Julia W. Murphy-Chutorian

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Julia W. Murphy-Chutorian joined the Firm's Trusts & Estates Group after practicing with Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling, LLP in San Jose. She focuses her practice primarily on estate planning and advising clients on tax efficient lifetime giving strategies including irrevocable life insurance trusts, sales of closely held businesses to defective grantor trusts, charitable trusts, qualified personal residence trusts and special needs trusts. Her practice also includes post death administration, advising real estate and limited partnerships regarding succession planning and probate. Admitted to the U.S. Tax Court, Julia is experienced resolving estate and gift tax audits and property tax disputes.

Julia lives with her husband and daughter at their home in Palo Alto. Her interests include digital photography, cooking, gardening, beach volleyball, hiking, camping and traveling.


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  • California Western School of Law
    J.D. 2007
    Academic Achievement Award Estate & Gift Tax
    Academic Achievement Award Corporate Tax
  • University of California, Riverside
    Cum laude
    B.S., 2002


  • Silicon Valley Bar Association New Attorney Round Table - Co-Chair 2009-2012
  • Silicon Valley Bar Association Executive Planning Committee - 2009 - 2012

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