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Francisco D. Silva

Francisco D. Silva


Francisco focuses on all aspects of estate planning, including lifetime wealth transfers, trust administration, business succession planning and California probate. Francisco also advises clients on various estate, gift and income tax issues, as well as California property tax concerns.

Francisco experienced the effects of estate planning firsthand when his father unexpectedly passed away and Francisco decided to specialize in this area so that he could help others avoid the same issues he faced. When he’s not at the office, you may find him at a wine tasting, cooking in the kitchen or spending time with his wife and daughter.

  • Revocable living trusts, wills, powers of attorney for health care and asset management
  • Irrevocable trusts, such as life insurance trusts, “Crummey” trusts and grantor retained annuity trusts
  • California probate practice
  • Trust administration
  • Federal estate and gift tax return preparation


  • State Bar of California
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • American Bar Association


  • J.D. – Golden Gate University School of Law, Jesse Carter Society, Certificate of Specialization in Tax Law, 2011
  • B.S. – San Jose State University, cum laude, 2008
  • Bay Area Young Tax Lawyers, Member
  • Jesse Carter Society, Member
  • Family Wealth Practice
  • California Probate
  • Trust Administration