Carmen Sinigiani is certified by the State Bar as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. Her practice includes estate planning, family wealth management, planned charitable giving, family business succession planning, probate, and trust administration and accountings. Carmen handles all aspects of trust and estate litigation including trust and will contests, trustee and fiduciary disputes, heirship proceedings, and other beneficiary disputes. Carmen’s extensive estate litigation experience provides her a wealth of knowledge to counsel her estate planning clients on litigation prevention and family relationship preservation.
Carmen is a native Sonoma County resident and is active in the local community. She is a Professor of Law at Empire College School of Law, teaching Wills & Trusts. Carmen has also completed the American Institute of Mediation’s 40-hour mediator training.
Carmen serves as a board member of Analy High School’s music boosters, Analy Band Wagon, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa. She was formerly a Co-Chair of the Law Week Committee for the Sonoma County Bar Association, an annual event pairing local lawyers and judges with high school classes to teach timely constitutional issues. Carmen is also a former member of the Board of the Sonoma County Bar Association and was previously the Chair of its Trust & Estates Section.