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Thomas J. Stikker

Thomas J. Stikker


Tom is a partner in the firm’s family wealth practice. As a founding partner of the firm, Tom has over 35 years of experience advising individuals, families and fiduciaries in trust and estate related matters. His broad-based practice employs both traditional and cutting-edge strategies tailored to fit each client’s unique goals and circumstances.

  • Estate planning for high net worth clients
  • Estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning
  • Administration of large and complex estates and trusts
  • Business succession planning
  • Charitable gift planning


  • State Bar of California
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow


  • J.D. – University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1982
  • B.A. – University of Wyoming, 1978


Speaking Engagements:

  • A frequent speaker on estate planning and administration topics, including recent developments presentations to various bar groups
  • Family Wealth Practice
  • Taxation