Sanford M. Fisch
Armstrong Fisch & Tutoli Attorneys at Law

6050 Santo Road Suite 240
San Diego, CA 92124
TEL: (858) 453-0626

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About Armstrong Fisch & Tutoli Attorneys at Law

Armstrong Fisch & Tutoli Attorneys at Law is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in San Diego, CA, our mission is to provide residents of San Diego and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of San Diego and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Sanford M. Fisch

As a principal in the San Diego law firm of Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli, Sanford Fisch oversees a practice devoted to providing clients with exceptional estate planning guidance and peace of mind. This acclaimed estate planning practice has become a model of excellence for estate planning law firms across the country.

Believing that law is both a rewarding business and a noble profession, Sanford has dedicated himself not only to honing his own legal and technical expertise, but also to helping other attorneys improve their skills. His ardent desire and deep commitment to helping fellow attorneys drove him to co-found the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, an exclusive, membership organization serving the needs of attorneys and law firms nationwide.

Sanford approaches the practice of law with not just solid expertise, but also remarkable enthusiasm and vigor. By constantly seeking simpler, better and more effective ways of doing things, he continues to make a real difference in the lives of families, in the lives of attorneys and on the way estate planning law is practiced in the United States.


A solid legal education, including a Masters degree in tax law, was the foundation for Sanford's career. In addition to building a prominent estate planning law firm, as well as co-founding the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, he has used innovative approaches to help families plan for a comfortable, crisis-free inheritance. Through his work at the Academy, he has become a recognized leader and much sought-after advisor, and consultant to law firms throughout the United States.

From 1982 through 1983, he worked as a Tax Specialist with Coopers and Lybrand, an international accounting firm. He also taught at the American College for Certified Financial Planners and Chartered Underwriters. He then started and served as principal of the Law Office of Sanford M. Fisch. In 1989, he joined forces with fellow estate planning attorney, Robert Armstrong and served as principal with Armstrong & Fisch, APLC and is currently a principal of Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli. In 1993, Sanford helped co-found the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.

Sanford is the co-author of several books including both Legacy Wealth Planning and Estate Planning Basics with Robert Armstrong, and The E-Myth Attorney with Armstrong and Michael Gerber.


A solid legal education, including a Masters degree in tax law, was the foundation for Sanford's career. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University in 1977, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, where he was a member of the National Mortar Board Honor Society.

In 1980, he went on to earn his law degree from the University of San Diego, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in civil procedure. He was also published in the Law Review, "To Be or Not to Be – Tax is the Question?"

In 1982, Sanford earned a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in Taxation, from Georgetown University Law Center.


Sanford is the Co-Founder and former Chairman of the San Diego Senior Olympics. He enjoys surfing, running, hiking, biking, basketball, martial arts and golf. He lives in Pacific Beach with his wife Julie, and their daughter Tahlia.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.