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The attorneys at Kundani & Chang LLP have always remained committed to a tradition of excellence.... our history of success in even the most challenging cases is unparalleled.

At Kundani & Chang, our estate planning team has been consistently recognized for its excellence both in the state and nation.

In 2015, we were awarded by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as among the 10 Best Estate Planning firms in California, as measured by client satisfaction. That same year, we were also recognized by The National Advocates as among the nation’s top 100 attorneys. Our firm prides itself for its perfect rating on AVVO, the nation’s largest legal portal, in the practice of trusts and estate planning. We rank among the highest-rated estate planning firms both in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. In fact, our clients include families living in northern California as well as international citizens residing abroad.

We operate on word-of-mouth referrals and our clients will be the first to tell you how we take a comprehensive, customized approach to planning. An estate plan is one of the most important documents you will put together in your lifetime. People trust us to get it done right so that their plan will work for their loved ones when they need it the most.

For adults at any stage of life, from young families to professionals to seniors nearing their retirement, estate planning is a critical step in preparing for the future. It provides the legal means for establishing your wishes for the future, protecting your assets and investments, mitigating tax liabilities, and planning for contingencies that could arise.

To be fully effective, your estate plan should address:

  • Tax mitigation issues
  • Asset protection goals
  • Medi-Cal planning
  • Probate avoidance
  • Privacy concerns
  • Health care and health-directive wishes
  • Property distribution decisions
  • Kids protection planning
  • Legacy preservation planning

Not only should each document drafted be tailored to carefully fit your needs and goals for the future, these documents must be updated when the laws change and as your life and needs change. Our services include comprehensive attention towards:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Estate and gift taxes
  • Tax planning
  • Planning for non-U.S. citizens
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Grantor retained annuity trusts (GRAT)
  • Qualified personal residence trusts
  • Qualified terminal interest property (QTIP) trusts and other solutions for blended families
  • Life insurance trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Health care directives

Our estate planning attorneys have the experience navigating through the intricacies of complex high-value estates and we are ready to be the trusted advisors for you and your family. Drafting documents is only one small part of the services we offer; the real strength of our advice is the counsel we bring to the table to make sure your individualized needs are met.

Our attorneys have helped countless individuals in the State of California with their estate planning and family trust goals. We have been invited to speak at seminars, PTA meetings, schools, and city events. We work closely with accountants and financial planners to coordinate your plan in order to execute your vision and goals. Contact us today for a free consultation.

TOP 10 ESTATE PLANNING PRACTICES IN CALIFORNIA

In 2015, we were awarded by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as among the 10 Best Estate Planning firms in California as measured by client satisfaction. We were also recognized by The National Advocates as among the nation’s top 100 attorneys, and we're consistently ranked among the highest-rated estate planning firms both in Orange and LA County.

AFFORDABLE AND TRUSTED BUSINESS ADVISORS

Our firm takes great pride in our local community relationships: advising small businesses on how to incorporate, drafting key formation documents, reviewing their contracts, and litigating their claims. Our relationships in Sacramento will speed things up so your business never needs to slow down.

RECOGNIZED AS PREMIER TRIAL LAWYERS

Featured in July 2015 by Newsweek as California's premier plaintiff attorneys, we are both former LA County Deputy District Attorneys, with 20 years of combined civil and criminal experience in the courtroom. Our excellent relations with judges, juries, and all counsel matter tremendously.

A 98% TRIAL SUCCESS RATE

Whether a civil matter or criminal case, people come to us because they know we win. Our attorneys are no strangers to the courtroom. We have tried to verdict - and won - over 65 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials in counties across California. Just ask around. Our reputation precedes us.

OVER $30 MILLION IN VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

Our record of personal injury victories sets us far apart from our colleagues. Whether a car accident or a business fraud, we know how to take on large corporations and insurance companies to get justice for our clients.

A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

Our attorneys have graduated with honors from top-ranking schools, have authored dissertations, and have earned PhD’s. We are called upon frequently to provide legal commentary on newsworthy issues, and we have worked for state governors, federal judges, and nationally-recognized law firms. We’ve trained government agencies like the ATF, LAPD, the LA County Sheriff’s Department, and the FBI. People trust us and our tradition of excellence, and our numerous accolades will prove it.

Special Awards & Recognitions

Top 100 Lawyers in the Nation

The National Advocates, 2015

Outstanding Achievement Award

Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division, March 2011

Super Lawyers Rising Stars Award

Awarded to the Top 2.5% of attorneys, 2015

Outstanding Criminal Justice Award

United States Department of Justice (FBI), June 2011

California's Premier Plaintiff Attorneys

Newsweek, July 2015

Orange County's Top Estate Planning Attorneys

AVVO, 2015

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

March 2015

Top 10 Estate Planning Attorneys in California

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015

Exemplary Performance Award

Association of Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff’s, June 2013

Exceptional Public Service Award

United States Department of Defense (Office of the Inspector General), September 2011

Top 100 Lawyers in the Nation

The National Advocates, 2015

Outstanding Achievement Award

Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division, March 2011

Super Lawyers Rising Stars Award

Awarded to the Top 2.5% of attorneys, 2015

Outstanding Criminal Justice Award

United States Department of Justice (FBI), June 2011

California's Premier Plaintiff Attorneys

Newsweek, July 2015

Orange County's Top Estate Planning Attorneys

AVVO, 2015

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

March 2015

Top 10 Estate Planning Attorneys in California

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015

Exemplary Performance Award

Association of Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff’s, June 2013

Exceptional Public Service Award

United States Department of Defense (Office of the Inspector General), September 2011

"They worked tirelessly for months and not only won, but then got the other side to pay back the attorneys’ fees. I’ve worked with a lot of attorneys over the years, but these guys are my lawyers for life."

Benjamin B., Beverly Hills

In The Community

Kundani & Chang LLP is a proud sponsor and donor to the following schools and organizations.

UCLA BRUIN BHANGRA

UCLA BRUIN BHANGRA

Kundani & Chang LLP is an annual sponsor of UCLA’s Bruin Bhangra, one of the largest intercollegiate dance competitions in the nation and founded by Mr. Kundani in 1998. For over 17 years, Bruin Bhangra donates thousands of dollars to charities across the country.

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TZU CHI FOUNDATION

TZU CHI FOUNDATION

With over 10 million volunteers worldwide, Tzu Chi Foundation has provided disaster relief and assistance to over 87 different countries. From Hurricanes Sandy to Katrina, to the tsunamis in Japan and Indonesia, and to the victims of 9/11, Kundani & Chang is a proud supporter of Tzu Chi's mission to help those afflicted by such unprecedented tragedy.

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ROTARY FOUNDATION

ROTARY FOUNDATION

Mr. Chang was recently recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for his charitable work and contribution to the Rotary Foundation, which serves to improve worldwide health, support education, and alleviate poverty by fostering humanitarian and cultural exchange programs. Currently, the Foundation is leading the charge to completely eradicate polio around the world.

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