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Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Trytten LLP


12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130
United States
(858) 755.3000

Firm Details

Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Trytten, LLP, with offices in San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, Pasadena, Los Angeles and Irvine, California, is a full service estates and trusts law firm, handling all aspects of planning, administration and probate, and litigation since 2001.  Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Trytten, LLP is widely recognized as one of the most sophisticated firms specializing in the fields of estate planning, estate and trust administration and estate and trust litigation.

Partner Nancy Henderson is known nationally for her estate, gift and income tax planning knowledge and experience. 

Partners Kristen Caverly and Shirley Kovar are prominent writers and speakers in the field of estate and trust litigation and handle complex litigation matters in state and federal courts on behalf of trustees, beneficiaries, and estate creditors.

Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Trytten, LLP also offers a wide range of services in the areas of commercial law and insolvency, civil litigation, income and real property tax planning and controversies, and charitable and tax exempt organizations.

Partner Maria K. Pum, head of the commercial law and insolvency practice, represents creditors and businesses in both transactions and litigation involving the structuring and payment of debts, real and personal property collateral, insolvency issues, and bankruptcy litigation.

Partner Clancy Wilson frequently speaks and writes on numerous subjects relating to taxation and estate and trust tax matters, including presentations to a number of well-known institutions and associations. 

Partner Katharine Davidson leads the international private client practice.  She regularly counsels foreign clients with respect to investments in the United States and advises U.S. entities and individuals who conduct business abroad. 

Partner Jonathan Grissom's primary practice areas are nonprofit organizations, business and corporate law, real estate and tax.

Partners Richard Hyatt and Hildy Fentin with decades of experience, are experts in high-asset cases lead the family law practice.

Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Trytten, LLP recently added tax exempt organizations into its practice areas. 

Partner Jonathan Grissom represent a wide variety of public charities, family foundations, private operating foundations, community foundations, private schools and other tax exempt organizations.

Each of the partners at Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Trytten, LLP brings a depth of experience to his or her practice, with a typical tenure among the partners of more than 25 years.  Most of the Firm’s partners have experience practicing in large national law firms, accounting firms or government agencies, but all have chosen to employ their skills and experience in an environment that permits greater focus on the needs of their clients, a higher level of personal service and teamwork.

Henderson, Caverly, Pum, & Trytten, LLP partners are supported by a highly-skilled team of associates, paralegals and administrators.  Collectively, each member and employee of the Firm is dedicated to one purpose:  providing clients with the most sophisticated legal advice and the highest level of client service.

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Women: 9

Asian: 1

Men: 5

Caucasian: 13


Women: 4

Men: 2

Management / Department Heads

Women: 2

Asian: 2

Men: 1

Caucasian: 2


Women: 7

Asian: 1

Men: 1

Caucasian: 7

Non-Legal Employees

Women: 13

African-American: 2

Asian: 3

Hispanic: 1

Men: 2

Caucasian: 9


  • Best Lawyers, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

    Best Law Firms, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2012, 2011

    100% Club SDBA

    AV Preeminent

Firm Practice Areas

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mediation
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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Pasadena, CA

301 North Lake Avenue, Suite 203

Pasadena, CA 91101

United States

(626) 788.5521

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA

16236 San Dieguito Road, Suite 3-10

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

United States

(858) 755.3000

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San Diego, CA

12750 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300

San Diego, CA 92130

United States

(858) 755.3000

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