Caroline Hinshaw

Attorney in San Francisco, CA
Former Partner, Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon LLP, San Francisco, California. Panelist: "Malpractice Prevention for the Probate and Trust Attorney," American Bar Association, May 1997, and Bar Association of San Francisco, July 1995; "Estates and Trusts: Dispute Resolution and Litigation," California Continuing Education of the Bar and State Bar, February 2001, November 1998, November 1996 and June 1994. Author, "Third Party Claims," CEB Trust Administration, Revised 1998; "Deadlaw: They May Take Yours with Them," Butterfield & Butterfield Trusts & Estates Quarterly, 1993. Co-Author: with The Rev. W.P. Clancy, Jr., Esq, "Priest-Penitent Privilege," 1980. Lecturer: "Planning Opportunities with Living Trust in California," National Business Institute Seminar, October 1993; "California Elder Law: Taking Control of the Planning Process," National Business Institute Seminar, June 1994. Course Lecturer: Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, "Clergy-Penitent Privilege In Law," 1981-1985.
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Areas of Law

  • Probate
  • Trust
  • Conservatorship and Guardianship
  • Estate Planning


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Admitted in 1980, California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

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  • Law School Attended

    Armstrong College
    Class of 1980

    University Attended

    University of California, Berkeley

    Birth Information

    Born in 1945
    Oakland, California, June 11, 1945

    Associations & Memberships

    Bar Association of San Francisco (Member, Probate and Estate Planning Sections); Alameda County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Probate and Estate Planning Sect... More


    (Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board Of Legal Specialization)

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    Caroline Hinshaw
     425 California Street, Suite 810,
    San Francisco, CA 94104


    Bryan Hinshaw A Professional Corporation (San Francisco, California)

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