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Scott Edward Rahn

Trusts Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   30 reviews

Licensed for 20 years

Virtual consultation available

Free consultation

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    20%

    21 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Litigation
    20%

  3. Probate
    20%
    My trust, estate and probate litigation practice focuses on handling disputed matters on behalf of individual beneficiaries and individual, professional and corporate trustees in cases involving will/trust contests and claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, self-dealing, undue influence and incapcity.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Trusts
    20%
    My trust, estate and probate litigation practice focuses on handling disputed matters on behalf of individual beneficiaries and individual, professional and corporate trustees in cases involving will/trust contests and claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, self-dealing, undue influence and incapcity.

    21 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Wills and living wills
    20%

    21 years, 1,000 cases

My decades-long experience as a trial lawyer has taught me that efficient, cost-effective representation presented in a gentlemanly way, with bite and backbone when necessary, generates the best results for my clients, both emotionally and financially.  I look forward to having the opportunity to assist with your fiduciary litigation (trust/estate/probate/investment loss/financial services) need.

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice

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Top Contributor 2015
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Photos and videos

The Guide to Probate Code 850 and Heggstad Petitions
The Most Common Penalty for Financial Elder Abuse
How to File a Trust Accounting Objection
The Guide to Power of Attorney Abuse and Contests
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Licensed for 20 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 09/12/2022

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

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RMO LLP
3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 270
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
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1450 Frazee Road
Suite 102
San Diego, CA, 92108
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2300 Main Street #929
Kansas City, MO, 64108
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2600 Douglas Road
Suite 502
Coral Gables, FL, 33134
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Scott received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Bashar | March 9, 2015
Sr. Loan Consultant
I highly recommend Scott Rahn. Scott has become an invaluable asset and has helped myself and my clients tremendously. I would not consider working with anyone else.
Posted by justin | August 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
very cool and easy to talk to
very cool and easy to talk to I highly recommend him !!! the people he works with were also amazing
Posted by Michael | August 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Elder law
Thank you very much for the consultation! You were very upfront with the situation, and how the situation could potentially unfold. There is a great benefit and peace of mind in retaining your firm for representation!
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Thoughtful & Through Consultation on a Family Trust
I had a phone consultation with Scott to explore legal options following my father's death. His paralegal reached out ahead of time to ensure that he had all of the pertinent documentation and a clear understanding of my questions ahead of time so we could make the most of our time. Scott was prompt and very pleasant; he asked excellent, incisive questions and provided me with thoughtful advice. Scott is clearly well-versed in dealing with the emotional upset that comes from handling such sensitive family matters and he was exceptionally kind and compassionate while discussing my case. I never felt pushed into making a decision I wasn't comfortable with and greatly appreciated his candor. I would absolutely engage Scott and his firm again, should the need arise - thank you!
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Posted by Helen | May 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family member trustee issues
Trustee disputes that involve dishonest family members can be a very emotional and stressful process to navigate, especially when you have little or no prior experience with the legal system. A key element at the start of the process is to obtain an assessment from an experienced and motivated professional who can formulate a well reasoned, logical strategy that is geared to the individual client's particular situation. Scott Rahn took the time to discuss the pros and cons of several options along with probable outcomes. He was very helpful and impressed me as a person of high integrity. I highly recommend Scott Rahn and the RMO team. Helen S.
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Posted by Patricia | May 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Petition
Very informative, Professional, Knowledge, Most of all Caring to a very sensitive case.
Posted by Shela | April 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Will consultation
I consulted with Mr. Rahn, who ultimately refused my case, with an honest reason and recommended another attorney for a second opinion, which I will seek. Mr. Rahn was courteous and helpful though he had nothing to gain but my good thoughts about him, He thoroughly reviewed the facts before his judgment.
Posted by Ron | March 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Scott Rahn was very helpful.
I was very pleased with the consultation I received from Scott Rahn. Scott told me what he thought I should do and I found his advice to be very helpful.
Posted by Nir | February 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Atty Scott Rahn
Thank you Atty Scott Rahn for your time. I appreciate your honesty and your high level professionality
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family Trust Accounting Issue
I have been in a contentious situation regarding a family trust. Scott was extremely helpful. He listened carefully to my situation and helped me understand the risks and rewards of objecting to my sister’s trust accounting. I would highly recommend Scott.
Posted by Michael | January 27, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
RMO LLP-Very positive experience!
I had a phone consultation with RMO LLP. I was shocked to find out I was speaking with Scott Rahm, Founder & Chairman of RMO LLP! Scott was very through & I did not feel rushed. His expertise was right on, if I chose to move forward it will be with RMO LLP!
Posted by Wayne | November 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and responsive
If you have complex trust estate issues then Scott is your man. I have interviewed many attorneys over a course of 3 months to handle my many and varied issues and none of them came close being able to understand and give succinct insight in to ways to approach the situation I was faced with. He will always be honest and straightforward, even if it is difficult advice to hear. Most of all he was quite generous with his time! I never felt rushed and was quite at ease explaining my situation and asking ALL relevant questions I had. True professional that I cannot recommend enough. Watch the many videos on his web site, so much to learn!
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Posted by Richard | October 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
wonderful consultation experience
My estate planning attorney referred me to Scott Rahn because he felt that he couldn't fulfill my estate planning goals. I spoke with Scott Rahn after sending all required documents for his review and in 10 minutes on the phone he identified how to accomplish our goals that my estate planning attorney felt he was unable to solve. Scott Rahn referred me back to my attorney and said that my attorney could actually handle my case and told me to tell my attorney how to apply the power of appointment to change the distribution of benefits in the bypass trust that seemed irrevocable.
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Posted by Dan | June 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good advice.
Insightful, professional, responsive, courteous, candid and helpful. Scott and Patricia were professional and provided us useful direction. We thank for their help.
Posted by Thomas | May 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Professional and well-prepared attorney.
I spoke with Attorney Rahn, regarding my options in moving forward in my pro per litigation. I only wish I had found him much sooner. He was very straight forward in our discussion and is obviously a well-prepared lawyer. I look forward to hiring him in any future litigation in California.
Posted by Josh | April 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helped so much!!
I was really clueless as what to do about a probate case and Scott took the time to really explain the facts of my case and what my options were. He was friendly, patient, and delivered what he promised!
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trust Issue
My sister and I contacted RMO about a trust issue and even though we didn’t have a case, Scott Rahn was very knowledgeable, professional, and gave some helpful suggestions.
Posted by Tiffany | April 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rock Star Guy!
For a person who did not know where to start in seeking guidance for my family’s estate and legacy, Patricia who was the intake specialist and Ryan were an amazing introduction to this world! Their friendliness, willingness and prompt responses / follow-ups were appreciated and timely. True professionals! I have them on my important people list to share with my friends and family who may need their services. FIVE STAR Service! Tiffany Gomonet, California
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Posted by Rosemarie | April 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The silver lining on a dark cloud
When I discovered my brother and sister, co trustees over the small Trust our parents left their 11 grandchildren (3 being my young kids) were taking the money and investing it in their own businesses and lying about it, I spent nights trying to educated myself and protect my kids assets. I came across a well crafted video explaining self-dealing. I used the online portal that night to request a consultation. The next morning I got a call to discuss the facts of my case, and then was scheduled for my consultation within two days. My consultation was with none other then the man in the video, Scott Rahn. Scott listened to the facts, was supportive and kind, and quick to suggest a path forward that was in the best interest of me, all 11 beneficiaries and my finances. He identified a way for me to exit the Trust with the least amount of conflict and money spent and to move on with our lives. The entire process was quick, professional and everyone a pleasure to interact with. I highly recommend RMO Partners, and Scott Rahn.
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Posted by Pamela | March 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney
Scott and the RMO team helped guide me through the probate process. I highly recommend them.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 10%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • RMO LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Managing Partner, Los Angeles
  • Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Shareholder
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Foley & Lardner, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Keesal Young & Logan
  • 2002 - 2007
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Sibling rivalry
  • Settled on favorable terms to the client that respected the parents’ wishes and left the siblings space to reunite if they wish.

Associations

  • Southland California Alzheimer’s Association
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Speaker
  • 2019 - Present
  • California Society of CPAs
  • Speaker
  • 2019 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Speaker/Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council
  • President Emeritus
  • 2008 - Present
  • ProVisors
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • March of Dimes Signature Chefs Los Angeles
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association – Trusts & Estates Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association – Trusts & Estates Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association – Trusts & Estates Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • SIFMA (Securities Industry Financial Markets Association)
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Awards

  • Top 100 – Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Litigator
  • Los Angeles Business Journal, Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America for Litigation
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Elite Boutique Trailblazer
  • National Law Journal
  • 2018
  • Trusts and Estates Litigator of the Year
  • Century City Bar Association
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • California Super Lawyers - Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • California Super Lawyers - Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • California Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • California Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • California Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • California Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • California Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • California Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • California Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Law and Politics Magazine
  • 2006
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Publications

  • GT Alert
  • "Insights from the 2013 SIFMA San Francisco Regional Conference"
  • 2013
  • GT Alert
  • California Appeals Court Opinion Highlights Brokers' Ability to Seek Judicial Expungement on Equitable Grounds"
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Woodland Hills Tax & Estate Planning Council
  • Litigation Update
  • 2020
  • Annual Conference
  • Probate 101
  • 2020
  • CalCPA Fraud Section
  • Fiduciary Fraud
  • 2015
  • Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council
  • Legal Updates
  • 2015
  • Accredited Investor Rule
  • Accredited Investor Rule
  • 2015
  • Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council
  • Legal Updates
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
Endorse Scott
Trusts Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is not just a zealous advocate but a caring individual. Probate litigation is a field in which clients are going through a great amount of difficulty. Scott has a great bedside manner and takes care of his clients who are often times in a very vulnerable position. I highly recommend Scott to anyone looking for an aggressive yet compassionate attorney."
Trusts Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is assertive, smart and thorough. He is a go to attorney for trust and estate litigation. I recommend him highly."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is one of the finest Trust & Estate litigators I know. His attention to detail and compassion for his clients in second to none."
Trusts Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a wealth of knowledge and has the ability to easily communicate difficult and complex legal principals in an easy to understand way. Scott has an attention to detail that is unmatched by most lawyers working on trust issues, and he is able to use different approaches in different situations, balancing the emotional, logical, and legal aspects that are a part of these type of cases."
Trusts Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a strong advocate for his client. He's smart, strategic and hands-on."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott and I have worked together on many different cases and legal issues. He is always smart, responsive, practical, efficient, and courteous."
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Los Angeles Trusts Lawyer Scott Edward Rahn
Scott Edward Rahn
Trusts Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available