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Kern D. Singh

Founding Partner | Attorney

super-lawyers | Avvo Top Attorney Estate Planning

Attorney Kern D. Singh is a Founding Partner with The Singh Law Firm, PC. He earned a dual undergraduate degree in Political Science and Criminology at the University of California, Irvine in three years. Mr. Singh obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Monterey College of Law while working full time in the legal field. Mr. Singh has dedicated his practice exclusively to all aspects of Estate Planning. By doing so, he has become a top California Estate Planning Attorney and an irreplaceable asset to the many individuals, families, and entrepreneurs Singh Law Firm represents.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to represent so many clients and I look forward to meeting and helping many new clients in the months and years to come.”
— Kern D. Singh

Mr. Singh is regularly invited to seminars designed to educate attorneys, financial planners, individuals, and families on Estate Planning, Estate Tax Planning and Wills & Trusts. He is recognized as a leader in the Estate Planning legal community. Mr. Singh is an Expert Contributor in three different publications on Estate Planning and hosts four weekly radio shows specifically around the subject of Estate Planning. Mr. Singh has won many awards, including but not limited to: SuperLawyers Rising Star which is a designation only awarded to the top 2.5% of attorneys, the Clients’ Choice Award from AVVO year after year based on his experience, industry recognition, professionalism, and client feedback, and the Who’s Who Among Notable Alumni which is reserved for those professionals, executives and business owners who continue to make a difference in their fields.

Estate Planning / Trust Administration Practice

Mr. Singh’s Estate Planning / Estate Tax Planning knowledge and experience has helped his clients seamlessly transition wealth from one generation to the next in the most tax efficient manner. Further, his expert use of Estate Planning has aided his clients to protect their assets from creditors (Asset Protection).  Mr. Singh also has vast experience in setting up basic estate plans, establishing: Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs), Dynasty Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs), Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTs), Special Needs Trusts, Minors Trusts and many other forms of Irrevocable Trusts.

“No Estate is too small or too large for my Team and I to handle.”

— Kern D. Singh

History

Prior to founding his Firm, Mr. Singh held positions at the San Francisco County District Attorney’s Office (under US Senator Kamala Harris), Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, Law Firms practicing Personal Injury, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense, and Construction Litigation.  This “real world” experience, combined with his legal background, makes him a valuable adviser to his clients, who appreciate both a pragmatic and practical approach to their complex and frequently unique legal issues.

Personal

In his free time, Mr. Singh enjoys playing tennis, exercising, going to the beach, skiing, fishing, and traveling to new locations with his wife and two daughters. You can often find him playing fetch with his beloved pooch, Duke on the many beautiful beaches of California.  Mr. Singh also enjoys home improvement projects, watching movies, reading as much of anything as he can, and spending time with family and friends.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Practice Areas

  • 100% Estate Planning
    • Wills & Trusts
    • Estate Tax Planning
    • Trust Administration

Education

  • J.D., Monterey College of Law, Seaside, California
  • B.S., University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Criminology

Experience

  • Current
    • The Singh Law Firm, PC (Founding Partner)
  • Past
    • San Francisco County District Attorney’s Office
    • Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office
    • Monterey County District Attorney’s Office
    • The Law Offices of David M. Hollingsworth
    • Hawkins & Bowman

Awards

Selected Publications

  • MarketWatch.com
    My father hit his head and died. I suspect my stepmother                              2016
  • Cypress Magazine                       Estate Planning & The Fourth of July             2016
  • Carmel Living Magazine             Estate Planning & The Fourth of July             2016
  • Cypress Magazine                       Estate Planning & Car Week                            2016
  • Carmel Living Magazine             Estate Planning & Car Week                            2016
  • Cypress Magazine                       Gift Trusts                                                           2016
  • Carmel Living Magazine             Gift Trusts                                                           2016
  • Cypress Magazine                       Estate Planning & Marriages                           2016
  • Carmel Living Magazine             Estate Planning & Marriages                           2016

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Tax Planning                     Silicon Legal Strategy                                       2017
  • Estate Planning                            Marvell Semiconductor                                    2017
  • Estate Planning for Parents       FUN Mother’s Club                                            2016
  • Estate Planning                            KLOK 1170am (Host of Weekly Radio)           2016
  • Estate Planning                            Real Estate Investors of Northern CA            2016
  • Estate Planning                            Timothy Crofton Real Estate Group               2016
  • Estate Planning                            1550am (Host Weekly Radio)                          2016
  • Estate Planning                            KLOK 1170am (Host of Weekly Radio)           2015
  • Estate Planning                            1550am (Host Weekly Radio)                          2015
  • Estate Tax Planning                     Hosted Seminar                                                2014
  • Estate Planning                            KLOK 1170am (Host of Weekly Radio)          2014
  • Estate Planning                            1550am (Host Weekly Radio)                         2014
  • Guardianship & Trusts                FUN Mother’s Club                                          2013
  • Estate Planning                            KLOK 1170am (Host of Weekly Radio)          2013
  • Estate Planning                            1550am (Host Weekly Radio)                         2013
  • Special Needs Trusts                   Physicians Association of Alameda Co.        2013
  • Wills & Trusts                                Indo-American Chamber of Commerce       2012
  • Estate Planning                            KLOK 1170am (Host of Weekly Radio)          2012
  • Estate Planning                            1550am (Host Weekly Radio)                         2012
  • Estate Planning                            KLOK 1170am (Host of Weekly Radio)          2011
  • Estate Planning                            1550am (Host Weekly Radio)                         2011
  • Estate Planning                            KLOK 1170am (Host of Weekly Radio)          2010
  • Estate Planning                            1550am (Host Weekly Radio)                         2010

Organizations/Associations

  • California Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Southern Alameda County
  • Fremont Chamber of Commerce
  • TiE – Silicon Valley (Member)
  • Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of North America (Life Member)
  • CHP 11-99 Foundation
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