San Francisco, California 94105
Bette's practice focuses on trust and estate litigation representing individual and corporate trustees, executors and beneficiaries. She also handles contested conservatorships, representing conservatees and conservators. She has had numerous successful trials as well as many successful mediations on behalf of her clients. In addition, Bette serves as a mediator in trust and estate matters and has also served as an expert witness in conservatorship and estate litigation proceedings.
Bette is a frequent presenter at continuing education programs in the field of trust and estate litigation and mediation of those disputes and also a guest lecturer at the University of San Francisco School of Law in the field of Legal Ethics.
|Areas of Practice||1) ERISA and Fiduciary Disputes and 2) Wealth Planning|
|Law School||University of San Francisco School of Law, 1986, J.D.,|
|Education||University of Southern California, 1965, B.S.|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Reed Smith LLP|
Christina Mesires Fournaris is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Personal Law Practice. Since joining Morgan Lewis in 1991, Ms. Fournaris has been committed to counseling clients on all aspects of estate, tax, and generational wealth planning.
Ellen J. Deringer is of counsel in Morgan Lewis's Personal Law Practice.Ms. Deringer earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2000 and her B.A. from Brown University in 1995.