I joined my father's law practice in Santa Monica in 1972, he had been an attorney... more
I joined my father's law practice in Santa Monica in 1972, he had been an attorney in Santa Monica since the early 1950's. I have been past president of the Santa Monica Bar Association, Hastings Alumni Association of Los County and past trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Presently I am also a member of the National Network of Estate ... view profile
From 1976 to 1996 Bert Z. Tigerman was a name partner in three Beverly Hills law... more
From 1976 to 1996 Bert Z. Tigerman was a name partner in three Beverly Hills law firms. His then practice generally involved transactional and litigation work on real estate and tax and later estate planning and probate matters. He has appeared in the state and federal courts in Los Angeles as well as the California Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. In 1996 he left the active practice to becom... view profile
A California native, originally from Orange County, I have lived in Culver City... more
A California native, originally from Orange County, I have lived in Culver City since 1975 and have officed there since 1986. I came to the Los Angeles area to go to UCLA Law School and stayed in this area. I started my legal career working forSandy Sapin, aBeverly Hills lawyer who had a busy and mixed practice which provided me with great opportunities for experiences in multiple areas ... 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.