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Max M Alavi

Litigation Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.7   13 reviews

also known as Max Alavi, Attorney at Law, APC

  • State Years
    California - CA 13 years
    Texas - TX 32 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Max

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Max Alavi, Attorney at Law, APC
2424 SE Bristol
Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
Max Alavi, Attorney at Law, APC
3711 Long Beach Blvd., Ste. 810
Long Beach, CA, CA, 90807
Max Alavi, Attorney at Law, APC
23046 Avenida de la Carlota., Ste. 600
Laguna Hills, CA, CA, 92653
Max Alavi, Attorney at Law, APC
206 W. 4th St., 3rd Floor
Santa Ana, CA, 92701
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Vicente | December 19, 2013
Living Trust
I found Max to be patient and responsive to our requests. It took a while to get everything in order since we live of-of-state and could not sign everything in less time. I will recommend Mr. Alavi to my co-workers when the subject of living trusts come up.
Posted by Marcel | December 5, 2013
Living Trust
Max came to my work to give a presentation on his services. He was very professional and took as long as we needed to answer any questions we had about his services. He put things in a very easy to understand language and made sure he did not talk above his audience. I hired Mr. Alavi to execute a living trust for my wife and I. Throughout the entire process he was very patient and made sure we understood everything we were incorporating into the trust. Dealing with Max was a breeze and I would recommend him to all my friends and coworkers.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2013
Wills/trust attorney review
Mr. Alavi is a trustworthy professional whose guidance and advice was genuine and sincere. He was not only knowledgeable but approachable and responsive. He has my highest respect and will refer him at any opportunity.
Posted by Bob | October 10, 2013
Expert Advice, Knowledgeable and Trustworthy
Max Alavi in Newport Beach handled my estate plan. I've also referred friends to Max. Max is very knowledgeable about estate planning. He took the time to understand my family and business situation. Max explained difficult concepts and made them easy to understand. I would highly recommend Max to business owners, families, and anyone who could benefit from a review of their will or estate plan.
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Posted by reniero | September 3, 2013
An attorney you can trust.
For all the people who have had a very bad experience with attorneys, myself included. I would recommend Max to anyone that needs estate planning. He is trustworthy, kind, humble and above all honest. He is not your typical attorney that only cares about his billable hours. He truly cares for you as a human being. Not just a client he could make money on. He is extremely knowledgeable and knows the latest law changes pertaining to estate planning. He is well respected among his peers and has a wonderful reputation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2013
A job well done
Max did a great job advising me with my case. I feel that you can be sure that he will take care of you and your interests. I highly trust recommend him as a lawyer.
Posted by J | July 1, 2013
Very Conveneient
We had wanted to do a living trust for a long time but never had gotten around to it. Max made it very easy and convenient and we are very satisfied with the final result.
Posted by ProbateClient | January 17, 2013
Probate Client Orange County
Max probated my sister's will. He was well organized and responsive. I recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2012
Very thorough and professional
Mr. Alavi is a very detailed and thorough attorney. We were very pleased with his work and will recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2012
Very Professional.
My daughter recommended that I see an attorney to make sure my affairs were in order, since my wife had passed 9 years ago. A friend of mine recommended Max and he was very professional and knowledgeable and it was obvious he cared. When I had trouble finding his office, he even drove out to meet me. His fees were reasonable and I found him to be very trustworthy.
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Posted by Glenda | November 5, 2012
Listens to what you are saying.
Max Alavi is a lawyer who really cares. I called him because one of my lawyer friends recommended him because we were having to figure out how to pay for my mothers nursing home care. He took the time to talk to us over the phone and then gave us a quick appointment and listened to our difficulties with the medi-cal and the nursing home . He came up with a plan that helped a lot for not that much money. We are very happy we chose him to help us with this very difficult issue and we would recommend him.
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Posted by Joe McHugh | July 27, 2012
Good Estate Attorney in New Port Beach
I have worked with Max and feel he is a very good and honest lawyer. I would be happy to refer clients to him if they needed a lawyer in the New Part Beach area.
Posted by Brad | June 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Unprofessional
Very Unprofessional. Hired Max to Expedite a Trust for our mother. Unfortunately, she passed away a few days later. Max Alavi was not even willing to give a Partial Refund. I guess they don’t teach Compassion and Morals in Law School.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-550 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-50%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Alavi, Winn & Associates
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Principal
  • Alavi & Associates
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Odom, Schmerin & Thomason
  • 1992 - 1996

Education

  • Univ of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Univ of Houston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • LA County Firefighter
  • success
  • OC Firefighter
  • Success

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Tax Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Elder Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Love Letter Seminar
  • Family Love Letter
  • 2013
  • KIRN Radio
  • OFAC Regulations
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (99)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent estate planning lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and highly recommended as an asset to this community."
Administrative law Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Alavi has made a substantial number of contributions on avvo.com. I have read several of his contributions and found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Probate Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's extremely competent and professional."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very capable and effective."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this highly respected and skilled lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Max Alavi is an excellent lawyer, and well-respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Alavi has provided great value to the Avvo askers with his accurate, analytic answers, customized to the needs of the askers. This combination of qualities is exactly what every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max is a very astute estate planning and probate attorney. It is always a pleasure working with him. I endorse Max."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Max for 25 years. He is intelligent, conscientious, and trustworthy. I highly recommend Max Alavi."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been privileged to know attorney Max Alavi since 2011. Max has been very active in serving his community. He also is a frequent responder to the legal questions posted on Avvo, which benefits most of us as lawyers as well. His answers indicate to me that he has a deep understanding of the estate planning and probate laws. From my dealing with Max, I have learned that he is passionate about serving his clients and provides them with an exceptional service. Max is a pleasant person to interact with. I endorse Max Alavi for the areas of law he practices."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Max because I believe he is a very knowledgeable lawyer who deeply cares about his clients and the quality of service that he provides. These are very important qualities to look for in any lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max is a one of a kind attorney. As a fellow attorney it's always comforting to know that my client's are well taken care of when I refer them to Max or his firm."
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