Terrence M. Franklin, Partner at Sacks Glazier Franklin & Lodise, is a seasoned attorney with more than two decades of experience handling trust and estates litigation, disputes and appeals and probate and estate administration. His breadth of experience underscores the firm’s long-standing reputation and the reason clients turn to the firm for complex cases involving significant dollar amounts.
Mr. Franklin has extensive trial and appellate experience, including successful published appeals and the landmark Moeller case, which was brought before the California Supreme Court. 16 Cal. 4th 1124.
An active member of the trusts and estates legal community, he serves on the Diversity Task Force for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), where he is committed to improving the membership among diverse and minority lawyers. He is working with ACTEC to develop strategies to make the trust and estates practice area more attractive to minority law students and young attorneys, and was instrumental in developing a diversity mission statement for ACTEC. In addition, he serves on both the California Membership Committee, the Fiduciary Litigation Committee of ACTEC and the Board of Directors for the ACTEC Foundation.
He is a Council Member and Supervisory Council Member for the Litigation, Ethics and Malpractice Group of the American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Section, and is a Former Vice Chair of the Practice Group Management and Former Chair of the Ethics and Malpractice Committee.
Mr. Franklin is frequently called upon as a speaker to national, state and local estate planning, trust, and probate groups, such as ACTEC, ABA Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section, USC Probate and Trust Conference where he is also a long-standing Planning Committee member, the Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum, Matthew Bender & Co., and the Practicing Law Institute. Most recently, he spoke at the ABA’s Real Property Trust and Estates Symposium in Washington, D.C. where he moderated the program, “Is Your Spouse a Trust Beneficiary? State Law Holds the Key for Same Sex Spouses,” as well as coordinated a program on discrimination in real property trust and estate law.
Mr. Franklin has been named to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers every year since 2005, and has been included on the list of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2011. He speaks fluent French.
Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Franklin is a graduate of Harvard Law School and obtained his Bachelors of Science from Northwestern University. Prior to Sacks Glazier Franklin & Lodise, he practiced with the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster and as a partner at Ross, Sacks & Glazier, LLP.