Lyster, Inc.

Tax and Estate Planning Attorney Referrals
Referrals:  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 - more than I could list here.  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.  Please note that the attorneys with larger firms (greenborders) 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.  Smaller firms and solo practitioners (red borders) usually charge less.  Most can quote you a flat fee (ask for it); most will talk with you the first time on a complimentary basis to determine how much that flat fee should be.
Here are a number of excellent choices:
Robert A Housman (Solo Practice)
702 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 276-3550
  Rachel Scherer Jellen
Scherer & Bradford (3 attorneys)
1901 Avenue of the Stars 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 556-2433
Catherine Ken (2 attorneys)
805 W. Duarte Rd., Suite 104
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 821-8757
  Paul Gaulke
Hromadka & Gaulke (4 attorneys)
11661 San Vicente Boulevard, Suite 410
Los Angeles, CA 90049 5112
(310) 820 4100
David A. Solitare (2 attorneys)
Warner Center Towers
21550 Oxnard Street, Suite 900
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
  Charles D. Meyer
Meyer & Felsen Law Corporation (2 attorneys)
1880 Century Park East, Suite 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Stephen Kirschenbaum
Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro (Large firm)
10250 Constellation Blvd., 19th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
  Burton A. Mitchell
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
1900 Avenue of the Stars, 7th Floor (Large firm)
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Ronald Lyster (soon to be retired)
1158 26th Street, Box 421
Santa Monica, CA. 90403-4698
Telephone: 888-629-9299
Fax: 888-663-6766