Loretta Siciliano is senior counsel of the firm, and practices in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, entity formation, tax and charitable planning, and income, estate and gift tax controversies.

Ms. Siciliano is a member of the State Bar of California Taxation Section, Tax Procedure and Litigation Committee, Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee, and Pass Through Entities Committee.

Her publications include “Estate Planning Checklist To Review With Clients In Dissolution Proceedings”, written with Nina Madden Sabban for the 1994 Family Law Reference Book, published by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and “Federal and California Individual Tax Developments”, written with Paul Gordon Hoffman, and published as part of the University of Southern California Forty-Eighth Annual Institute on Federal Taxation, 1996.

Ms. Siciliano volunteers as an arbitrator in attorney-client fee disputes through the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She also volunteers through the Beverly Hills Bar Association in the United States Tax Court as an advisor for taxpayers without legal counsel. Ms. Siciliano has engaged in both of these volunteer activities for more than ten years.

Ms. Siciliano was admitted to the California Bar in 1977. She received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1971, a J.D. degree from Hastings College of Law in 1977, and a Master of Laws degree (L.L.M.) in Taxation with great distinction from Golden Gate University in 1982.

Loretta Sicilianoloretta@hswlaw.com



Areas of Practice

Estate Planning

Tax & Charitable Planning


Stanford University
(B.A., 1971)

Hastings College of Law
(J.D., 1977)

Golden Gate University
(L.L.M. in Taxation, 1982)