Jeffrey R. Matsen is a graduate of Brigham Young University, cum laude, and received his law degree with honors (Order of the Coif) from the UCLA School of Law. Jeff served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps and is the Founder and Managing Partner of Matsen Voorhees Law, the Estate Planning and Business Transactions Department of the Orange County California law firm of Bohm Matsen. Matsen Voorhees Law provides legal services in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, business formation and transactional matters, probate and trust administration and real property law.
Attorney Matsen’s knowledge, professionalism, responsiveness and integrity have vaulted him to the top of his field culminating in his designation by Worth magazine as one of "America’s Top 100 Attorneys", by Los Angeles Magazine as one of California’s "Super Lawyers" and by OC Metro Magazine as one of "O.C.'s Top Lawyers." The Nationally Renowned Attorney Rating Service, ‘AVVO’ has rated Mr. Matsen a perfect "10/10 Superb" and he has continued to achieve the highest "AV rating" and has been designated a "Preeminent Lawyer" by the only other prestigious attorney rating directory, Martindale Hubble. He is internationally recognized in the areas of Asset Protection, International Trusts and Offshore Business Entity Formation and has a myriad of world-wide legal, financial and business connections.
Recently, Matsen has authored and published his new book entitled: “The Ladder of Success: An Asset Protection Planning Primer.” In addition, Matsen regularly presents continuing education seminars for the California State Bar, the National Business Institute, WealthCounsel, STEP, The Advisors Forum and a myriad of other organizations on the subjects of estate planning, asset protection and entity formation. Jeff has been a Professor of Law in Business Planning and Estate Planning at Western State University College of Law, an Adjunct Professor of Law at Chapman University School of Law, and an instructor at the Golden Gate University Program of Advanced Taxation. A Fellow of The Center of International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, Jeff has served as a visiting professor at the law school in Maribor, Slovenia.
Jeff is certified in Business Appraisal by the National Society of Appraiser Specialists and is a member of WealthCounsel, The Advisors Forum, the International Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”), the State Bar of California, and the American Bar Association.