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John M Balian

John M Balian

Practice areas:

Tax, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Probate

About Me

Languages Spoken: Romanian, Armenian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Tax: 50%
    21 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
    21 years
  3. Probate: 10%
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Robin Mashal

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robin Mashal Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Fredrick Michael Ray

    I have known John since law school, before which he was an IRS agent for five years and an accountant. John is a brilliant attorney, very thoughtful and careful. If I personally had a tax issue, I would retain him without question, and have sent many friends to him. He will be 100% straight with you and never promise what he can't deliver. There are truly few lawyers of John's high caliber.


    Fredrick Ray Ethics & Professional Responsibility Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Law Office of John M. Balian

16133 Ventura Boulevard
Penthoue Suite
Encino, CA, 91436




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Adjuct Professor of TaxationCalifornia State University Northridge2008
Certified Specialist -- Taxation LawBoard of Legal Specialization - California State Bar2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Revenue AgentInternal Revenue Service1986 - 1991


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, Northridge School of Business and EconomicsTaxationMaster of Science1996
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
California State University, NorthridgeAccountingBachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Education of the BarAdvanced Estate Planning & Drafting2008