Lynwood, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Alice A Salvo
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Woodland Hills, CA Estate Planning - Superior Credentials

I'm an experienced estate planning attorney and serve clients throughout Los Angeles. I provide personalized representation and handle all types of matters, including wills, trusts, living wills, and powers of attorney. Read More »
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Martin A. Neumann
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Experienced & Skilled Estate Planning & Trust Administration Lawyer! Call Now!

I have been helping clients achieve their estate planning and trust objectives for over 30 years. I am committed to thorough and comprehensive counsel! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Gary Borofsky
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Dedicated Representation for Estate Planning Matters! 40 Years of Experience!

I am an astute, attentive and experienced estate planning attorney. I provide broad experience to address your needs and pursue the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Desiree DeSurra
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience

Desiree DeSurra is an Associate with JMBM's Taxation and Trusts and Estates group in Los Angeles. Read More »
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Rochelle H. Schultz
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Skilled Estate & Probate Counsel! Dedicated to Your Financial & Personal Goals!

I am an experienced and thorough estate planning and probate law attorney. I am dedicated to developing comprehensive estate and wealth transfer plans! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Richard Joseph Rosiak
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Downey, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
(562) 622-6000 8137 3rd Street
2nd Floor
Downey, CA 90241
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western State University College of Law
Mr. Rosiak will work with you to get the best result possible. The staff speaks Spanish and Polish. Night and weekend appointments are available. He is truly your "24 Hour-7 Days A Week" attorney. Our offices are centrally located in Downey near all major freeways 5, 710, 605, 105, 91. You are just minutes away, and we are very flexible with the dates and times to accommodate you.
Peter L. Lago
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Downey, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(562) 861-1810 8350 E. Florence Ave., #200
Downey, CA 90240
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Insurance Claims
Whittier Law School
In practice since 1977. Practice currently limited to Living Trusts.
William Martin Burbank
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Long Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(800) 220-4205 3740 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90807
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Marty Burbank is the expert in Elder Law, Veteran's Benefits and Asset Protection for Medical and Dental Practices. Our team is located in Fullerton, the heart of North Orange County. This proximity allows us to reach a broad spectrum of clients. Marty Burbank provides the same planning and legal power of the larger firms, yet in a personalized setting. We utilize the latest in technology to create and store documents for all our clients. Every client receives services that are customized to their specific needs. We never use templates. Since 2002 Marty Burbank has focused his practice...
Gregory Mark Shanfeld
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Sherman Oaks, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(818) 839-2487 15233 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1000
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
As a founding partner at the firm Wadhwani & Shanfeld, Southern California lawyer Greg Shanfeld offers counsel to debtors from all walks of life. Mr. Shanfeld began his legal career in the year 1994, and has practiced in both California and Texas. On the website Avvo.com, he has been recognized with a rating of 8.6 Excellent. He is a graduate of UCLA and the USC Law School. To learn more information about his firm, contact the firm today.
Hossein Farzam Berenji
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 18 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.
Jeremy Scott Hyndman
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(800) 487-4660 Union Bank Plaza
445 S. Figueroa St., Suite 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free ConsultationEstate 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.
David Mirkin Zeligs
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Long Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(562) 987-5270 3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Ste 200
Long Beach, CA 90806
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, IP and Trademarks
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Established in 1990, the Law Offices of David M. Zeligs has delivered quality legal services to its clients with professionalism and integrity for a quarter century. Based on our firm’s philosophy of putting the client’s needs first, we provide individualized services based on your realistic legal needs and expectations for a reasonable price.

David M. Zeligs graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 1978 with a B.A. degree in Politics. In 1982, prior to receiving his undergraduate degree, he took time off from college and traveled for six months throughout Latin America. Along the way, he lived...
James Charles Shields
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Torrance, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 24 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...
Rajesh Wadhwani
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Sherman Oaks, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 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.
Edmund Vincent Yan
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 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
Robert E. Strauss
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Experienced & Skilled Legal Representation! Estate & Wealth Transfer Planning!

I skillfully guide families, business owners, real estate developers and investors in complex estate planning matters. I am dedicated to exceptional advocacy! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jessica G. Babrick
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Experienced Estate Planning Attorney! Fervent Counsel & Legal Representation!

I am an experienced and successful estate planning and probate attorney. I provide exceptional representation to clients with estate planning and probate needs! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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R. Christine Brown
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Torrance, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 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...
Mr. Edwin Antigua Barnum
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Torrance, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(310) 213-9097 2161 W. 182nd Street
Suite 202
Torrance, CA 90504
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
University of West Los Angeles
A compassionate attorney with real life-experiences (I had successful careers before becoming an attorney) that prepared me to relate with most of my clients. We are not your typical lawyer who has great lawyering skills but unable to relate to average clients. We try to simplify the process so you won't feel left out. We vigorously fight for your right but excellent in negotiating a WIN-WIN result that won't escalate the case or the cost of prosecuting your case. We strive to be part of the solution to your problem:not become part of your problem. Call us and experience the...
Saurab Rijal
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Artesia, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(855) 997-4525 18000 Poineer Blvd
Suite 203
Artesia, CA 90701
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Immigration and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Denise Arlene Furubotten
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Long Beach, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 23 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
Samuel B. Ledwitz J.D., LL.M.
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Torrance, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(310) 769-4783 970 W 190th Street
Suite 275
Torrance, CA 90502
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Elder
University of Miami School of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law and California State University - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
George D. Lee
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(213) 325-1136 707 Wilshire Blvd Fl 46
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Estate Planning and Business
Univ of Illinois COL
We specialize in Estate Planning (Wills, Trust, Asset Protection) and are fully dedicated to exceeding clients' expectations with timely, professional services with fair billing practices.
Shoham Joseph Solouki
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(213) 814-4940 316 W. 2nd Street
Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Southwestern Law School
Richard Harting
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Long Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(562) 981-3707 3711 Long Beach Blvd, Suite 600
Long Beach, CA 90807
Estate Planning, Animal, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Peter Hsiao
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Los Angeles , CA Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(213) 443-4379 633 West Fifth Street, 17th Floot
Los Angeles , CA 90071
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Energy
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Peter Hsiao has 33 years of experience as a lead trial lawyer and is head of the West Coast U.S. Environmental, Health & Safety Practice of King & Spalding LLP resident in the Los Angeles Office. He was named Environmental Litigation Attorney of the Year in Los Angeles by Best Lawyers in America, and one of 16 lawyers named as a Distinguished Environmental Advocate by the American Bar Association. The National Law Journal identifies him as a Trailblazer in Energy and Environmental Law, and is named by Chambers, Legal 500 and Super Lawyers one of the nation’s best...
Edna Carroll Straus
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Gardena, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(800) 400-8978 2903 W. 140th St.
Gardena, CA 90249
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Andrew K. Steenbock
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates

Andrew Steenbock focuses on estate and gift tax planning, and advises individuals and business entities on a range of tax planning and estate planning matters. Read More »
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Nicole McGuire
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Nicole McGuire's practice focuses on estate planning and taxation for high-net-worth individuals. Read More »
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Cyndie Marie Chang
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(213) 689-7432 633 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Estate Planning, Antitrust, Appeals and Tax
Loyola Law School Los Angeles
Judd Matsunaga
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Torrance, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(800) 403-6078 1609 Cravens Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
Estate Planning and Elder
Univ of West Los Angeles
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I graduated Beverly Hills High School (Class of ‘76) and received my Bachelor's Degree in Economics from UCLA in 1980. Right out of school I started selling apartment buildings right here in the Southland and obtained my real estate brokers license in 1981. In 1989, I moved to Kahala, Hawaii to develop properties for sale to the Japanese investors. After the Tokyo Stock Market crashed in 1990, I moved back to Los Angeles and attended law school at the University of West Los Angeles.

My legal career began as a law clerk with Magana,...
Laura Elena Claveran
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Long Beach, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(562) 809-9084 3780 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Immigration
USC Law School
Krystle Clervaud
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Carson, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 2 years experience
(323) 673-4838 552 E. Carson Street
Suite 104 PMB 320
Carson, CA 90745
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, DUI and Family
Whittier Law School
Paul D. Brau
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Santa Fe Springs, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(562) 219-2747 12631 E. Imperial Highway
Suite D-126
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Estate Planning, Animal, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Jacqueline Ann Patterson
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(213) 228-6500 707 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Estate Planning and Tax
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Sandra Jones Anderson
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(213) 683-5333 Los Angeles, CA 90071
Estate Planning, Elder and Health Care
Whittier Law School
Michael L. Kennedy
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(800) 265-4280 606 S Olive St, Ste 1140
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Family
Michele Lyn Abernathy
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(213) 626-4481 515 South Figueroa Street
Suite 2060
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Estate Planning and Probate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Georgia Kezios
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Cerritos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(562) 865-7700 18000 Studebaker Road
Suite 700
Cerritos, CA 90703
Estate Planning, Family, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Western State Univ COL
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. Read More »
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Elizabeth G. Acevedo
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Experienced & Comprehensive Estate, Trust & Tax Law Counsel & Legal Advocacy!

I have broad experience advising on estate, trust and tax law matters. I am dedicated to providing customized plans to meet clients’ wealth transfer goals! Visit my website for information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Teresa Gutierrez
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Torrance, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(310) 503-6492 TERESA GUTIERREZ LAW
1308 Sartori Avenue, Suite 201
Torrance, CA 90501
Estate Planning and Business
John Thomas St. Clair
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(213) 507-0358 750 Garland Ave.
#505
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Estate Planning, Criminal, Elder and Probate
Southwestern University School of Law
Victor J. Yoo
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 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.
Zaher Fallahi
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(877) 687-7558 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 Tax Law Firm, licensed in California and Washington D.C. as Attorney and CPA. We practice as an 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 Gifts, Tax Audit Representation, Federal Tax Liens/Levies, Employment Taxes, Innocent Spouse Relief, Non-Filed Tax Returns, Offer-In-Compromise, Estate Planning and Probate. Zaher Fallahi testifies before the court as an expert witness on tax...
Rob Werner
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Santa Clarita, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(661) 252-9022 27257 Camp Plenty Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Elder and Probate
Southwestern Law School
L. Rob Werner is the founding attorney of The Werner Law Firm and is ranked as one of the most experienced lawyers in the state of California. He launched the Law Offices of L. Rob Werner in 1975 and since has built the company into an award-winning firm. He has repeatedly been recognized for his quality service to his clients and to the community. Some of the honors he has received include: Readers' Choice Award for Best Attorney from the Los Angeles Daily News; SCV Bar Association Attorney of the Year; Voted "Best Of" Santa Clarita Valley...
Maggie Mouradian
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Estate Planning, Health Care and Tax
UCLA School of Law
Maggie Mouradian focuses on comprehensive estate and gift tax planning for high net worth individuals and families. Whether drafting basic estate planning documents, such as revocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney and advance health care directives, or resolving complex wealth transfer plans, Maggie pays careful attention to both the legal impact of estate planning documents as well as the practical family impact. As a result of her strong foundation of tax knowledge, Maggie skillfully advises clients with regard to their charitable objectives and has experience in creating and administering private foundations.

Before joining Weinstock Manion, Maggie was an associate in the...
Mitchell A. Port
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(310) 935-0572 9054 Cresta Drive
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...
Troy Werner
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Santa Clarita, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 630-9902 27257 1/2 Camp Plenty Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91351
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Probate
Southwestern Law School
An Ivy League graduate, Troy Werner has been an indispensable asset to The Werner Law Firm, providing exceptional legal service to its clients. Troy has won numerous awards during his tenure as an attorney, including being recognized with an award as one of the Top 40 individuals under 40 in the community. Troy Werner continues the tradition of excellence in the firm. His father L. Rob Werner, founder of The Werner Law Firm, ranks among the most experienced lawyers in California. Starting the Law Offices of L. Rob Werner in 1975, the Werners have built it into the...
Megan Ferkel Earhart
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Los Angeles, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 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
Megan Ferkel Earhart is an associate with the JMBM's Taxation and Trusts and Estates Groups. JMBM’s Trusts & Estates Group is recognized by U.S. News & World Report / Best Law Firms® with a National First Tier ranking in Trusts & Estates Law. Her practice includes estate planning, probate, trust administration and related income, gift and estate tax matters.

She has authored and co-authored articles on estate planning in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine and lectures to audiences on estate planning, including the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Jewish Community Foundation and USC Trusts and Estates...
Neil Solarz
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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, Business and Tax
University of San Francisco School of Law
Randall Kaiden
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California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning. Call Now!

Randall Kaiden is an experienced California Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Preeminent Attorney, Past President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Southern... Read More »
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Matthew J. Landa
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California Estate Planning Attorney

Boston College Law SchoolCalifornia
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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.

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