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Mina N. Sirkin is a California Certified Specialist in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.


21550 Oxnard Street, 3rd Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Legal services include:

Trus, Estate and Conservatorship Litigation
Living Trust Formation: Trust Law
Trust Administration
Probate Law: California
Estate Planning
Trust Formation and Administration
California Trust Law
Trust Accountings
Contested Trust Accountings
Special Needs Trust Planning
Limited Developmentally Disabled Conservatorships
Entity Formation, including LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships
Family Limited Partnerships
Charitable Planning, Foundation and Philanthropic Entity Formation
Asset Protection & Practice Sales
Elder Law and Medi-Cal Planning.

Ms. Sirkin is admitted to practice in the following Courts:

1992-Admitted to Practice in All California Courts

1992-Federal Court- Central District of California

1992-Federal Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar Memberships:

State Bar of California, Trust & Estates Section

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section

Beverly Hills Bar Association- Trust & Estates Section

San Fernando Valley Bar Association

American Bar Association


University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 1988

Whittier School of Law, J.D. 1991

Golden Gate University School of Law, LLM, (Taxation), 1998

Television Appearances:

Ms. Sirkin served as the Legal Expert and Commentator: CBS 2/ KCAL-9 TV. Prime-time News covering the Anna Nicole Smith Case.

Ms. Sirkin was the CNN and Inside Edition expert on the death of Michael Jackson: Mina Sirkin CNN Video

Recently Quoted In:

CNN and Fortune Small Business: Jan. 10, 2008, What to do before you launch.

NY Times: March 18, 2008, Breaking the Silence

Health Care Risk Management: August 2008: Know what to do when faced with suit. February 2009. What to do if your retail credit card issuer goes bankrupt.

MSNBC: March 9, 2009, When a celebrity endorsement sours.

MSN Money: March 2009, The Making of Ivanka Trump.

Awards and Designations:

Winner of the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law in 1990.

Winner of the California Tax Bar Scholarship in 1997.

Certification and Specialization:

Ms. Sirkin is a Certified Specialist attorney in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Publications and Teaching Experience:

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section News, Internet Sites for Estate Planners.

Instructor, Los Angeles County Bar Association: DPCDA and Conservatorships

Instructor and Co-Author, Probate Start to Finish (2006), National Business Institute.

Co-Instructor, Estate & Trust Education Resource: (2007) "Prep Course for the Certified Specialist Exam in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate," Los Angeles, CA and San Jose, CA.

Published Case: Student v. Los Angeles Unified School District (2007) OAH: N 2006120552

Featured Speaker, What law schools don't teach you about the “Science of Marketing.” (2008). Peter Port Productions.

Speaker, Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder Clients (Nov. 2008). National Business Institute.

Co-Author, Estate and Tax Planning: Qualified Retirement Plans and IRAs (Jan. 2009), National Business Institute.

Other Activities:

PVP Panel Member, Los Angeles County

Settlement Officer Panel Member, Los Angeles Superior Court


conservatorships, trusts & estates, and guardianships; technology and social media