Kate Crane is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law, the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her focus is on estate planning, probate, post death trust administration, related business issues, and business succession, She also engages in business entity formation and maintenance. Ms. Crane is admitted to practice in California, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Ohio and before the United States Tax Court.
Kate is a past president of the South Bay Estate Planning Council, and lectures frequently on estate planning issues. For nine years she was a member of the Board of Trustees of Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and served as Chairwoman of that Board from 1993 until 1997. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Blue Ribbon of the Los Angeles Music Center, a former member of the Board of Directors of LA Biomed at Harbor UCLA, and a former member of the Board of H.E.L.P. (a non-profit information resource helping people meet aging related legal and care challenges). Kate was a commissioner of the Library Commission of the City of Manhattan Beach. Kate is currently the chairwoman of the Board of the John Gogian Family Foundation. She is proficient in German.
Ms. Crane has been recognized as a “California Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine in the Super Lawyer survey in each year from 2005 through 2015. In 2008 she was also named as one of the top 50 Women (lawyers) in Southern California.