San Fernando Valley College of Law
Kira S. Masteller
Kira S. Masteller is a California trust and estate planning attorney and Shareholder at our Firm.
Her practice focus includes gift tax planning, succession planning, wills, trust administration, powers of attorney and probate.
In her nearly 20 years of dedicated work in trust and estate planning, Ms. Masteller also has experience in defending senior clients from adult children attempting to control family assets, and in setting up highly specialized trusts to benefit charities, family pets and other, alternative beneficiaries.
Ms. Masteller is also a California probate attorney. She advises clients whose family members did not prepare wills, trusts or other plans by guiding them through complicated Probate and Guardianship proceedings.
A trusted advisor for our clients, Ms. Masteller’s practice also includes:
Working throughout the San Fernando Valley and Southern California, Ms. Masteller represents a broad range of clients: families, highly-compensated executives, trust and estate administrators, businesses, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies all rely on her counsel. She enjoys showing individual and corporate clients how best to plan for their family’s or their business’ financial future through wills, estate planning, estate/gift tax planning, probate, trust administration, and carefully crafted Buy-Sell Agreements.
Ms. Masteller’s deep commitment to providing clients with the highest caliber service is reflected in her being named a Rising Star in 2010 and 2011 – as published by Super Lawyers Magazine as well as Los Angeles Magazine. She is a tireless advocate who explains the complexities of estate and tax planning in practical terms – which allows clients to comfortably plan for their futures. Additionally, she strives to work in an organized, timely, professional manner, always making individualized service her first priority.
Ms. Masteller founded “Women In Network” (WIN), is the Program Chair/Vice Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trust & Estates Executive Committee, is a Trustee on the Board of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee.Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed the California attorney to serve a four year term as a member of the Board of the California Prison Industry Authority in 2010. As a Member of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Ms. Masteller volunteers each month at a legal clinic for a battered women’s shelter in Santa Monica.
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