Carolyn E. Henel

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Carolyn E. Henel

Phone: (510) 433-2680

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Carolyn E. Henel is a partner at Roisman Henel + Adams LLP. She represents individuals in estate planning, probate and trust administration, family business planning and charitable giving. In addition, she advises trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in the administration of decedents’ estates, preparation of estate tax returns, and the administration of revocable and irrevocable trusts.

Carolyn is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. She serves on the Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corporation (VLSC) Board of Directors.

Carolyn has been selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers list every year since 2004 and to the Northern California Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Lawyers list in 2007, 2010, and 2011. She was named one of “The Top 100 Attorneys in the United States” attending to affluent families by Worth Magazine in 2006 and 2007.

Carolyn has held an “AV” preeminent ranking from Martindale-Hubbell for over 15 years. Carolyn is a contributing author to CEB and speaks to professional groups on topics relating to trusts and estates.

Professional Background & Education

  • Roisman Henel + Adams LLP, Partner, May 2002 to present
  • Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May PC, Associate, October 1996 to May 2002
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Yale University, B.A., 1992

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section
  • East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers
  • Alameda County Bar Association