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Lani Meanley Collins

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Admitted:1981, California
Law School: Cornell University, J.D.
Member:Santa Barbara County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member: Nonprofit Organizations Committee, Business Law Section; Exempt Organizations Committee, Tax Section; Estate Planning Section; Delegate, Conference of Delegates, 1986 and 1988; Member, 2002–2010, 2012–2013, Vice-Chair, Website, 2006–2008, Chair, 2008–2010 and Adviser, 2010–2012, Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Business Law Section); Santa Barbara Women Lawyers; California Women Lawyers; Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council (Secretary, 2010; Vice-President/Programs, 2011; President, 2012, Immediate Past President, 2012); Santa Barbara Planned Giving Round Table; National Committee on Planned Giving
Biography:Phi Beta Kappa. Member, Moot Court Board. Director, 1987–1993, Vice-President, 1989 and President, 1990–1992, The Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County. Director, 1983–1985 and Treasurer, 1984–1985, Barristers Club of Santa Barbara. Instructor: Employment Law, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1995; Laws for Nonprofit Finance and Fundraising, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2001. Speaker, Estate Planning and Administration: Annual Recent Developments, Continuing Education of the Bar, 2000–2003. Director, 1973–2000 and President, 1997–1999, Santa Barbara Historical Society. Director and President, The Howard Carden School, 2000–2002. Executive Board, 2009–2011, President’s Cabinet 2012–, District Commissioner  2011–, Los Padres Council, Boy Scouts of America, Inc.
Born:La Jolla, California
Practice Areas:Trusts and Estates (25%); Wills (2%); Probate (2%); Trust Administration (45%); Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations (20%); Business Law (2%); Business Formations (2%); Contracts (2%)