Jana G. Garrotto

Practice Group

Trust and Estate Planning


University of San Francisco

Juris Doctor (1989)

San Francisco State University

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and English Literature (1986)

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  • Jana G. Garrotto is Senior Counsel in our Trust & Estate Planning Practice Group with nearly 30 years’ experience. She is focused on protecting her clients’ goals for distribution of a variety of assets and family business interests. This entails customized and comprehensive planning for each client.

    Such transactions often require the drafting of trusts, wills and durable powers of attorney, making health care surrogate designations, strategizing charitable giving, and establishing guardianships.

    When business interests are involved, Ms. Garrotto is also well versed in related legal areas, including: real estate transactions, intellectual property protections, business succession planning, and corporate and estate tax minimization. She has worked with clients at all phases of family business planning – from the setup of the most appropriate legal structure for growth and continued success, to devising efficient exit strategies – all with an eye to her clients’ costs, income and retirement goals.

    Ms. Garrotto typically represents:

    • Family Business Owners
    • Corporate Executives
    • Individuals in Professional Services Industries
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Entertainment Industry Professionals

    Before joining Lewitt Hackman, Ms. Garrotto was an estate planning attorney at her own, and other firms in Los Angeles. She first practiced civil, business litigation earlier in her career.

    Ms. Garrotto currently serves as Vice Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Trust and Estates Section Executive Committee, and as Co-Editor of LACBA’s Trusts and Estates Section’s monthly newsletter.

    She attended San Francisco State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English Literature. Ms. Garrotto earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

  • State Bar of California

    Los Angeles County Bar Association

    • Vice-Chair, Trust and Estates Section Executive Committee (July 2019-20)
    • Secretary/Treasurer, Trust and Estates Section Executive Committee (July 2018-19)
    • Co-Editor, Trust and Estates Section eBulletin

    San Fernando Valley Bar Association

    Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

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