PALEY LAW CORPORATION

 

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Brooks Paley, J.D., LL.M. established Paley Law Corporation in Los Angeles, California in 2007. In 2008, Paley Law registered with the State Bar of California as a professional law corporation. Practice areas include estate and trust planning, estate and trust administration, probate, asset protection, and business entity formation. In addition, Paley Law has served as outside counsel to Lotus Communications Corp., one of the largest privately owned radio station groups in the United States, since 2011.


Brooks Paley, J.D., LL.M.


Professional Experience:  Brooks Paley, J.D., LL.M., managing principal of Paley Law, has been a member in good standing of the State Bar of California since 1993. He specializes in estate and trust planning, with an emphasis on tax planning for strategic wealth transfers. He earns great satisfaction from the individual attention that he gives to, and the personal relationship that he develops, with each and every client. He is a member in good standing of the Trusts and Estates Section and the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, respectively.


Prior to establishing Paley Law, Brooks served as the Chief Executive Officer of his own investment adviser firm located in Los Angeles; and he was a founding partner and the Chief Operating Officer of another investment adviser firm located in Beverly Hills. During this time period, Brooks was registered with the California Department of Corporations as a Registered Investment Adviser Representative (Series 65) from 2005-2008. Also, he was registered with the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission as a Registered Commodities Representative (Series 3); and he was a member of the National Futures Association.


Education:  Brooks received his Master of Laws in Taxation with High Distinction from Loyola Law School Los Angeles in 2010. At Loyola, he earned First Honors in Estate and Gift Taxation II and in Tax Planning for Family Wealth. Brooks received his Juris Doctor from the USC Gould School of Law in 1993, and his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Stanford University in 1984.


Publications:  Brooks is quoted in the June/July 2011 issue of Working Ranch Magazine (“Death Tax Tips”) on the impact of the estate tax on family-owned businesses and tax planning opportunities available to them.


Community Service:  Brooks volunteers his legal services to the Wills for Heroes Foundation, a non-profit organization that works nationwide to provide wills and other estate planning documents at no cost to America’s first responders, including police officers, firefighters, paramedics, corrections officers, and probation officers.


Other Professional Affiliations:  Brooks has been a member in good standing of the Directors Guild of America since 2000. As a DGA member, he is honored to participate in the annual selection of the film that receives the Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, which has accurately predicted the winner of the Academy Award for Achievement in Directing in all but 7 years since the inception of the DGA Awards in 1949.


Personal Information:  Brooks and his wife welcomed their first child to the world in 2015. Brooks is an avid snow skier and fisherman. In 2006, he fulfilled a lifelong dream when he caught grand slams - tarpon, bonefish and permit - on consecutive days in the backcountry off Islamorada, Florida.

Estate & Trust Planning • Estate & Trust Administration • Probate • Asset Protection • Business Entity Formation

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