Richard T. Franceschini
Tel: 415.453.9433 ext. 134
Since 1991, Rick has represented clients in the areas of Taxation, Tax Controversies, Probate and Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Litigation, Business Planning, and Business Litigation. He has represented clients in numerous contested matters in front of the Tax Court, and in the Civil and Probate Courts of Marin County and the surrounding Bay Area Counties. He has also represented hundreds of clients including individuals, businesses, trusts and estates with the Internal Revenue Service. Rick has substantial experience in contested estate, trust and probate matters.
Rick represents both individuals and businesses. Rick’s extensive tax background allows him to provide a multitude of services for his clients. This allows him to provide services that often require a client to obtain both an attorney and a certified public accountant. He has obtained a rating of "AV" in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Rickwas named as a Northern California "Super Lawyer", for the years 2008, and 2011-2013 which is a designation awarded to the top 5% of attorneys in Northern California.
A native of Marin County, Rick grew up in the Sleepy Hollow area of San Anselmo and attended St. Rita's grammar school and Sir Francis Drake High School.
Hastings College of the Law, University of California
University of San Francisco
BA in Business Administration, cum laude, (1984)
California State Courts
U.S. Tax Court
Washington State Board Of Accountancy - CPA Certificate, Retired
Certified Specialist Taxation Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
State Bar of California,Taxation Section, Former Chair of Estate and Gift Tax Committee, Estate Planning Section
Marin County Bar Association, Former Board Member
Drake High School Scholarship Foundation, Board Member and former President