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Sacks Glazier Franklin & Lodise LLP

Private Wealth Law

4 ranked individualsBand 1CaliforniaHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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Los Angeles-based Sacks Glazier is a specialist litigation firm that handles all aspects of contentious trust, estate and conservatorship matters. Its attorneys have a wealth of experience advising high net worth individuals, as well as trustees and corporate fiduciaries in complex litigation.

One fellow litigator says they have "a lot of respect and regard for the lawyers at Sacks Glazier," adding: "If I were in a spot and needed lawyers, they would certainly be on my shortlist of people I would hire. They are lawyers with integrity who are very experienced in this area." Market sources describe the firm as a "small boutique that only does probate litigation and are good at what they do."  One estates attorney says: "They are terrific, bar none; Sacks Glazier has to be the best."

Notable practitioners

Margaret Lodise has considerable experience in contentious private client matters, acting for wealthy individuals and various fiduciaries on trust and estate litigation, including contested probate proceedings. Lodise also focuses on estate, probate and trust administration and appellate work.

Robert Sacks regularly represents high net worth individuals and fiduciaries and leverages his over three decades of experience in contentious trusts, estates and conservatorships. He acts for clients in trust and will contests, as well as breach of fiduciary duty matters. One California trust and estate litigator says: "I think Bob is a very skilful and smart lawyer."

Ryan Houck enters the rankings for the first time this year as a litigator who focuses on contentious trust, estates and conservatorship cases. One source reports: "I feel like his clear and concise ability to summarise situations and reach out to the other side to make progress in negotiations is in large part due to his demeanour." The same source adds: "Communication with Ryan has been fantastic; he is extremely responsive and always provides a very clear analysis of both the ongoing situation and then a plan of action."

Terrence Franklin has a wealth of expertise in representing high net worth clients in contentious trust and estate matters, as well as contested probate proceedings. A legal insider says Franklin is "very good at picking up what other people in the room are saying without words." The same source says that "being able to sense where there is room for compromise and being able to create that room for compromise in a very heated situation is what Terry is outstanding at."

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Private Wealth Disputes


Margaret Lodise
Band 2
Robert Sacks
Band 1
Ryan D. Houck
Up and Coming
Terrence M. Franklin
Band 1