Since secondary school, Maria knew she was destined to become an attorney. Her righteous personality, coupled with her conviction to protect others inspired her interest in law. As founder of MVP Law Group in Encino, Maria focuses on assisting families with Estate Planning, legacy preservation, Personal Injury, and Bankruptcy protection.
Maria began her legal career at the district attorney’s office in St. Petersburg, Russia. After graduating from St. Petersburg State University with a bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence, she moved to the U.S. Shortly thereafter she obtained her Juris Doctor’s law degree from the University of West Los Angeles. Despite having to navigate the complexities of living in a new country while caring for a newborn baby, Maria passed the California Bar Exam, one of the most challenging in America, on her first attempt. She went on to work at CT Corporation in Los Angeles, where she learned the fundamentals of business-entity formation, management, and procedures. After obtaining her license, Maria worked at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office and volunteered at public counsel before establishing her legal practice.
Maria creates customized Estate plans, Trusts, and Wills for her clients, many from Calabasas and the Valley, and helps families manage their affairs without interference from government or other external entities.
Nevertheless, the stereotypical ‘attorney temperament’ does not define Maria. Instead, she has an unapologetic fervor for safeguarding the most vulnerable members of our community, particularly the elderly, children, and adults with special needs, who are often susceptible to neglect and financial abuse.
Maria openly laments the impassive and reactive attitude that society has towards Estate Planning and legacy preservation. As a seasoned speaker on this discipline of law and as respected member of WLALA (Women Lawyer Association of Los Angeles), NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys), and Wealth Counsel, Maria believes that procrastination stems from both ignorance and avoidance to address a seemingly uncomfortable and overwhelming issue. Hence, Maria’s mantra “Learn, learn, and learn some more.” Her personal quest is to educate people about the negative impacts of not having an estate plan or renewing an outdated Will or Trust, often presenting real-life examples to emphasize her message.
As a devoted wife and proud mother of three, Maria celebrates her life by spending quality time with her family and riding horses in her spare time. When asked what she does for a living, her typical response is ‘I provide peace of mind’.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Excellence for the Future Award||Witkin||N/A|
|Public Counsel||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|University of West Los Angeles School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Saint Petersburg State University||Jurisprudence||1999|
Posted by Alex
Tue Dec 20 2016
Posted by Nicole
Thu Dec 08 2016
Posted by anonymous
Wed Dec 07 2016
Posted by Olena
Mon Sep 13 2010
Posted by anonymous
Tue Feb 03 2015
Cash, Check, Credit Card