Sean D. Muntz

Managing Partner

Sean D. Muntz serves as Managing Partner of RMO LLP. Sean is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, with litigation experience spanning a broad range of subject matters. Sean’s practice focuses on representing beneficiaries, professional and corporate fiduciaries (administrators, executors, trustees, conservators, and guardians) in contested trust, estate and probate litigation.

Credentials

University of Southern California
Juris Doctor

University of Hawaii
BA, Journalism & Political Science

Best Lawyers in America,
Trusts and Estates, Best Lawyers, 2024

“Super Lawyer” Super Lawyers,
Southern California Super Lawyers 2018-2024

“Leaders of Influence: Litigators and 
Trial Lawyers,” Los Angeles Business Journal, 2022

“Legal Visionaries,” Business of Law Magazine, 
Los Angeles Times, 2022

Member, State Bar of California

“Anticipating the Secret Scion in Estate Planning”
CSQ, Author
11/22/2019

“Take Care to Learn the Changing Rules for Hiring and Paying Elder Caregivers”
CSQ, Author
03/05/2020

“How to Plan Your Estate Amid a Global Pandemic”
CSQ, Author
04/20/2020

“Expect a Post-COVID-19 Tsunami of Financial Elder Abuse Case”
CSQ, Author
10/12/2020

“Debtors and Probate: What Not to Do”
CSQ, Author
02/23/2021

“I’ve Been Named a Trustee. Now What?”
CSQ, Author
12/02/2021

“Britney Spears sees a possible end to conservatorship path”
STEP, Author
04/21/2021

“Why a Conservatorship for Britney, But Not for Kanye?”
Attorney at Law – Magazine, Author
12/05/2022

“Relieving the Burden”
LA Times – Senior Living Magazine, Author
04/2021

“Legislative Reform Needed to Address the Oncoming Financial Elder Abuse Tsunami” STEP, Author
03/2021

“Trust Litigation: What Does It Entail?”
Lawyer Monthly, Author
10/2020

VHollywood cases provide teachable moments in estate planning”
Daily Journal, Author
05/23/2019

“Sorting Aretha Franklin’s wills could take longer than the Prince estate”
Daily Journal, Author
05/31/2019

“Bill that would have brought back state gift and estate taxes fails to pass”
Daily Journal, Author
06/13/2019

“Finally, an effort to end elder isolation in California”
Living Brentwood, Author
10/2022

“I’ve been named a trustee. Now what?”
Living Brentwood, Author
01/2022

“When Probate Meets Prenup”
Living Brentwood, Co-Author
08/2023

McCabe v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 2

Sundby v. Bank of New York, Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 1

Jenkins v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourt Dist., Div. 2

Gorton v. Advantix Lending, Inc., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 2

Pardes v. The Boeing Company, Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 3

Pedery-Edwards v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 1

Yun v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 3

Moore v. ReconTrust Company, N.A., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 1

Welker v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 3

Steinke v. Bank of America, N.A., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 2

Palms & Sands Owners Ass’n., Inc. v. Bank of America, Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 1

Rosen v. Bank of America, N.A., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 3

Trapp v. U.S. Bank National Ass’n., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 2

Jensen v. Huffman, Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 3

Sroka v. Bank of America, N.A., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 3

Le Beau v. Bank of America, Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 3

Graham v. Bank of America, N.A., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 1

Mabry v. Superior Court, Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 3

Palmer v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 1

Harris v. Bank of America, N.A., Cal. Court of Appeal, Fourth Dist., Div. 2

Latest Articles from Sean

Trust Litigation Attorneys

How to Compel a Trustee to Do Their Job

By Phillip Szachowicz, Trust Litigation Attorney at RMO LLP When dealing with a trustee who won’t do their job, compelling them via court order has

Probate inheritance attorney near me

When Probate Meets the Prenup

Premarital agreements increasingly have become commonplace in modern marriages. A 2022 poll by Harris Insights & Analytics found that 15 percent of married respondents reported

Who Are the Parties In an Estate?

When a person dies, their estate often must go through probate, which is the legal process of distributing their assets. Multiple parties are typically involved

What Is a Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit?

A fiduciary duty is a legal obligation that one party has to another to act in their best interests. This duty is typically seen in

How Long Do You Have To Contest Probate in Florida?

If a person passes away without a will, their assets are distributed by probate court according to Florida’s intestate succession laws. However, having a will

How Do I File an Objection to Probate Petition?

To file an objection, you or your attorney must submit an Objection to Probate Petition to the probate court where the petition for probate of

Speaking Engagements

Orange County Estate Planning Council

The Unknown Child: DNA Testing and Estate Planning and Trust Administration

2022 | Presenter

Los Angeles Paralegal Association

Litigation Basics

2020 | Presenter

RMO LLP’S SEAN MUNTZ, SCOTT RAHN NAMED TOP LOS ANGLES LAWYERS

published on PRNewswire 

National probate and inheritance dispute law firm, RMO LLP, announced today that CEO Scott Rahn and firm Managing Partner Sean Muntz have been recognized…

RMO LLP Taps Sean Muntz as Firm Managing Partner

published on PRNewswire

National probate and inheritance dispute law firm, RMO LLP, announced today that veteran probate trial and appellate lawyer Sean D. Muntz has been named the firm’s new Managing Partner.

RMO LLP’S SCOTT RAHN AND SEAN MUNTZ NAMED “LEGAL VISIONARIES”

published by Reuters

 National probate litigation law firm RMO LLP announced today that Founding Partners Scott Rahn and Sean Muntz have been recognized by the Los Angeles Times as ‘Legal Visionaries’ in its second annual Business of Law magazine.