R. Donald McNeilOf Counsel
Trust & Estate
R. Donald McNeil, through his corporation, is of counsel to the firm. Don’s practice emphasizes Estate Planning as well as Trust and Estate Administration, and he has extensive experience advising business clients and establishing, modifying, and dissolving business entities.
Don is a certified specialist in Estate, Trust and Probate law. He is a former lecturer at law at Santa Clara University and Lincoln Law Schools. He is a speaker at continuing education courses and is a past president of the Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council. He is a past president of the Santa Clara University Alumni Association.
Don has served as general counsel for a number of non-profit corporations, including Bellarmine College Preparatory, and is a former president and is a long time director of Eastfield Ming Quong, a family and child services non-profit corporation with offices in a number of California counties. Eastfield Ming Quong is the largest mental health provider of its kind in Northern California and has expanded into Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California.
Don is a graduate of Santa Clara University where he won that University’s Nobili award. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a member of the California State Bar.
Don and his wife Therese live in Monte Sereno, California. They have four adult sons.