An adjunct professor of Wills and Trusts at Southwestern Law School and recently named a top attorney of 2012 in Pasadena Magazine, Vanessa Terzian began her legal career as a Trust Administrator for Wells Fargo, N.A., where her experience working closely with clients, portfolio managers, beneficiaries and other attorneys shed light on how a poor estate plan can ruin a family’s fortune and more importantly, their relationships.
After witnessing first hand the importance of proper planning, Vanessa has pursued her own practice, helping countless families through her expertise in estate and tax planning, asset protection, elder law, kids protection planning, probate and trust administration. What sets Vanessa apart is her understanding of the needs of growing families, her ability to relate to working parents who desire a better life for their families and her know-how to implement strategic estate planning tools in the most cost efficient and seamless manner. Vanessa also draws on her real estate and business background in crafting comprehensive plans for her clients.
Vanessa is a skilled public speaker, having conducted countless seminars throughout her legal career on various topics of estate planning, including kids protection planning, special needs planning, Medi-Cal planning, advanced tax planning and asset protection for individuals and small businesses.
Vanessa is an active member of the La Canada Flintridge community, where she resides with her husband Edward and her three year old son Alec. She is a board member of the Northridge Hospital Foundation and participates in a number of charitable based organizations. Vanessa has successfully raised thousands of dollars for a variety of charities through fundraising campaigns which include frequent community-based public speaking events, charitable dinners and personal contributions. She believes that the foundation to a successful family unit is care, love and selflessness and stresses the importance of providing your community with these same tenants that are so essential to your own family’s success.
Ms. Terzian earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego, where she graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Golden Key Honor Society. She completed her honors thesis in political science and received Provosts Honors for four consecutive years.
After graduating from UCSD, Vanessa attended Loyola Law School, where she was awarded the Dean’s Full Tuition Academic Scholarship. Vanessa was also on the Dean’s Honors List throughout her tenure at Loyola. During law school, Vanessa helped contribute to a published law article and clerked for the City Attorney, Civil Litigation Division, giving her invaluable experience in the legal process and an understanding of the pitfalls to avoid in drafting legal documents.
Ms. Terzian is a member of the Family Wealth Planning Institute and is a Personal Family Lawyer®. As a family woman, Vanessa understands the importance of protecting your assets, planning for your family’s future and building your own legacy. She takes pride in providing her clients with the sense of comfort and security that comes along with having an effective and comprehensive estate plan in place.
PUBLIC AND CLIENT RELATIONS
Kimberly Morgan’s role is to introduce the firm to the community in order to offer our educational seminars and to interact with those interested in our unique approach to estate planning.
Her passion lies in educating the public about the need for having a solid estate plan in place that will work in the way it was intend it to, should the need ever arise—and the scenarios that would keep it from working.
Kimberly is also responsible for interacting with those interested in our unique approach to estate planning, by explaining the distinct differences of The Law Offices of Vanessa M. Terzian, including no surprise bills, an accessible attorney, a plan that is custom fit to your individual needs, and much more.
Kimberly holds an AA Degree in Business Administration and a BA in Psychology. Coupled, they provide her a well rounded education, but it is her people skills that you will no doubt notice when connecting with her.
Paulina Ritter is our office manager. She is responsible for client billing and assists with client communication, correspondence and scheduling appointments. Feel free to ask for her assistance if Vanessa is unavailable when you call.
Contact us today at: 818-864-6174 or Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule an initial consultation with The Law Offices of Vanessa M. Terzian.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 – Glendale, CA 91206 – Encino, CA 91406 – Pasadena, CA.