Serving The Bay Area And All Of California For More Than A Decade

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Ann K. Kavanagh

  • Senior Attorney

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Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust and Probate Administration
  • Trusts and Estates Litigation


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • LL.M.
    • Major: Trust and Probate Law
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • LL.M.
    • Major: Federal Tax Law
  • Lincoln Law School of San Jose, San Jose, California
    • J.D.
  • University of Phoenix
    • B.S.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Taxation Law, California State Bar
  • Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, California State Bar


Ann K. Kavanagh is a Senior Attorney in the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration departments of Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP. Ann has extensive experience in estate planning, trust administration, probate administration, beneficiary representation, and related tax issues. Her practice focuses on comprehensive, tax-sensitive estate plans, wealth transfer strategies, and methods of charitable giving. She handles complex trust and probate administrations and represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in contentious trust administration and probate matters.

Ann has been a featured speaker at continuing education seminars on a variety of estate planning and tax topics. She holds a B.S. in Business Management; a J.D.; an LL.M. in Tax from Golden Gate University; and an LL.M. in Trust and Probate Law from Golden Gate University.

Ann currently lives in the Bay Area with her dogs, cats, and horses.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Professional Associations

  • California Bar Association, Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Present


  • English