Jeff has been an attorney for more than 30 years. He is licensed to practice law in California and Arizona. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law, Certified by the State Bar of California, which means that Jeff has passed a rigorous written examination, satisfied requirements for extensive experience in these practice areas, fulfilled ongoing educational requirements, and received favorable reviews from other attorneys and judges familiar with his work.
Jeff’s educational background includes a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Stanford University Law School, a Masters of Business Administration (MCA) degree from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Columbia University. He is a member of Wealthcounsel, the Wealthcounsel Advisors Forum, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Jeff’s decision to focus on Estate Planning and Elder Law was initially based on experiencing first-hand how Elder Law and estate issues impacted his own family. He is committed to working closely with individuals and families to help them successfully address these issues for themselves and their loved ones.
Jeff takes a very personal approach to the practice of law. He devotes a significant portion of every initial consultation to asking the kinds of questions that enable him to get to know you and your family. What are your greatest concerns? Your short and long-term goals? Your hopes and dreams for the future? Your values? Only when Jeff has a thorough understanding of these and other issues that mater to you most will he work with you to design a customized plan tailored to your specific situation. Experience has taught him that this kind of approach is the only way to create truly effective plans – ones that go well beyond simply minimizing taxes and avoiding probate, but address the unique needs and circumstances of each client.
Jeff is a longtime resident of the West San Fernando Valley. Jeff is married. He has two children. Jeff’s hobbies include flying (as a licensed private pilot), model railroading, wildlife photography, and attempting to master the impossible game of golf.
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The Sydney Law Firm, P.C.
5950 Canoga Ave., Suite 240
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: (818) 594-0500
300 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 900
Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone: (818) 594-0500
Offices in Oxnard & Santa Monica by appointment only