Eric S. T. Young

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP
 | 999 Bishop Street, First Hawaiian Center, Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-547-5600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (50%)
Attorney Profile

Eric S. T. Young dedicates his practice to estate planning, and probate and trust administration, litigation and dispute resolution.  Mr. Young prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives, and counsels beneficiaries and individual and corporate fiduciaries regarding trust and probate law, fiduciary duties, liabilities, claims and defenses, estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes, capital gains taxes, information and document disclosures,  prudent administration, trust distribution standards, fiduciary compensation, probate and trust accounting, creditors’ claims, priority of debts, taxes and expenses of administration, partial and in kind-non-pro rata distributions to beneficiaries, wind-up reserves, elective share litigation, statutory allowances, document interpretation, and duties of loyalty and impartiality.  Mr. Young also serves as a court-appointed master and kokua kanawai.

Mr. Young is a fellow in The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and has been twice-awarded “Lawyer of the Year - Trusts and Estates Litigation” by Best Lawyers in America as reported in Honolulu Magazine (2014 & 2018), is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in “Trusts & Estates” and “Litigation - Trusts & Estates”, is ranked in U.S. News Best Law Firms (Hawaii) in “Trusts & Estates” and “Litigation - Trusts & Estates”, has an “AV” Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, and serves on the Hawaii Judiciary's Uniform Probate Code and Probate Practices Committee.

Mr. Young is graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu, Harvard University, and the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii.  Mr. Young also teaches a clinical course on estate planning at the Richardson School of Law.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (50%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017

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About Eric Young

Admitted: 1992, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: www.goodsill.com

Honors and Awards:

  • Twice-awarded Lawyer of the Year - Honolulu, Best Lawyers in America, “Litigation - Trusts & Estates”, 2014 & 2018
  • Hawaii Super Lawyers, “Estate Planning” & “Trust and Estate Litigation”
  • U.S. News Best Law Firms (Hawaii), “Trust & Estates” & “Litigation - Trusts & Estates”
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Trust & Estates” & “Litigation - Trusts & Estates”
  • Selected for inclusion as a Top Estate Planning and Trust Litigation attorney in Super Lawyers magazine
  • “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • HSBA Outstanding Volunteer Award, January 2006
  • Adjunct Professor of the Year, William S. Richardson School of Law, Spring 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman, Hawaii State Bar Association, Elder Law Section, 2003
  • Chairman, Hawaii State Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section, 2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Harvard University Admissions Interviewer, Hawaii Schools Committee, since 1989
  • Board of Managers, YMCA Waialae-Kahala Branch, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Board of Directors, Hawaii Estate Planning Council
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief/Faculty, Hawaii Conservatorship and Guardianship Forms Manual, HSBACLE, 2nd ed. 2010

Educational Background:

  • Harvard University, B.A. cum laude G.S., Honors: Harvard College Scholarship Award, 1988
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Office Location for Eric S. T. Young

999 Bishop Street
First Hawaiian Center, Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-547-5600

 

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Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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