Costa Mesa, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Scott A. Harshman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – U.S. and International Tax Lawyer

Scott Harshman focuses on tax, trust and estate matters and business planning for high net-worth individuals, including matters for multinational individuals and families. Read More »
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Priscilla Ann Madrid
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience

Priscilla Madrid is is an estate planning and elder law attorney located in Anaheim Hills, California. Her practice includes estate planning for businesses and individuals, probate, trust, estate and elder abuse... Read More »
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Lisa M. Burkdall
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Experienced Estate Planning Attorney! Sophisticated Wealth Transfer Services!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable estate planning lawyer. I am dedicated to ensuring that each plan addresses the unique concerns and goals of my clients! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Eric R. Bardwell
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Estate Planning Lawyer

Eric Bardwell represents high-net-worth individuals in all aspects of wealth transfer planning, including estate planning, charitable planning, business succession planning and post-death administration. Read More »
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Aastha Madaan
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(949) 346-5294 17870 Skypark Circle, Suite 104
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Whittier Law School
Aastha is the owner and founder of Madaan Law, P.C.. She focuses her practice in the areas of business law, franchise law, and estate planning. Aastha is a strong advocate of good planning, in life and in business. She takes the time to explain the legal process and answer any questions for potential clients. Prior to founding Madaan Law, Aastha worked with a boutique business law firm where she practiced business litigation and provided legal advice to small businesses. She learned the ins and outs of future planning for individuals and businesses, and uses her...
Patricia Van Haren
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 727-4680 19200 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
I am passionate about helping individuals, families, and business owners achieve peace of mind by developing and implementing creative cost effective plans tailored for each client. I have been a practicing attorney since May of 2011. Prior to attending law school, I was a family law and estate planning paralegal for approximately 20 years. In that time I acted as a Paralegal for several attorneys. After establishing my own practice, I used all of my skills and knowledge to develop my family law, estate planning and wealth management practice. I raised my three children as a single...
Rick Pinette
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(949) 225-4440 18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 330
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Darlynn Campbell Morgan
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 260-1400 1500 Quail St #540
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Loyola Law School
Mary Grace Finlay
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 896-9350 4685 MacArthur Court
Suite 421
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
If you are seeking an attorney for estate planning, tax planning or wills you need an experienced attorney who will be able to guide you through the process. Call our firm today to for a free case evaluation.
Joseph Arthur Walker
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years experience
(800) 592-5537 3991 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 350
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Elder and Probate
The George Washington University Law School and University of Southern California
Mr. Walker draws upon his previous extensive courtroom experience with the U.S. Air Force as a Judge Advocate and as a principal of a former California law firm and now President of The Walker Law Firm, APC, specializing in civil litigation and appeals since 1970.
Bernard Aaron Sherwyn
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(760) 831-4037 2699 White Road
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Glendale Univ COL
Over 30 years in law practice. 10 years as a Judge Pro Tem and Court appointed Arbitrator. Board member of the City of Palm Springs Personnel Board and past Chairperson of the City of Palm Springs Administrative Appeals Board . 10 years as an active real estate broker-representing builders & developers & high end residential clients. Numerous Multi-Million Dollar transactions. Numerous scholarly and law review articles in print. Pioneering attorney in surrogate parenting law.
Kevin A. Hogle
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(949) 237-2556 1920 Main Street
Suite 1090
Irvine, CA 92614
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Michigan State University College of Law and University of Michigan Law School
I am an estate planning attorney that specializes in helping clients predict the future for their families. Do you want to protect the inheritance you leave to your children from their future spouses in the event of a divorce? Do you want to pass your business on to the next generation? Do you want to ensure that your family is taken care of if you're gone? Performing these types of services for my clients is my passion.
James E. Ballidis
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(949) 752-7474 4400 MacArthur Blvd.
Suite 370
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Estate Planning, Animal, Family and Probate
Southwestern Law School
Trent Charles Marcus
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(714) 964-6335 19900 Beach Boulevard, C-1,
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Whittier Coll School of Law
Gordon A. Schaller
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Gordon Schaller represents high-net-worth individuals and public and private organizations on tax, estate planning, business succession, charitable and wealth management, trust and estate litigation, and related issues. Read More »
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Jeffrey Robert Matsen
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Costa Mesa, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 52 years experience

Jeff Matsen is Of Counsel Partner to the Southern California law firm, Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP and has been providing a wide range of clients with the highest level of legal services for 50 years. Since receiving... Read More »
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Kristin Gillies
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(949) 705-6861 2901 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Southwestern Law School
Kalab Andrew Honey
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(949) 720-7030 2600 E Pacific Hwy
Suite 225
Newport Beach, CA 92625
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Probate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Robin Coeleen Boren-Coleman
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 253-4235 5 Park Plaza
19th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614
Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Southern California estate planning professional with over 23 year of experience. Robin is a Senior Estate Advisory Specialist with Wells Fargo Private Bank. Robin partners with high net worth clients, internal Wealth Management members, and local professional in the tax and legal communities to efficiently administer complex trusts and estates and provide customized services to clients throughout Southern California.
Kelly Hope Zinser
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(949) 608-3791 18881 Von Karman
Suite 1175
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
Tulane Univ Law School
Sharon Leslee Crommett
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(760) 249-6072 8932 Yolo Circle
#1303C
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Bankruptcy
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Donald Eugene Slaughter
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(949) 721-9091 2 San Joaquin Plaza, Suite 240
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Loyola Law School
Mitchell Louis Schwary Jr
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IRVINE, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
1 PARK PLAZA
SUITE 600
IRVINE, CA 92614
Estate Planning and Tax
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Timothy Cahill Pickart
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Corona del Mar, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(949) 376-8763 3810 East Coast Hwy
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Yongjin Lee
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(949) 660-0020 1101 Dove St.
suite 260
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Estate Planning, Business and Immigration
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Halli Baum Heston
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(949) 222-1041 19700 Fairchild Road
Suite 280
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Probate
Southwestern Law School
Barry L. Adams
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Comprehensive estate planning and probate services. Free consultation. Call now!

I’m an experienced estate planning attorney and serve clients throughout the Santa Ana area. I provide personalized representation and handle all types of cases, including wills, trusts, and living wills. Read More »
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Kara Koerner
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience

Kara Koerner guides high-net-worth families, business owners and real estate developers through the complex process of managing and transferring business interests as part of the overall estate planning and wealth... Read More »
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Robert Joseph Flack
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(949) 250-9601 PO Box 752
Newport Beach, CA 926250
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Probate
Thomas James Stolp
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Fountain Valley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(714) 847-6041 10061 Talbert Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Estate Planning, Collections, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Lawrence Harold Davidson
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(949) 500-6275 PO BOX 12395
Newport Beach, CA 92658
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Probate
USC Law School
Steve Vasquez Esq.
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Santa Ana, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(949) 756-1394 1820 E. Garry Ave Suite 108
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Tax
Richard Ivar Rydstrom
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(877) 946-4968 4695 MacArthur Court,11th Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Employment
Western State Univ
Daniel Hales
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(949) 852-8181 2372 Morse Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
Estate Planning
Frank Dennaoui
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Newport Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(949) 742-4705 19 Corporate Plaza Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Estate Planning
Douglas Borthwick
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Santa Ana, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 years experience
(714) 654-6742 1800 N. Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Family
Capital University Law School
Douglas Borthwick Esq. was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1965. He graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Muskingum University in 1988 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Economics, and Religion. At Muskingum University he was the recipient of the prestigious Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, and the Financial Executive Institute Award. Attorney Douglas Borthwick received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1991 from Capital University Law School where he was the recipient of an academic scholarship and was on the Dean's List. Throughout his time in Law School, he worked as an Intern at the...
Tina K Gehres
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(877) 333-2420 300 Spectrum Center Dr.
Suite #400-10
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to small businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant. Today, she has positioned herself as a valuable asset to clients as a small business attorney in San Diego and surrounding areas. Ms. Gehres has been a licensed attorney since 1997...
Mona Parsa
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Orange County, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(949) 412-7182 Orange County
Orange County, CA
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Entertainment & Sports and Immigration
Whittier Law School
Aside from presenting seminars statewide focusing on the importance of estate planning and preparing living trusts, Mona’s practice involves assisting individuals - especially entertainers and others excelling in their respective fields - in their immigration matters, as well as working with individuals and companies requiring contracts assistance.
Genene N. Dunn
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California Estate Planning Attorney

Genene N. Dunn is a estate planning and probate attorney who has been working with estate and probate matters since 2010. She is a Partner at HUNSBERGER DUNN LLP, which has been serving Orange County for over 30 years.... Read More »
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David L. Crockett
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 49 years experience

University of California - Los Angeles and University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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Dan W Kehr
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Huntington Beach , CA Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(714) 375-6622 17011 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92647
9th Floor
Huntington Beach , CA 92647
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Communications and Tax
California Western School of Law and UCLA School of Law
Dan W. Kehr is the managing attorney at Kehr Business Law, PC. Before that he was a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Business practice group, where he provided corporate general counsel, technology, Internet and e-commerce legal services. He handles transactional-based legal issues that address the issues that arise when companies develop, license, acquire or sell information technology and Internet or computer-related products and services worldwide. He represents entrepreneurs, businesses, Internet & tech companies as well as their owners and C-level executives.

Dan provides legal services for a variety of individuals, entrepreneurs, investors and businesses, including start-ups and mid-market...
Julie Ho
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Orange, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(949) 505-2479 1 City Blvd West
Suite 1130
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
An eye for detail. Ms. Ho is a Partner at Core Law Group. She is that rare breed of individual that has the analytical skills and patience to find the most intricate details about her cases. Whether it’s an opposing party’s retirement plan or a motion the opposing attorney filed with the court, Ms. Ho is known for being able to spot the weakness in the other side’s case and taking the tactical steps necessary to take advantage of that weakness. Ms. Ho has extensive experience clients in both Federal and State courts. Her...
Genene N. Dunn
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Tustin, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(714) 663-8000 14751 Plaza Drive
Suite G
Tustin, CA 92780
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Whittier Law School
Genene N. Dunn is a estate planning and probate attorney who has been working with estate and probate matters since 2010. She is a Partner at HUNSBERGER DUNN LLP, which has been serving Orange County for over 30 years. Genene's practice areas include Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Wills, Business Planning, Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Trust Disputes. At HUNSBERGER DUNN LLP, she handles estates with values as low as $50,000 to those as high as $130 million.

Genuine received her J.D. from Whittier Law School in 2014. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Women Lawyers...
Noelle Renee Minto
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Tustin, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(949) 253-0000 15147 Woodlawn Ave
Tustin, CA 92780
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, International and Probate
Whittier Coll School of Law
Ms. Minto has been a business and estates transactional attorney based in California since 2003. Her practice is now located in Tustin, CA but represents individuals and entities based throughout the United States and abroad. Her practice is unique in that she endeavors to represent clients globally by bridging the gap between trust planning/administration and business planning and management. She and other members of her firm have an ongoing relationship with growing or transitioning businesses all the way from weighing the best business entity structure and jurisdiction for each client, through business formation, to eventually structuring liquidation and dissolution of...
Steven Craig Smith
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Santa Ana, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(714) 550-7720 1800 N Broadway
Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Estate Planning, Business, Insurance Claims and Probate
Brigham Young University
Experienced and successful trial attorney, with experience in business, real estate, and development.
Andy Gale
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Orange, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(714) 634-4838 1820 W Orangewood Ave, Ste 104a
http://www.IncorporationAttorney.com/
Orange, CA 92868
Estate Planning and Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney at Law Offices 1820 West Orangewood Avenue, Suite 104a, Orange, CA 92868 Office: +1 (714) 634-4838.

With more than a 1000 small business owners as clients, Andy Gale clearly knows his way around the legal ramifications of small business law. He has been practicing law at Gale & Vallance since 1987.

Andy started his career as a trial attorney for the Office of the District Attorney in Orange County, California working there from 1980 through 1987.

He has served in his community as the Director for the Foundation for Personal Financial Education from May 2009 to January 2011.

He has received many...
Todd Eric Gallinger
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Irvine, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(949) 862-0010 20 Truman St.
Suite 109
Irvine, CA 92620
Estate Planning, Business and Immigration
The George Washington University Law School
Todd Gallinger is the founder and principal of Gallinger Law. He is licensed to practice law in California, New York, and all Federal District Courts in California. Mr. Gallinger’s practice focuses on the needs of small businesses and their owners, as well as non-profit law. For his education, Mr. Gallinger attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree cum laude in Religious Studies, and the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, where he earned his Juris Doctorate cum laude. Mr. Gallinger writes frequently on numerous legal and political topics, including acting as a regular...
Dwight Edward Tompkins
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Anaheim, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(714) 385-0044 2390 E. Orangewood Ave.
Ste. 595
Anaheim, CA 92806
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Loyola Law School
I have focused on Estate Planning, Living Trusts, and Business Planning for over 20 years as a solo practicing lawyer. Unlike larger firms, I work directly with my clients, which allows me to provide a more affordable, cost-effective approach to solving their planning needs. Through this approach, I understand my client's unique circumstances, and design a plan to specifically address the client's objectives. After working with me as their California estate planning attorney, clients understand the process fully and are equipped to make the best decisions for themselves and their family. My experience obtained from working with diverse clients...
Brian Nelson Sterzer
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(714) 750-9370 5200 Warner Avenue
Suite 204
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Western State Univ COL
Brian Sterzer has been practicing solely in the area of estate planning law for over 15 years. He received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach and went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Western State University in Colorado. Mr. Sterzer graduated at the top of his class and passed the bar exam on his first attempt! He then went on to open his own firm, Sterzer & Associates, A Law Corporation. His firm is committed to assisting clients in making effective estate plans that protect their financial assets and physical well-being. Attorney Sterzer has been certified...
Cagla Basar
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Huntington Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(714) 372-2215 7755 Center Avenue Suite, 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Estate Planning and Probate
Southwestern Law School
Cagla received her law degree from Southwestern Law School and her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach, where she majored in Political Science. Cagla serves clients throughout Southern California in the counties of Orange and Los Angeles. Cagla represents a clientele that includes corporations, small to medium sized businesses as well as individuals and families. Cagla strives to become a trusted advisor and source for her clients through the complex and often confusing financial and legal decisions to create plans that protect their estates and businesses. Cagla’s office is located in Huntington Beach, where she calls home. Prior...
Sussan H. Shore
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Skilled Estate Planning Lawyer! Compassionate & Practical Legal Representation!

I have provided dedicated and knowledgeable estate planning counsel for over 30 years. I will passionately advocate for your rights and interests! Visit my website for information, call my office for a consultation. Read More »
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.