Randolph B. Godshall: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Randolph B. Godshall


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Financial Institutions Litigation
  • Private Wealth Litigation
  • Tax
  • Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer
  • Financial Services
University Yale University, B.A., 1974
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Berkeley, J.D., 1979
Admitted1979, California

Randolph B. Godshall is a partner in the Tax and Estate Planning Practice Group in the Orange County office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Godshall practices in family wealth planning, including all aspects of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Godshall specializes in creating plans for the transmission of individual wealth. He advises clients how to minimize gift, estate and generation-skipping taxes on the transfer of closely-held business interests and other family assets. He also assists clients with their charitable tax planning, advises fiduciaries regarding the administration of trusts and estates, and represents clients in trust and estate litigation and in estate tax audits.

•Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2013
•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2006-2015
•fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
•Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2009-2015
•2009, 2013 Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager

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Speaking Engagements
•Mr. Godshall is a frequent lecturer for California Continuing Education of the Bar and other MCLE providers. Fellow: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2009-2014

•2009, 2013 Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager


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Office Information

Randolph B. Godshall

650 Town Center Drive, 4th Floor
Costa MesaCA 92626


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