Philip J. Kavesh is a nationally recognized attorney, authority, speaker, educator... more
Philip J. Kavesh is a nationally recognized attorney, authority, speaker, educator and technical innovator in estate planning. Phil has earned significant recognition and accolades during his over 27 years of practice as an estate planning attorney. Phil holds a Master Degree (LL.M.) in Tax Law and is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. ... view profile
David Chon practices exclusively in the areas of trusts, probate, estates,... more
David Chon practices exclusively in the areas of trusts, probate, estates, conservatorship and guardianship law. Davids litigation practice is focused on resolving disputes over trustee removal, accountings and related surcharge actions. David regularly advises both individual and corporate trustees on the protection, management and associated duties of trust administration. David has been sele... view profile
I am an estate planning and business law attorney practicing in Southern California.... more
I am an estate planning and business law attorney practicing in Southern California. I handle many areas related to estate planning for individuals and businesses including drafting wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives, partnership agreements and buyout agreements.
Todd Gallinger is the founder and principal of Gallinger Law. He is licensed to... more
Todd Gallinger is the founder and principal of Gallinger Law. He is licensed to practice law in California, New York, and all Federal District Courts in California. Mr. Gallingers practice focuses on the needs of small businesses and their owners, as well as non-profit law. For his education, Mr. Gallinger attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he earned a Bachelors degr... view profile
Jane Lee has been with our firm since 2005. Ms. Lee earned her Bachelors Degree in... more
Jane Lee has been with our firm since 2005. Ms. Lee earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Economics and History from University of California, Los Angeles, and also spent a semester in Florence, Italy to focus on art history. She earned her Juris Doctorate Degree from Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri in 2003. In 2010, Ms. Lee was awarded her certification as a Califor... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.