As the son of two military officers, Samuel B. Ledwitz learned organization, pride, discipline and a desire to help others at a very young age. After living in England, Germany and Washington State until the age of 8, Mr. Ledwitz grew up in Southern California and graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a bachelor's degree in finance, real estate and law.
Mr. Ledwitz attended Pepperdine University School of Law with an emphasis in estate and income tax. Mr. Ledwitz served as a judicial extern in the Superior Court of Los Angeles.
It was through this experience that Mr. Ledwitz was able to see the legal hardships that families endure when loved ones passed away. This inspired him to find ways to avoid these situations and then teach others how to avoid them.
Once graduating with a law degree from Pepperdine, Mr. Ledwitz attended the University of Miami School of Law, earning his master of law in estate planning. Enabled with his post-doctorate degree, Mr. Ledwitz returned to the Golden State and started helping families throughout the many communities of Southern California.
In 2000, Mr. Ledwitz joined one of the largest estate planning firms in Southern California, where he helped more than 1,000 clients provide for a responsible transition of wealth from one generation to the next.
Mr. Ledwitz was also in charge of advising high net worth individuals regarding sophisticated tax strategies designed to provide the best tax results for their loved ones.
Samuel B. Ledwitz merged the Ledwitz Law Firm with Bezaire and Associates, and created the new entity Bezaire, Ledwitz & Borncamp. Bezaire, Ledwitz & Borncamp is building on a foundation of executing and handling trusts and estates for more than 40 years.
In addition to practicing Law, Mr. Ledwitz has always had a passion for helping others by teaching. While at Pepperdine, he served as the student director of the South Central Los Angeles Youth Development Project, where he coordinated its entire tutoring program.
Mr. Ledwitz also taught history and English night school classes to academically challenged students for a local school district.
His passion for teaching is directly related to his passion for the law. While teaching disadvantaged youth, Mr. Ledwitz became interested in various charities that help children. This motivated him to learn about estate planning techniques that would not just help the client, but also the community as a whole.
Mr. Ledwitz currently teaches estate planning and administration to paralegals at Cerritos College.
Married to Kamila in 2003, they are now the proud parents of Emily, who was born in 2006, and Charles, who was born in 2008.