Ms. Mains is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. Political Science 1991) and received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1996. She was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 1996 and the State of California in 1997. Ms. Mains holds the series 7, 24, 63, & 65 securities licenses and is a licensed life agent for insurance.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Mains lived in Vienna Austria for one year and worked for the United Nations, International Atomic Energy Agency, investigating the trafficking of nuclear bomb components. Following, Ms. Mains lived in London, England for one year and worked as an assistant to Lord Bridgeman, House of Lords, Parliament.
During law school (1993-96), Ms. Mains was a member of the Loyola
Law Journal and a summer associate at the firm of Altheimer & Gray in Chicago, Illinois. She also clerked for Judge Robert Ginsberg of the Bankruptcy Court and was a member of the Appellate Moot Court Team.
In addition, Ms. Mains spent a summer during law school studying European Community law in Rome, Italy at Loyola’s Rome Campus. After Ms. Mains graduated from law school, she returned to her home state of California and worked for Shea Law Offices. She worked as a full time trial lawyer until 2002. During her tenure, Ms. Mains assisted in the prosecution of over one hundred employment cases. Such cases included sex, race and disability harassment, discrimination and retaliation, assault, false imprisonment, wrongful termination and defamation, among others. Ms. Mains has participated in over fifty mediations and has settled over one hundred cases. She has also consulted with business clients regarding all aspects of ‘human resources’ and employment law matters, employment contracts, stock option agreements, wage and hour issues, handbooks, posters, investigations and mediation.
In 2002, Ms. Mains changed her focus from litigation to transactional law, advising broker dealers on securities laws and regulation with respect to customer complaints and arbitrations. An avid student of the markets throughout her life and through immediate family relationships, Ms. Mains changed her focus to better help firms and investors to positively influence their future. In addition, she worked for a well respected estate planning attorney reviewing and drafting wills, trusts, and estate plans.
Ms. Mains is currently the owner and partner of Mains Law Office, specializing in wills, trusts and estate planning, contract, employment and general litigation matters. Ms. Mains is also currently licensed with the brokerage firm of Newbridge Securities Corporation and a partner of Gold Coast Financial Group. She works with Scott Brooks providing financial, legal, and estate planning advice to a wide range of clientele. Her insurance license enhances the estate planning aspect of the practice. Her philosophy and strategy is to know her customers extremely well to tailor their life planning to their personal objectives and long-term needs.
Ma. Mains has been married for almost sixteen (16) years to her dear, sweet husband, and is the proud mother of two beautiful girls (6 and 8). The family loves to read, travel, golf, ski, and generally be together as much as possible.
|IL||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||1996||09/12/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2011 Five Star Wealth Manager||Orange Coast Magazine||2011|
|2010 Five Star Wealth Manager Client Satisfaction||Orange Coast Magazine||2010|
|Series 63 License||Securities & Exchange Commission||2008|
|Series 65 License||Securities & Exchange Commission||2008|
|Series 7 License||Securities & Exchange Commission||2006|
|Series 24 License||Securities & Exchange Commission||2006|
|Partner||Gold Coast Financial Group||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Mains Law Office||2002 - Present|
|In House Counsel||Brookstreet Securities||2006 - 2007|
|Associate Attorney||Shea Law Offices||1996 - 2002|
|Assistantto Lord in Parliament||House of Lords, Parliament||1992 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Assocation of Professional Women||Member||2011 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1996 - Present|
|Senior Market Advisor||Advisory Board Member||2010|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||undergraduate||1991|
|UCI Medical Graduates||Estate Planning and Asset Management||2011|
|UCI Panel Discussion for Graduating Medical Students||Estate Planning, Investments, Budgeting, Financial Planning||2010|
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