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February 2017 Edition

In This Newsletter...
Living Trust Seminar
For the public and also for our existing clients who want to bring family or friends!

February 2
Torrance DoubleTree Hotel
9:30 - 11:30 am
21333 Hawthorne

February 4
Torrance DoubleTree Hotel
9:00 - 11:30 am
21333 Hawthorne

February 7
Torrance Marriott Hotel
6:30 - 8:30 pm
3635 Fashion Way

February 15
Torrance Marriott Hotel
9:30 - 11:30 pm
3635 Fashion Way

February 21
Torrance Main Office
9:30 - 11:30 am
990 W. 190th St, #500

Long-Term Nursing Care Planning 
(Medi-Cal) Seminar

February 18
Torrance Main Office
10:00 - 11:30 am
990 W. 190th St, #500

Office Locations
For your convenience, we have multiple office locations throughout Southern California.

Main Office:

990 W. 190th St. 
Suite 500
Torrance, CA 90502

Other Local Offices:

790 E. Colorado Blvd.
9th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101

5850 Canoga Ave.
4th Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

333 City Drive West
17th Floor
Orange, CA 92868

5000 Birch St.
Suite 8000
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Contact Us
You may contact us to make an appointment for your initial consultation, to schedule a review of your current estate plan, or to make a referral.



Learn more about 
important estate planning issues by visiting our website.

Also, visit our blog to  keep up on the latest  developments in  estate planning.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To...
(Some of My Craziest Seminar Stories from Over the Years)
By Attorney Philip J. Kavesh

You may already know that one of my favorite things in life is presenting educational seminars on estate planning.  What you may not know - - and I've been asked to share with you here - - are some of the unusual occurrences I've experienced in doing over 2,500 seminars over the past 30 plus years.

I've had so many funny, odd and not-so-funny events happen on the way to, during and after seminars that I really have to probe my memory to pick out the most unusual ones.
Of course, I've encountered all the "usual" goofs that any seminar speaker has experienced over time.  I've traveled to the wrong hotel, or gotten there on the wrong day and time.  Or, I've arrived to the right venue and found the seminar room locked and no one could find the key, or found the room open but all the chairs locked up in the storage closet with no one having the key.  I've forgotten the slides or handouts or brought the wrong ones.  I've suffered equipment failures, power outages and even overhead sprinklers going off!  However, I'll bypass all these mundane misfortunes and go right to the weirdest, most memorable occurrences.
Let me start with some of the "lighter" ones.

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What Company Do You Work For 
Or Have You Retired From?

We're asking because you can help us, others and yourself -- all at the same time!
Over the years, we've presented lots of estate planning seminars for both large and small corporate employers in the area, directly to their employees. The employers like to educate their employees free of charge, and the employees appreciate the useful information. Plus, this helps us keep our marketing cost down -- which translates to lower fees for you! 

Please let us know your current (or former) employer's name and, with your permission of course, we'll mention your name as a current (or retired) employee and that you referred us, then see if they may be interested in us presenting a seminar. Just  {Click Here} 

Thanks for your help! 
Recipe of the Month

Red Velvet Cupcakes

20 servings, total cooking time: 50 minutes

Red Velvet Cupcakes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 fluid ounce red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 12 cup muffin pans or line with 20 paper baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, red food coloring and vanilla. Stir in the baking soda and vinegar. Combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt; stir into the batter just until blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter and frost with desired frosting.

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Thank You

Here is a very special THANK YOU to all of our clients who have referred family and friends, or forwarded our newsletter to them! If you are part of a group or club and you would be interested in having us speak to the members on important estate planning topics of interest, please contact us at .

Quote of the Month

There is only one happiness in this life,
 to love and be loved  null 

George Sand

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