Ahmed Shaikh

Ahmed Shaikh

Estate Planning should be elegant, easy to understand and optimized to be an extension of your values. Your highest aspirations are greater than yourself, it includes those you love. Our estate planning is designed to reflect your values.

Firm Overview

Practicing for two decades, Ahmed Shaikh is admitted to practice before all California Courts, Federal Courts, including the Central District of California, US Tax Court, and other jurisdictions.

Ahmed is the co-author of a practice guide on Estate Planning published by the American Bar Association, has been an elected Chair of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Orange County Bar Association. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Ahmed Shaikh has helped hundreds of families achieve their planning goals by designing plans designed to reflect the values and aspirations of his clients. Estate Planning is about protecting a surviving spouse, children, grandchildren, those with special needs, in blended families, or other complex circumstances.

Ahmed's practice includes some of the following:

Living Trust-based Estate Planning.

Like any other set of legal documents, Living Trusts can be immensely valuable when optimized for your values. We design plans that you can understand and that your successors can implement while doing justice to those you love.

Asset Protection Planning:

Protecting your assets is an endeavor that requires optimization for the kinds of assets you have and the potential threats you may be facing.

Charitable Planning:

Estate Planning is not just about your family, but also the causes and community you value. One of the best parts of charitable planning is that it can also fit into your financial goals as well.

Business Succession Planning:

Your business is valuable to you now. But many companies do not survive long after the death of the founder. Often, even if they do, it may not be especially valuable for surviving family members. Every business is different. Every family is different. Your Estate Planning Attorney should optimize your business planning to reflect your values.
Estate Tax Planning

The Estate Tax can be a massive liability for thousands of families in the United States. But it is not enough to reduce or eliminate the estate tax (though this helps). You want to plan that utilizes your wealth to achieve your highest aspirations and protects the people and causes that you love.

Main Office

Main Office
14471 Chambers Rd
Suite 103
Tustin CA 92780

Phone

(866) 403-5294

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Follow this link https://calendly.com/ashaikh/estate-planning-in-person

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Living Trust-Based Estate Planning Asset Protection Planning Special Needs Planning Charitable Planning Estate Tax Planning Business Planning

Office Information

Office Hours

9AM to 5PM (by appointment only)

Office Manager

Leslie Mills

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Urdu/Hindi

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Estate Planning should be easy to understand. If a client does not understand their planning, they cannot be sure it reflects their values. It is merely their names attached to an indecipherable word salad.

Estate Planning should also utilize the full range of possibilities of what is possible when it comes to protecting children, spouses, and other loved ones.

We optimize estate planning for the client’s values and goals. Documents by themselves are paper with words written on them. What gives them value is how they benefit those people and causes you love. The main reason to plan is love.

No estate plan is worth doing unless you get peace of mind in doing it. Our practice centers on the client’s values and works to align goals with values, designing plans to reflect their highest aspirations.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

I am a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. I have helped clients with varied estate issues from accounting matters to elder abuse to fixing or litigating bizarre Estate Planning messes.

While Probate and Estate matters can sometimes seem routine, they are often full of the unexpected with unique challenges.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Less than 1% of California's lawyers are Board Certified in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Probate and Trusts are a specialized field with relatively few lawyers familiar with probate court.

Our practice is devoted almost exclusively to Estate, Trust and Probate matters.

Ahmed Shaikh

Ahmed Shaikh

Practicing for two decades, Ahmed Shaikh is admitted to practice before all California Courts, Federal Courts, including the Central District of California, US Tax Court, and other jurisdictions.

Ahmed is the co-author of a practice guide on Estate Planning published by the American Bar Association, has been an elected Chair of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Orange County Bar Association. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

He lives in Irvine with his wife and three children.

License

Bar Number: 208016
California, 2000

Education

San Diego State University
BA, 1996

Indiana University
JD, 1999

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