Attorney Profile

Raymond P. Sheffield, LL.M.

100 Century Center Court, Suite 302
San Jose, California 95112
Phone : (408)920-2500


Raymond Sheffield is a well known speaker in the Tax and Estate Planning area. He focuses his practice in all aspects of trusts, estate planning, probate and trust administration, tax and business planning. Raymond’s guiding concern is to give clients clear and straightforward advice on complex areas of the law. He believes that a good lawyer make things as simple as possible for his clients to understand. Raymond helps his clients implement sophisticated estate plans, without unnecessary complexity.

Raymond counsels individuals, families, business owners, trustees and executors. He strives to counsel his clients on both the wealth transfer tax issues and the non monetary issues that revolve around the life events. His experiences as a pastor, insurance agent, and stockbroker serve him well in counselling clients regarding the family dynamic and the emotional impact various decisions may have , beyond the financial result.

Raymond holds a J.D. from the University of Santa Clara School of Law and an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami School of Law.

Raymond is on Executive Committee of the Silicon Valley Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Committee. He is a member of the Trusts & Estates and Tax Committees of the California State Bar and the American Bar Association. He is also active in the Pro Bono Project’s Lawyers in the Library program in the downtown San Jose. He is licensed to practice before the highest courts in California and in the United States. In addition he also practices in front to the United States Tax Court.

Raymond speaks regularly before numerous professional and charitable organization on various tax, business estate planning topics. He regularly gives training seminars to CPA’s, Enrolled Agents , CFP’s, Life Insurance Agents, and other financial professionals and advisors.

Raymond lives in the Almaden Valley of San Jose. He is a graduate of Leland High School.