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Daniel T. Quane

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Danville, CA

Doyle Quane
571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: 925-314-2320
Fax: 925-855-4334
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed in California Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Daniel T. Quane manages Doyle Quane's Trusts and Estates practice.  Dan is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law and has advanced legal degrees in Taxation (LL.M.) and Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law (LL.M.).

Dan has experience guiding families through the complex legal process required upon death in the most efficient manner possible, whether it is through trust administration or the probate process.  He also enjoys the often unique task of working with blended families through the use of marital agreements in conjunction with estate planning in order to ensure that both parties' children are treated as intended.

White Papers

  • Reduction of the Taxable Estate with GRATs (2020) - An overview of the Grantor Retained Annuity Trust. 
  • Portability of the Estate and Gift Tax Exemption (2018) - This article explains the benefits of portability of the estate tax exemption between spouses. 
  • Proper Entity Choice for a Small Business in California (2018) - A summary and analysis of the proper entity choice for small businesses in California. 
  • Reducing the Taxable Estate with Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTs) (2018) - An overview of the benefits of Qualified Personal Residence Trusts. 
  • Reducing the Taxable Estate with Family Limited Partnerships (2016) - An introduction to the Family Limited Partnership.  
  • Utilizing Fractional Share Discounts to Reduce the Taxable Estate (2016) - This article explores simple techniques to receive valuation discounts without complex trusts. 
  • The Attorney's Duty to Asses Competency (2015) - This article is an analysis of the attorney's duty to assess a client's competency.

Certificates and Credentials

About Daniel T. Quane

First Admitted: 2006, California

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  • The Order of the Coif is a national honor society for law school graduates who attended member schools. Each year it extends invitations to the top 10%, Order of the Coif, McGeorge School of Law, 2006

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law by the State Bar of California, 2016

Educational Background

  • Golden Gate University School of Law Master of Laws in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law with Honors, 2019
  • Golden Gate University School of Law- Master of Laws in Taxation with Honors, 2011
  • University of the Pacific- McGeorge School of Law, Juris Doctor with Distinction , 2006

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Contra Costa Bar Association Trusts and Estates, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • I presented to Cal CPA on the topic of the intersection of estate planning and divorce., Speaker, Intersection of Estate Planning and Divorce, Cal CPA, Accounting And Legal, 2022
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Office Location for Daniel T. Quane

571 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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