Mount Holyoke College, B.A., 1998
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2005
Golden Gate University School of Law, LL.M., 2010
Andrea Starrett joined our firm as an associate attorney in 2015, bringing with her more than eight years of legal experience in tax, trusts, and estates. At our firm, she focuses on estate and succession planning for clients in the technology sector, emphasizing wealth and pre-IPO planning for startup founders, technology company executives, and employees holding equity in technology companies. Andrea often works with young families, and places a special emphasis on children’s trusts—working to encourage responsible financial decisions and to provide plans that motivate beneficiaries to lead productive personal lives. She regularly employs advanced estate planning techniques, including Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), special needs trusts, and charitable trusts and foundations. Andrea is also experienced in advising businesses and individuals on California property tax issues.
Andrea is a member of the California State Bar and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, & Probate Law. She is a published author, contributing a chapter on California powers of attorney and health care directives to the widely used Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB).