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I am a sole practitioner law office with emphasis on working with my clients in creating realistic estate plans. Special Needs Trusts and Pet Trusts are included in the analysis of what type of plan will be best for each person.  

I try to find realistic and compassionate choices families can attempt to pursue in helping to guide their elderly parents toward a quality of life that will give their parents the best choices for care that is beyond what the children can give them and also give the parties the peace of mind of knowing they pursued the most compassionate avenues to care.  There is a place for 24 hour nursing homes that are institutions.....I just believe people are being rushed into these institutions because they are the primary vehicle the government will accept to assist in payment of long term care expenses.  Families are now sandwiched between having to support and care for their  spouses and children yet also give support and care to their elderly parents or relatives.  There is frustration and guilt by the children and the parents who are at times unrealistic about what they can reasonably expect in a situation that is not normally dealt with until it is out of control.

Trust administration is a large part of my practice.  I try to educate successor trustees about the duties and liabilities of accepting this position.  This also includes individuals who are accepting positions as agents under powers of attorney. 


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 53%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 30%
    25 years, 70 cases
  3. Elder Law: 15%
    20 years, 150 cases
  4. Power Of Attorney: 2%
    25 years, 700 cases

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  • Louis Jay Esbin

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Gina Macdonald as a member of the Santa Clarita legal community for the last 18 years, since a time when there were just a handful of attorneys practicing here. Gina is kind, professional and thorough in her analysis and representation of clients.


    Louis Esbin Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mason Rashtian

    I have known Gina since opening my office in Santa Clarita. I have found her to be an excellent attorney and very knowledgeable. She is also very compassionate about her clients. I would recommend her to anyone.


    Mason Rashtian Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

25115 Ave Stanford Ste A-209
Valencia, CA, 91355


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Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clarita Valley Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A1998 - Present
American Association of University WomenN/A1998 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of La Verne College of LawN/AlawN/A