Believing that law is both a rewarding business and a noble profession, Sanford Fisch has dedicated himself not only to honing his own legal and technical expertise, but also to helping other attorneys improve their skills and businesses. His ardent desire and deep commitment to helping fellow attorneys drove him to co-found the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, the total solution for estate planning and elder law firms nationwide. Since 1993 the Academy has provided its members with state-of-the-art law practice management tools and educational resources. By combining his keen business sense with an unparalleled understanding of law firm management, marketing and client relations, he has been instrumental in the growth of the Academy and the success of its programs. A practicing attorney since 1980, Sandy co-founded the law firm of Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli and is a recognized leader and advisor to law firms throughout the United States.
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.
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-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.