Susanne B. Cohen is an attorney in private practice in San Francisco and the East Bay specializing in conservatorships and trust administration, elder financial abuse and trusts and estates litigation, and long term care and estate planning, including special needs trusts. Susanne=s interest is in helping aging and disabled individuals maintain optimum independence and in assisting their families and fiduciaries. Susanne represents individuals and professional fiduciaries in court supervised conservatorships, trust administration, probate, and elder and dependent adult financial abuse litigation cases.
She is an author for legal publishers Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and Matthew Bender with chapters in CEB=s California Elder Law Resources, California Conservatorship Practice, and Complete Plans for Small and Mid-Sized Estates and Matthew Bender=s California Trust Litigation, and California Pleading & Practice. She conducts trainings on elder and disability law practice for CEB, National Business Institute (NBI), Bar Association of San Francisco, East Bay Trusts & Estates Attorneys, and at the Legal Assistance for Seniors Elder Abuse Conference.
A former legal services attorney specializing in aging and disability issues, she has served as a staff attorney at Legal Aid of San Jose, Legal Assistance for Seniors in Oakland, California Rural Legal Assistance in Modesto, and The Arizona Center for Disability Law. She received her B.A. degree from Vassar College in 1984 and her J.D. from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles in 1989.
My practice is dedicated to assisting aging clients and clients who have disabilities, their families and their fiduciaries, to help them optimize their resources, receive the valuable benefits that they are entitled to, and to advance their legal rights and remedies. I specialize in estate, special needs and long term care planning for individuals who receive public benefits. I also advise and represent clients in conservatorships, trust and probate administration, elder and dependent adult financial abuse cases, and trusts and estates conflict resolution and litigation.
Long Term Planning
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Probate and Estate Administration
Elder and Dependent Adult Financial Abuse Litigation
Trusts and Estates Conflict Resolution and Litigation
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