Robert N. Sacks

Robert N. Sacks: Attorney with Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise LLP AV stamp icon
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Robert N. Sacks, Partner at Sacks Glazier Franklin & Lodise, practices exclusively in the area of trust, estate and conservatorship litigation. With more than 30 years' experience, Mr. Sacks handles cases across the full spectrum of trust, estate and conservatorship law, including prosecuting or defending traditional contests challenging the validity of a will or trust, breach of fiduciary duty claims involving trustees and other fiduciaries, and challenges to estate plans and other issues in conservatorship proceedings. He represents both fiduciaries and beneficiaries, ranging from corporate trustees to charities and high-net-worth individuals, in such matters through trial and appeal. Mr. Sacks also serves as a mediator in such disputes.
Mr. Sacks' recent representative trial matters include successfully defending a family trust against claims that a family member had pledged $18 million to a charity shortly before his death; successfully representing a trustee in a complex dispute involving claims of interpretation, execution, powers to amend or revoke, and breach of fiduciary duty; and successfully representing a charitable foundation as beneficiary against proposed amendments to the trust that would have negatively impacted the charity.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Trusts and Estates Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Conservatorship
  • Appeals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
213-785-8348  Phone
213-617-9350  Fax
University Attended:
University of Wisconsin, B.A., with distinction, 1981
Law School Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986, California
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) - Fellow; ACTEC - Member, Fiduciary Litigation Committee; ACTEC - Member, Will and Trust Contests Subcommittee; American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section - Member; ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section - Council Member; ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section - Vice Chair, Corporate Sponsorship Committee; ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section - Liaison to the National College of Probate Judges; State Bar of California, Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section - Member; State Bar of California, Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section - Litigation Section; Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section - Member; Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section - Litigation Section Member; Beverly Hills Bar Association, Probate, Trust and Estate Planning Section - Member
Birth Information:
Oberlin, Ohio, October 29, 1960

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Los Angeles, California

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