Adam F. Streisand is a trial attorney whose expertise is in private wealth disputes, including litigation involving trusts, estates and conservatorships. Mr. Streisand began his career as an entertainment and intellectual property litigator, but found his calling bringing to court the stories of real people in some of the most trying times of their lives. With his background, Mr. Streisand has become well known for his courtroom victories in celebrity estates, but his focus remains with ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances due to family strife.
The accolades for Mr. Streisand’s stature in the legal profession are legion. The legal newspaper, the Daily Journal, profiling Mr. Streisand on the cover of its “Extra” section, called him “The Sure Thing” and noted that his resume is “a lawyer’s C.V. on steroids.”
Worth magazine named him as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys in Trusts and Estates” in the country. Citywealth magazine named him one of the top 50 private wealth attorneys in North America. The Daily Journal named Mr. Streisand one of the “Top 100” lawyers in California: the only trusts and estates litigator ever to be included in that list. The Los Angeles Business Journal named Mr. Streisand one of the top 100 lawyers in Los Angeles County. Lawdragon named Mr. Streisand one of the 500 “Leading Lawyers” in America, and one of the top 500 trial lawyers in the country.
The Daily Journal says: “From his victory in the landmark copyright case, Newton v. Diamond, in which he represented the Beastie Boys and Capitol Records … Streisand has transitioned into a nationally recognized trust and estate litigator. His practice is unique in that he is the rare lawyer in the field with an expertise in disputes involving entertainment and intellectual property issues. He’s been in courtroom battles over the estates of Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Marlon Brando, Michael Crichton, Anna Nicole Smith, Rodney Dangerfield, Dennis Hopper, William Randolph Hearst and many more.”
Lawdragon says “Adam Streisand is easily one of the best trust and estate litigators in the country.”
Trusts & Estates magazine says Mr. Streisand “is a trial lawyer renowned for his courtroom victories in celebrity estates.”
The American Lawyer says he “is a veteran of battles over the estates of Marlon Brando and Ray Charles.”
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Streisand teaches other lawyers the art and science of trial work as an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and as a frequent lecturer and author. He is also active in authoring probate law, including legislation he drafted at the request of the Marilyn Monroe estate, to protect the right of a celebrity’s heirs to control his or her name, image and likeness after death.