David Greco | Trust Attorney in San Diego | RMO Lawyers
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David is a Partner with RMO LLP and Managing Attorney in the San Diego office, which he helped launch.  David also chairs the firm’s appellate practice. He represents beneficiaries, as well as professional and corporate fiduciaries – e.g. administrators, executors, trustees, conservators, and guardians – in contested trust, estate, and probate litigation matters, as well as related estate administration issues.

David previously worked for the California Court of Appeal, the California Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the San Diego Law Review.

COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • Chair, The San Diego Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Section
  • Guest Lecturer on Law, Policy and Legal Writing – University of California San Diego
  • Guest Lecturer on Employment Law – University of San Diego School of Law
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association – Trusts and Estates; Employment & Labor
  • Member, Tom Homann Law Association
  • Member, Professional Fiduciary Association of California

EDUCATION

University of San Diego, School of Law
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude 

Metropolitan State College of Denver

BA, Political Science

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Member, State Bar of California

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Successfully appealed trial court’s order denying a motion to compel arbitration in a case involving allegations that trustees misrepresented an easement over the family beach home. Arbitration later resulted in complete defense judgment for trustees.
  • On behalf of a trust beneficiary, successfully appealed and overturned a trial court’s ruling that the trustees were not subject to jurisdiction of the California court, confirming the applicability of jurisdictional tests in probate.
  • Represented amicus trust beneficiary in appeal over the validity of arbitrator’s award regarding trust assets. After trial court erroneously refused to vacate arbitration award when arbitrator refused to recuse after a party made a request for recusal, obtained a published appellate ruling strengthening protections for parties in arbitration proceedings.
  • Through early motions, obtained dismissal of two lawsuits in two different courts contesting trust distribution. The lawsuits were brought by a family member who had been wholly disinherited from the trust and estate.
  • Represented administrator of an estate in a civil lawsuit filed by the aggrieved father of a decedent. Obtained dismissal with prejudice through strategic use of early-stage motion practice, with an award of costs to the administrator.
  • Represented beneficiaries in a lawsuit against a corporate trustee for breach of fiduciary duty. Negotiated resignation of the trustee and a transfer of assets to new corporate trustee approved by all beneficiaries.
  • Represented beneficiary of an estate in dispute with a trustee who had failed to administer trust assets for over twenty years.
  • Obtained full payout of all assets owed to the beneficiary, resulting in cash influx that allowed the beneficiary to keep her longtime home.
  • Represented the mother of a woman with special needs to obtain court approval of a special needs trust with retroactive reimbursement for mother, who had advanced significant resources for her daughter’s care.
  • Successfully defended daughter in elder abuse lawsuit brought by her mother. Successfully demonstrated that the case was being driven by another sibling who was manipulating the mother.
  • Successfully defended trustee against twelve separate attempts by the beneficiary to have the trustee removed.

DAVID IN THE NEWS

Resident sues operators of Riverside retirement home, Altavita Village, over sale to for-profit group

A resident at a Riverside retirement community of mostly military veterans is suing to stop its sale, accusing its board of financial mismanagement.

In recent years, residents have raised concerns about the management of Altavita Village as its financial viability has dipped. The community once had a $50 million reserve that after a decade is nearly gone. In January, Altavita defaulted on payments to bondholders.

USD Law Students Submit Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court

San Diego (December 9, 2013) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law students David Barnes, Alyssa Eisenberg, David Greco, Erika Oliver, and Daniel Taskalos—under the direction of USD Law Professors Michael Ramsey and Michael Devitt­­—wrote and filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the respondent in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case, National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, A Division of the Noel Corp.

USD School of Law Hosts Third Annual Student Leadership Breakfast

SAN DIEGO (April 29, 2014) – The Student Bar Association (SBA) and the Office for Law Student Affairs at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law hosted the third annual Student Leadership Breakfast on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at USD’s La Gran Terraza. 

The breakfast honors the many student leaders and student organizations who work tirelessly for their school, their community and their law student colleagues. Dean Stephen Ferruolo provided welcoming remarks to the group of more than 90 students.

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