Brian G. Fredkin

Brian Fredkin
Based in Los Angeles, Brian is certified by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization as a legal specialist in estate planning, trust, and probate law. He focuses his practice on estate and income tax planning and trust and estate administration for high-net-worth individuals. Brian has designed and drafted revocable trusts, wills, advanced healthcare directives, durable powers of attorney, irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and grantor retained annuity trusts. He has obtained favorable private letter rulings, counseled clients through administration issues and tax exposures, and prepared and reviewed federal estate and gift tax returns.

Prior to working as an attorney, Brian was a senior tax associate at an accounting firm, where he assisted clients with income tax planning, responded to IRS and FTB audits, and prepared and reviewed federal and multi-state income tax returns.

Related Practices




  • M.B.T. Business Taxation University of Southern California 2008
  • J.D. Santa Clara University School of Law 2003
  • B.A. Economics and Government Claremont McKenna College 1999

Bar Admissions

  • California

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Former guest lecturer, Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning: Estate Planning, UC Berkeley Extension


  • Super Lawyers
    • Rising Star, Northern California, 2018 – 2019
    • Rising Star, Southern California, 2017, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2023 – 2024