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Trust & Estate, Probate & Business

Serving communities and businesses from the South Bay to Newport Beach

We apply over 86 years of combined professional experience to ensure unsurpassed service and legal representation. We have clients worth more than one hundred million dollars and clients worth less than a million dollars. All clients receive the same high level of service and value.

86 Years
Combined Experience
Hundreds
Clients Represented
$500M+
Assets Protected
Practice Areas

We serve the legal needs of individuals, families, closely held and family owned businesses, corporate trustees, trusts and tax exempt charitable organizations, creating peace of mind, a solid foundation and asset protection.

Latest Estate & Trust Cases

The firm represented the beneficiary of a family trust in the sale of stock of a corporation valued at approximately $240,000,000.

During multiple day trial, successfully defeated TRO over a 25 million dollar estate against international law firm.

During a five day trial, successfully defended trustee against 2 million dollar surcharge, resulting in no recovery for the plaintiff, and obtained a judgment of over $650,000 against beneficiary bringing claim.

The firm prepared estate plans for six separate families after assisting them with the sale of their family business for approximately 40 million dollars.

The firm recently advised the executors during probate proceedings in several mid-seven figure probates.

Your Team of Lawyers

Magee & Adler, Estate & Trust Planning, Administration & Litigation for your Family & Business Long Beach California
Scott R. Magee, Esq.
Partner
Eric R. Adler, Esq. Magee & Adler Lawyers for your family and business
Eric R. Adler, Esq.
Partner
Magee & Adler, Estate & Trust Planning, Administration & Litigation for your Family & Business Long Beach California
Jacqueline Magee Huber, Esq.
Associate

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Efforts to Amend Proposition 13

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Charitable Giving: Outright Gifts and Charitable Trusts

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U.S. Supreme Court Limits Authority of States to Tax Trusts

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Charitable Giving with Donor-Advised Funds and Private Foundations

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Estate Planning and Newly Proposed California Estate Tax

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Estate Planning to Retain Your Proposition 13 Tax Base

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IRS Addresses Concerns About Increase in Basic Exclusion Amount

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Happy 18th Birthday! Time to Start Planning Your Estate

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California Trust Decanting Law: Breathing New Life Into Irrevocable Trusts

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Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous

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Anthony Bourdain’s Death Exposes Important Legal Lesson

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Background of Estate Tax Law

Background of Estate Tax Law The modern estate tax dates back to 1916 when it was imposed at a rate of 10% on the portion of estates above $50,000. Over

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    Long Beach Office

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    Phone: (562) 432-1001

    Email: receptionist@mageeadler.com

    Magee & Adler, A Professional Corporation
    400 Oceangate
    Suite 1030
    Long Beach, California 90802

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    Magee & Adler, Estate & Trust Planning, Administration & Litigation for your Family & Business Long Beach California
    PRACTICE AREAS
    • Estate Planning

    • Estate & Trust Administration

    • Estate & Trust Litigation

    • Business Transactions

    • Mediation

    • Wills & Revocable Trusts

    • Probate

    • Representation of trustees and beneficiaries

    • Succession Planning

    • Real Estate Law

    • Asset Preservation

    • Conservatorships

    • Guardianships

    • Buy-Sell Agreements

    • Charitable Trusts

    SERVING CLIENTS FROM LONG BEACH TO PALOS VERDES

    Feel free to contact us with any questions! Our top priority is giving you peace of mind, a solid foundation and asset protection.

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