About Illuminote

About Illuminote

Illuminote is a tech startup providing 21st Century digital security and authentication for wet signature legal documents. Founded by former trust and estate litigators and a former financial planner, Illuminote was created in response to countless accounts of elder abuse, fraud, and family destruction arising from the deficiencies inherent in these antiquated, but necessary, wet signature legal documents. Our co-founders believed that it was time to utilize the robust security, communication, and record-keeping that modern technology provides in order to protect your most important documents.

Our Team

Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”
Louis D. Brandeis, “What Publicity Can Do” Harper’s Weekly, 1913

Adam Eberts

Adam Eberts – Co-Founder and CEO

After beginning his career as a prosecutor and spending several years in business litigation, Adam has spent the last decade as a plaintiff’s attorney, litigating estate disputes and elder financial abuse cases. His work has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients and affected real change in California elder financial abuse jurisprudence. Adam recognized several repeating patterns and themes and set about finding a remedy for the terrible emotional and fiscal damage wrought by elder abuse and estate litigation, when he remembered the words of Justice Louis D. Brandeis: “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” He knew he had found an answer. He just needed to turn on the light. And Illuminote was born.

Ann Eberts

Ann Eberts – Co-Founder and COO

Ann is the daughter of an attorney and was raised surrounded by the law and concern for clients. After several years in large, multi-state law firms, representing some of the nation’s largest banks, she returned to her hometown to put her experience to work where her heart was, and chose to focus on estate planning, estate administration, and estate litigation. She soon came to see the damaging toll that estate litigation places on people and families, both financially and emotionally. Witnessing those consequences firsthand inspired the ideas behind Illuminote.

Matthew Everson

Matthew Everson – Co-Founder and CSO

Matt is a former certified financial planner with an extensive background in the financial and insurance industries. He has seen firsthand how vulnerable our aging population can be to opportunistic professionals, caregivers, and family members and has been committed to protecting them throughout his professional career. When approached by Adam and Ann to join the Illuminote team, he immediately saw the value proposition and understood how it could be used to protect people’s assets and estate plans against fraud and financial abuse.