Change is a part of life. Your needs change. So, too, do those of your family. Laws are constantly changing as well. At the Sydney Law Firm, our goal is to use all the legal tools available to protect you at every stage of life's journey, and to protect your loved ones and legacy after you are gone. Our firm's founder and principal, Jeffrey Sydney, is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, Certified by the State Bar of California. Thanks to his experience and demonstrated knowledge of these and other practice areas, the Sydney Law Firm can preserve the lifestyle to which you have become accustomed; allow you to maintain complete control over your assets and affairs; help you remain independent for as long as possible; and preserve your dignity should you become incapacitated.
In addition, we can make sure you'll be able to pass your assets on to whom you want, when you want, in the manner you want—while protecting your estate against probate, litigation and paying too much in taxes. We can also show you ways to minimize disputes and ill-will among your children over the estate and preserve family relationships. Protect your beneficiaries' inheritance against divorce, remarriage, lawsuits and bankruptcy. Ensure your lasting legacy, not just your financial one but also your values and work ethic, by encouraging your heirs to pursue productive lives, get an education, engage in charitable and philanthropic activities and more. In short, we strive to protect and preserve everything that matters most to you in life.
We have helped thousands of individuals and families accomplish all of these goals, or only some of them, depending on their particular situation. We welcome the opportunity to help you accomplish yours.
What People are Saying about Us
Estate planning is not anything one looks forward to doing. I consulted with Jeff after the death of my husband . I was very fearful of the process after having had a very bad experience with another firm and ended up with a trust which amounted to nothing. Jeff walked me and my family through the entire process and we all felt much more knowledgeable and a lot better off after it was completed.
We now have a great ,organized ,complete and comprehensive trust which will help me and my family in the future. I want to thank Jeff Sydney and his entire staff for their efficiency, help, trust and patience in taking us through this process and making it very clear ,comprehensible and painless. I sleep a lot better now!
- Robyn Leigh
Jeff is an incredible attorney who was very helpful to my wife and I for estate planning. We have used him twice, originally when our children were younger and more recently as they have gotten older and as our estate needs have changed. His office is efficient, thorough and organized in very complex issues and he is able to explain things thoroughly, bringing comfort and expertise to the process.
After many years of delaying the updating our our living trust, my wife and I contacted Jeffrey Sydney in his Woodland Hills, California office. After a brief discussion with a staff person, we were sent a very detailed and complete package of forms to complete prior to our first meeting.
When we met Jeff Sydney and his staff, we were very impressed and felt confident that we chose the right attorney. Our Estate Plan was updated to our satisfaction after three meetings, and was very professionally handled by Jeff and his support staff. We found his fees to be very competitive, and we would not hesitate to recommend his office to any of our friends and associates,
Above and Beyond...That is just who Jeff Sydney is!
Going above and beyond and doing what's necessary to make sure that a dying woman's plan was set up exactly the way it should be in order for her wishes to be carried out exemplifies the type of Lawyer and man that Jeff Sydney is. He didn't have to travel 3 hours and make a house call to make sure all documents were in place, no one really expected him to do it. Yet because of his commitment to his clients and his strong fiduciary sense of obligation it was not even a question. She was not able to travel to him, so he went to her.
Jeffrey Manuel Sydney has an outstanding law firm. He is an outstanding attorney and has a formal regular seminar for the clients and for every one about the current important issues. He explains all his materials in a way every one could understand. All of his staffs perform outstanding service to all the clients with their best efforts. Specially, Tina Tseng, as service manager, represents the Sidney Law firm in perfect manner. I am really happy that I have them as my attorney.
Jeff Sydney is amazing!
Jeff rewrote and restructured my wife and my living trust, which hadn't been touched in 15 years. He was very knowledgeable about how the laws had changed and was very clear in his ability to explain it all to us. He was warm and compassionate in talking about unpleasant eventualities (death, disability) and handled the entire process with charm and professionalism.
Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
I've known Jeff through a number of professional organizations and also through work we have conducted via mutual clients. Jeff is of the utmost integrity and possesses a wealth of knowledge in the area of estate planning. I highly endorse Jeff and his practice and recommend him to those individuals in his area seeking quality legal services.
- Julia Nickerson
Wonderful experience with Jeffrey and his staff!
I had my will and living trust done by Jeffrey Sydney and his firm, and am very pleased with my experience. Jeff really took the time and care to get to know me and understand "what makes me tick" in the initial meeting so that he and his team could make informed decisions while putting my documents together. The result was an efficient second meeting to finalize and sign the documents.
Between my first and second meetings, I corresponded via email with Jeff's associate, Christine, who was very responsive.
We recommend Jeffrey Sydney highly!
If you want piece of mind, Jeffrey Sydney is your guy! My wife and I are using Mr. Sydney to do our wills as well as estate planning. This is our second time around with his firm and we have total trust in his ability to expain to us in layman terms exactly what we are planning and signing. He has shown us his expertise in his field and we know our hard earned money is protected for our children and grandchildren with up-to-date tax planning. We recommend Mr. Sydney for anyone like us who want to sleep well knowing our future is planned out and our family members are well protected when we pass on.
Jeff helped me to create a trust for my estate. I feel well protected and confident with the choices I made. Jeff and his staff were very thorough and professional. Thank you for making this experience positive and stress free.
Expert advice, outstanding service.
Jeff is an outstanding estate planning attorney that has assisted several of my clients with their estate planning needs, and has recently done the same for me and my wife. He is incredibly thorough and is a true expert in his field. He is highly skilled in explaining complex legal issues in a way that his clients can easily understand so they can make good decisions when structuring their trusts and estate plans. I have the utmost respect for Jeff both personally and professionally.
Estate & Trusts Expert
My husband and I have separate trusts as we each have children from previous marriages. Jeff has updated them satisfactorily as our needs/tax laws have changed & affect us. We also appreciate his annual seminars updating clients on what may affect us. We have referred friends/associates to him and they also have been satisfied to work with him and his staff.
My husband and I needed to update our wills and get our estate in order. We were very fortunate in being referred to the Jeff Sydney Law Firm. We found Jeff and his staff to be efficient, knowledgeable, understanding and helpful in every way. We have already recommended Jeff to several friends.
Great Lawyer good person
Jeff set up a trust for my family and was professional and handled delicate issues with thoughtfulness and consideration. He followed up with us and was able to answer questions, offer advise and make changes when needed. I referred him to two other clients and he did a great job for them also.
If you have a question, a comment, or simply want to have a conversation and explore how we can help, we'd love to hear from you.
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