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Mr.
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Nicholas J. Van Brunt
Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Nick is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group of Sheppard Mullin and is the Team Leader of the firm's Private Wealth Services Team.  Nick focuses his practice on resolving disputes over trusts, estates, conservatorships, and other fiduciary matters. His clients include individuals, non-profit organizations and corporate entities, whom he represents in matters large and small. His typical client matters include will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty cases, trustee accounting matters, conservatorship proceedings, and cases involving the intersection between probate law and other legal issues.  He also has substantial general business litigation experience.

Nick is actively engaged in the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), as a member of the Executive Committee of its Trust & Estates Section.  Nick is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA), which is the bar association for all California attorneys.

Nick is also a member of Sheppard Mullin's pro bono committee and is very involved in pro bono matters on behalf of both individuals and non-profit organizations and serves as a Probate Settlement Officer with the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Pro Bono Probate Settlement Program.

Nick has a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, an M.A. from the Elliott School of International Affairs (GWU) and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and also completed the Joint Programme in International Human Rights Law through Oxford Univesrity and GWU.

 

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