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Fred Farid Mashian

Estate planning Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

3.9   11 reviews

also known as Fred F. Mashian

  • State Years
    California - CA 30 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 28 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Administratively Suspended No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Fred

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    As a premier Southern California estate planning firm, we are conscious about our clients' needs to put their houses in order and protect their families. We represent a broad client base of individuals, including those who are just beginning their financial planning, to those who are contemplating retirement and the disposition of their business interests.

  2. Real estate

  3. Probate

Fred F. Mashian is the founder and Principal of The Law Offices of Fred F. Mashian. Mr. Mashian founded the firm in 1993. He has over 20 years of experience providing complex estate planning and probate services for his clients. Mr. Mashian’s scope of practice includes Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate, Business Formation and Succession Planning, Asset Protection, and Charitable Planning. Mr. Mashian’s extensive knowledge in these areas allow to him to properly guide and counsel his clients on various wealth preservation strategies.



Boston University School of Law – LL.M., Masters of Law, Tax Law

Southwestern Law School – Juris Doctor

Pepperdine University – Bachelor of Arts


Professional Associations and Memberships:

Admitted to State Bar of California in 1993 (Member, Trusts and Estates Section and Taxation Section)

Beverly Hills Bar Association (Member, Estate Planning and Probate Section)

Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council


Mr. Mashian is fluent in both English and Farsi.

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Paralegal - Olga Kuzmina
Legal Secretary - Osman Posada


Law Offices of Fred F. Mashian
12100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 445
Los Angeles, CA, 90025

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3.9 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
Best lawyer never showed any trouble, and very easy to work with, especially when dealing with the sadness of losing a family member I was very close with. 100% recomend Mr mashian
Posted by Isaac | February 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Buy- Sell Agreement
Our CEO interviewed four trust and estate planning attorneys, in order for us to retain, one to advise us on as well as prepare our Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreement. It was our CEO's recommendation to use Fred Mashian. Mr. MAshian was the right choice. We had a number of meetings to discuss the terms of the agreement and Mr Mashian pointed out the issues. Mr. Mashian's knowledge of the issues was quite impressive, as well as his ability to communicate the same to us. We finalized the agreement and are very happy with the representation. We are now using him for additional estate planning work for our company principals.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2017
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Skilled representation in real estate matter
Mr. Mashian represented us in a complex real estate purchase and sale transactions. He proved to be extremely capable and delivered our desired result.
Posted by Robert | May 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Tax Planning
Mr. Mashian represented our family in a complex estate ta matter. He was able to successfully resolve the ta issue with the IRS. We were very happy with the result and highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2014
Conervatorship for my Father
Fred Mashian handled my father's conservatorship for over 4 years. He did an excellent job in helping us through the web of issues that came up during the 4 years. He is trustworthy and capable and that is exatly what we needed.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2013
Attorney Fred Mashian is extermely knowledegable in Trust and Estate Work
Fred Mashian was referred to us by our Financial Planner. He handled me and my wife's trust and estate planning. He was brilliant in his design of the plan, and took his time to meet with us on numerous occaisions to make sure we understand all of the terms of the trust and wills and related documents. Me and my wife highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2013
Excellent Probate Attorney
Fred Mashian represented my family in a complex probate matter for my father. He was extremely knowledgeable and managed to handle some very difficult issues through the process. We felt at ease having him handle our case.
Posted by Steve | January 24, 2013
Estate Planning Work
Mr. Mashian's firm handled our estate planning. He came highly recomended by a group of our friend. We were quite impressed by his knowledge and quality of work. We highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
He is a liar fraud in a cheat!!
Do not go to him under any circumstances he does not care about his clients at all, and will throw them under the bus just to make an extra dollar what he has done. A true scum of society and a piece of garbage.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2012
Attorney Fred Mashian is the Worst Lawyer
Attorney Fred Farid Mashian is an absolutely terrible lawyer to hire and/or to deal with in any capacity. I hired attorney Fred Mashian approximately 2 months ago. Fred Mashian lied to me about his rates, tricked me, violated attorney/client privileges, by blackmailing me for more money, for hours that he never bothered to work on my case, and when I investigated him, he told the opposing party all about my personal life and my case. Fred Mashian has also stolen money, via embezzlement, from my bank account. As a result, I am now so poor that I have had to file for general relief and cannot support my wife or children or pay for the medical treatments for my mother. Every single time, at least all 27 times, that I have tried to phone Fred Mashian , at his office, he has instructed his assistant to lie that he "is in a meeting." I have left numerous messages, but he has never returned any of my messages.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2012
Fred Mashian is the most dishonest attorney
Fred Mashian was my attorney, but not by choice. My father passed away last year, therefore his wife hired Fred Mashian as the "trust" attorney. Fred Mashian is the most dishonest , troublesome, and uncooperative attorney in California. Fred Mashian had prior relations with my father's wife, so after she hired him, Mr. Mashian helped her and himself to steal every penny from my account. To this day, over one and a half years later, Fred Mashian has still refused to provide one single receipt for any of his many dishonest transactions. In fact, he refuses to answer any of my phone calls or any calls from my new attorney. Attorney Fred Mashian is nothing but a liability,a crook, and a thief. Please beware of Fred Mashian and do not hire him. Please protect yourself and hire a different attorney for your legal needs.
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AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Fred F. Mashian
  • 1993 - Present


  • Boston University School of Law
  • LL.M. in Taxation
  • 1994
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Pepperdine University
  • Undergraduate
  • 1987


  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
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Estate planning Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred is an exceptionally knowledgable and capable attorney. I would be comfortable introducing him to any client because I know he will do what is best for the client."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Our office refers a majority of our estate planning referrals to Fred. He is very knowledgeable and well liked by the clients' we refer. I highly recommend him for any estate planning matter."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. I have worked with Fred firsthand for about 20 cumulative hours and I am really impressed with his depth of knowledge in estate planning and business succession. I love it when I get to work with someone that I learn from and that is what Fred has done for me."
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Los Angeles Estate planning Lawyer Fred Farid Mashian
Fred Farid Mashian
Estate planning Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 30 years