Lyster, Inc.

Announcement to Clients, Colleagues, and Friends
It's with a mixture of joy and sadness that I now announce my retirement from the practice of law, effective July 31, 2019. During my forty years of practice, I have had the pleasure to work with many wonderful individuals - persons who became my clients, my colleagues, and fellow members of tax and estate planning teams. I will miss that. But as is said, to everything there is a season, and now is the time for me to retire.

My doors are open for business until the end of July. Due to time constraints, I will not be taking on any new court matters, nor will I be accepting engagemetns from new clients. Instead, I would like to dedicate my time to those of my clients who wish to update their existing estate plans.

During my earlier years of practice, I was maintaining original estate planning documents for many of my clients. If I have your documents, and you have no need to update them at this time, you may want to retrieve them - give us a call to make arrangements. If those documents have become obsolete, please let us know so that we can shred them.

Likewise, I've been named as "agent for service of process" for some of the business entities that I have helped form. I will be withdrawing as agent for these entities. If I am currently serving as agent for service of process for one of your business entities, you will need to replace me with someone else. Please let me know if you need help doing this.

Many have asked us for referrals to new attorneys.  As you know, I have had a solo practice for many years, so I cannot just refer you to one of my continuing partners.  There are many very skilled tax and estate planning lawyers, obviously.  I have compiled a relatively short list of referrals, most of whom I have worked with in the past and all of whom have come very highly recommended by persons I trust.  The attorneys with larger firms tend to charge more (sometimes substantially more), and will likely have associates working with them on your matter.  These larger firms do usually have support in other fields of practice ("one stop shop"), and you will not likely need to go elsewhere when your lawyer retires.  Note that another excellent resource for locating an attorney for your estate planning needs is your CPA.

Thank you all for your confidence in me and the many referrals you have given me over the years. It has been a pleasure - indeed an honor and a privilege - to have served (or to have worked with) each and every one of you.
Ronald Lyster
1158 26th Street, Box 421
Santa Monica, CA. 90403-4698
Telephone: 888-629-9299
Fax: 888-663-6766