James E. Shekoyan

James Shekoyan has over 40 years experience in business formation and consultation, estate planning, wills and trusts and in commercial and agricultural real estate matters.

Mr. Shekoyan, a Baker Manock & Jensen Senior Counsel, has been a lawyer for more than 45 years. He practices in the areas of business formation and consultation, real estate and estate planning, with an emphasis in estate and gift tax planning, trusts, wills, family limited partnerships, and advising in the administration of trusts and estates. Mr. Shekoyan also represents clients in business succession planning and commercial and agricultural real estate matters.

He is a member and past president of the Fresno Estate Planning Council, a past board member of the Fresno Business Council, a past board member of the California Water Commission and other community organizations, and served as chairman of the City of Fresno's Little Hoover Commission. He currently serves as a board member and is a past president of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, and is a member of California State University Fresno President's Advisory Board. He is a member of the Fresno County and American Bar Associations.

Education
  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California (J.D., 1965)
  • Stanford University (A.B., 1962)
Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of California (1966)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit)
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court (Central and Eastern Districts of California)