Inglewood, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Martin A. Neumann
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience

UCLA School of LawCalifornia and U.S. Tax Court
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Michael Feispor
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California Estate Planning Attorney

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia
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Bradford S. Cohen
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Tax & Estate Planning Lawyer

Brad Cohen's practice emphasizes business planning related to complex corporate and partnership transactions, including M&A, financing and business succession planning, income tax planning, and estate tax planning.
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Neil Solarz
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California Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court Central District of California and 9th Circuit
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Inglewood, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(310) 672-3513 110 S La Brea Ave
Inglewood, CA 90301
Estate Planning
USC Law School
Kevin John Kensik
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El Segundo, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 891-2300 400 Continental Blvd.
S. 600
El Segundo, CA 90245
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Southwestern University School of Law
I have been a practicing attorney for over 20 years, and my practice for the last 15 years has been focused on Family Law in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas of California.
(310) 704-0879 609 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 200
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Christopher Blatter
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(424) 832-1141 6080 Center Drive
6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Southwestern Law School
Denise Arlene Furubotten
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Long Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(562) 436-4392 3780 Kilroy Airport Way
#200
Long Beach, CA 90806
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Daniel Sallus
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Manhattan Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(310) 889-0233 1500 Rosecrans Ave. Ste. 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Jason Stone
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Manhattan Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(310) 889-0233 1500 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Zaher Fallahi
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(310) 719-1040 10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Pacific Coast University School of Law
Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, CPA, is a California Tax Law Firm and practices as Orange County Tax Attorney and Los Angeles Tax Attorney. We advise clients with undisclosed Foreign Accounts; the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Foreign Trust, Tax Audit Representation, Federal Tax Liens/Levies, Employment Taxes, Innocent Spouse Relief, Non-Filed Tax Returns, Offer-In-Compromise, Tax & Legal aspect of Business Formation, Estate Planning and Civil Litigation. As a California CPA, Mr. Zaher Fallahi testifies before the court as an...
(714) 546-4272 650 Town Center Drive, Suite 880
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Mitchell A. Port
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(877) 275-6928 9054 Cresta Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law
Mitchell A. Port is an attorney in Los Angeles specializing in four areas of law: Tax Controversies, California Probate, Estate Planning, and Business Transactions. He began his career as a lawyer with the IRS national office in Washington D.C, where he worked on tax collection and litigation matters. He later worked at two noted local law firms where he further developed his tax controversy skills and represented clients in estate planning, probate, and business transactions. Mitch is a former Internal Revenue Service revenue/collection officer. After gaining the skills, knowledge and experience, Mitch founded the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port. As...
David A. Shapiro
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(310) 853-1554 5757 Wilshire Blvd
Penthouse 3
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney David A. Shapiro is an estate planning and probate lawyer based in Los Angeles, CA. With more than a decade of experience handling trust administration, trust litigation, and cases of financial elder abuse, this is an attorney you can trust to resolve your legal matter as efficiently as possible. As a boutique law firm, we are proud of our ability to provide the personalized attention and dedicated legal guidance our clients deserve. Visit our website today to submit a free case evaluation!
Jeffrey Paul Geida
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
New York University School of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law
Alice A Salvo
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Woodland Hills, CA Estate Planning - Superior Credentials

Alice A. Salvo in Woodland Hills, California, offers quality representation in estate planning, trust, probate, elder law and conservatorship cases. Our firm is dedicated to helping elders and families... Read More »
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Christina Cacchio
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Estate Planning Lawyer

Christina represents clients in estate planning, estate and trust administration and charitable planning. She provides tax-savings strategies to high-net-worth individuals.
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Burton A. Mitchell
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(310) 203-8080 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Taxation New York University School of Law and Georgetown University
Hossein Farzam Berenji
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(213) 985-3007 550 S. Hill Street STE 1467
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Loyola Law School
Hossein Berenji, owner and found of Berenji & Associates, provides exceptional representation to anyone in need of family law attorney. Mr. Berenji's practice handles all family law matters including divorce, child support and custody, spousal support, and can assist in preparation of your pre or post nuptials.
(310) 271-6290 8383 Wilshire Blvd #443
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
24742 Kings Road
Laguna Niguel , CA 92677
Vanja Habekovic
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Beverly Hills, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(310) 281-6377 9401 Wilshire Blvd
9th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Stanford University
My practice encompasses a wide variety of tax matters for businesses and individuals including partnership, corporate and individual taxation issues, international tax planning, entity formation, and mergers and acquisitions. I have represented clients in the real estate, entertainment, and healthcare industries. I structure transactions to optimize tax results, including tax-deferred Section 1031 real property exchanges. I draft and negotiate partnership and limited liability company operating agreements, and other contracts relating to the formation, sale, merger, acquisition, and liquidation of companies. I also handle executive compensation matters, including non-qualified deferred compensation plan and stock...
Neil Solarz
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
University of San Francisco School of Law
Sussan H. Shore
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Sussan H. Shore designs and implements multi-generational estate plans for high net worth clients, and oversees the administration of estates and trusts. For over 35 years, she has helped clients fulfill their goals to care for their families, meet charitable giving objectives and reduce estate taxes. Sussan has great compassion for her clients, quickly earning their trust through her patient approach, practical advice and straightforward communication. She is non-judgmental and creative, resolving the unique needs of clients in complex alternative and blended family structures as readily as those in traditional families.

As a certified specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust...
Martin A. Neumann
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
UCLA School of Law
Jeremy Scott Hyndman
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(800) 487-4660 Union Bank Plaza
445 S. Figueroa St., Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Estate Planning, Real Estate, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Emory University School of Law
My practice focuses on estate planning and helping investors recover losses caused by unethical or incompetent financial advisers. I am the managing attorney at Basalt Legal PLLC, a law firm nestled in Washington wine country but serving clients throughout Washington State and California.
(509) 529-0630 6 1/2 N. 2nd Ave. Suite 200
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(800) 487-4660 Liberty Building Suite 200-A
203 N. Washington St.
Spokane, WA 99201
(800) 487-4660 Suite 500
3330 Cumberland Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30339
Robert E. Strauss
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
UCLA School of Law
R. Christine Brown
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Torrance, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(310) 782-6322 2377 Crenshaw Blvd, Suite 330
Torrance, CA 90501
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
My legal practice focuses on elder law, estate planning and disability issues. My firm provides quality traditional legal services to all of our clients by listening to their special needs, understanding what is important to them, and delivering practical and realistic solutions that are designed to satisfy their specific goals. Because of our strong commitment to personal attention, compassion and professionalism, we often serve several generations within a family or different branches of the same family. We strive to build long lasting relationships with individuals, families and professional fiduciaries within our community, and are extremely proud of...
James Charles Shields
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Torrance, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(888) 910-6652 21707 Hawthorne Blvd
Suite 204
Torrance, CA 90503
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Probate
Loyola Marymount University
High caliber legal representation can be difficult to find these days. When you work Attorney James C. Shields, you can feel confident knowing that you have an experienced legal advocate on your side. Attorney Shields has nearly three decades of legal experience and he strives to use that experience and knowledge to help his clients make informed decisions about their future. Mr. Shields specializes in bankruptcy law and he has helped countless clients fight for a fresh start. He also defends against foreclosure and repossession if you are behind on your mortgage payments. He deals with bankruptcy everyday and he...
(888) 910-6652 3600 Lime St., Building 4
Suite 412
Riverside, CA 92501
(888) 910-6652 18000 Studebaker Road
Suite 700
Cerritos, CA 90703
(888) 910-6652 100 N. Barranca St
Suite 714
West Covina, CA 91791
(888) 910-6652 1050 East Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
(888) 910-6652 7755 Center Avenue
11th Floor
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Diane Y. Park
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience

UCLA School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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Jennifer Long
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Jennifer Long focuses on estate and gift tax planning, trust and estate administration, as well as income tax and state and local (including property) tax matters.
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Edmund Vincent Yan
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(626) 307-2800 355 South Grand Avenue
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of the Pacific
Edmund Yan, the Modern Family's Attorney | Los Angeles Estate Planning Attorney | Pasadena Wills & Trusts, San Gabriel Probate & Trust Administration Lawyer | Speaks English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). Located in Rosemead, California (15 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles). www.edmundvincentlaw.com
3733 Rosemead, Suite 201
Rosemead, CA 91770
Diane Y. Park
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Environmental, Probate and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Jan Morrison
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Santa Monica, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 581-4934 2800 Neilson Way
Suite 709
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Emily Patricia Graham
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(561) 792-2220 1901 Avenue of the Stars
2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Entertainment & Sports, Real Estate and Tax
University of Miami School of Law, Boston University School of Law and Nova Southeastern University
Tax and business law focusing on the entertainment, real estate, technology, and healthcare industries.
Debbie Yeh Joe
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(424) 325-2205 11620 Wilshire Blvd #900
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Debbie Joe is a Founding Partner of Joe, Southard & Yeoh LLP with over 15 years of legal experience. She works tirelessly balancing an empathetic ear and an aggressive case handling approach on behalf of injured workers. She is well regarded in the legal community for her detailed case analysis and effective advocacy skills, which she uses to achieve favorable results time and time again for her clients.

A native of Southern California, Ms. Joe earned her B.A. degree in Communication Studies from University of California at Los Angeles in 1998 with high academic distinction. She earned her law degree in...
Megan Ferkel Earhart
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(310) 785-5328 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Stephen E. Grant
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(213) 545-1331 2355 Westwood Blvd #740
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Stephen Grant focuses his practice exclusively in probate, trust and estate law – including estate planning and estate litigation. Stephen enjoys getting to know his clients and he prides himself on finding effective and efficient solutions for his clients’ needs. As a result, Stephen is a 5-Star Attorney on Yelp and a Client’s Choice winner on AVVO – in addition to being selected to Super Lawyers® Rising Stars.

Stephen has represented clients from across the country, he has administered probates in counties throughout California, and he continues to work with countless Southern California individuals and families on their estate planning. Among...
Fred Farid Mashian
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(310) 274-7501 9255 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 630
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Boston University School of Law and Southwestern Law School
Fred F. Mashian is the founder and Principal of the Law Offices of Fred F. Mashian, APC. Mr. Mashian founded the firm in 1993. He has over 20 years of experience providing complex estate planning and probate services for his clients. Mr. Mashian’s scope of practice includes Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate, Business Formation and Succession Planning, Asset Protection, and Charitable Planning. Mr. Mashian’s extensive knowledge in these areas allow to him to properly guide and counsel his clients on various wealth preservation strategies. Education: Boston University School of Law – LL.M., Masters of Law, Tax Law Southwestern Law...
Victor J. Yoo
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(888) 553-8000 2049 Century Park E
#3850
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
Jill R. Skinner
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(310) 785-5381 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Santa Clara University School of Law
Alexander L. Bruin
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates

Alexander Bruin represents high net worth individuals in estate planning including gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, wealth transfer planning and business succession planning.
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Gary Borofsky
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California Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience

University of California - Los AngelesCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Tax Court
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Eric Jerome Gold
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Calabasas, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 561-5590 23901 Calabasas Road Suite 1072
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Collections and Probate
University of La Verne College of Law
California Attorney Eric J. Gold has practiced law in California since 1999. As a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Eric J. Gold, APC, he personally handles each matter and uses current technology to provide value and comprehensive services to his clients. In addition to his specialized knowledge in commercial transportation, Mr. Gold has also worked for a not-for-profit outdoor advocacy organization that promotes mountain bicycling and he remains an avid cyclist today
(888) 561-5590 312 Arizona Ave, Floor 2
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(888) 561-5590 27186 Newport Road, #2
Menifee, CA 92584
(888) 561-5590 1008 W Avenue M14 Suite A - #160
Palmdale, CA 93551
William L Huestis
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(888) 815-3546 3435 Wilshire Blvd., #1100
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Ann Michael
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Gary Borofsky
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
University of California - Los Angeles
Jamie K. Ogden
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(310) 201-3510 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
New York University School of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Rochelle H. Schultz
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 4 years experience
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Desiree DeSurra
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(310) 785-5347 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Blake A. Rummel
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation and Probate
Southwestern University School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Elizabeth G. Acevedo
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
State University of New York - Buffalo
Rajesh Wadhwani
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Sherman Oaks, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(818) 839-2487 15233 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1000
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Tax
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Raj Wadhwani is a Southern California bankruptcy lawyer and a founding shareholder at the firm Wadhwani & Shanfeld. Attorney Wadhwani has more than 17 years of experience practicing as an attorney. He has a Bankruptcy Board Certification from the American Board of Certification, and he is also a licensed real estate broker. Mr. Wadhwani received his J.D. from the Southwestern University School of Law. Get in touch with his firm for a no-cost case evaluation.
(213) 550-5090 445 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2600
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(661) 214-3950 45024 10th Street West, Suite 101
Lancaster, CA 93534
(909) 543-0947 3200 East Guasti Road, Suite 100
Ontario, CA 91761
(562) 888-5114 3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90806
Burton A. Mitchell
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Burton Mitchell represents high-net-worth individuals, closely-held businesses, institutional trustees, partnerships, limited liability companies, entrepreneurs and other professionals.
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Elizabeth G. Acevedo
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California Estate Planning Attorney

State University of New York - BuffaloNew York and California
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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.


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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.