Yulissa Zulaica is a partner in the law firm of Johnston, Kinney & Zulaica LLP. Her estate planning practice includes representing high net worth clients and cross-border issues. She has also served as an expert witness in matters relating to international planning. In addition, Yulissa has extensive experience with probate and trust administration and litigation, and she frequently represents clients in court on contested and uncontested matters. Yulissa is a frequent speaker on topics related to estate and probate matters, including wealth transfer strategies and tax planning.
Yulissa has worked on various publications for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). She is a member of the State Bar of California and the Trusts and Estates Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. She was named a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017 and 2018. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. and L.L.M. in Tax from Golden Gate University.
Yulissa has been an advocate in the community for most of her life. Over the years she has dedicated her free time with many organizations, including but not limited to the Volunteer Legal Services program of the San Francisco Bar Association, the Latino Community Foundation, and the Women’s Cancer Resource Center and various political campaigns. She also sat of the Board of San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, Bay Area Latino Lawyers Fund and Thousand Currents.
Yulissa currently lives in the East Bay with her husband and two children. She is fluent in Spanish and English and speaks conversational Japanese and Basque.