Law Offices of Gerald M. Yaroslow

Law Offices of Gerald M. Yaroslow

California Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

Firm Overview

Los Angeles estate planning, estate and trust administration, and estate and trust dispute resolution attorney

The Law Offices of Gerald M. Yaroslow provides legal services in the following areas:
-Estate planning
-Estate and trust administration
-Estate and trust dispute resolution
-Probate
-Trusts
-Wills

Gerald M. Yaroslow is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has been listed among Southern California's "Top Lawyers" (top 5 percent) in surveys published annually from 2004-2012 in Los Angeles magazine and in Southern California Super Lawyers magazine. He has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics. Mr. Yaroslow is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Yaroslow, who was a partner in a highly reputable law firm in Beverly Hills, California before he became a sole practitioner, is devoted to providing excellent legal services with a personalized focus and attention to his clients' particular concerns and issues.

Mr. Yaroslow takes pride in the fact that many of his clients are lawyers, who have confidence in his work and who often refer their family members and clients to him for estate planning and estate and trust administration matters.
Main Office
Main Office
1875 Century Park East, Suite 1600
Los Angeles  CA  90067
Phone
  • (310) 551-8186
Websites
Estate Planning
I meet with individuals and couples to advise them regarding their estate planning, with a goal to provide for future probate avoidance, the legal minimization of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes.
In all cases, it is my objective to communicate effectively with my clients, often with the use of diagrams, to be sure that my clients are participants in the formation of the estate plan, know the choices that they have, and understand the documents that I prepare for them.

In most cases, the revocable living trust is the core document in the estate plan. I prepare deeds and assignments of other assets to the revocable trust and advise and assist my clients regarding the transfer of title of other assets to the revocable trust to minimize the future need for a probate administration. In addition, I advise clients and assist them in the completion of tailor-made beneficiary designations for retirement and pension accounts and life insurance policies. Where appropriate, I will recommend the creation of an irrevocable trust for life insurance policies or other assets.

Careful attention is not only given to the tax aspects of the estate planning documents, but also to the "people" aspects of the estate plan, after I listen to my client's specific concerns. In estate planning, it is often the case that, for example, two couples with the same net worths, the same number of children, and the same ages of their children, will make different decisions about the future disposition of their assets, because of different family situations, philosophies, priorities, and values.

Gerald M. Yaroslow

Practice areas
-Estate planning
-Wills
-Trusts
-Estate and trust administration
-Probate
-Estate and trust dispute resolution

Admitted
California, 1976
U.S. Tax Court, 1986

Education
-University of Southern California, J.D., 1976
-Columbia University, M.A., 1973
-University of Pennsylvania, A.B., cum laude, honors with distinction, 1969

Recognition
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics

Associations and memberships
Beverly Hills and American Bar Associations

Biographical details
Phi Alpha Delta; Pi Gamma Mu. Listed, Southern California's "Top Lawyers" (Top 5 percent), Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, 2004-2012. Member, 1974-1976 and Note and Article Editor, 1975-1976, Southern California Law Review. Lecturer: University of Southern California Institute on Federal Taxation, "Marital Deduction: Developments and Problems," 1986; California Continuing Education of the Bar, "Fundamentals of Estate Administration," 1981, 1982, 1983 and "Tax and Non-Tax Aspects of Property Co-Ownership," 1985. Officer: Chairperson, Probate, Trust and Estate Planning Committee, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1982-1983; Co-Chairperson, Trusts and Estates Section, 1991-1995 and Member, Board of Governors, 1994-1998, Century City Bar Association; President, Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council, 1991-1992. Fellow: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Education
  • University of Southern California
    Juris Doctorate
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