Travis Neal is an attorney in the firm’s estate planning, probate, and trust administration group. He has focused on trusts and estates law for over a decade, working with several Bay Area firms serving a diverse group of clients. He has counseled fiduciaries administering complex trusts or estates, and has helped clients craft estate plans tailored to their needs. Travis has also worked on conservatorship and guardianship matters.
Prior to joining Hartog, Baer, Zabronsky & Verriere, Travis worked at the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), a legal publisher with dozens of resources relied on by California trusts and estates attorneys. There, he wrote and edited practice guides on trust drafting, trust and probate administration, special needs trusts, conservatorships, and guardianships. Before CEB, Travis worked at firms throughout the Bay Area, focusing on estate planning and business disputes. He began his legal career clerking for the Honorable William Schwarzer, United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Travis obtained his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2006 from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where he was Order of the Coif and a member of the Thurston Honor Society. He was also the Executive Articled Editor for the Hastings Law Journal. Travis obtained his B.A. from Stanford University.
Travis is a member of the East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers (EBTEL), the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA), and the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA). He is a volunteer member of the Litigation Subcommittee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the California Lawyers Association.
An Oakland native, Travis lives in Berkeley with his spouse, two children, and small, fluffy dog.