Our Firm

Anderson Reynard LLP practices in the areas of estate planning, trust and probate law and related tax, business, real estate, and litigation issues. We offer custom estate planning for individuals and families in San Diego, Orange County, and throughout Southern California, in order to optimize personnel planning and minimize estate costs, fees and taxes.

Anderson Reynard is rated AV (highest rating) by one of the oldest legal resources in the nation, Martindale-Hubbell, and San Diego Magazine has recognized our firm for having some of the top lawyers in the city.

We represent clients for estate litigation, probate, international planning, trust administration, charitable planning, preparation of gift and estate tax returns, controversies with the IRS, and business succession planning.

Meet our attorneys

David C. Anderson, Esq.

David Anderson is a partner with the firm. He is licensed in California and Montana, and has been a practicing attorney for thirty-six years. For the past twenty years, he has restricted his practice to estate planning, trusts, gift and estate tax, and probate and associated litigation.

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John S. Reynard III, Esq.

John has been with the firm since 2012. He brings a rich background in business management and operations. Before attending law school, he worked in many different capacities at companies that he either started on his own or founded with partners.

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William D. Carey, Esq.

William “Bill” Carey is the Senior Litigation Attorney of the firm and brings an extensive background in probate litigation experience. Bill helps families resolve conflict stemming from inheritance disputes. As blended/second families become "the new normal," disputes over the transition of assets from one generation to the next become more and more common.

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Melanie Claassen, Esq.

Melanie Claassen joined Anderson Reynard LLP in 2018 as an associate attorney focusing in the areas of Trust & Estate Planning, Estate Administration, and Estate Litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Melanie was an associate attorney in New York City.

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