Edwards, Ashton & Gin, LLP

Edwards, Ashton & Gin, LLP

The attorneys of Edwards, Ashton & Gin, LLP have served Glendale and its neighboring communities for more than fifty years.

Firm Overview

The firm believes strongly in demonstrating a commitment to the community it serves and encourages its attorneys to contribute their time and experience to local service clubs, the chamber of commerce, and community agencies and charities.

The firm represents and advises clients in the following areas:
-Basic estate planning, including preparation of simple wills and Trusts, Advance Health Care Directives and Durable Power of Attorney
-More sophisticated estate planning to avoid or minimize estate taxes and generation-skipping transfer taxes, including preparation of Bypass Trusts, QTIP Trusts, Trusts designed to maximize the GST exemption, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, Life Insurance Trusts, GRATs, Charitable Trusts, sales to defective Grantor Trusts, and gifting programs including the creation and transfer of family limited partnership interests
-Business succession planning, including drafting Buy & Sell Agreement among owners and employment agreements for key employees
-Probate estates
-Trust administration, including division of Trusts into required sub-trusts, distributions and terminations
-Preparation of Federal Estate and Gift Tax Returns
-Acquisitions and sale of real estate and businesses
-Draft, preparation and negotiations of business contracts
-Business and real estate developments
-Commercial, industrial and residential leases
-Loan, mortgages and financing transactions for both borrowers and lenders
-Forming, organizing and operating limited liability companies, corporations, limited and general partnerships, business trusts and other business enterprises
-Like-kind exchanges involving IRC Section 1031
Main Office
Main Office
100 West Broadway, #860
Glendale  CA  91210
Phone
  • 818-247-7380
Websites
Business
The law office of Edwards, Ashton & Gin, LLP will represent your business legal matters.
Practice Areas
-Business Formation
-Business Law
-Contracts
-Corporate Law
-Estate Planning
-LLCs
-Partnership Law
-Probate
-Real Estate
-Taxation
-Trusts and Estates
-Wills

Eric Ashton

Of Counsel

Practice Areas
Trusts and Estates; Wills; Probate; Taxation

Admitted:
1959, California

Law School: University of Southern California, J.D.

Member: Glendale, Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California.
Biography: Certified Public Accountant, California, 1959 (inactive). Fellow: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.

Born: New York, N.Y.
Education
  • University of Southern California
    Juris Doctorate

Wilbur Gin

Member

Practice Areas
Trusts and Estates; Wills; Probate; Real Estate; Business Law; Corporate Law; Partnership Law; Limited Liability Company Law; Taxation

Admitted: 1980, California; 1982, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Tax Court

Law School: University of California at Los Angeles, J.D.

Member: Los Angeles County Bar Association (Sections on: Business and Corporations; Real Property); Glendale Bar Association; State Bar of California (Sections on: Business Law; Real Property Law; Taxation).
Biography: Phi Beta Kappa. Member, University of California at Los Angeles International Law Journal, 1978-1980. Instructor, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Business Law, California Community College. Member, Past President and Director, West Glendale Gateways Kiwanis. Volunteer Board Member, Glendale YMCA. Legal Counsel, Glendale Association of Realtors.

Born: Los Angeles, California

Real Estate: Wilbur has handled real estate transactions involving purchase and/or sale of real estate, real estate development, commercial, industrial and residential leases, loans, mortgages and financing transactions for both borrowers and lenders, Section 1031 like-kind exchanges and other related real estate matters.

Business: Wilbur has handled the business transactions involving acquisitions and sales of businesses, business contracts, the formation and organization of limited liability companies, corporations, limited and general partnerships, business trusts and other business enterprises. He has advised and assisted clients in the development and implementation of succession planning for closely held business and family businesses, including preparation of Buy & Sell Agreements among owners and family members.

Estate Planning: Wilbur has prepared Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts (including ILIT's, Generation Skipping Trusts, etc.), Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives, QPRT's, GRIT's, GRAT's, FLIP's, FLIC's, SCIN's, IDGTs, QDOT's, Charitable Trusts, etc. He has handled modest estates to estates for "high-net worth" individuals, involving more advanced and sophisticated techniques and plans to minimize or avoid transfer cost and death taxes.

Wilbur is currently serving as the legal counsel for the Glendale Association of Realtors, one of the larger local realtor boards in Southern California. He is a licensed Instructor with the California Community Colleges and has prepared course materials for his lectures on real estate, business and estate planning. He has given seminars to professional and business organizations and groups, including the California Continuing Education of the Bar, Glendale Bar Association, Glendale Association of Realtors, CPA societies, estate planning groups and escrow and title companies.
Education
  • University of California at Los Angeles
    Juris Doctorate

Eric Andrew Ashton

Member

Practice Areas
Trusts and Estates; Wills; Taxation; Probate; Business Law

Admitted:
1990, California
1991, U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Education:
University of Southern California, J.D.
University of Southern California, M.B.A
University of California at Berkelely, B.A. (Applied Mathematics)

Member: Glendale, Los Angeles County Bar Associations; State Bar of California.

Born: Glendale, California
Education
  • University of Southern California
    Juris Doctorate

John U. Edwards

Of Counsel

Practice Areas
Trusts and Estates; Wills; Probate

Admitted:
-1946, California
-1953, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Law School: Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, LL.B.

Member: Glendale (President, 1951) and Los Angeles County (Member: Board of Trustees, 1963-1964; Probate and Trust Law Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Section on Estate Planning, Trust and Probate).

Born: Kobe, Japan
Education
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley
    LL.B.
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