VICKI FISHER MAGASINN
Ms. Magasinn is a Certified Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law under the California State Bar. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she graduated from UCLA cum laude, with her Bachelor of Arts degree.
At Southwestern School of Law, Ms. Magasinn attained numerous honors and awards, including American Jurisprudence Awards in Wills, Trusts and Corporations, and graduated in the top three percent of her class. She was drawn to her specialty because of her interest in working with people and helping them to solve their problems.
She is a much desired speaker, in demand to address organizations of her peers as well as teaching institutions. Ms. Magasinn served on staff at the UCLA Extension Legal Assistance Training Program, teaching corporate formation, for many years. She also has been a writer and contributor to Warren, Gorham & Lamont's Estate Planning and Administrative Service. In 2002, Ms. Magasinn taught estate planning at UCLA Extension, through their Wealth Management course. An active member of various bar associations, she is a Past President of the Beverly Hills Estate Counselors Forum, and has been aptly named a “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine for the past seven years. Ms. Magasinn also represents and serves on the Board of Directors of several private Foundations and public charities, including active participation on the Board of “Our House,” a grief support organization for children and adults. Having served on the Board of Directors of Del Rey Yacht Club (2002-2005), she now chairs its Rules Committee, and is a Past President of the Del Rey Yacht Club Auxiliary.
Ms. Magasinn’s twin daughters graduated college at the University of Hawaii and at Tufts, respectively, each of them having participated on her school’s sailing team. One is the owner and director of an infant and toddler Montessori School in Honolulu, and the other is a product strategist at eHarmony in Los Angeles. Ms. Magasinn’s “significant other,” Robert Somers, is a real estate litigation attorney.
JONATHAN M. FELDMAN
Jonathan M. Feldman grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA magna cum laude in 1976. After spending a few years working and studying abroad, he returned to the States and completed law school at the University of San Francisco in 1981, where he was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Wills and Trusts.
Mr. Feldman is a business and real estate attorney who specializes in the structuring and documenting of business and professional relationships; formation, syndication and representation of entities (limited liability companies, partnerships, corporations, joint ventures); the acquisition, development and sale of commercial, industrial and residential real property; the formation and operation of tax exempt entities (foundations and public charities). A good portion of his time is spent representing professionals (physicians, attorneys and accountants). A particular interest of Mr. Feldman's is advising entrepreneurs in the early stages of their business ventures including matters such as the selection of an appropriate business structure, employment law, intellectual property rights, and contracts.
Mr. Feldman served as President of The New JCC at Milken, in West Hills, California (2004 - 2006) and has participated in the Advanced Leadership Seminar sponsored by the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance (2000 - 2001). He also served as chair of the Bylaws Committee of Temple Judea in Tarzana, California, and he has advised the Temple on business and non-profit matters.
Mr. Feldman’s wife is an attorney, and has recently concluded a term as President of Temple Judea. His eldest son is Deputy Washington Director of the Jewish Council of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. His middle son recently graduated from Claremont McKenna College and is working in the commercial real estate field, with the youngest son now attending Claremont McKenna College.
Amanda Morrison is an associate attorney practicing in the areas of probate and estate planning. Ms. Morrison grew up in Southern California and graduated, cum laude, from the University of California Riverside in 2004. Ms. Morrison attended Loyola Law School and graduated, cum laude, in May, 2007. After graduating, Ms. Morrison was admitted to Loyola Law School’s chapter of the Order of the Coif. During law school, Ms. Morrison volunteered with Public Counsel and Neighborhood Legal Services, and was a judicial extern to the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
Ms. Morrison was admitted to the California State Bar in November of 2007. She loves research and the area of taxation. She received her Masters of Law Degree in Taxation, with distinction, in 2010.
Amanda Morrison’s husband works as a senior manager of a fitness gym. They enjoy taking young nephews snow boarding on Winter weekends and surfing in the warmer months.
ARNOLD W. MAGASINN (1935-1999)
Arnold W. Magasinn, our Firm’s senior tax attorney, died in 1999 at the age of 64. He left behind at the Firm his wife, Vicki Fisher Magasinn.
In his distinguished career, Mr. Magasinn was a Certified Tax Specialist, was Past President of the American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants, the California Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants, and the Beverly Hills Estate Counselors Forum. He authored numerous articles on legal, tax and related financial matters.
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