Jennifer Sawday is a partner at TLD Law. She serves a wide range of clients in all matters related to probate, trusts, estate planning, conservatorships, guardianships and related litigation. She also handles pre and post death administration for clients serving as personal representatives, executors and trustees for trusts and estates.
Ms. Sawday’s approach to estate planning is top notch. She works with individuals and families to first understand why estate planning is important and helps make it easy for clients to complete their planning. Estate planning starts with a revocable living trust, pour over wills, durable powers of attorney and advance health care directives. Then there is a discussion about guardians for minor children and then figuring out what assets should become vested in the revocable living trust and discussions on how and why to fund those assets into the trust. Estate planning clients typically begin and complete their estate planning within a 4 to 6 week period. This way everyone is working hard on a common goal to ensure that the client and their families are protected from a probate or other difficult administration upon death.
Ms. Sawday has more than thirteen years of legal practice experience. Ms. Sawday drafts about two estate plans a week and her court practice includes about 30 active probates at any given time. Her experience and tenacity has allowed clients to have their court matters resolved as quickly as possible including obtaining orders to open and close probates quickly as possible given the statutory time periods. Ms. Sawday also works with clients to handle trust administration and contested matters involving wills and trusts.
Ms. Sawday has been consistently rated a 10.0 superb attorney by AVVO.
Ms. Sawday is the President of the Estate Planning and Trust Council of Long Beach for a two year term from 2014 to 2016. She also recently completed her second term as President of Women Lawyers of Long Beach as she served in 2008 to 2009 and again for 2013 to 2014. Ms. Sawday also volunteers her time to cook quarterly at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald house, is on the board for the Los Altos YMCA and also assists from time to time with the local charity called Arts and Services for the Disabled.
Ms. Sawday has been selected as a prestigious “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers, as featured in the Los Angeles County Magazine for years 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Fun fact: Ms. Sawday has been selected for the third year in a row as the Best Wills and Trusts Attorney in Long Beach by the local Long Beach newspaper, the Beachcomber — for years 2014, 2015 and 2016!
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Jennifer’s thoughts on Diversity & Inclusion
“It is a pleasure to be a part of a very well regarded law firm where diversity and inclusion are appreciated among the partners, attorneys and staff. Here at TLD Law, we listen to ensure that we take the best approaches to minimizing or solving our client’s problems for which they seek our advice. We take the time to listen – to listen to our clients, to our staff and even to opposing counsel to thoughtfully tackle all of the legal issues because you never know what strategy or answer will be what solves the issue!”