Kimberly F. Whitfield

Of Counsel
Kimberly Whitfield, a seasoned legal advisor in Dickinson Wright’s Silicon Valley office, has over 20 years of experience counseling clients in litigation and transactional matters. Her practice encompasses estate and trust planning and administration, probate and trust litigation, commercial litigation, and a focus on corporate and technology.

As a trusted counselor, Kimberly offers tailored guidance to a diverse clientele encompassing private individuals, entrepreneurs, and corporate entities. Her approach extends across a broad spectrum of legal matters, spanning transactional intricacies to navigating complex litigations, ensuring that each client receives bespoke counsel aligned with their unique needs and objectives.

She excels in corporate advisory services, offering strategic insights into corporate structure, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and technology licensing. Her proficiency extends to negotiating commercial contracts, technology service agreements, and subscription-based (SaaS)(PaaS) arrangements.

In litigation, Kimberly adeptly navigates every stage of the legal process. This includes managing petitions and complaints, overseeing meticulous discovery processes, conducting precise depositions, handling law and motion practice, facilitating arbitration and mediation, and providing compelling representation during trials.

Kimberly Whitfield is a versatile attorney who delivers nuanced representation across estate planning, trust administration, corporate advisory, and litigation services. Her depth of knowledge and holistic approach make her an invaluable partner for clients.
 

Education & Credentials

Education

Southwestern Law School

J.D.

University of California, San Diego

B.A.

Bar Admission

  • California
  • Florida

Spoken Languages

  • Spanish

Prominent Assignments

Advised high net worth estate and trust matters, including the preparation of estate planning documents, complex revocable and irrevocable trusts, trust administration, and trust & probate litigation.
Represented offshore & U.S.-based public and private technology companies
Handled all phases of litigation, including petitions, complaints, discovery, depositions, law & motion, arbitrations, mediations & trial
Counseled corporations with formation, governance, mergers, and technology agreements
Experience with fiduciary liability, shareholders claims, FINRA actions, dissolution of partnerships, and corporate transactions.
 

Professional Involvement

  • Santa Clara Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council 
  • Italian American Lawyers Association 
 

Community Involvement

Volunteer, Foxworthy Baptist Church

Court Admissions

U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
USDC: Central District of California
USDC: Northern District of California 
 

Publications/Presentations

HIPAA Compliance & Why Your HDO Business Should Care 
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