Beth L. Kramer

Partner
kramer@freelandlaw.com
Tel. 415.541.0200

Education

  • Boston University School of Law J.D., cum laude, 1985; Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar
  • SUNY, Binghamton, New York, B.S. Economics, 1982, B.A. Mathematics, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • United States Tax Court

Certifications

  • California Board of Legal Specialization: Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate
  • Estate, Gift and Generation Skipping Tax

Publications

  • Chapter 10, Estate and Gift Taxes, CEB California Estate Planning

Memberships

  • Past President of the Trust and Estates Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)
  • Past President of the Probate and Trust Section of Marin County Bar Association
  • Member: ABA, San Francisco Estate Planning Council, Marin County Estate Planning Council

Prior Experience

  • Partner, Kramer Law Group, San Rafael and San Francisco 2001-2009
  • Partner, Wald & Kramer, San Rafael & San Francisco 1998 - 2001
  • Senior Counsel, Howard Rice Nemorovski Cannady Falk & Rabkin, 1995-1998
  • Associate, Cooley Godward Castro Huddleson and Tatum, San Francisco 1992 - 1995
  • Associate, Buffington & Konigsberg, San Francisco, CA 1990-1992
  • Associate, Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn, Washington DC 1986-1990
Beth Kramer

Beth’s practice focuses on the tax and non-tax aspects of estate planning trust and probate law, including structuring  and implementing wealth transfers to charitable and individual recipients during lifetime and at death, forming and advising family business entities, administering estates and trusts, preparing estate and gift tax returns and representation in connection with estate and gift taxation generally.

Since 2005, Beth has been identified as one of California’s Probate and Estate Planning Super Lawyers by the Super Lawyers Magazine rating service.

Cases of Note

  • Newman v. Wells Fargo Bank (1996) 14th Cal. 4th 126

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“I like estate planning because it allows me to connect with clients on a very personal level.  My goal is to help clients effectuate their wishes in ways that are not only technically efficient, but practical and emotionally satisfying to them.”