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Geraldine A. Wyle, Partner

Co-Chair - Trust and Estate Litigation

310.255.6133 |   310.255.6233 |   geraldine.wyle@ffslaw.com
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Geraldine A. Wyle

Geraldine A. Wyle is a Co-Chair of the Trust and Estate Litigation. Her  practice focuses on complex litigation and dispute resolution related to trusts and estates, conservatorships and guardianships (often involving fiduciary and inter-generational family controversies) as well as appellate law.

Significant victories

Ms. Wyle is responsible for a number of significant California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal victories. She has been the lead attorney in numerous multi-faceted matters, which she has successfully concluded by trial, appeal or settlement. Ms. Wyle often heads a team of tax, administrative and transactional specialists to achieve creative, tax-efficient solutions, and she frequently resolving the disputes by settlement. These high net-worth matters often involve celebrities’ estates, which she handles with discretion.

Honors

As a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Ms. Wyle is a long-time member of its Fiduciary Litigation and Professional Responsibility committees.  Ms. Wyle has been consistently awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Judicial Edition over the years, which is the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of the Bar and Judiciary, and has been named repeatedly on the Southern California Super Lawyers list.  She was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2017 Litigation – Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” award winner in Los Angeles, and since 2010, she has been selected by her peers every year for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® editions.

Attorney Education

EDUCATION

J.D., University of California Los Angeles School of Law

B.A., magna cum laude, University of California Los Angeles

Radcliffe College, Harvard University

Attorney Admited to Practice

California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Professional & Community Involvement

Los Angeles County Bar Association | Litigation Section

Beverly Hills Bar Association | Trusts and Estate Section | Chair, Executive Committee |1998-1999, 2000-2001 | Distinguished Service Award | 2002

Beverly Hills Bar Foundation | Board of Directors and Past President | 2008-2010 | Past Chair of Foundation’s Supreme Court Luncheon Donor Committee | 2006-2018

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) | Fellow | Member: Fiduciary Litigation and Professional Responsibility Committees

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Presentations & Publications

“Dorothy, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Venturing Outside of the Probate Court" | 43rd Annual USC 2017 Trust & Estate Conference | November 8, 2017
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