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Mark R. Shepherd

Attorney at Crist, Biorn, Shepherd & Roskoph
Palo Alto, California
Mark is a Shareholder with the law firm of Crist, Biorn, Shepherd & Roskoph. Marks clients include wealthy individuals, C and S corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and family foundations. Mark has prepared thousands of wills and trusts and hundreds of documents to form, merge and dissolve other legal entities, including LLC's, partnerships, corporations and tax-exempt foundations. He is frequently asked by his peers to act as co-counsel in complex estate and tax matters.

Mark cectures and teaches frequently in the areas of taxation and estate planning and has written, "2036(c)Alert" published in the Fall, 1989, issue of the Golden Gate University Tax Exchange and co-wrote, Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers, University of California Publication 21515, 1993.

About Me

What professional recognitions do you have?
Mark has achieved the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Advanced Estate Planning Techniques, New Era of Estate Planning, Estate Plan Fundamentals for Farmers and many others.


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Association Position
State Bar of California Member
Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council Former President
Santa Clara County Bar Association Former Chair, Tax Section
Financial Planning Forum of Palo Alto Former President
alo Alto Area Bar Association (currently serving on Board of Directors)


School Degree Graduation Year
Golden Gate University School of Law LL.M., Taxation 1987
Golden Gate University School of Law J.D. 1982

Contact Information

Crist, Biorn, Shepherd & Roskoph

2479 East Bay Shore Rd #180
Palo Alto, CA 94303