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Bonnie Marie Bursk

Estate planning Attorney at Granada Hills, CA

5.0   1 review

Licensed for 46 years

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    Includes all areas of estate planning, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Wills, powers of attorneys, advise for blended families, and preparation of AB TRUSTS

    46 years

  2. Probate
    30%
    includes Wills and Will Contests, representing contestants and defendants

    46 years

  3. Trusts
    30%
    Includes complex trust drafting for blended families, special needs, as well as Trust Termination issues

    46 years

  4. Elder law
    10%
    Includes Conservatorships, Limited Conservatorships, Special Needs Trusts, Trust planning, power of attorneys

    41 years

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Family is a top priority for me.   I have been in practice with my husband since 1983, and three of our four children are attorneys in our office. My mother and my son-in-law also work with our office.  .    Our employees are also considered to be part of our family,  and even some of their relatives work for us.    Since family is so important to  me, I want to help my estate planning clients protect and provide fo their families.

 

Community involvement and being a volunteer are also important to me.  I am on the GRANADA HILLS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION,   GRANADA HILLS SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL,  and a past pesident of the GRANADA HILLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.   

 

i am lucky to practice  in an area of law, and a location, that I love.

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Licensed for 46 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1976
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Law Offices of Savin & Bursk
Law Offices of Savin & Bursk
17337 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 200
Encino, CA, 91316
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Posted by Janiece | March 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Generous, helpful and nice!
Ms. Bursk helped me wade through a painful probate process. She even informed me that I could do what was needed by myself without going through the entire Probate Court process. She also referred me to an out of state attorney who will be able to complete settling this estate. Can't ask for a nicer, more professional attorney!

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Savin and Bursk
  • 1983 - Present
  • Volunteer mediator with Court
  • Law Offices of Savin & Bursk
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Patterson, Neavitt & St. Ours
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Assistant Inheritance Tax Attorney
  • State Controller Inheritance Tax Dept
  • 1977 - 1982
  • Law Clerk/attorney
  • Law Offices Thomasset & Thomasset
  • 1975 - 1977
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • California State University, Northridge
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973
  • California State University, Northridge
  • studies in master of accounting program
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Trust Contest, defense
  • resolved; contest withdrawn
  • defense of trust contest
  • resolved; contest completely dismissed
  • Elder Abuse Civil action
  • house recovered along with some monetary damages
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Associations

  • The State Bar of California Estate Planning, Trust, & Probate Law
  • Certified Specialist
  • 1991 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Granada Hills Business Improvement District
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council
  • Board Member, Commercial Property Representative
  • N/A
  • CEB - Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Speaker
  • N/A
  • Woodland Hills Estate Planning Council
  • Former Secretary, member
  • N/A
  • San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council
  • member
  • N/A
  • Southern California Coucil of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past President, charter member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10.0 Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Certified Specialist
  • State Bar of California
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Gil Benjamin Citizen of the Year
  • Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014
  • Civic Leaders 2010 Leaders of Character
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2010
  • Small Business Award
  • United Chambers of Commerce of San Fernando Valley
  • 2010
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Publications

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association (CAAA)
  • Special Needs Trust
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • California Applicants' Attorneys Association
  • Special Needs Trust
  • 2016
  • State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Planning the Small to Mid Size Estate
  • 2013
  • State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Enhancing Communication Between Lawyer and Client in Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Drafting Revocable Trusts I: The Basics
  • 2011
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Drafting Revocable Trusts II: Focus on Tricky Clasues
  • 2011
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • 2008
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Estate Planning for the Blended Family
  • 2008
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Planning for the Small and Mid-Size Estate
  • 2008
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Basics of Drafting Revocable Trusts
  • 2006
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • 2005
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Basic Trust Drafting: The Essentials of Trust Planning; Basic Trust Drafting: The Drafting Process
  • 2002
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • 2002
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Basics of Drafting Revocable Trusts
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse Bonnie
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bonnie is a very thorough and detail-oriented attorney. She not only is an excellent attorney, but she is very involved within the community that she works. I highly endorse Bonnie."
Estate planning Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I happily endorse Ms. Bursk. When I needed a relatively complex trust, I went to her. As a lawyer myself, I had heard much about her skills. Everything I heard turned out to be true. She is an excellent attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a well respected and highly capable attorney."
Trusts Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bonnie is highly experienced in wills, trusts, and probate litigation."
Probate Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Bonnie is a certified probate specialist, and is well versed in wills, trusts, and probate litigation. She is the best attorney to consult with probate matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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