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Randy Marvin Spiro

Estate planning Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Randy

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I am an Eagle Scout. I enjoy hiking and backpacking. I was a History Major and I enjoy reading non-fiction. I played the Viola and I enjoy Opera and Classical Music. In late December, it is our family's tradition to go to Death Valley. I also enjoy going to any national park.

Location

Altshuler & Spiro
9100 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste 535E
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

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Posted by Andrew | April 16, 2010
RE: Randy Sp[iro
Randy has helped me and my parents before me with many legal issues regarding Living Trusts, Estate Planning and related matters. I have highest regard for him and strongly recommend his as an attorney.
Posted by Mr. & Mrs. Rodriguez | November 16, 2009
Trust preparation
Mr. Spiro is very intelligent and professional. He did an excellent job for us. He was very thorough and his staff is friendly & curtious.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2009
Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
Randy Spiro has worked with my family since 1988 and now serves three generations. He handles our wills, trusts, estate settlements and other associated matters. He interfaces smoothly with our financial advisor and accountant which is extremely important during estate reorganization, transition and settlement situations. Randy is extremely knowledgeable and competent. He provides periodic updates over the years so that our family is kept abreast of estate law issues. He has turned some of these topics into a series of easy to understand articles which he has posted online. I particularly like that fact the he delivers an initial draft for complete review and discussion rather than just providing a finished product accompanied by a bill. His documents are tailored to each client situation following comprehensive information gathering meetings. His work is completed in a very timely fashion. He does not swamp his clients with unnecessary legal overkill. He is available via telephone and email to answer questions that arise. Inquiries are responded to promptly. His office staff has been with him for years and adds that special touch of remembering and caring. Randy has been a valued member of our family advisory team for over twenty years. We continue to recommend him to all our friends and associates.
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Posted by Bud | November 11, 2009
Randy Spiro
Randy has done estate and trust work for myself and other members of my family for over 20 years. He is a very knowledgable, technical attorney who offers practical solutions to problems. He is very trustworthy, responsive and has always kept me informed about the progress of the work he is performing for me.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Altshuler & Spiro
  • 1987 - Present

Education

  • Golden Gate University
  • Masters of Science in Taxation
  • 1980
  • Loyola Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate Tax Valuation
  • Full amount of mortgage was allowed as discount on audit of estate tax return.
  • Taxpayer v. IRS
  • No income when ISO stock put into trust.
  • SF-CRUE
  • Non-profit status granted by IRS

Associations

  • Altshuler & Spiro
  • Partner
  • 1987 - Present
  • Law Office of Randy Spiro
  • Sole Practitioner
  • 1983 - 1987
  • Lazarow, Rettig, Sundel & Jaffe
  • Associate Attorney
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Irsfeld, Irsfeld & Younger
  • Associate Attorney
  • 1980 - 1982
  • Murchison & Cumming
  • Associate Attorney
  • 1978 - 1980
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2004
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
  • Certified Specialist Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Law
  • California Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1990
  • Certified Specialist Taxation
  • California Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1987
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Publications

  • Lega-Books
  • Will & Trust Drafting and Estate Planning with forms
  • 1985
  • Community Property Journal
  • Basis Anomaly Where Assets are Separately Allocated in an Equal Community Property Division
  • 1982
  • Community Property Journal
  • New Tax Law Makes Distinction Between Community Property and Separate Property Less Significant for Marital Deduction Purposes
  • 1981
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Speaking Engagements

  • Elder Law Subcommittee of Trusts and Estates Section
  • Communicating with your senior estate planning client
  • 2023
  • Elder Law Subcommittee of Trusts and Estates Section
  • Estate Planning for Older Adults through the Lens of COVID-19 Virus
  • 2020
  • Elder Law Subcommittee of Trusts and Estates Section
  • The Seemingly Happily Married Senior Couple: Consider Divorce as you prepare the Estate Plan
  • 2019
  • Elder Law Subcommittee of Trusts and Estates Section
  • Property Tax Reassessment Traps
  • 2018
  • Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide
  • Common Trust Structures and when they're used
  • 2016
  • Elder Law Subcommittee of Trusts and Estates Section
  • When Your Elder Estate Planning Client Throws You a Curve
  • 2016
  • Elder Law Subcommittee of Trusts and Estates Section
  • Life Insurance and the Older Client
  • 2015
  • Elder Law Subcommittee of Trusts and Estates Section
  • Community Property Aspects of IRAs and Retirement Plans
  • 2014
  • Gift Planning Committee
  • Effect of New Tax Law on Existing Estate Plans
  • 2013
  • Elder Law Subcommittee
  • Financial and Health Care Powers of Attorney
  • 2013
  • Elder Law Committee of Trusts & Estates Section
  • The Transition from Capacity to Incapacity
  • 2012
  • Elder Law Committee of Trusts & Estates Section
  • New Requirements for Certificate of Independent Review
  • 2011
  • Elder Law Subsection
  • Rousing Your Slumbering Estate Plan
  • 2008
  • International Association of Financial Planners
  • Case Study Program
  • 2000
  • International Association of Financial Planners
  • Tax Law Changes 1996
  • 1996
  • Personal Financial Planning Program
  • Individual Income Taxation
  • 1989
  • Masters of Science in Taxation Program
  • Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
  • 1986
  • San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Estate Planning Update
  • 1984
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
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Estate planning Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy is very knowledgeable, ethical and part of a small number of attorneys that is Certified by the State Bar of California as Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law and Taxation Law"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several clients to Randy for Estate Planning and they were satisfied with his work."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Randy is a very conscientious and knowledgeable lawyer and I have recommended him to several of my clients. All of them have been very pleased."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read several of Mr. Spiro's contribution on Avvo and other public forums and have found them to be useful and informative. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Randy is a hard working, ethical & extremely knowledgable attorney. He is dedicated to giving his clients the most comprehensive legal representation while at the same time treating them with the upmost respect. On a personal level, he is a caring individual who is sensitive to the needs of others. In short, he is the type of individual who the public would be proud to have as a member of the bar."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy is an exceptional estate planning attorney with the breadth and knowledge necessary to address client’s specific needs and issues. I have referred clients to Randy before and will continue to do so because of his experience, professionalism and attention to detail."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Randy Spiro for over 20 years. We are both lawyers, and he is my personal estate planning attorney, and has also been the lawyer that other members of my family have used over the years. He is easy going, communicates clearly, and does not have the trappings or intimidation (or overhead factors) that lawyers in huge firms in 50 story buildings often have. He's also very accessible and returns calls promptly."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Randy and I worked together to prepare continuing education classes regarding the duties of trustees and conservators. He is extremely knowledgeable, diligent, and a pleasure to work with."
Probate Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer's work. He is very knowledgeable, ethical, and honest. I trust him with all of my probate referrals."
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