Sibylle Grebe

Sibylle Grebe

Partner
Location:
Torrance, California
Phone:
310-776-9028
866-661-9751
Fax:
310-542-1588
Email:

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Estate Planning (Trusts/Wills)
  • Trust Administration
  • Decedent’s Estate Administration (Probate/Beneficiary Representation/Will Contests)
  • Guardianships 
  • Conservatorships; Limited Conservatorships
  • Elder Law (But May Refer to Other Counsel)
  • Durable Powers of Attorney (Health Care & Financial Management)

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Sibylle Grebe is an attorney licensed to practice law in all courts in the State of California. She is a partner in the law firm of Conover & Grebe, LLP.  The firm practices extensively in the fields of probate, conservatorships, estate planning, trust administration, guardianships and elder law.  It is dedicated to providing expert cost-effective service while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.  

Ms. Grebe has enlisted her leadership skills and experience in the service of many professional and community organizations.  She participated in the Guardianship Volunteer Project, and has served on the Probate Volunteer Panel of Attorneys for the Los Angeles Superior Court since 2004. She has been actively involved in the Mock Interview Program for Southwestern University School of Law for over 20 years.  Ms. Grebe is a  former chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACB) Elder Law Committee, participating in various pro bono activities including counseling older adults and providing public information throughout the Los Angeles area.  Ms. Grebe is a member and past president of the California Council of Elder Law Attorneys. She is the past Co-Chair and current member of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Trusts and Estates Executive Committee, both of which are under the aegis of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.  Ms. Grebe serves on the South Bay Bar Association Board of Directors and is the current co-chair of the Probate and Trust Section.  She joined the Board of Directors of OPICA, a non–profit adult care center dedicated to helping memory impaired adults and their families.  She is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of H.E.L.P., a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting older adults and their families by providing information, education and counseling on elder care, law, finances and consumer protection.   Ms. Grebe’s speaking engagements include the Los Angeles County Bar, Morgan Stanley, The City of Los Angeles, The Women Lawyers Association of LA, and the Comcast Community Access Cable TV production "Senior Living."

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Ms. Grebe is a member of the State Bar of California, United States Supreme Court, American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Distinguished Member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, South Bay Bar Association, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, and the Elder Law Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar.

Ms. Grebe is fluent in German.

Areas of Practice

  • Conservatorships and Guardianships
  • Elder Abuse
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trust Administration
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Pet Trusts

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Mock Interview Program
  • California State University Long Beach
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Economics
  • Emory University
    • Honors: Estate Planning Certification of Achievement

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer, 2016
  • Participated in Guardianship Volunteer Project

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member
  • South Bay Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, Member
  • Elder Law Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar, Member
  • Probate Volunteer Panel of Attorneys, Los Angeles Superior Court since 2004
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACB), Elder Law Committee, Former Chair
  • California Council of Elder Law Attorneys, Member and Past President
  • Lawyer Referral and Information Service Advisory Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Past Co-Chair and Member
  • Trusts and Estates Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • South Bay Bar Association, Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Probate and Trust Section

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, OPICA
  • Former Chair, Board of Directors of H.E.L.P.

Languages

  • German