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About Me

Tim H. Lan is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law (State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization). 


Mr. Lan practices business litigation, trust and estates, tax, and business transactions law. He has 12 years of experience in business litigation, trust litigation, trust administration, tax, estate planning, and probate law.


Mr. Lan received his A.B. cum laude from Amherst College, double majoring in Economics (Mathematical) and History.  Thereafter, Mr. Lan received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from USC Law School and Master of Business Taxation (M.B.T.) from the USC Marshall School of Business, Leventhal School of Accounting.


At Amherst, Mr. Lan received the John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship in Law and received distinction for his senior thesis essay in American Colonial History, Revisiting the Revolution in Virginia. At USC, Mr. Lan received the Hemphill-Redman Tax Fellowship. 



Practice Areas


  1. Real Estate: 20%
    14 years
  2. Business: 20%
    14 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    14 years
  4. Estate Planning: 20%
    14 years
  5. Tax: 20%
    14 years

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael A. Manfred

    Tim is an excellent Estate Planning, Trust and Probate attorney with years of experience.


    Michael Manfred Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Edward John Rutyna

    I endorse this lawyer. Tim is an excellent estate planning and probate attorney with impeccable credentials and education. In addition to his law degree from USC Tim has a Masters Degree in Business Taxation (MBT) from USC. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. A few years ago, I had the good fortune to work with Tim on a couple of high exposure estate disputes that found their way into the probate department of the Superior Court. Tim was well respected by the probate examiners and judges and commissioners assigned to probate matters. Moreover, Tim is an expert on drafting revocable (living) trusts, nonrevocable trusts, and wills. Whenever I need assistance on trust and estate planning issues, Tim is the first attorney I contact. Do not be fooled by Tim's boyish appearance, he knows his stuff.


    Edward Rutyna Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate LawState Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ExternUs Attorneys Office2000 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Probate and Trust LitigationPositive
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Publication NameTitleDate
Amherst CollegeRevisiting the Revolution in Virginia1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Amherst CollegeEconomics, HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
USC Law SchoolLaw; Tax LawN/A2001
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trust Adminstration - Estate Planning CouncilTrust Creditor Claim Procedure2009