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M. Jean Johnston - San Francisco, CA

101 Montgomery StreetSuite 1600(between Bush and Sutter) San Francisco, CA 94104- 4133

Updated: 06/14/2023

San Francisco Complex Estate Planning Lawyer


Jean is a Partner at Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP. Jean is a tax attorney and focuses her practice in the areas of complex estate planning, trust and probate administration, and individual and fiduciary taxation. Jean represents individuals in their estate, tax and business planning, and fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate and trust administration. Jean also acts as a consultant or expert witness in litigation involving trusts and estates and tax related issues...

About M. Jean Johnston

Practice Areas

  • Complex Estate Planning
  • Trust and Probate Administration
  • Individual and Fiduciary Taxation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983

Other Affiliations

  • San Francisco Bar Association (Member)
  • BALIF (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of California, Taxation and Estate Planning Sections (Member)


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1983
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
  • University of California at Irvine

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Horizons Foundation Advisory Board
  • Native American Arts Association
  • Georgia O'Keefe Museum
  • ACLU

Classes and Seminars

  • Tax Conundrums Post Oberfell, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, - 2016
  • Estate Planning Post DOMA, Northern Trust, - 2014
  • Estate Plan Drafting, CEB, - 2013
  • 2010 Income Splitting Decision, San Francisco Bar Association, - 2011
  • Evolving Issues in Planning, California State Bar, - 2010
  • Reconciling Non Conventional Relationships and California Community Property Law, American Bar Association, - 2008

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Office Information


101 Montgomery StreetSuite 1600(between Bush and Sutter) San Francisco, CA 94104- 4133


  • 415-693-0500

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Income, Gift and Estate Tax Considerations

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