Stephen Searle Rudd

Stephen Searle Rudd

Steve Rudd, Attorney at Law
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate Law
  • California
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Steve Rudd is a Stanford Law School J.D. with over thirty years experience handling estate planning (trusts, wills, powers of attorney) and estate administration (trust administration, trust modification, spousal property petition and probate proceeding) for Silicon Valley clients. Steve Rudd offers quality legal services at affordable prices.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I charge fixed fees for routine estate planning matters, and I charge a $350 hourly rate for more complex estate planning and estate administration matters. I accept payments by check or by cash.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Steve Rudd, Attorney at Law
- Current
Trusts and Estates Law Practice
United States Army Reserve
Adjutant General Corps; Trained for Viet Nam War; Stationed at HHQ, 351st Civil Affairs Unit, Mt. View, California
Stanford University
J.D. (1970) | Trusts and Estates
Honors: Graduated in Top Half of Class
Activities: Law Clerk, California Law Revision Commission Law Intern, California Assembly Judiciary Committee
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Claremont Consortium of Colleges - Claremont McKenna College
B.A. (1967) | Political Science & Economics
Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Activities: Student Council, Resident Assistant, Varsity Tennis Team
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Distinguished Attorney
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Very High Rating For Legal Competence & Professional Ethics
Attorney Rating of 9.7
Avvo Online
Attorney Rating of 9.7 out of 10, based on legal experience, peer endorsements and client endorsements.
Attorney Rating of 4.5 stars
Yelp Online
Attorney rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, based primarily on client reviews.
Major Donor - Level 2
Rotary International Foundation
Major Donor recognition based on cumulative donations to the Rotary Foundation over many years.
St. Jude's Social Justice Medal
St. Jude's Episcopal Church
Recognition for Parish Social Justice Outreach Activities over many years.
Professional Associations
Silicon Valley Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Attend Trusts and Estates Legal Education Programs
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American Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Attended ABA Convention in London, England and Dublin, Ireland Attended ABA Convention in Toronto, Canada
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Sunnyvale-Cupertino, California Bar Association
Past President - 1984
- Current
Activities: Attend Continuing Legal Education Programs
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California State Bar  # 52759
- Current
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Articles & Publications
California Legal Developments-Trusts and Estates
Stephen S. Rudd, Attorney at Law
Cupertino Courier Trusts & Estates Columns
Cupertino Courier Newspaper
Speaking Engagements
California Estate Planning Guest Speaker, Community College Financial Planning Seminars, De Anza and West Valley Community Colleges
Edward Jones Investment Services
Annual estate planning guest speaker at financial planner's community college classes.
California Legal Developments - Trusts and Estates, Community Adult Forums, Cupertino, California, U.S.A.
St. Jude's Episcopal Church
Annual presentation of California legal developments in trusts and estates to community members and local parishioners.
Notary Public
California Secretary of State
Websites & Blogs
Steve Rudd Attorney Website
Contact & Map
10455 Torre Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014
Telephone: (408) 252-5211
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