Catalino Law

Catalino Law

Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate Administration

Firm Overview

Catalino Law is committed to providing personalized service of the highest quality. Advice that is easy to understand, thorough, and effective. Services are provided to individuals and couples. We prepare revocable trusts and Wills to transfer property from parents to children. We advise executors and trustees regarding probate and trust administration.

Main Office

Catalino Law
12121 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1103
Los Angeles CA 90025

Phone

(310) 979-3366

Fax

(310) 979-3311

Websites

Catalino Law

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. One hour for estate planning clients. Half hour for probate and trust administration clients.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most estate planning services are provided on a fixed fee basis. A basic estate plan for a married couple (consisting of a living trust, Wills, durable powers of attorney, healthcare directives, marital property agreement, and deed to title home in trust) is generally between $3,250 and $4,750 for a couple. We need to understand each person's financial situation and estate planning goals in order to provide advice and make recommendations.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After hours by appointment only.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Italian

Estate Planning

Estate Planning including Probate and Trust Administration.

Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy working with people and assisting them in transferring their family wealth.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Educated clients make the best clients.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, however, often it's more cost-effective to draft new documents.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes.

Cynthia Catalino

Catalino Law

Prior to forming Catalino Law Offices in 2004, I practiced for over 8 years in the Trusts and Estates Departments of two national law firms, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, in Los Angeles, and the Orange County office of Baker & Hostetler LLP.

My experience teaching seminars and answering questions from lawyers and accountants regarding effective estate planning techniques has helped me in my practice.

I enjoy problem solving and communicating solutions to clients.

My goal is to provide personalized service of the highest quality to individuals and families with an approach that is easy to understand, thorough and effective. Estate planning made easy.

Personal interests: I enjoy sports and spending time with family and friends.

License

Bar Number: 167124
California, 1993

Education

Golden Gate University School of Law
L.L.M. (Tax) with Honors, 1997

Vassar College
B.A., 1988

Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D., 1993

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