Ted Hankin, your attorney; 36 years of experience helping entrepreneurs in business.Ted Hankin takes the time to understand your needs and will craft a solution that will satisfy you.Ted Hankin, ready for the showdown in the court room or the board room.Ted Hankin can guide you with understanding through the court process. Or litigate if necessary.Ted Hankin is also a licensed CPA. He understands tax and tax problems.Ted Hankin takes the time to understand your needs and will craft a solution that will satisfy you.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||The National Advocates||2016|
|Top Contributor Litigation||AVVO||2013|
|Certified Public Accountant||California Board of Accountancy||1978|
|Partner||Messina & Hankin, LLP||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Lytton Williams Messina & Hankin, LLP||2013 - 2016|
|Shareholder||AlvaradoSmith, APC||2008 - 2012|
|Attorney/CPA||Theodore M. Hankin, Attorney/CPA||1986 - 2007|
|Partner||Oster, Suchman & Hankin||1983 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1981 - Present|
|American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants||Member||1978 - Present|
|California Society of Certified Public Accountants||Member||1978 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1977 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1977 - Present|
|OCSD PSR||Leadership Cabinet||2001 - 2007|
|Undue Influence||Satisfactory settlement|
|Hansen v. Hansen||For my client|
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|AVVO Legal Guides||The Human Cost in Estate Planning||2013|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of California at Los Angeles||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|Business Experience Show||Estate Planning||2012|
|Annual Update||Update on GST||1996|
|Annual Update for CPAs||Update on Estate Planning||1992|
Posted by Bob
In our case we asked Ted Hankin to step in and represent us in a probate case best put as one being well down the legal malfeasance well. An absolutely amazing turn around was the result. As we saw it, Ted has a broad palette of legal skills (including having a CPA) that he employs in a systems engineering manner. That is, Ted knows the total environment of his cases. In ours, within a month, Ted advised our revised path through the legal forest, a path that brought success. It seems Ted knew every turn, every tree, every alternative and its consequences along that path. And this is a major attribute of Ted – so did we! Nothing hidden. Ted often said, ‘I want you to know the total environment of your case and every item that could impact it and what we will do to get through this.’ Available 24 hours a day, Ted is a skilled attorney with a sense of humor who is always realistic with the client and the case. An outstanding example of his attorney profession.
Posted by Eyal
I have used Ted for Business and personal for over 25 years now. His logician approach always kept me out of trouble and his ability to navigate any issues that came by my path kept me successful in all my business.
There are attorneys that are deal makers and some that are deal breakers Ted has always focused on the outcome, a deal resolution of issues and have been a great asset for me in my business and personal life to achieve results.
I am recommending Ted with all my heart for his integrity, processed thinking, problem resolution and knowledge. Many people know the law but how to use it to achieve the best outcome is the artistic part of a great attorney and Ted is certainly a master at that!!
Posted by Lisa
Ted has been very helpful with my case. He is well versed in business law, trust and probate and other relevant law matters that my case has required. What I have liked most about Ted is that he takes the time to explain to you in layman's terms details and relevant goings about my case and its process. He keeps you in the loop and makes you feel like he really cares about the outcome. You are not just another statistic to him. I also see a difference (compared to prior attorneys) in his many years of experience as an attorney and CPA. I highly recommend Ted for helping me with what could be considered a difficult case. His high ethics for his profession are second to none. The attorney you choose, does make a difference. I am happy he's been on my side!
Evan Smith, Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I met Ted on a messy and difficult breach of trust case where I represented the petitioning beneficiary when he substituted in as counsel for the responding former trustee. Up to that point the case had been bogged down for over a year with discovery and accounting disputes. Ted did a highly professional job with and for his client, and the matter was resolved by a court approved settlement in fairly short order. I was impressed with Ted's ability to break through the mutual distrust and dislike between the parties so a fair result could be reached.
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