Speaker: Golnaz Yazdchi
Topic: Beware the SLAPP: Anti-SLAPP Litigation and Its Implication on Enforcing No Contest Clauses
Please join us for a discussion on anti-SLAPP motions in the trust and estate context. The presentation will cover an overview of anti-SLAPP motions, a discussion of recent trust and estate cases wherein the court held that the anti-SLAPP statute applied to petitions to enforce a no contest clause, including the 2019 decision of Key v. Tyler, as well as an update on pending legislation that would impact the applicability of anti-SLAPP motions to petitions to enforce no contest clauses.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
Golnaz Yazdchi is a partner in the Private Wealth and Fiduciary Litigation group in Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton’s Century City office. Golnaz’s practice focuses exclusively on disputes over trusts, estates, conservatorships and other fiduciary matters. She represents individuals, corporate trustees, and families in various litigated matters including, will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty cases, accounting actions, judicial construction and modification of trusts, elder abuse actions, and contested conservatorship proceedings. Golnaz is part of a unique, nationally-recognized team representing clients in some of the most high-profile, celebrity, and complex trust and estate disputes in the country. Golnaz may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-228-2271”