Alexandra Banis is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.

Areas of Practice

Alexandra’s practice focuses primarily on Private Wealth and Fiduciary Litigation. Her clients include individuals, trustees, beneficiaries, corporate entities, nonprofit organizations, executives, board members, taxpayers, and others. Alexandra represents her clients in will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty cases, accounting disputes, financial elder abuse matters, contested conservatorship proceedings, removal and surcharge actions, trust reformation or modification actions, nonprofit disputes, and tax controversies. Alexandra also has experience in complex civil litigation.

Alexandra takes a passionate, yet professional, approach to every case. After gaining an in depth understanding of her clients’ objectives, she skillfully advocates for them at every stage of litigation, including pre-lawsuit negotiation, discovery, law and motion, settlement negotiations, mediation, and trial.



Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2023-2024

Selected as a "Northern California Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2019-2023


Speaking Engagements

  • What Should Clients Expect from Investment Portfolios? – Presenter on Investment Portfolio Issues in Trust Litigation, CLE by Celesq AttorneysEd Center/ West LegalEdcenter/Thomson Reuters (November 2023)



The Bar Association of San Francisco

San Mateo County Bar Association

Peninsula Estate Planning Council

Italian American Bar Association of Northern California, Board Member

Hellenic Law Society of Northern California

St. Ignatius College Preparatory Carlin Heritage Society, Advocacy Committee


J.D., University of California, Hastings, 2013, Moot Court Oral Argument Honoree

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2008


  • California
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