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About me

I received the California State Bar specialist designation in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate law in 2010.  My practice focuses on estate planning for high net worth individuals by implementing a team approach to planning with the client's CPA, financial advisor, and insurance advisor.  


In addition to my legal work, I provide pro bono help to Churches and religious ministries (also on the formation of those organizations).  I am also active in my church, Faith Bible Church of Ladera Ranch. 


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Practice areas


  1. Tax: 40%
    12 years, 200 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
    12 years, 200 cases
  3. Probate: 10%
    12 years, 50 cases
  4. Business: 10%
    12 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Sarah Anne Kirland

    I have known Mark for a number of years now. His mastery of high level estate planning concepts is unparalleled. He is a phenomenal attorney. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mark and I am proud to endorse him.


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Contact info

Ziebold Law Group

9870 Research Drive
Suite 105
Irvine, CA, 92618-4310


AZActive 200805/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Specialist in Taxation lawState Bar of California2012
Superlawyers Southern California Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2011
Specialist in estate planning, trust and probate lawState Bar of California2010
Southern California Superlawyers Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2010
Certified Wealth Preservation Planner DesignationThe Wealth Preservation Institute2007
Certified Asset Protection Planner DesignationThe Wealth Preservation Institute2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Independent Private Fiduciary (Trustee/Executor)Caritas Trust2011 - Present
Attorney and OwnerZiebold Law Group2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorTrinity Law School2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyFerruzzo and Ferruzzo, LLP2008 - 2010
AttorneyLaw Office of Brad Etter, APC2005 - 2008
AttorneyRimel & Nichols, LLP2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Interactive LegalMember2011 - Present
Pro Growthmember2010 - Present
Sorensen Wealth Management Advisory CouncilMember2010 - Present
WealthCounselMember2009 - 2011
Provisorsmember2009 - 2011
State Bar of Arizonaattorney2008 - Present
Christian Legal Societymember2008 - Present
Nevada State Barattorney2007 - Present
Asset Protection SocietyMember, California State Representative2007 - Present
Business Networking Internationalmember2005 - 2009
Orange County Bar AssociationTrusts and Estates, Taxation Sections2003 - Present
State Bar of Californiaattorney2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Early Termination of Charitable Remainder TrustCourt Approval of early termination of CRT.
Typical Estate Planning EngagementsEstate and Gift tax Plans/Probate avoidance
Gift and Estate Tax ReturnsPreparation of Tax Returns
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Publication nameTitleDate
Spidell Publishing, Inc.Modifications to the California No Contest Laws in Spidell's California Taxletter2010
Top Ten Estate Planning TechniquesGrantor Retained Annuity Trusts and Charitable Planning2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawLawLLM in Taxation2005
Chapman University School of LawLawJD with Tax Law EMPHasis2003
Baylor UniversityEconomicsBachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Newport Advisory Annual Conference for AgentsReview of the Tax Relief Act of 20102011
Everything you ever wanted to know about TrustsEstate planning essentials for the Life Insurance Agent2011
Drafting Effective Wills and TrustsDrafting Effective Wills and Trusts2011
The Bob Larsen Radio Show, Monday, September 13 showAsset Protection and Estate Planning2010
Client Appreciation EventImportant Planning Issues for 2010 and Beyond2010
Business KillersFive topics that are essential for business owners to plan for.2010
Asset Protection SocietyEffective Planning for 2010 and Beyond2010
All About the BusinessEstate Planning, Asset Protection and Succession Planning for Business Owners2010
NBI Seminars: Top Ten Estate Planning TechniquesEstate Planning2009