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Sussan H. Shore

Sussan H. Shore

Weinstock Manion
  • Estate Planning, Probate
  • California
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Sussan H. Shore designs and implements multi-generational estate plans for high net worth clients, and oversees the administration of estates and trusts. For over 35 years, she has helped clients fulfill their goals to care for their families, meet charitable giving objectives and reduce estate taxes. Sussan has great compassion for her clients, quickly earning their trust through her patient approach, practical advice and straightforward communication. She is non-judgmental and creative, resolving the unique needs of clients in complex alternative and blended family structures as readily as those in traditional families.

As a certified specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, Sussan’s practice spans the continuum from establishing an estate plan to the administration of estates and trusts. She represents fiduciaries, beneficiaries and court-supervised conservatorships and has a strong track record challenging tax authorities. When disputes arise among family members concerning estates and trusts, Sussan helps guide the parties toward resolution by focusing on the drivers behind the controversies.

Sussan is dedicated to sharing her deep knowledge of estate planning, trust and probate law with other attorneys and professionals. She taught Estate Planning at UCLA Extension for more than thirty years, earning the coveted “Distinguished Instructor” award in 2008. Sussan also frequently lectures at estate planning institutes, and has authored technical publications on estate planning strategies. A leader in the field, Sussan is the past chairperson of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Trust & Estates Section and she served as Chairwoman of the Probate, Trust & Estate Planning Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Shareholder / Managing Director
Current
Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D.
University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. | History
Awards
The Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
1995-2019
Leading Individual - High Net Worth
Chambers & Partners
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2004-2018
Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2005-2018
Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2009-2018
Distinguished Instructor
UCLA Extension
AV Preeminent 5.0 / 5.0 Peer Review Rated and Client Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 72642
Member
Current
Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council
Member
Current
USC Probate & Trust Conference
Planning Committee Member
Current
Jewish Community Foundation
Legal Advisory Committee Member
Current
Managing Partners Roundtable
Member
Current
Stephen S. Wise Temple
Board Member
Current
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Member
Current
American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel
Fellow
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Charitable Remainder Trusts: Tools for making the Most of your Philanthropic Assets Upon Retirement
UCLA-CEB Estate Planning Institute
Minimizing the Impact of the Ballooning QTIP
USC School of Law Fifty-Third Institute on Federal Taxation - Major Tax Planning
Outright Noncharitable Gifts
Continuing Education of the Bar, 3rd Edition
Probate and Trust Notebook
USC Annual Probate and Trust Conference
Speaking Engagements
Post Mortem Administration and Planning
California Society of CPA's
June 1988
Estate Planning and the Closely Held Corporation, Corporate Tax Issues Seminar
CES Seminars
September 1988
Audits of Federal Estate Tax Returns, Estate and Gift Tax Issues Seminar
CES Seminars
October 1988
Gifts to Children, NYU 49th Annual Institute on Federal Taxation
Developments in Advanced Gift Planning Techniques, USC 19th Annual Probate and Trust Conference
October 1993
Selected Post Mortem Planning Issues, Northern Trust of California Trust and Tax Forum
May 1995
Estate Planning for the Surviving Spouse, UCLA-CEB 18th Annual Estate Planning Institute
May 1996
Dealing with the Problems of the Incapacitated Trustor/Trustee, USC 25th Annual Probate and Trust Conference
November 1999
Trusts 2000
The Rutter Group
March 2000
Dealing with the Personal and Legal Issues of Incapacity
Los Angeles Estate Planning Council
April 2011
Certifications
Certified Specialist - Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Website
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Contact & Map
Weinstock Manion
1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
USA
Telephone: (310) 553-8844
Fax: (310) 553-5165