Terrence Franklin and Meg Lodise Featured in LA Times Business of Law: Visionaries

Partners Meg Lodise and Terrence Franklin were recognized in the Los Angeles Times Business of Law feature as visionaries for their contributions and leadership within the firm, the legal field, and the community at large.

In its editorial, LA Times recognized Franklin for his work in several published appeals and the landmark Moeller v. Superior Court case, which was brought before the California Supreme Court and established a fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege for successor trustees. Additionally, in the past 24 months, he has successfully represented beneficiaries, trustees, individuals and institutional clients in matters involving substantial assets. For example, he recently defended a non-profit university’s multimillion-dollar gift in a trust contest, including utilizing a novel application of statutory bar against trust contests, and obtaining the swift suspension and removal of an adverse and self-interested trustee. Distribution of nearly $2.5 million to Franklin’s client has been confirmed and will be made this year.

Lodise was lauded for her impressive reputation in successfully handling some of the most complex and high-dollar trusts and estates disputes. Among her high-profile representations, Lodise was appointed by the Probate Court as Guardian Ad Litem for the minor children of entertainer Michael Jackson, a responsibility she carried out soon after his death in 2009 and concluded in February 2020 with his youngest child turning 18.

View Meg’s profile here.

View Terrence’s profile here.