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Stanford Rubin’s practice centers on estate and tax planning and trust and probate administration matters for individuals of substantial net worth. His experience involves all aspects of important art collections, including securing appraisals acceptable to the Internal Revenue Service, verifying authenticity and the preparation and filing of estate tax returns. He also defends valuation positions on audits and arranges for the disposition of collections, which may involve negotiations with major auction houses.

Stanford represents substantial trusts or estates that own noncontrolling interests in closely held corporations. He handles both administrative and estate tax valuation issues for them, including litigation and compromise, achieving de facto liquidation of the corporations. He also evaluates and asserts beneficiaries’ rights for several nationally recognized charitable organizations.


  • Stanford Law School, J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Highest "AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)" Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory