Pioneers and nationally recognized leaders in estate planning.

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Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorneys Serving Palo Alto, San Jose, Menlo Park, and Mountain View

Gilfix and La Poll is the preeminent estate law firm in the Silicon Valley and greater San Francisco Bay Area. Since our inception in 1983, we’ve practiced estate and tax law and pioneered what has come to be known as elder law. Likewise, we created the first estate programs for families with special needs and consequently we are the nationally-recognized leader in our specialty.

Pioneers of Elder Law

For over 30 years, Gilfix and La Poll has innovated creative legal solutions to help you manage and plan the future of your estate. Together, we will decide which strategy will best serve your individual needs and those of your beneficiaries. Their future is in your hands and it’s a privilege for us to serve you in this regard.

Our Advantage

The Gilfix Commitment: We are devoted to the preservation of family assets and to the dignity and well-being of our clients and community. We promise to be your family lawyer and address all of your legal planning needs.
At Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP, we promise to be your “Lawyer for Life.”

We believe in multigenerational planning since the decisions you make now affect not only you but those that are dependent upon you, from your parents to your children. Where other firms shy away from our kind of comprehensive service, we see no alternative to doing the job right.

We reward the trust of our clients with the exemplary service that has made us nationally recognized leaders in Estate Planning services. We are devoted to the preservation of family assets and to the dignity and well-being of our clients and community. We hope to be your family lawyer for life and beyond by helping you plan for the future so you can live for today.

Special Needs Trusts Creation and Management Guide with ABLE Act Updates: Third Edition

Special Needs Trusts are the essential planning document for individuals with disabilities. They can hold any amount of money to provide a lifelong safety net without disturbing eligibility for needs-based government benefits. This guide is designed for use by parents and by those who serve as trustees or managers of Special Needs Trusts.

Our goal is to identify the most important issues that arise and to suggest how they might be addressed. Above all, this guide is designed to be practical. It is a "must read" for everyone who has a family member with a disability. Our focus is on the operation of Special Needs Trusts in California, though it is generally reliable for guidance in any state. Special Needs Trusts are the creature of and authorized by federal law. In some ways, state law can affect their operation.

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