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Yulissa Zulaica - San Francisco, CA

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

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Updated: 02/18/2024

San Francisco Estate Planning - Domestic and International Lawyer

Overview

Yulissa Zulaica is the Managing Partner at Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP. Her estate planning practice includes representing high net worth clients and cross-border issues in estate planning. She has also served as an expert witness in matters relating to international planning. In addition, Yulissa has extensive experience with probate and trust administration and litigation, and she represents clients in court on contested and uncontested matters...

Yulissa Zulaica is the Managing Partner at Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP. Her estate planning practice includes representing high net worth clients and cross-border issues in estate planning. She has also served as an expert witness in matters relating to international planning. In addition, Yulissa has extensive experience with probate and trust administration and litigation, and she represents clients in court on contested and uncontested matters. Yulissa is a frequent speaker on topics related to estate and probate matters, including wealth transfer strategies and tax planning.

Yulissa has contributed to various publications for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). She is a member of the State Bar of California and the Trusts and Estates Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. She has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2017. She earned two B.A.s from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. and L.L.M. in Tax from Golden Gate University.

Yulissa has been an advocate in the community for most of her life. Over the years she has dedicated her free time with many organizations, including but not limited to the Volunteer Legal Services program of the San Francisco Bar Association, the Latino Community Foundation, and the Women’s Cancer Resource Center and various political campaigns. She also served on the Boards of San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, Bay Area Latino Lawyers Fund and Thousand Currents.

Yulissa currently lives in the East Bay with her husband, two children and her dog.

About Yulissa Zulaica

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning - Domestic and International
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust and Estate Litigation

Litigation

  • 15%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • Basque

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2011

Specialties and Certifications

  • Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, California State Bar, 2018

Other Affiliations

  • The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Served on the Board of San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    J.D.
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    LL.M.
  • University of California, Berkeley
    B.A.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Latina Giving Circle (Latino Community Foundation), Present
  • Served on the Board of Bay Area Latino Lawyers Fund
  • Served on the Board of Thousand Currents

Classes and Seminars

  • Planning for International Clients - What Estate Planners Should Know About the Mobile Client – Bar Association of San Francisco, 2020
  • Planning for International Clients - What Financial Planners Should Know About the Mobile Client – FPA NorCal Conference, 2020
  • As if Divorce Was Your Biggest Problem - What Happens When Someone Dies in the Middle of a Divorce Proceeding, The Bar Association of San Francisco and California State Bar, 2020
  • How to Value, Prepare and Sell Real Estate and Minority Interest, The Bar Association of San Francisco, 2019
  • Revocable Trusts: A Versatile Tool for Every Occasion, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Irrevocable Trusts: Tax Savings and Asset Protection, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Marshalling/Valuing Assets, Probate Boot Camp, 2017
  • Probate Proceedings and Trust Administration, Stanford Investment Group, 2016
  • Trusts 101, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Selecting a Trustee, San Francisco Parks Alliance, 2015
  • The Afterlife of Wills and Living Trusts: Probate, Trust Administration and the backend of Estate Planning, Cypress Lawn Seminar, 2015
  • Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Selecting a Trustee for Your Living Trusts, Cypress Lawn Seminar, 2015
  • Speaker, Morgan Stanley, 2014
  • Foundational Estate Planning, Cypress Lawn Seminar, 2014
  • Foundational Estate Planning & Tax Consideration, HSBC Seminar, 2014
  • Foundational Estate Planning, Farmers Insurance Class, 2014
  • Grantor Trust Overview: Focusing on Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Financial and Legal Considerations for LGBT and Same Sex Families in Light of the U.S. Supreme Court Decisions, MetLife Seminar, 2013
  • Generosity and the IRS - Estate Planning and Charitable Planned Giving, IDEX and LCF, 2012
  • Speaker, Latino Community Foundation San Francisco, 2012

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Yulissa Zulaica

Included on the 2024 Northern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Yulissa Zulaica on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners - TEP designation

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Office Information

Address

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

Fax

  • 415-693-0500

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • General Wealth Planning, 2021
  • California Domestic Partnerships and Same Sex Marriage, CEB
  • Funding Trusts, CEB, 2018

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