Vivian Lee Thoreen chairs the firm's California Private
Wealth Services Group. She is a litigator and experienced trial attorney whose
practice – both in Superior Court and in the California Courts of Appeal –
focuses on complex trust, estate, conservatorship and guardianship matters. She
represents individuals, families, charities and financial institutions in cases
including will and trust disputes, contested conservatorships and guardianships,
breach of fiduciary duty matters, and elder abuse matters. Ms. Thoreen’s
experience includes some of the most sensitive and high-profile cases in her
field. Whether the matters can be resolved by mediation or require trial, Ms.
Thoreen’s clients benefit from her deep personal commitment and nuanced grasp of
law and often byzantine facts.
An active member of the community, Ms.
Thoreen is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and
serves on the State Bar of California Trusts & Estates Section
executive committee and the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Bar
Foundation. She is an active member of and previously served on the board
of governors of the Korean American Bar Association. She has been a member of
the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section executive
committee, and is an active member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar
Association. Ms. Thoreen has the ongoing pleasure to provide pro bono
services through her relationships with Bet Tzedek, Public Counsel and the
Alliance for Children’s Rights.