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Kenneth W. Kossoff
5743 Corsa Avenue, Suite 208,
Westlake Village, CA 91362
818.865.0766 Office, 818.991.1754 Fax |

Kenneth W. Kossoff
Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Specialist
Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

In private practice based in Westlake Village, CA, Mr. Kossoff advises individuals and families on Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Probate, Business Formation and Succession Planning , Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation .  

A frequent lecturer to CPA, Financial Advisor and Attorney groups, Mr. Kossoff was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the Pacific Coast Business Times, has written opinion pieces and articles for California Lawyer Magazine, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine and Journal of Asset Protection.

Mr. Kossoff received his law degree from the Duke University School of Law in 1983, with honors, and was a published member of the Duke Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1979, with great distinction and high honors, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Kossoff enjoys educating colleagues and clients on practical planning techniques, regularly presenting workshops to local professional groups in his office and through his newsletters, on topics such as: Now That I am a Successor Trustee, What Do I Do? How to Avoid Planning Pitfalls When Planning for Clients with Pets; Everything You Need to Know About Trusts; Why Most Business Succession Plans Fail; and How to Plan To Avoid Failure, among others.

Professional Background

Mr. Kossoff began his legal career in January 1984 as an associate at a downtown Los Angeles law firm known as Hoecker & McMahon, a break-off of Blecher, Collins & Hoecker, working on antitrust cases relating to the pricing, transportation and supply of heavy California crude oil.

In March 1986, Mr. Kossoff joined the Century City office of a Chicago-based firm then known as Wildman, Harrold, Allen, Dixon, Barash & Hill, where he focused on gaming litigation. 

In September 1988, Mr. Kossoff joined a seven lawyer firm in Beverly Hills, then known as Nagler & Schneider, later known as Schneider, Goldberg, Rohatiner & Yuen, where he spent the next ten years and developed his focus on estate planning, probate and trust administration. 

Mr. Kossofff started his own practice in Westlake Village in 1998.

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