Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

Southern California
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Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp advises wealthy families and individuals on a variety of estate planning matters, including trusts, tax planning and business succession.

Members of the team can also assist with trust and estate litigation issues. One source observes that “they do a lot on the entertainment side.”

Notable practitioners

Allan Cutrow is a "very well-known" estate planner who assist clients with the administration of estates, philanthropic giving and estate planning. "He is a terrific lawyer and continues to be a terrific lawyer," says one peer. Another adds: "He is amazing, he is a spectacular attorney, he is the guy everybody goes to to do their planning." A further interviewee describes Cutrow as "very bright, very knowledgeable and a good speaker."

David Newman advises wealthy individuals and families on estate planning matters. He has particular expertise in the area of philanthropic giving and assists charitable organisations and donors with gift agreements. Sources describe him as a "bright man" who is "known for his charitable planning." One peer says he is "the best charitable lawyer in town, bar none."