- J.D., Loyola Law School, 2011, Production Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
- B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2007
Golnaz Yazdchi is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group, with a focus on private wealth and fiduciary litigation, based in the firm’s Century City office
Areas of Practice
Ms. Yazdchi’s practice focuses on trusts and estates litigation. Ms. Yazdchi has experience representing individuals and fiduciaries in will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty cases, accounting actions, judicial construction and modification of trusts, financial elder abuse, and contested conservatorship proceedings.
Ms. Yazdchi’s experience also includes drafting and implementing revocable trusts, financial and healthcare powers of attorney, more complex trust instruments such as irrevocable intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGTs), and all aspects of trust and probate administration.
- Named as a “Southern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in Trust & Estate Litigation (2018-2019), a Thomson Reuters business
- Fiduciaries (and others) Beware -- An Over-Reaching Release May Be VoidableCalifornia Trusts and Estates Quarterly, April 2016
"Bringing Beneficiaries to the Mediation Table: Drafting Enforceable Trust Provisions Requiring Mediation of Disputes During Post-Death Trust Administration," California Trust and Estates Quarterly, 2014
- "The ABCs of Estate Planning, Trust and Estates Litigation," UCLA Law Women Lead, Costa Mesa, California (October 2018)
- "Are you there Client? It’s me, Your Lawyer: Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity," Inland Empire Estate Planning Council, Redlands, California (November 2017)
- "Representing the Incapacitated Business or Property Owner," Fiduciary Attorney Summit, Lake Tahoe, Nevada (January 2017)
- Volunteer, Executive Committee, Section on Trusts and Estates, State Bar of California
- Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section