I am passionate about providing estate planning services to parents with minor children, and also love working with single people and with small business owners. How I do what I do My Style: My estate plans are highly personalized. We start with an in-depth conversation to establish your mission and vision for yourself, your loved ones, and your legacy. From there, I use the latest drafting software and tailor your plan.
Meeting Location: I know how overextended parents are. That’s why I extend my services to clients’ homes. Or if you prefer to get out of the house, we can meet at my office. Either way, you get apple pie at signing.
Beyond the estate plan: My process includes a broad discussion about exposure to risk and how insurance, entity formation, and post-nuptial agreements can help you mitigate risk in your unique situation. About Me
While earning her L.LM in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration at Golden Gate University, she established De Fonte Law in 2016 to work with families and individuals to provide the much needed stability and peace of mind that comes from knowing an estate is in order.
Patricia was born in St. Luke’s Hospital in the Mission District of San Francisco. She grew up in San Jose, back when it was “Sa-na-zay”, and attended Santa Clara University, where she graduated with a BA in Communication and minor in Italian. After working at TBS in Atlanta and on “The Home Show” in Los Angeles, she moved to Rome, Italy, where she managed a television channel featuring American programming on the first satellite television platform in the Middle East. Returning to San Francisco in 1998, she met her future husband on her first day at Golden Gate University’s School of Law.
Patricia practiced entertainment and intellectual property law with the Idell Firm for five rewarding and exciting years. She has since been busy raising two wonderful boys, while serving as an award-winning Neighborhood Watch captain successfully raising funds to beautify her neighborhood with trees and plantings. Patricia also raised funds to improve her children’s public school with a garden and soccer field.
In her free time, Patricia spends time with family and friends, prepares for the zombie apocalypse, supports causes that are important to her and reads the New Yorker cover to cover. Naturally warm and relatable, she will treat you as one of her own, until Cards Against Humanity comes out, when all bets are off.