(925) 947-1370

Over 60 Years
Combined Legal Experience


The attorneys of Cederborg & Bret LLP represent individuals and fiduciaries in connection with all aspects of estate planning and trust administration, including advice regarding the income taxation of estates, trusts, and beneficiaries; estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax matters; the use of charitable-giving techniques to implement estate plans of clients; special problems relating to closely-held business owners; and complex tax and other problems involving estates, trusts, and beneficiaries.

We routinely advise clients regarding issues related to:

  • Gift taxation
  • Estate taxation
  • Income taxation
  • Generation-skipping transfer taxes
  • Step-up in basis for capital gains tax purposes
  • Business succession planning
  • Charitable giving and charitable planning

Thomas Bret is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and attorney, and draws upon this experience in formulating advanced estate planning strategies or when serving as an Independent Trustee of a trust. Unlike many estate planning firms who must refer the preparation of tax returns to an accountant for preparation, we prepare gift tax returns, estate tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns on behalf of our clients. We are also able to represent our clients in tax controversies, including representation related to IRS and state estate, gift, and income tax controversies.

If you need assistance with an estate planning or taxation issue, contact the attorneys at Cederborg & Bret by e-mail, or call (925) 947-1370 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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