William G. Benz

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Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in El Segundo, CA

Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP
 | 841 Apollo Street, Suite 450
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: (310) 870-0294
Fax: (310) 546-5477
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation
    Attorney Profile

    William G. Benz is a seasoned litigator in the firm’s trust and estate litigation and business transactions departments.  He assists a broad array of clients, ranging from private professional fiduciaries to privately-owned companies.

    Mr. Benz represents both beneficiaries and fiduciaries in complex probate court matters – including family-member, paid professional, and public fiduciaries.  Due to his background in business and corporate law, Mr. Benz brings to bear a unique set of tools that aids him in trust and estate disputes involving intricate layered corporate entities.  He also helps his clients in cases of financial elder abuse, fiduciary surcharge and removal, and Probate Code section 850 petitions to recover trust property.

    Mr. Benz is also experienced in forming businesses and ventures, including limited liability companies, S-Corporations, C-Corporations, and the transition or sale of existing businesses.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Estate & Trust Litigation
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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

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    About William Benz

    Admitted: 2008, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.caricofirm.com/professionals/william-g-benz


    • Best Lawyers In America, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, U.S. News & World Reports/Best Lawyers In America, 2020
    • SuperLawyers® - Rising Star 2018
    • SuperLawyers® - Rising Star 2017
    • SuperLawyers® - Rising Star 2016
    • U.C. Davis Business Law Journal, Senior Editor, University of California Davis School of Law
    • BV Distinguished® rating by Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • California

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presenter, Public Employer Labor Relations Association of California (PERLAC).


    • Save the Plastic Bag Coalition v. City of Manhattan Beach
    • California Teamsters, Local 911 v. City of Redondo Beach (PERB Order No. AD-413-M),on behalf of the City of Redondo Beach
    • Redondo Beach Police Officers Association (Police Management Unit) v. City of Redondo Beach (PERB Order No. Ad-409-M) (2014), on behalf of the City of Redondo Beach
    • Hendricks v. City of Redondo Beach

    Educational Background:

    • University of California, San Diego, B.A. in Political Science – Public Law
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    Office Location for William G. Benz

    841 Apollo Street
    Suite 450
    El Segundo, CA 90245

    Phone: (310) 870-0294

    Fax: (310) 546-5477

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