March 2013

Sideman & Bancroft adds Linda McCall and Cindy Tate to the Estate Planning Group


Sideman & Bancroft LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Linda L. McCall and Cindy E. Tate to the firm’s Estate Planning group. Ms. McCall, who joins the firm as Of Counsel, was previously the principal in the Law Offices of Linda L. McCall. Ms. Tate, formerly with Schiff Hardin LLP in San Francisco, joins as an associate.

“Linda and Cindy’s experiences working with clients on their estate planning and trust and estate administration needs will be enormously helpful as we continue to grow the practice,” said the firm’s Managing Partner, Ellen Kahn. “We’re excited to have them both on board.”

Linda McCall has specialized in estate planning and trust and estate administration for more than 30 years. Her experience includes counseling individuals in all aspects of gift, estate, and generation-skipping tax planning, assisting clients’ with achieving their charitable goals, and preparing marital property agreements and those between cohabitants. She also has considerable expertise in a wide range of post-death proceedings, from petitions to confirm ownership of assets to the administration of complex trusts and probate estates, and in modifying and terminating irrevocable trusts.

Before her tenure at the Law Offices of Linda L. McCall, Ms. McCall was a partner at Greene, Radovsky, Maloney, Share & Hennigh LLP in San Francisco. She earned her J.D., graduating Order of the Coif, from Duke University, from where she also received her B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Ms. McCall is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and has served as a member of the organization’s California Membership Committee, and on ACTEC’s Task Force on Estate Planning in the 21st Century. She is also a former Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Estate Planning and Probate Section, and was appointed as a member and advisor of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California Trusts and Estates Section, where she was Assistant Editor and Editor of California Trusts and Estates Quarterly.

Ms. Tate specializes in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and probate litigation. She has extensive experience counseling non-traditional and blended families, and regularly works with clients on tailoring their specific estate plans to minimize estate and gift tax liability.

Ms. Tate earned her B.A. from Vassar College and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.