Ariel G. Siner is an associate in the firm’s Estates and Trusts Group. She assists in drafting complex estate plans and trusts and works with clients to achieve their charitable, business succession, and wealth management goals. She also assists in drafting pleadings for trust litigation matters. Additionally, she works with the firm’s Corporate Group in entity formation and dissolution, and mergers and acquisitions.
Ariel was a legal intern at Santa Clara County Counsel, where she researched legal issues arising in the county government offices including Brown Act compliance, Elections Code interpretation, and public records requests. Prior to becoming an associate at Hoge Fenton, Ariel was a summer intern in Hoge Fenton’s Estates and Trust Group.
Ariel is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law. She was a recipient of the Mary Emery Merit Scholarship from 2014-2017 and was recognized for her accomplishments, earning the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Legal Research and Writing, the Witkin Award for Family Law, and making the Dean’s List in 2015 until her graduation in 2017.
Ariel authored “Dressing to Impress? A Legal Examination of Dress Codes in Public Schools” for the Law Review and served as the editor-in-chief of the Santa Clara Law Review. Ariel also served as the President of Women & Law. She is fluent in French, and conversational in German and Italian. She enjoys writing academic, legal, and fictional works, and she published a novel through Amazon in 2014.
- J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
- B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, Sociology and Art History
- Central District of California
Speaking & Publications
Speaking Engagements and Articles
- Co-Author, When is Enough, Enough? Judicial Trustee Removal and Trolan v. Trolan (2019) 31 Cal.App.5th 939, California Trust and Estates Quarterly, Vol. 27, Issue 1, 2021
- Author, Seeing Triple under Probate Code 859 “Double Damages”, Daily Journal, April 10, 2020
- Author, “Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want”: Placencia v. Strazicich, Daily Journal, February 10, 2020