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Richard Anthony Grain

Richard Anthony Grain

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate

Richard Grain

About Me

Richard Grain  is  the principal of the Grain Law Firm. With offices in Beverly Hills and Pasadena, California the Grain Law Firm provides extensive estate planning, trust administration and probate services to individuals, families and business owners in the Greater Los Angeles area. Richard’s primary focus is protecting his clients from the potentially devastating legal consequences of disability, death and taxation. Through proper estate planning, people can avoid probate, protect their assets, minimize taxes, continue their legacies through strategic charitable giving, and provide for the security of their loved ones.


Helping his clients is more than just a business to him. Richard takes the time to get to know them, to learn about their lives and values, and he works closely with clients through an ongoing relationship that ensures their personal and financial goals are met as their needs and the laws change over the years. Having spent many years in the world of corporate and public affairs, Richard combines a business background with a wide range of legal experience, and can therefore provide his clients with a uniquely practical perspective.

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Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese, German

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Estate Planning: 65%
  2. Trusts: 20%
  3. Probate: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Kyle E. Krull

    I am well-familiar with the legal expertise of my colleague Richard Grain, as well as with his successful estate planning practice. Although he thoroughly understands the legal and tax aspects of estate planning, Richard takes the time necessary to fully understand the matters of the heart when planning every estate. In the end, Richard's clients enjoy a unique peace of mind because everyone they love and everything they have will be protected if (and when) something untoward happens to them. This is a rare gift. Without reservation, I recommend the estate planning services of Richard Grain to anyone who appreciates the "personal" in personal service.

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    Kyle Krull Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Grain is an outstanding attorney with an excpeptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse his legal services.

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    Howard Lewis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Grain Law Firm, APC

8888 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211-3618

The Grain Law Firm

225 South Lake Avenue
Suite 300
Pasadena, CA, 91101-3009

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198802/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
General CounselBusiness Alliance of Los Angeles2006
PresidencyLondon Young Solicitors Group1979

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentThe Grain Law Firm2005 - Present
PresidentGrain & Associates Legal Crisis Management2002 - 2005
Director of Public AffairsLuxfer1997 - 2000
Associate/Assistant Senior PartnerHolman,, Fenwick & Willan/London UK1977 - 1980
PartnerField, Fisher & Martineau/London UK1973 - 1977
AssociateBoodle, Hatfield & Co/London UK1971 - 1973

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Gabriel Valley Financial Planners AssociationMember2012 - Present
Beverly Hills Estate Planning CouncilMember2009 - Present
LGLA Lesbian and Gay Lawyers of Los AngelesMember2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Re: Estate of Therese Chapin Dec'dSuccesfull
Conservatorship of Victoria FlemingSuccesfull
Estate of Bryant Dec'dRightful heir recovered all estate assets

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Pasadena MagazineFinancial abuse of seniors2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Guildford College of LawLawSolicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales1970
Birmingham School of LawInternational LawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1969

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Fidelity Investments seminar Pasadena staffHow California registered domestic partnership differs from marriage2011
Prime Timers Monthly PresentationWhy estate planning is particularly important for the LGBT Community2010
Introduction to Estate PlanningEstate Planning2010