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2018 Best Lawyers Southern California

Best Lawyers Magazine - November 2017
Kira S. MastellerBest Lawyers, Trusts & Estates

Buy a Home Now, Move In After the Seller Dies

Los Angeles Times,
Kira S. Masteller quoted - January 2017

2017 Southern California Super Lawyers 

Super Lawyer Magazine Magazine - January 2017
Kira S. Masteller: Trusts & Probate

2016 Southern California Super Lawyers & Top 100

Super Lawyer Magazine Magazine - January 2016
Kira S. Masteller: Trusts & Probate

Top Women Attorneys in Southern California 2015 (Trusts & Estate Planning)

Los Angeles Magazine Magazine - September 2015
Kira S. Masteller 

2015 Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers Magazine - January 2015
Kira S. Masteller - Estate Planning

Understanding the Conflicts of Interest in Estate Planning

Valley Lawyer Magazine, a San Fernando Valley Bar Association publication
by Kira S. Masteller - September 2013

Broad Topics with Laura Nickerson: Trusts & Estate Planning

LA Talk Radio, (Estate Planning segment begins at 23:00)
Robert A. Hull interviewed, July 2013

Top Women Attorneys in Southern California (Estates and Probate Law)

Los Angeles Magazine,
Kira S. Masteller named, October 2012

Change of Ownership:  What Triggers a Property Tax Reassessment?

Valley Lawyer Magazine, a San Fernando Valley Bar Association publication 
by Michael Hackman, Kira S. Masteller and Robert A. Hull - October 2012

Gifts That Keep on Giving: The 411 of Gift Taxation

Valley Lawyer Magazine, a San Fernando Valley Bar Association publication
by Michael Hackman, Kevin E. Rex and Robert A. Hull - April 2012

What You Might Not Know About Life Insurance

San Fernando Valley Business Journal,
by Kira S. Masteller - April 2012

Real Estate: Gifting Real Property Now

San Fernando Valley Business Journal,
by Kira S. Masteller and Robert A. Hull - September 2011

Selling a Family Business Without Selling Out the Family

Los Angeles Daily Journal,
by John B. Marshall, Kevin E. Rex and Robert A. Hull - March 2011

Revocation of a Family Trust without the Knowledge of the Cotrustee

Los Angeles Lawyer
by Kira S. Masteller - June 2010

Know Your Rights: Couples Can Limit Conflict the Second Time Around

Daily News
by Kira S. Masteller - May 2009

You Have a Trust. . .Now What?

Estate Planning Points of Interest
by Kira S. Masteller

Tips on QPRTS - Qualified Personal Residence Trusts Offer Tax Advantages

San Fernando Valley Bar Association's BarNotes Publication
by Sheetal Mehta Fisher and Michael Hackman - March 2007


Our Trust and Estate Planning Blogs


R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Soulful Estate - Kira S. Masteller

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Trust & Estate Planning Considerations - Kira S. Masteller

Accidental Disinheritance: Updating Wills, Estate Plans, Probatable Assets - Kira S. Masteller

Estate Planning NOW: Preparing for a New Government - Kira S. Masteller

Estate Planning: Living Like a Prince, but not Dying Like One - Michael Hackman

Trusts, Estates, Exemptions and Taxes - Kira S. Masteller

Benefits of an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust as Security for Support - Kira S. Masteller & Anthony D. Storm

Tax Implications: Selling Your Home - Kira S. Masteller

Inherited IRAs Not Exempt from Bankruptcy Proceedings - Kira S. Masteller

WATCH:  The Differences Between Trusts and Wills - Kira S. Masteller

Retirement Planning for Same-Sex Married Couples - by Kira S. Masteller

She's Crafty: GoldieBlox, Beasties, Copyrights and Codicils - Nicholas Kanter & Robert A. Hull

WATCH: Funding a Trust With Business Interests - Robert A. Hull

Creating a Living Trust Makes (Dollars and) Sense - by Robert A. Hull

How Does the DOMA Ruling Affect Estate Planning? - by Kira S. Masteller

Tony Soprano's Run-In With the Tax Man - by Robert A. Hull

Designated Beneficiary Assets: Consider Your Income, Capital Gains & Estate Taxes - by Kira S. Masteller

Using Life Insurance and Irrevocable Trusts in Estate Planning - by Kira S. Masteller

WATCH:  Why Do Online Document Services Cause Future Problems in Estate Planning? - Kira S. Masteller video

A Living Trust - One of Many Tools for Protecting Your Estate - by Kira S. Masteller

California Home Care Services: Senior Fraud Prevention - by Kira S. Masteller

Social Security Benefits | 10 Retirement FAQs - by Kira S. Masteller

Business Succession Planning - The Shareholder/Operating/Partnership Agreement - by Robert A. Hull

Will Contests & Estate Disputes | 5 Ways to Avoid a Family Feud - by Kira S. Masteller

Tax & Estate Planning | Small Win for Same Sex Couples? - by Kira S. Masteller

Inheritance Interference | A New Cause of Action - by Stephan Mihalovits

Getting Clear on Creditor Protection: The Limitations of the Revocable Living Trust - by Robert A. Hull

What is Alternative Minimum Tax & Why Are We Paying It? - by Kira S. Masteller

Charitable Trusts + Low Interest Rates = Tax Savings - by Kira S. Masteller

Funding a Living Trust | Estate Planning Advice - by Kira S. Masteller

Steve Jobs Estate Taxes - Which Way is "Up" for the Jobs Family and for You? - by Robert A. Hull

Tax Strategies - 2011 Year End Tax Planning For Businesses & Individuals - by Kira S. Masteller

Maximizing Your Annual Gift With A Tax Free Exemption - by Kira S. Masteller

Buy Sell Agreements | Protecting Your Interests from the Four Ds - by Kira S. Masteller

Your Life Insurance Review | Good Insurance Policies = Good Estate Planning - by Kira S. Masteller

Good Housekeeping and the Art of Business Entity Maintenance - by Robert A. Hull

IRS Form 8939 | Remember, Remember the 15th of November - by Kira S. Masteller

Amy Winehouse Will & Estate: If Amy Had Been a Californian - by Kira S. Masteller

Carmegeddon To Do List: Trust and Estate Planning - by Robert A. Hull

California Trust Attorney | Three Things You Should Know About a Trust - by Michael Hackman



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