Trust, Estate, and Conservatorship litigation, including both defending against and prosecuting contests, elder abuse and actions against fiduciaries for breach of fiduciary duty.
Mr. Gold handles all aspects of litigation, including trials and appellate work, which has resulted in multiple successful published appellate decisions.
Mr. Gold is a regular speaker for Continuing Education Programs and various Bar Associations, and has given multiple lectures on the role of Court-appointed counsel in conservatorships and no contest clauses. He has also authored the update on Chapter 28 (“Proceedings to Determine Entitlement to Estate Distribution”) for the Continuing Education of the Bar through the Regents of the University of California, and upon the enactment of new legislation regarding no contest clauses in California, he authored the “Viability of No Contest Clauses in Estate Planning” in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, in April 2009.
Super Lawyers—Southern California named him as a Top 100 Lawyer in Southern California for 2023, and he has been rated as Trust and Estate litigation “Super Lawyer” in Southern California since 2013.
Mr. Gold received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. He is admitted to practice law in California, the United States District Court (Northern and Central Districts) and the United States Tax Court.
In his personal life, Mr. Gold loves spending time with his wife and kids, is an avid mountain biker and skier, and loves the Dodgers, Lakers, and the California Golden Bears (even though they never win).