Mark Franich — Founding Partner

Founding partner Mark Franich has focused his more than four decades of practice on trust and estate planning and administration. A recognized member of the estate planning and administration section of the California State Bar and the Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council, he places a resolute emphasis on offering a meticulously planned and comprehensive approach toward the planning and administration of estates, trusts and business entities. Among his clients are individuals, families, businesses and charitable organizations seeking counsel on issues of entity formation, tax and business planning, and wealth distribution.

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Practice areas

  • Estate planning
  • Family wealth planning
  • Drafting and administration of trusts and estates
  • Trusts & estate administration
  • Tax planning

Bar admissions

  • California, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit



  • J.D., Stanford University Law School
  • M.B.A., Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • B.A., Stanford University


  • “Probate & Estate Planning,” Continuing Education of the Bar — California, 1981-1983

Community involvement

  • President, Rotary Club of San Jose, 2003–2004
  • President, Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council
  • President, Silicon Valley Planned Giving Council
  • Board of Directors, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
  • President, Bellarmine Dad’s Club and Bellarmine Dads of Grads