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Somita Basu

Somita Basu

Real People. Real World Advice. Real Results.
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • California
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Somita Basu is a Founding Principal of Norton Basu LLP. Ms. Basu began her career in financial services and insurance and has lived and worked across the globe, working with blue chip Fortune 500 companies. Her career has taken her from the New York City metropolitan area to India and Singapore, where she gained a unique perspective on global business practices and cultures. She has worked in senior management positions with a culturally diverse workforce.

Having lived abroad for 13 years, Ms. Basu is particularly sensitive to how different cultural views can influence decision-making and risk appetite. She brings this holistic outlook to help her clients address legal problems, always taking the time to explain issues in terms clients can easily understand.

Ms. Basu addresses complex issues in estate planning and probate cases, always keeping in mind the cultural ramifications of immigrant cultures. Ms. Basu is an experienced writer, having worked on international speeches and articles while based in Singapore, and contributes to the Norton Basu blog.

Ms. Basu is a member of the American Bar Association, including its section on Real Property, Trusts and Estates. She is also a member of the Silicon Valley Bar Association, which focuses exclusively on the issues of estate planning and probate. She is actively engaged in pro bono representation and has volunteered significant time with legal aid services organizations.

Ms. Basu currently lives in the South Bay area with her family.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 284442
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  • Bengali
  • Hindi
Professional Experience
Partner & Co-Founder
Norton Basu LLP
- Current
Volunteer Attorney
Bay Area Legal Aid
Senior Vice President
Global Law Alliance
Concord Law School at Purdue Global
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Professional Associations
California Lawyers Association
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Silicon Valley Bar Association
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Solo & Small Firm Section of the California Lawyers Association
Vice Chair
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California State Bar  # 284442
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Norton Basu LLP
Estate Planning Blog
Contact & Map
Norton Basu LLP
5201 Great America Pkwy #320
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Telephone: (408) 850-7250