William G. Benz

William G. Benz: Attorney with Carico Macdonald Kil & Benz LLP
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Biography

William G. Benz is a seasoned litigator in the firm’s trust and estate litigation and business transactions departments. He assists a broad array of clients, ranging from private professional fiduciaries to privately-owned companies.

Mr. Benz represents both beneficiaries and fiduciaries in complex probate court matters – including family-member, paid professional, and public fiduciaries. Due to his background in business and corporate law, Mr. Benz brings to bear a unique set of tools that aids him in trust and estate disputes involving intricate layered corporate entities. He also helps his clients in cases of financial elder abuse, fiduciary surcharge and removal, and Probate Code section 850 petitions to recover trust property.

Mr. Benz is also experienced in forming businesses and ventures, including limited liability companies, S-Corporations, C-Corporations, and the transition or sale of existing businesses.

He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California, has served as counsel for Amicus Curie in front of the California Supreme Court, and has prosecuted cases for the Long Beach City Prosecutor’s office through the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Trial Advocacy Program.

Mr. Benz received his B.A. in Political Science – Public Law from the University of California, San Diego and obtained his J.D. from the University of California, Davis where he served as Senior Editor of the U.C. Davis Business Law Journal. He is also a graduate of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Trial Advocacy Program. Awards & Certifications: Southern California SuperLawyers, Rising Star 2016-2018 Martindale Hubbell BV Distinguished® Rating

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Trust Administration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310-545-0010  Phone
310-546-5477  Fax
www.caricofirm.com
University Attended:
University of California, San Diego, B.A., Political Science - Public Law, 2005
Law School Attended:
University of California, Davis, J.D., 2008
Year of First Admission:
2008
Admission:
2009, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 2008, California
Memberships:
State Bar of California.
ISLN:
920535637

Peer Reviews

4.3/5.0 (8 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.1/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.3/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.6/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    3.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 03/20/15 in Employment Defense

    Bill was opposing counsel on a wage and hour class action. I found him to be pleasant, ethical, and straight forward. He was a good advocate for his client without being unreasonable. We were able to resolve the case to the satisfaction of all partie... Read more

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    Bill was opposing counsel on a wage and hour class action. I found him to be pleasant, ethical, and straight forward. He was a good advocate for his client without being unreasonable. We were able to resolve the case to the satisfaction of all parties. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 03/16/15 in Real Estate


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El Segundo, California

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