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Board Certified Specialist Attorney in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

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Languages spoken: English, Farsi, French

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Trusts: 40%
    24 years
  2. Elder Law: 20%
    24 years
  3. Guardianship: 20%
    24 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    24 years

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  • Carol Ann Hunter Peters

    Mina and I were each on a panel about Trust administration and she was very helpful in preparing a practical and helpful outline for the rest of us. Responsive and relevant when answering questions about the rules, she also provided options, resources and solutions. She is very trustworthy.

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    Carol Peters Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Walter James Hindenlang

    Mina is an outstanding trust and estate planning attorney, who is a pleasure to work with as a fellow attorney. I strongly recommend her to clients seeking counsel in these areas.

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    Walter Hindenlang Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199208/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Board Cert. Specialist Certification- State Bar of CaliforniaSpecialization Certification1998
American Jurisprudence Award- Constitutional LawAmJUR1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySIRKIN & SIRKIN1993 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates SectionMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates SectionMemberN/A
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trust and Estates SectionMemberN/A
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Student v. Los Angeles Unified School DistrictFavorable for the Student
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
EOnlineWhat will happen to the Estate of Whitney Houston2015
EOnline.comConservatorship of Amanda Bynes2014
Quoted in RollingstoneMichael Jackson Trial May Hinge on Conrad Murray Testimony2013
Larry Elder ShowSpeaker: Larry Elder Show: Conservatorship of Casey Kasem2013
San Fernando Valley Business JournalSuccession Plans, Part Art, Part War2011
MSMONEYCNN: MSMONEY- What to do before you launch.2009
National Business Institute SeminarEstate and Tax Planning: Qualified Retirement Plans and IRAs2009
National Business Institute SeminarProbate Start to Finish2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section NewsInternet Sites for Estate PlannersN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1998
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
LormanFinancial Elder Abuse2014
LAPA 38th Annual ConferenceElder Abuse- Advance Probate2014
University of California, Los AngelesAutism and the Law2011
LAPA 35th Annual October ConferenceElder Financial Fraud2011
University of California, Los AngelesAutism and Trust Law for Parents2010
National Business Institute SeminarEstate and Tax Planning: Qualified Retirement Plans and IRAs2009
BankRate.comQuoted: Estate Planning Tools- BankRate.com2009
When a celebrity endorsement sours.Quoted: MSNBC2008
Peter Port ProductionsWhat law schools don't teach you about the “Science of Marketing.”2008
National Business Institute SeminarEstate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder Clients2008
Prep Course for the Certified Specialist Exam in Estate Planning, Trust and ProbateEstate & Trust Education Resource2007
National Business Institute SeminarProbate Start to FinishN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationDPCDA and ConservatorshipsN/A
CBS 2/ KCAL-9 TVPrime-time News covering the Anna Nicole Smith Case.N/A