ERIK E. WOODBURY, MANAGING PARTNER

Erik E. Woodbury, Managing Partner

ewoodbury@heritagelawllp.com

949-382-6400

Education

Tulane University School of Law (J.D., Certificate in Admiralty, 1997)

Boston College (B.A., 1994)

Admissions

California (2005)

Georgia (2003)

Florida (1997)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern and Central Districts of California

U.S. Virgin Islands (1998 – 2015)

Having been in practice since 1997, Mr. Woodbury is a seasoned litigator and business attorney. His diverse experience includes Estate and Trust disputes, Business and Real Estate Law, Complex Civil litigation, Products & Premises liability, and myriad additional Civil & Commercial matters.

Since graduating from Tulane Law School, Mr. Woodbury has had the opportunity to represent a broad spectrum of corporations and individuals in highly complex trust litigation and representational matters, and has achieved great success on behalf of his clients in State and Federal Courts across the country. In addition to obtaining beneficial results through trial, Mr. Woodbury has worked to negotiate favorable settlements for clients in more than 75 mediations, and has assisted corporate and individual clients in the structure and completion of numerous transactions; utilizing efficient and often creative approaches to achieve his clients’ needs and objectives.

In the years leading up to the launch of Heritage Law, LLP, Mr. Woodbury worked with some of the top litigation firms in the country and was privileged to serve in a general counsel capacity on behalf of a wide array of companies.

Trust Litigation and Administration:

Mr. Woodbury has extensive experience handling and resolving complicated disputes and administration matters involving trusts ranging from $10MM to more than $100MM; most of which also include family-owned businesses and business interests, commercial and residential real estate holdings, and complex investment portfolios, as well as other non-cash assets.  In this regard, he has effectively prosecuted and defended cases in the following areas, among others:

  • Removal and Surcharge of Trustees
  • Defense of Trustee against Removal and Surcharge claims
  • Interpretation of Trust Provisions and Trustors’ Intent
  • Validation of Trust and Trust-related documents
  • Acquisition, Preservation of Distribution of Trust Assets
  • Accounting and General Trust Administration
  • Elder Abuse and related misconduct
  • Modification and Termination of Trusts
  • Third Party Actions by and/or against Trustees
  • Determination of Beneficiaries
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties/Breach of Trust  

Memberships and Associations:

Mr. Woodbury is admitted to practice in California, Florida, and Georgia, and was a member of the

Virgin Islands Bar from 1998-2015.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Woodbury is a proud member of the Board of Directors of Pure Game, Inc. (www.thepuregame.org), a non-profit organization that uses soccer as a mechanism to develop character and bring hope to underprivileged children, and also serves as an adjunct professor in the MCAA program at Concordia University, Irvine.

While an undergraduate at Boston College, Mr. Woodbury was a member of the varsity soccer (1990 – 1992) and football teams (1992 – 1994), and was a finalist for the Chevrolet Scholar Athlete Award.

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