Vivian Lee Thoreen

Vivian Lee Thoreen


Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2014

Los Angeles, California

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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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.

Location

  • 400 South Hope Street, Eighth Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Education

  • Stanford University , BA
  • Stanford University , MA

Bar Admissions

  • California, The State Bar of California

Affiliations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) - Fellow
  • Korean American Bar Association - Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section - Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Member
  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section Executive Committee - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Los Angeles (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Awards:

  • Editor-in-Chief, UCLA School of Law, Asian Pacific American Law Journal
  • Rising Stars, Holland & Knight, 2010
  • The Minority 40 Under 40, The National Law Journal, 2011
  • Five Associates to Watch, California Daily Journal, January 12, 2011
  • Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2007, 2009-2013
  • 50 Fast Track Lawyers, The Recorder, 2012
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellows Program, 2013
  • Rising Star, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Diversity of The Bar, 2013
  • Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2014-2016
  • Chambers High Net Worth guide, Private Wealth Law: Southern California, 2016
  • Guide to the World's Leading Trusts and Estates Lawyers, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2015

Publications

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