Stefan O’Grady

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Stefan O'Grady is an attorney in our Tax and Wealth Planning and Litigation Groups. Stefan focuses on trust and business litigation, trust administration, probate and probate administration, and estate planning.

His work in the trust and estates arena emphasizes the protection of beneficiaries, professional and corporate fiduciaries (i.e., executors, trustees, conservators, and guardians) in contested trust, probate, conservatorship and guardianship estate matters, as well as related estate administration issues.

Stefan's estate planning practice enables him to work closely with his clients to develop specifically tailored trusts and advanced tax planning strategies to avoid probate, and significantly limit their estate and gift tax liabilities.

His familiarity with all areas of trust and estate law allows Stefan to anticipate the needs of his clients to help them effectively plan for their futures and the futures of their beneficiaries, and to fervently advocate their interests in the courtroom when necessary.

Additionally, Stefan uses his prior experience as a business owner to effectively and efficiently resolve business disputes on behalf of individuals, partners, corporations and sole proprietorships, so they can get out of the courtroom and back to running their businesses.

Stefan is President and a member of the Board of Governors of the Century City Bar Association, and is a member of the Trusts & Estates Sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the State Bar of California.

He is a graduate of the University of San Diego, School of Law, where he was a Comment Writer for the International Law Journal, a member of the Appellate Moot Court Board, Vice-President of the International Law Society, and a member of the Student Bar Association. At graduation, he received the Practicing Law Institute's Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and the Chair Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy.

Stefan holds a Master's of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, School of Business Administration, and graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Trust and Business Litigation
  • Probate and Probate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning

EDUCATION:

  • University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2002
  • University of San Diego School of Business Administration, Master’s of Business Administration, 2003
  • University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • State Bar of California, 2003
  • Northern District, State of California
  • Eastern District, State of California
  • Central District, State of California
  • Southern District, State of California

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP:

  • Century City Bar Association, President and member of the Board of Directors
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • The Esquire Network
  • ProVisors