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Gene Louis Osofsky

Elder law Attorney at Orinda, CA

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 54 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1970
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Gene Louis Osofsky
29 Orinda Way #569
Suite 208
Orinda, CA, 94563

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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2022
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Caring, Compassionate & Clear
Mr Osofsky explains everything very thoroughly, is extremely patient answering all questions, ensures the primary person's wishes are known to him and are being carried out. This includes consulting with our Mom 1:1 with us out of the room to ensure this. He then stayed with us over a long period of time as Mom sorted out her living situation etc. Once he established the correct trust for Mom, he then worked as an intermediary with our CPA. When Mom passed he processed all the paperwork and again served as an intermediary to the government and CPA. He was extremely thorough, professional but personal and empathetic as he worked with us all. He remains up on current law and policy. I highly recommend Mr. Osofsky.
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Posted by Debra Lopez | May 13, 2022
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Rights for elderly
I can’t say enough about this attorney. I came upon a very stressful, overwhelming problem I had to deal with for my dad. The laws and all the things that I can do -I can’t do for him and my mom since I’m the power of attorney so overwhelming. He made the passage of things that I needed to get done quickly he explained them eloquently so I could understand .answered thousands of questions that I had regarding them and their situation. I would definitely refer anyone I know to him in regards to the elderly care he’s very knowledgeable! Very honest as well ! It’s hard to explain how overwhelmed I was with my parents situation and he really help me with that
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Posted by Manuel | October 3, 2012
Gene Osofsky "The Best in the Business"
Gene Osofsky saved my parents entire estate from a Medi-Cal claim. My brother and I were using a different attorney for my parents Will and Living Trust(we did not know of Gene Osofsky at the time). Both my parents ended up in a nursing home.One for 6 years the other for 3 years. When both parents had passed away Medi-Cal submitted a claim against the estate for the money they had paid for their care. The claim far exceeded the value of the estate. The attorney we had felt we would be better served by and referred us to Gene Osofsky since he is an expert in Medi-Cal law (among other aspects of the law concerning ElderLaw,Wills,Trusts,Pro bate,Estate Planning etc.). He was so right. My brother and I met for a consultation with Gene Osofsky and after reviewing our case he immediately knew the best course of action for us to take. He said he would step out of the room so my brother and I could discuss what we wanted to do. I said " there is no need for you to leave", I knew then that I wanted to use him. My brother said the same thing. He submitted our case, based on Law, to Medi-Cal and they withdrew their total claim for both parents. There was no going back and forth with Medi-Cal. I feel that the first attorney earned his money just by referring us to Gene Osofsky. Gene Osofsky is Organized, Thorough, Experienced (over 40 years), Knowlegeable, and "Up to date" on the Law (extremely important). As far as I'm concerned 5 stars isn't enough for Gene Osofsky.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2011
Peer Review by Another Colleague
Outstanding attorney! Very knowledgeable and very caring. Although I am an attorney, myself, I felt that my parents’ estate plan needed someone with special skills. I had previously met Mr. Osofsky through another estate planning attorney, and felt that he was the right person. My instincts were correct. He was indeed the right attorney. My parents are not US citizens, and we needed a plan that accommodated that circumstance, as well as the need to combine traditional estate planning with long-term care planning. He did a great job and came up with a very customized plan that was just right. I found him to be sharp, creative, and very knowledgeable. Just as important, he really cared about my parents and our family. I had also attended a presentation that he gave to seniors about estate planning; he is especially skilled at explaining complex subjects in a way that is understandable to non-lawyers. I give him the highest marks and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing estate planning or elder law services, especially seniors and their families.
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Posted by Richard | July 9, 2010
Peer Review by Lawyer Colleague
I am a lawyer practicing in the same community with Gene Osofsky for more than 30 years. Among his colleagues he has the very highest reputation for integrity and professionalism, and is widely recognized as an expert practicioner in the fields of elder law and estate planning. Gene recently handled a very complex estate planning matter for clients of mine that involved a number of issues that required Gene to work with the court, MediCal, Social Security, and several securities firms. Gene's expertise and diligent work brought the matter to a completely satisfactory conclusion, preserving substantial portions of their hard-earned estate and providing them with both emotional and financial security. I will never hesitate to refer other clients to Gene who require his extraordinary expertise.
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Posted by Bonnieb | January 29, 2010
Lifesaver!
Gene served as my attorney during a bitter, protracted divorce. My former spouse is a CPA and attorney and did his best to make it very, very difficult to locate and trace assets. Gene's results were amazing. He is thoroughly professional, highly intelligent, and as kind a soul as you would ever want to meet. In the courtroom he is sharp and very skilled. Two thumbs way up!
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Posted by Gayle | September 22, 2009
Excellent experience and outcome
We moved our elderly mother from Washington to California and consulted with Mr. Osofsky regarding a complicated estate situation. Following an initial meeting, where Mr. Osofsky asked very detailed questions and made us feel extremely comfortable, we were carefully guided through a step by step process. He advised a separate and second attorney would be necessary to ensure our mother's interests were carefully protected. The recommendation was excellent and our mother was very comfortable and pleased with her attorney. Mr. Osofsky emailed and called us to keep us current with every step and after successfully completing the process, he continued to keep in touch with us, inquiring about our mother and making sure we were satisfied with the outcome. I cannot recommend Mr. Osofsky enough for his skill and professionalism, his concern for our mother’s interests and welfare and the protection of her estate.
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Posted by Norm | August 30, 2009
meticulous lawyer
We recently had our wills and trust updated by Gene Osofsky and were very impressed by his thoroughness and attention to detail. Mr. Osofsky is very easy to talk to and he explains everything so a lay person can understand what the choices and possible outcome can be(without making you feel ignorant) He doesn't hesitate to let you know if he needs to research an item and takes care of doing that until he feels satisfied with the results. My husband and I would highly recommend Gene Osofsky and will continue to work with him in the future.
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Posted by Brian | August 29, 2009
A successful outcome with a potential Medi-Cal claim.
My sister and I contacted Gene when we were about to sell our late mother's home. Mom had some language in her trust about her late husband (our step-father) having a "life estate" in the home if she pre-deceased him, which she did. Since he was being cared for in a nursing home and had just passed away at age 102, we had a concern that MediCal, who had already contacted us about a possible claim, was going to pursue one if we sold the home. They had said that the claim could be as much as $188,000. Gene gave us very good advice about all of the options open to us, and we hired him to deal with the situation. It was so great to have a professional working on our behalf. That meant I didn't have to spend hours on end dealing with all of the bureaucracy. It was never Mom's intent to have the State take away from that which she wanted to pass along to her three children. Our step-father had been in the nursing home from 2005 until his death, early in 2009, because he was no longer able to be taken care of at home where our mother lived until her death in 2006. I had envisioned a situation where our lawyer, Mr. Osofsky, would have to negotiate with MediCal, and we'd end up paying thousands of dollars to get them to go away, or that it might have even gone into a lengthy trial and we'd end up with a judgment against us from the Court.. With our documentation and with Mr. Osofsky's expert help and reputation with MediCal, we had the best possible outcome. MediCal dropped all claim on the estate. We have sold the home as of August, 2009. The money has been distributed to me and my brother and sister. If we had not retained Mr. Osofsky, this could still be dragging out and we would have lost the opportunity to sell the home and get on with our lives. I would recommend Gene Osofsky to anyone needing a highly professional attorney to help them deal with a difficult legal situation.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Offices Of Osofsky & Osofsky
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • UCLA School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • 1966

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Estate Planning LRS panel of California Advocates For Nursing Home Reform
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1970 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer, Northern California, Elder Law
  • Thomason Reuters Publishers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer. Northern California. Elder Law
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
  • Family Law Issues in Planning for Persons with Disabilities
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Medi-Cal Planning For Your Clients & Elderly Parents
  • 2020
  • "Estate Planning For Long Term Care"
  • "Estate Planning For Long Term Care"
  • 2009

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Orinda Elder law Lawyer Gene Louis Osofsky
Gene Louis Osofsky
Elder law Attorney
Orinda, CA
Licensed for 54 years