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Brooks Paley

Brooks Paley

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Tax, Probate

About Me

I specialize in estate and trust planning, with an emphasis on tax planning for strategic wealth transfers. In addition, I provide legal and tax advice to owners of small businesses and rental properties who would benefit for transferrring their interests into limited liability business entities in a manner that will protect their personal assets and avoid triggering an increase in their property taxes. I take great personal satisfaction from earning the trust of each and every one of my clients.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Tax: 30%
  2. Trusts: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 30%
  4. Probate: 10%

Payment

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jessica Tasse Olmon

    Brooks and I have worked with several mutual clients, and he is a top-quality lawyer. I highly recommend his services.

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    Jessica Olmon Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Rodney Mesriani

    I endorse this lawyer. A client with an estate planning issue cannot go wrong by consulting with or retaining his most professional office.

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    Rodney Mesriani Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Paley Law Corporation

3301 Barham Boulevard, Suite 402A
Los Angeles, CA, 90068-1675

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199305/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2014
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2013
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing Principal/AttorneyPaley Law Corporation2007 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Taxation SectionMember2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember2010 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember2010 - Present
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2007 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trust and Estates SectionMember2007 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trust and Estates SectionMember2007 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateEstate Planning After ATRA - What Matters Now?2013
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateHow Can You Benefit More By Making Larger Annual Exclusion Gifts in 2013?2012
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateIf You Own Rental Properties or a Business, Are Your Personal Assets at Risk?2012
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateWill Your Estate Plan Still Work in 2013?2012
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateWhat is a Conservatorship and How Can You Avoid Becoming a Conservatee?2012
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateWhat is a Conservatorship and How Can You Avoid Becoming a Conservatee?2012
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateWhat is Probate (and Why Do You Want to Avoid It)?2012
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateHow Do You and Your Spouse Own Your Home (And Why Does it Matter)?2012
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateIs a '529 Plan' a Smart Way to Fund Your Child's College Education?2012
Working Ranch Magazine"Death Tax Tips"2011
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateAre Life Insurance Proceeds Taxable?2011
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateWhat is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (and why is now an exceptional time to create one)?2011
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateWhat is 'Portability of the Deceased Spouse's Unused Exclusion Amount' (and do you still need a Bypass Trust)?2011
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateIs Your Gift Taxable?2011
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateAre There Non-Economic Reasons to Create an Estate Plan?2011
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateDo You Need a Will or a Revocable Living Trust?2011
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateAre You Happy With Your Current Estate Plan?2011
Paley Law Estate Planning UpdateAny Questions?2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityTaxationMaster of Laws2010
USC Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1993
Stanford UnivCommunicationBachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Ameriprise Financial Presents "Securing Your Retirement - Transforming Social Security into a Winning Retirement Strategy"Fundamentals of Estate Planning After the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 20122014
Loyola Law School Presents "Solo Tax Practice"Solo Tax Practice2013