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

  • Fellow, Asian American Bar Association (AABA) Leadership Education for Attorney Development (LEAD) program 2019
  • Northern California Super Lawyers - Rising Stars (2013–2018)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Stern Grove Festival Association
  • Former Chair, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 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

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2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Raymond Sheen will speak at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar session, "Fingerprints, Facial Recognition, Permission? Oh My! Biometric Privacy Coverage Litigation Arriving Soon in Your State." Details: The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act...

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2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Join Erica Villanueva for a discussion on "Coverage Arguments that Work in Court but May Backfire at Mediation" at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar. Details: In mediation, context is everything. Who are you...

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End of a Decade - Checklist for California Nonprofits

As 2019 comes to a close, we thought about our customary note to nonprofit officers and directors to take a few moments to confirm that important year-end responsibilities have not been overlooked. But since this...

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ABA 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime

Jessica Nall will be speaking at the 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime session, "Updates in Cybercrime: Are We Fighting an Impossible Battle?" Details: Information security has now become an essential part of corporate...

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Trade Secret Hygiene for Current Employees

Published on  ACCDocket.com . By Walt Norfleet, Smiths Group plc and Eugene Y. Mar, Farella Braun + Martel LLP In the first two parts of this series on best practices in protecting trade secrets, we...

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New Laws for California Employers in 2020

The California Legislature and Governor Newsom have passed a sizable list of new laws governing the workplace in 2020. Employers are, once again, advised to evaluate their workplace rules and practices to insure they keep...

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News

Threat of Cyberattack by Iran Still Critical, Experts Say

Insurance Recovery Partner Tyler Gerking commented in  The Wall Street Journal article "Threat of Cyberattack by Iran Still Critical, Experts Say." In the article, Tyler said that such direct actions by a nation-state against...

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Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition

C.J. Higley was mentioned in the article, "Plans for SF’s 4th-tallest building win key OK as developer resolves opposition."  According to the article, the Transbay district Parcel F tower would include 165 condos, 189...

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Farella Braun + Martel’s Jerome Braun Honored With Bill Edlund Award for Professionalism in the Law

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AB 37: State Tax Deductions for Cannabis Businesses

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