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Attorney Gerald L. Kane founded Gerald L. Kane & Associates in 1994, located in Encino, California. As a Personal Family Lawyerâ„¢ with the Family Wealth Institute he has devoted the last fourteen years to helping thousands of families and businesses in southern California achieve their goals of protecting their wealth through innovative estate and business planning.

Gerald likes to think of his firm as a caring, forward-looking, problem-solving vehicle for legally and financially transitioning families, especially today's young family with small children, into the future.

His practice includes helping families with young children, special needs families, business owners, unmarried couples and individuals with transitioning their financial and family wealth to their family. Through his patience and his ability to truly listen to client concerns, he is able to translate his client's vision into a plan that meets their desires and exceeds their expectations, developing lifelong relationships with his clients and their families.

Having a financial and real estate background, he has been able to help business owners with the myriad of legal and tax issues that arise, and design a plan to ensure that the business "lives on" long after the founder is gone. Additionally, his firm also counsels both businesses and individuals on how to shield their assets from judgments, creditors and divorces

Gerald is particularly dedicated to special needs planning. As a parent of a special needs child, he is uniquely qualified to help clients with special needs family members. He is a charter member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners www.specialneedsplanners.com and has served on the board of directors of the Dubnoff Center, a pioneer in the area of special education. Gerald has also received advanced training specific to special needs planning. He has taken his experience in working with children with disabilities on the Dubnoff Center Board and as a parent to enable him to develop plans for children with special needs that ensure they will be protected throughout their parent's lifetime and beyond. Gerald's special needs plans focus not only on the financial aspects of caring for a loved one with special needs, but on the real-world aspects as well.

Gerald received the American Jurisprudence award for Wills and Trusts receiving the highest grade in his class at the University Of LaVerne College Of Law. He is a member of Wealth Counsel, a national organization of 1600 Attorneys dedicated to providing sophisticated estate planning techniques for individuals, families and businesses to achieve their goals and desires.
He also frequently speaks and is requested to speak to both public and private groups as well as Attorneys, Accountants, and other Financial professionals. He has served as Trustee for Granada Hills Hospital Foundation holding positions of Treasurer and nominating committee chair.

Gerald enjoys and feels that it is important to educate and give back to his community.
Gerald lives with his wife, Mimi and daughters, Hailey, 13 and Taylor, 11 in the Conejo Valley, California

Interests

computers, family, skiing