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Jacqueline M. Real-Salas focuses her practice in estate planning, trust administration, estate and gift taxation and special needs trusts. Jackie is a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law (SCALE), where she was a member of the Law Review, graduated second in her class and received several awards in various areas of law, including Taxation. She is also a California State Bar (Legal Specialization Board) certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law and an honors graduate of Loyola Law School's Master of Laws in Taxation program. Jackie is a past member of Calleton, Merritt, De Francisco & Real Salas, LLP, a trusts and estates boutique firm in Pasadena, California.
Jackie has helped many individuals create customized estate plans and has advised them in various aspects of wealth transfer planning designed to minimize estate taxes, including, but not limited to, the implementation of living trusts, life insurance trusts, charitable trusts, private foundations, grantor-retained annuity trusts, defective grantor trusts, and dynasty trusts. Jackie has also represented clients involved in IRS estate tax audits. In addition, she has guided individual trustees in carrying out all aspects of trust administration. In furtherance of litigation avoidance strategies, Jackie has worked with beneficiaries of trusts and estates in contentious matters and has helped clients avoid costly litigation by reaching satisfactory resolutions with their opponents. Further, Jackie has represented corporate trustees in a variety of fiduciary matters and has advised them as to their fiduciary duties in administering, modifying and terminating trusts.
Jackie has lectured on topics related to estate planning and taxation to various audiences, including attorneys attending MCLE lectures put on by the Los Angeles County Bar, the Pasadena Bar Association and the USC Gould School of Law Trust and Estate Conference. She has authored articles published in legal and consumer publications.
Jackie is licensed to practice in California and before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She is a past Chair and current member of the editorial board of the Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, a monthly publication of the Los Angeles County Bar; she is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar’s Trusts and Estates Section, the Pasadena Bar Association, the Riverside County Bar and the National Association of Women Business Owners.
In her spare time Jackie volunteers for charities that benefit people with special needs and competes with her horses in the discipline of dressage. She grew up in Argentina and is fluent in Spanish.
The Riverside County office is located at 43460 Ridge Park Dr., Ste. 245, Temecula CA 92590
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Honors||Loyola Law School||2004|
|Law Review||South Western Law School||1999|
|CALI Awards||Southwerstern Law School||1999|
|Honors Program||University of Redlands||1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member, Executive Committee Trusts and Estates||2008 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Board member and 2007 Chair, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine||2000 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member, Trusts and Estates Section||2000 - Present|
|Southwestern University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Univ of Redlands||N/A||Other - Bachelors||N/A|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Taxation||Masters in Taxation Law (LL.M.)||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar MCLE||Estate Planning with Retirement Benefits||2009|