Biography

Melissa S. Hung assists international and domestic families and individuals by developing and implementing estate planning strategies to transfer assets in a tax-efficient manner. Her diverse experience includes customizing revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, and other vehicles to promote her clients’ objectives. Ms. Hung also advises fiduciaries regarding trust and estate administrations. She enjoys collaborating with lawyers and advisors with expertise in other areas to holistically address the full spectrum of her clients’ legal needs.

Ms. Hung is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Ms. Hung is conversational in Mandarin Chinese.

Distinctions

  • Northern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2013–2018)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chair, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Board Advisor, Stern Grove Festival Association
  • Former Co-Chair, Barrister Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Former Chair, Employment Committee, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Member, San Francisco Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP)

Firm Highlights

News

The Legal 500 United States 2019 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Practices & Attorneys

The 2019 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the top firms in the Construction, Land Use/Zoning, and Not-for-Profit practice areas. Recognized attorneys include: Construction Adam Dawson CJ Higley...

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Bay Area Opportunity Zones 2.0

On the heels of recently released regulation by the US government, we dive back into the state of OZs in the Bay Area. What You'll Learn What are the most important takeaways from the...

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Are You Background Checking Your Contractors? If So, Exercise Caution.

Employers who use background checks in their hiring processes are likely aware of the various requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state statutes. They must provide clear disclosures and obtain...

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What California’s New Security Law Means to Your Business

Commonsense IoT security steps that startups and small business should consider to comply with California’s new law California recently enacted a new law, Senate Bill 327, that requires companies that make Internet of Things...

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Accessory Dwelling Units Authorized in New Construction

New legislation passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on June 18 now authorizes the addition of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in new construction projects for single-family homes and multi-family buildings. The City...

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Complex Civil Litigation Symposium

Doug Dexter is a member of the planning committee for the 2019 Complex Civil Litigation Symposium.

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Nonprofits and the California Consumer Privacy Act

The new California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) will come into effect January 1, 2020. In most situations, nonprofits won’t be subject to the law—but in some cases they necessarily will be and/or...

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Event

Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

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News

JIOP Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Matayoshi

Kelly Matayoshi discusses how the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program helped her career and what she'd say to students undecided about applying for an internship. Read the interview here .

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Lysondra Ludwig Selected to Leadership San Francisco

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