Official Publication of the San Mateo County Bar Association. January-February 2012.
  • “In re Intel Corp.” 15 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 333 (2000).
  • East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers, April 18, 2018 (“Financial Elder Abuse & Ethical Issues for the Estate Planner – a Litigation Prevention Primer”)
  • Estate Planning & Probate Section, San Mateo County Bar Association, October 19, 2017 – (“Financial Elder Abuse & Ethical Issues for the Estate Planner – a Litigation Prevention Primer”)
  • Estate Planning & Probate Section, San Mateo County Bar Association, February 10, 2017 (“Legal Specialization – What’s in it for You?”) with Mary Pryce and Jessica Rowe
  • Hopkins & Carley, June 30, 2014 (“No Contest Clauses after Donkin v. Donkin – Another Fine Mess?”)
  • The Golub Group, San Mateo, January 25, 2016 (“Financial Elder Abuse – Identification and Prevention”)
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, New Attorney’s Roundtable, December 9, 2015 (“Estate Planning and Financial Elder Abuse”) with Steve Braccini
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, New Attorney’s Roundtable, July 8, 2015 (“Estate Planning for Digital Assets”) with B. Douglas Robbins
  • Legal Assistance for Seniors, Tenth Annual Conference on Elder Abuse, May 19, 2015 (“Financial Elder Abuse: Judicial, Civil and Criminal Perspectives”) with Hon. Steve Dylina, Brian E. Kulich, Steven P. Braccini, and Tara Heumann
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Barristers, April 23, 2015 (“Starting Your Own Legal Practice”)
  • Senior Peer Counseling Training, Peninsula Family Service, San Mateo, California, March 31, 2015 (“The Law and Elder Abuse – Identification and Prevention”)
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Funky Credit Day XX, January 23, 2015 (“Elder Abuse and Ethical Issues in Estate Planning”) with Hon. Steve Dylina, Steve Braccini, and Brian Kulich
  • Peninsula Family Service, January 22, 2015, “Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ Community” (Moderator, Introduction and Closing Comments), with various speakers
  • Estate Planning & Probate Section, San Mateo County Bar Association, October 30, 2014 (“Legal Specialization – What’s in it for You?”) with Dan Brown, Mary Pryce, and Jessica Rowe
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, September 17, 2014 (“Beyond the Four Corners – Will Construction After Estate of Duke”)
  • Legal Assistance for Seniors, Ninth Annual Conference on Elder Abuse, May 20, 2014 (“Elder Abuse & Ethical Issues in Estate Planning”) with Hon. Steve Dylina, Steve Braccini & Brian Kulich
  • Stockton Estate Planning Council, May 21, 2014 (“Tales from the Dark Side: Tips to Help Estates Planners and Fiduciaries Avoid Estates and Trusts Litigation”), with Jill E. O’Sullivan
  • Senior Peer Counseling Training, Peninsula Family Service, San Mateo, California, May 21, 2012 (“The Law and Elder Abuse – Identification and Prevention”)
  • 85th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California, October 12, 2012 (“Foundations of Probate Litigation: Incapacity and Undue Influence”) with Brian E. Kulich
  • Estate Planning & Probate Section, San Mateo County Bar Association, September 20, 2012 (“Before and After: The Trustee's Duty to Residual Beneficiaries Before the Trustor's Death (And After Giraldin)”) with Steven P. Braccini.
  • Law Review CLE, August 21, 2012 (“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Litigating a Case in Probate Court”) with Brian E. Kulich
  • New Attorneys’ Roundtable, Estate Planning & Probate Section, San Mateo County Bar Association, July 12, 2012 (“Is It Open Season on Wills and Trusts? Advising Clients and Minimizing Litigation Under the New No Contest Statutory Regime”) with John D. Minton
  • The San Francisco Foundation, April 29, 2008 (“Preempting Estate Litigation”)
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association, April 18, 2012 (“Before and After: The Trustee's Duty to Residual Beneficiaries Before the Trustor's Death (And After Giraldin)”) with Steven P. Braccini.
  • Estate Planning & Probate Section, San Mateo County Bar Association, March 14, 2012 (“No Good Deed: Prohibited Transfers to Friends, Fiduciaries, and Other Outlaws under Section 21380”) with Brian E. Kulich and Mary Pryce.
  • 84th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California, September 18, 2011 (“Litigating a Case In Probate Court: The Basics In Sixty Minutes”) with Brian E. Kulich
  • Estate Planning & Probate Section, San Mateo County Bar Association, July 21, 2011(“Preempting Estate Litigation”)
  • Union Bank, N.A., San Francisco, October 8, 2010 (“The Trustee's Judgment in Contemplating Litigation”)
  • Trust and Estate Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, March 4, 2009(“Preempting Estate Litigation”)

Educational Background:

  • University of St. Thomas St. Paul,MinnesotaB.A., cum laude (English with Writing Emphasis, Justice & Peace, Studies; Minor: Quantitative Methods & Computer Science)
  • M.A., English Literature and Composition Studies, The Ohio State University; B.A., with honors, in English, Peace Studies, and minor in Computer Science, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
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1650 Borel Place
Suite 123
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-426-0995

Fax: 650-397-8889

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