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Matthew Alan Schlau

Estate planning Attorney at Laguna Beach, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    We help families protect their hard earned assets and control how they are managed upon incapacity and death. We offer various estate plan packages to ensure the correct strategies are incorporated into a plan that fits your life.

  2. Business
    We help entrepreneurs and small businesses start, manage, transfer, or exit businesses. We offer varying levels of support, from representation in one-off transactions all the way through continued general counsel services.

  3. Probate
    If you are an executor of a will or successor trustee of a trust, we will lead you through proper administration of the estate to make it as stress free as possible.

    8 years

  4. Intellectual property
    If you are a creative person, such as an artist, author, software developer, inventor, or business owner, we'll help you protect your ideas, images, or processes from being used without your consent.

Matthew Schlau is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of California. He is one of the principal founding attorneys of Schlau|Rogers, a boutique California trusts, estates and business law firm. The firm's objective is to provide accessible and affordable legal representation that allows you the opportunity to reach your goals. Matthew and his partner and Co-Founder, Joshua Rogers, welcome the opportunity to discuss your individual needs to get started on planning for the future today.

In addition to Estate Planning, Matthew has an extensive background in civil litigation and has counseled private companies in hundreds of matters in all stages of litigation. Matthew has also advised companies in private joint venture and debt arrangements, and has served as outside general counsel to review, draft, and negotiate contracts and other documents relating to a wide range of exceptional and ordinary-course business transactions.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School. He is a husband, father, blogger, crossfitter, aspiring chef and really good at helping people achieve their goals.

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1968 S. Coast Hwy, Ste 2498
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

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Posted by Carolyn | July 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Focus is on the client, not the clock
I had a need to establish a corporation right away and received a referral to Schlau Rogers. I connected with Matt and he was immediately willing to help. Matt was thorough and kept me updated through out the process. It was an unusual time during the Covid19 lockdown and the courts were very limited. Matt was steadfast and always made sure I understood what all the paperwork meant and how to support the structure of the corporation going forward. He has such a calming demeanor and I felt that I could reach out at any time without the "clock ticking" of other attorneys I have dealt with. I had such a positive experience that I will not hesitate to recommend him to friends, family and clients.
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Posted by Jared | April 3, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Matt is the best of the best. At Schlau/Rogers expect very professional and efficient estate planning. The client experience is second to none. Their communication was outstanding, as well as their flexible touchless service during these trying times. I would definitely recommend Schlau/Rogers to anyone in need of Trust and Estate Planning . Thanks again for your service!
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Posted by Laticia | March 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I give Matt and his team an A++. They worked hard for got what we needed for a reasonable price. They are super friendly. Thank
Matt is the only guy I would come to if I ever need any kind of his service's again. Very pleased with him and his team. You guys rock buddy. Stay safe at this scary time right now. God Bless!
Response from Matthew Schlau March 21, 2020
Thanks Laticia! We're so happy to have been there for you. Stay safe!
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would Highly Recommend!
Our interaction with Matt and Joshua could not have been better! We were in need of re-doing our estate plan as well as adding a trust for a minor. They provided excellent advice and were there to assist through out the journey (which was long and complicated due to court involvement). Would highly recommend them!
Response from Matthew Schlau March 21, 2020
Thanks for the kind words! So happy to have worked with you.
Posted by Lisa R | May 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Matthew and Joshua at Schlau|Rogers Business Law and Estate Planning were very friendly and fast to respond from the first conversation regarding our Will and Trust. They answered all of our questions thoroughly and made sure we covered all the details that pertained to our estate planning needs. One thing that impressed us the most is how efficient they were to complete our urgent requests and for driving to our place and meet with us. Thank you so much Matthew and Joshua for your excellent service. We will be referring more long term clients to you.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Schlau Rogers LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Gale, Sutow & Associates
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Domingo Elias & Vu APLC
  • 2015 - 2016


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Los Angeles Cannabis Business Joint Venture
  • Closed
  • Orange County Probate
  • Ongoing
  • Los Angeles Trust-Based Estate Plan
  • Completed Estate Plan
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  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Ole OC (UCSB Alumni)
  • Founding Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Founding Committee Member
  • Ole OC (UCSB Alumni)
  • 2018


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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2018
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2018
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2018
  • Small Business Convention
  • Bridging Philosophy and Business Economics
  • 2007
  • Chiarini Fountain Dedication
  • Dedication of Chiarini Fountain to Santa Ana, CA
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (16)
Endorse Matthew
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is the rare attorney who truly cares about his clients best interests above all else. He is approachable, thinks outside the box, and finds creative solutions. I have worked with him as well as referred friends to him, all who have been very pleased."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matt as he is a very personable and compassionate person, always fighting for his client's best interests."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Schlau is a knowledgeable attorney who takes great care of his clients."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a good, genuine person and can help meet your legal needs in a multitude of areas."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He has extensive experience in all estate planning matters as well as all aspects of civil litigation."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Schlau and the Schlau Rogers team. Mr. Schlau's approach to estate planning offers his clients the highest level service and explanation at reasonable prices. Mr. Schlau is a consummate professional, knowledgeable counselor, and empathetic to his clients' every need. I would never hesitate to recommend him to family, friends and potential clients."
Business Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt and I have worked together representing cannabis businesses in transactional matters with much success. Matt brings valuable, lasting results to clients."
Estate planning Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a smart and diligent attorney. His vast knowledge of the law allows him to have a unique insight into his clients needs. I highly recommend Matthew."
Estate planning Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Laguna Beach Estate planning Lawyer Matthew Alan Schlau
Matthew Alan Schlau
Estate planning Attorney
Laguna Beach, CA
Licensed for 9 years
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