Robert E. Temmerman, Jr. is a partner at Temmerman, Cilley & Kohlmann, LLP and a specialist in estate planning, trusts, and probate law certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Temmerman is also a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a nonprofit organization comprised of the nation’s premier trust and estate counselors, and offers representation in estate planning, incapacity planning, and decedent estate administration, focusing on estate planning for large and moderate estates with specific emphasis on family wealth preservation. His estate administration practice includes postmortem trust administration, trust reformations, tax planning, federal estate and gift tax return preparation, complex trust and estate accountings, incapacity planning and conservatorships, and fiduciary litigation, as well as mediation and alternative dispute resolution in all types of trust and estate matters. Mr. Temmerman is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for his legal ability and high ethical standards. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Northern California Super Lawyers and as a Best Lawyer by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. In 2010, he was selected as one of the top 100 attorneys in Northern California.

In addition to practicing as an attorney, Mr. Temmerman serves as an expert witness or consultant for mediations and trials. Using his extensive experience, Mr. Temmerman is able to quickly analyze the facts and issues of a case, clearly explain the relevant law, and withstand intense cross-examination in a deposition or trial.

When not providing exceptional services to clients, Mr. Temmerman enjoys heli-skiing, mountain and road biking, ice hockey, and golfing. To learn more about Mr. Temmerman, please see his complete CV.

Contact an experienced certified specialist for all your San Jose estate planning needs

As a certified legal specialist, Robert E. Temmerman, Jr. provides high-quality estate planning, incapacity planning, and estate administration services to clients throughout the Silicon Valley. To learn more about Mr. Temmerman’s skill, experience, or services, contact our San Jose office by calling 408-290-7210, or our Danville office by calling 925-233-4399 or contact us online.


Education

Admissions

  • California, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • California State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2011-2015
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 1992 to present
  • Member, Silicon Valley Bar Association, 2000 to present
  • Member, American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, 1980 to present
  • Member, Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council, 1982 to present
  • Chair, California State Bar Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section, 1997-1998; Vice Chair, 1996-1997
  • Chair, California State Bar Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Committee on Postmortem Trust Administration, 1993-1995
  • Chair, Santa Clara County Bar Association Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section, 1987; Vice Chair, 1986

Recent Lectures and Presentations

  • Speaker, “The Giants Won the World Series Again! How Much Uncertainty Can We Tolerate? Planning From the Precipice,” Silicon Valley Bar Association (2012-2013)
  • Speaker, “Current California Developments in Estate Planning and Administration,” 8th Annual Jerry A. Kasner Estate Planning Symposium, SCU (2012)
  • Speaker, “Estate Planning & Administration: 27th Annual Recent Developments” (CEB) (2012)
  • Speaker, “Congress Is Run by Lawyers. A Lawyer Is Trained for Two Things, and Two Things Only: To Clarify and to Confuse,” Welcome to Tax Planning, 2012; Silicon Valley Bar Association; Santa Cruz County Estate Planning Council; San Mateo County Estate Planning Council; and Monterey Estate Planning Group (2011-2012)
  • Speaker, “Current California Developments in Estate Planning and Administration,” 7th Annual Jerry A. Kasner Estate Planning Symposium, SCU (2011)
  • Speaker, “Ethical Considerations When Dealing with Elderly Clients and Donors,” Stanford University (2011)
  • Speaker, “Recent California Case Law and Legislative Developments Affecting Trusts, Estates and Conservatorships,” Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council (2011)
  • Speaker, “Estate Planning & Administration: 26th Annual Recent Developments,” (CEB) (2011)
  • Speaker, “Pigs Fly, Cubs Win World Series, Hell Freezes Over and Three Blind Men Will Guide Your T&E Practice in 2010,” Silicon Valley Bar Association, Santa Cruz County Estate Planning Council, San Mateo County Bar Association and Monterey Estate Planning Study Group (2010-2011)
  • Speaker, “Estate Planning & Administration: 25th Annual Recent Developments” (CEB) (2010)
  • Speaker, “Current California Developments in Estate Planning and Administration,” 6th Annual Jerry A. Kasner Estate Planning Symposium, SCU (2010)
  • Speaker, “Current California Developments in Estate Planning and Administration,” 5th Annual Jerry A. Kasner Estate Planning Symposium, SCU (2009)
  • Speaker, “Avoiding Potholes in the Road of Love,” Silicon Valley Bar Association and Santa Cruz County Estate Planning Council (2009)
  • Speaker, “Annual Update,” Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council (2009)
  • Speaker, “Estate Planning & Administration: 24th Annual Recent Developments,” (CEB) (2009)
  • Speaker, “Estate Planning in the Brave (and Poorer) New World,” San Mateo County Estate Planning Council, Santa Cruz County Estate Planning Counsel, Silicon Valley Bar Association, First National Bank Trust Department (2009-2010)
  • Speaker, “Highlights of Current Developments,” 30th Annual UCLA/CEB Estate Planning Institute (2008)
  • Speaker, “Estate Planning and Administration: Year in Review,” (CEB) (2015)
  • Speaker, “The Giants Win Again and other Excitement in the T&E World, Annual Estate Planning Update,” San Mateo Bar Association, Santa Cruz County Estate Planning Council, Silicon Valley Bar Association (2014-2015)
  • Speaker, “Advanced Planning Pannel,” Loring Ward (2014)
  • Speaker, “Current California Developments in Estate Planning,” 10th Annual Jerry A. Kasner Estate Planning Symposium, SCU (2014)
  • Speaker, “Recent California Case Law and Legislative Developments Affecting Trusts, Estates, and Conservatorships” Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council (2014)
  • Speaker, “Vetoes, Taxes, and Marriage for All,” Monterey Estate Planning Council, San Mateo County Estate Planning Council, (2014)
  • Speaker, “Estate Planning & Administration:  28th Annual Recent Developments,” CEB (2014)
  • Speaker, “Vetoes, Taxes, and Marriage for All,” Monterey Estate Planning Council, San Mateo County Estate Planning Council, (2014)
  • Speaker, “Vetoes, Taxes, and Marriage for All,” Santa Cruz County Estate Planning Council, San Mateo County Estate Planning Council, Silicon Valley Bar Association (2014)
  • Speaker, “Recent California Developments in Estate Planning and Administration,” 9th Annual Jerry A. Kasner Estate Planning Symposium, SCU (2013)
  • Speaker, “Recent California Developments in Estate Planning and Administration,” ACTEC Wester Regional Meeting (2013)
  • Speaker, “Recent California Case Law and Legislative Developments Affecting Trusts, Estates and Conservatorships” Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council (2013)

Publications

  • Co-author of Chapter 4 entitled “Property Transfer Obstacles for Married Persons,” published in California Estate Planning, Continuing Education of the Bar, 2003; Updated in 2004 and every year thereafter through the present
  • Co-author of “Is There a New Trust Code in California’s Future? A Comparison of the Recently Adopted Uniform Trust Code with Current California Trust Laws,” published in the California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Vol. 6., No. 4, Winter 2000
  • Counsel of Record, amicus curiae brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the California State Bar Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section in Boggs v. Boggs, 1996

 

Interviews

  • Financial Insider Weekly interviewed Robert E. Temmerman, Jr. regarding “I’m  a Trustee, Now What?”