Christopher E. Botti, co-founder of Botti & Morison Estate Planning Attorneys, Ltd., specializes in all aspects of estate planning. He combines creativity and practical wisdom to solve problems and assist his clients in cost-effectively achieving their objectives.

Mr. Botti advises clients on all aspects of estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning, including the creation of revocable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable remainder trusts, private annuities, private foundations, grantor retained annuity trusts, family limited partnerships and dynasty trusts. He also assists clients in the funding of revocable trusts and the preparation of estate and gift tax returns, all forms of trust and probate administration, including the purchase and sale of large trust assets, the combination and termination of trusts, the appointment of successor trustees and petitions for declaratory judgment.

As a State Bar of California Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law – this puts him in an elite group of attorneys in which only approximately three percent (3%) of practicing attorneys in California can call themselves a “Certified Specialist.” Mr. Botti is also a well-regarded public speaker and has created several thousand customized estate plans throughout his thirty plus year career.

Mr. Botti received his B.S. in Business-Economics from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 1987. He obtained his J.D. from Whittier College School of Law in 1990 and served as an editor for the Whittier Law Review. He is an outdoor enthusiast and competitive cyclist. He also enjoys skiing, wakeboarding, hiking and gardening with his wife, Nicole and their two daughters, Sophia and Julia.

View Mr. Botti’s profile on the California State Bar web site.

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