Roberto Fornito

Dr. iur. HSG, SAV Inheritance Law Specialist
Attorney at law Partner Notary
Head in Inheritance Law
Head in Notarial Services
Languages: German English Italian
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Fornito Roberto


Roberto Fornito has been practicing as a lawyer and notary since 1997, and as a specialist attorney SAV inheritance law since 2008. He serves clients in an advisory, forensic and notarial capacity in commercial and private law. The focus of his professional activity lies in all areas of national and international inheritance law (wills, marriage and inheritance contracts, estate planning, execution of wills, inheritance disputes, official representation of heirs or administration of estates).

Admitted to the Swiss Bar since 1997.
  • Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Stefan Trechsel, Chair of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, University of St. Gallen (1994-1996)
  • Internship with Müller Eckstein Attorneys at Law (1996/1997)
  • Partner at Müller Eckstein Attorneys at Law (1998-2015)
  • AV Inheritance Law Specialist (2008)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Inheritance Law, University of Zurich (2008)
  • Dr. iur. HSG, University of St. Gallen (2000)
  • lic. iur. HSG, University of St. Gallen (1994)
  • Exams Committee for Attorneys-at-Law (SG)
  • Member of the Board of the St. Gallen Bar Association (until 2015)
  • Head of professional group for inheritance law of the St. Gallen Bar Association (2009-2021)
  • Lecturer at EMBA University of St. Gallen (2009-2014)
  • Laureate of the Professor-Walther-Hug Prize for his dissertation in law
  • Graded as summa cum laude (doctoral candidate examination and dissertation)

«Die Vererbung von Immobilien ist mit Problemen behaftet», Interview de Roberto Fornito, dans Blick, 22 Juin 2023

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • St. Gallen Bar Association
  • Swiss Federation of Notaries
  • Successio Association

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