FRANK A. CIALONE

Frank Cialone represents clients in fiduciary litigation matters, including disputes among partners and other co-owners of closely-held businesses, trust and estate matters, and litigation involving the duties of directors and officers. He represents clients at all stages of disputes, from pre-filing negotiations to litigation through arbitration or trial. Representative matters include:

In addition, Mr. Cialone has represented clients in trust and estate litigation involving estates ranging from $5 million to well over $1 billion in value. These matters have included will contests, creditor claims against estate and trust assets, claims against trust for mismanagement or misappropriation of funds, and disputes regarding the control and disposition of trust assets. Among other matters, Mr. Cialone played a central role in the Robertson v. Princeton University litigation, considered among the largest and most significant cases involving donor intent and the use of charitable funds.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Mr. Cialone is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the East Bay Community Law Center. Mr. Cialone has been selected every year since 2009 as a Northern California “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Magazine.

EDUCATION

Mr. Cialone received an A.B. degree from Brown University in 1987 and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1994, where he was Senior Notes Comments Editor of the California Law Review.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Frank A. Cialone

fcialone@sflaw.com
(415) 421-6500 x298

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