Schlau Rogers

Schlau Rogers

We help Orange County clients plan, protect and preserve personal estates and businesses.

Firm Overview

Schlau|Rogers is your premier Orange County and greater southern California Estate Planning practice. We help clients in a wide range of exceptional and ordinary-course personal estate and business transactions.
Main Office
Main Office
1968 S. Coast Hwy
Suite 2498
Laguna Beach  CA  92651
Phone
  • (949) 873-0662
Fax
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Always free initial telephone consultations. Strategy Session costs are credited toward your fee.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Always fixed estate planning fees and business law fees.
Estate Planning
Our estate planning practice includes the design, drafting and ongoing maintenance of estate plans so you can live and play comfortably in Orange County and greater southern California.
Wondering how to get a Living Trust? A Power of Attorney? What about an Advance Healthcare Directive?

We offer a variety of estate plan packages to help ensure you get an estate plan that is personalized to your needs. All of our packages are offered at fixed rates so you know what to expect. All include the necessary estate planning documents including a Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Healthcare Directives, Living Wills, HIPAA Authorizations, and guardianship designations, as well as various sub-trusts and stand-alone trusts to fit your particular needs.

While most of our clients choose our middle of the road package, we also offer packages for those that are just looking for the basics or, in the alternative, are looking for complex planning or for us to handle everything for them.

Each estate plan package is built on our core principles: a simplified approach that builds value and real tangible results. We've eliminated traditional barriers so we can deliver cost-effective, yet robust solutions that are typically reserved only for the wealthiest clientele.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We believe that optimal estate planning and business representation is always personal.

Personal estate planning and business representation includes more than automated document generation and basic data gathering. All that leads to is a one-time transaction that produces cookie-cutter results and a stack of paper. This is often the method of high-volume firms or online estate planning and business law services, but they won't tell you that because if they were truly transparent about their processes, you'd know choosing them isn't smart.

We are here to tell you effective estate planning and business representation requires personal attention and advice that builds real value. At it's core, planning for life and business requires human relationships that develop over time. We see this value-added model in other professional spaces like accounting and medicine. You wouldn't expect the best from those professionals if your answers merely came from an automated platform would you?

Estate planning and business representation are the same in that respect. In both, personal relationships allow for the gathering and curating of useful information that exists in the nuances of one-on-one attention. This is to say understanding individual circumstances, goals, personalities and views is vital to effective advice. It is this understanding that furthers relationships and produces genuine life-long partnerships between attorney and client, along with valuable road maps for your future.

At Schlau|Rogers, our singular focus is to provide individually-tailored estate planning and business law advice that allows for a truly personal experience. We want to partner with you to help you in life and business. Our goal is to add valuereal tangible resultsthrough improved planning and continued management of personal estates and businesses. We want to deliver practical and enduring guidancewhat we call Your Smarter Plan in Life and Business.

Matthew Schlau

Matthew Schlau is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of California. He has an extensive background in civil litigation, which includes counseling private companies in hundreds of matters in all stages of litigation. Matthew's background also includes advising companies in private joint venture arrangements and serving as outside general counsel to review, draft, and negotiate contracts and other documents relating to a wide range of exceptional and ordinary-course business transactions. He began his own practice so that he could permanently shift his focus from conflicts to building value. He now helps clients design, create, and grow by proactively addressing personal and business matters.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School.

Matt makes a mean pour-over coffee, regularly watches Hocus Pocus/Frozen/Finding Nemo with his daughter and has lived in Italy on two occasions where he became conversational in Dylan Dog Italian comics. One of his most memorable experiences is missing a plane to meet Josh at Jim Morrison's grave site.

Matt is a raving Yankees, New York Football Giants, and Knicks fan, and grew up idolizing Mickey Mantle. He has always had a penchant for design and creating. He has worked with stone, metal, wood, paint, charcoal, pen and paper, and is currently adding front-end web development languages HTML, CSS and JavaScript to his toolkit. He also can't get enough of behavioral economics (see Robert Shiller),economic theory (particularly the work of Thomas Piketty) and Kenji Lopez's The Food Lab. Matt is an avid reader of The Intercept, a blogger, crossfitter, and really good at helping people reach their goals.
License
  • Bar Number: 296011
    California
Education
  • Southwestern Law School
    Juris Doctor

Joshua Rogers

Joshua Rogers is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of California. He has focused his career on transactional matters and has a background in estate planning, which includes assisting with the drafting of hundreds of individual and joint estate plans. Joshua has also worked in entertainment law, where he was a member of a team that advised individuals and production companies in all aspects of television business affairs. He began his own practice so that he could permanently shift his focus from conflicts to building value. He now helps clients design, create, and grow by proactively addressing personal and business matters.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with double emphasis in Business Management and Business Law, as well as minors in Accounting and French from Loyola Marymount University, along with a Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law.

Josh has dabbled in desert motorbike rides, speaks conversational French and studied abroad in Paris during college. One of his most memorable memories is his visit to Jim Morrison's grave at Pre Lachaise Cemetery.

Josh is an avid Lakers fan, purveyor of Mater Dei High School and U.S.C. football, a history of rock n' roll enthusiast (particularly great drummers; think Keith Moon), a blogger, aspiring scuba diver, and takes pride in helping others reach their goals.
License
  • Bar Number: 314304
    California
Education
  • Chapman Law School
    Juris Doctor

Tom Yacko

Tom Yacko is an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of California. He has focused his career on transactional matters as well as litigation in the cannabis arena while working as an associate at Peirano & Associates Inc. Tom's background includes assisting Orange County and greater southern California companies in a wide-range of exceptional and ordinary course transactions. Tom has also litigated hundreds of matters on behalf of cannabis businesses in California. He joins Schlau|Rogers with an eye toward helping cannabis businesses design, create, and grow.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with double emphasis in Business Management and Finance, as well as minors in English and Philosophy from the University of San Diego, along with a Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law.

Tom is a life-long hunting and fishing enthusiast and speaks fluent Russian (don't tell the NSA) and conversational Spanish. He lived abroad in Kazakhstan for over two years after college to teach English with the Peace Corps. One of his most memorable experiences is his cross-country road trip with Josh just before joining the Peace Corps.

Tom is a devoted Angels fan and has been going to games with his family since he was old enough to walk. Tom is also an avid runner and enjoys running the occasional half marathon or 5K. He finds his second home in the great outdoors, and is sure to give you an earful about one of his fly-fishing stories when you meet him. Tom also loves to travel, particularly internationally. He has been to all 48 of the continental states, but now has made it a "bucket list" item to visit each of the seven continents at least once in his lifetime. Tom prioritizes serving those in need, which is why he joined and flourished in the Peace Corps, and he takes pride in helping others reach their goals.
License
  • Bar Number: 310993
    California
Education
  • Chapman Law School
    Juris Doctor

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