Monica Dell'Osso

Practice Expertise

  • Head of the Trust and Estate Planning Practice Group and a certified specialist in the field
  • Practice involves estate planning, including sophisticated estate and gift tax planning, estate and trust administration, guardianships, conservatorships and contested matters in the estate, trust and guardianship/conservatorship areas
  • Regularly prepares complex estate plans using, among other  techniques, insurance trusts, family limited partnerships, charitable remainder trusts and qualified personal residence trusts
  • Handles numerous administration matters, including court supervised probate estates, post deaths and administration of trusts
  • Writes and lectures on a wide range of topics relating to the trusts and estates field


  • Routinely represents clients in will and trust contests, heirship claims, surcharge actions against fiduciaries, contested conservatorships and other related litigation

Professional Associations

  • Fellow and Regent, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Advisory Board, UCLA-CEB Estate Planning Institute, Member of State Bar of California, Alameda County Bar Association, past Chair, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, San Francisco Bar Association, Estate Planning Trust and Probate Section
  • Faculty member of the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education - Presented on July 21, 2005 Making Waivers Work: Disclosure v. Intelligibility at The Renaissance Stanford Court in San Francisco


  • University of Virginia (Ph.D., 1989)
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California (J.D., 1981)
  • St. Mary-of-the-Woods College (B.A., summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Contact Monica Dell'Osso

Burnham Brown
1901 Harrison Street
14th Floor
Oakland, California  94612
Phone: (510) 444-6800
Fax: (510) 835-6666


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • California

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