Ken Begun is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.
Ken’s practice specializes in working with individuals, couples and families to custom-plan their estate including the use and implementation of trusts, wills, powers of attorney and other estate planning instruments and techniques. Ken’s practice also includes trust and estate administration, probate, probate and trust litigation, incapacity planning, gift and estate taxation, and non-probate transfers of assets.
Ken is past Chair and Commissioner of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Advisory Commission (EPLAC) to the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California. Ken also sat on the Board of Legal Specialization while Chair of EPLAC.
Ken has been selected as Super Lawyer by Northern California Super Lawyers for Years 2008-2019.
Ken was previously a partner at Frankel & Goldware, LLP in San Ramon, CA.
Ken received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his Juris Doctorate (law degree) from John F. Kennedy University, School of Law. Additionally, Ken earned a Diploma in Trial Advocacy Skills from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Notre Dame Law School.
Ken has been, and continues to be, involved in various civic and professional organizations. He is a past president of the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley. He is past President of Beth Chaim Congregation. He is a past board member for the Tri Valley Estate Planning Council and Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living. He is a past board member of Hope Hospice. He is also a graduate of Leadership San Ramon Valley.
Ken has been an Associate Professor in “Wills and Trusts” at John F. Kennedy University, School of Law. Ken has been an instructor in “The ABC’s of Wills and Trusts” for the Pleasanton (Alameda County) Unified School District.
Ken is a periodic guest on NPR Radio’s “Your Legal Rights with Chuck Finney”, San Francisco and has made periodic appearances for Television Cable 30 for its estate planning programs.