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Kenneth E. Devore

Kenneth E. Devore

Location:
Westlake Village, California
Phone:
818-338-3252
Fax:
818-338-3287
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KENNETH E. DEVORE is an attorney in Westlake Village specializing in estate planning, probate, trust administration, conservatorships, and elder law. Mr. Devore is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He provides clients with comprehensive planning solutions that integrate lifetime and estate planning objectives, including advanced planning for retirement assets, stock options and other employee benefits, structuring family gifts to move assets downstream, family limited partnerships, and charitable trusts. His practice also includes probate and trust administration, with an emphasis on identifying planning opportunities that arise at death.

Mr. Devore is the past-president and a founding member of the Conejo Valley Estate Planning Council. He was chosen by his peers as a Super Lawyer from 2012-2016 for Southern California. No more than 5% of the lawyers in California become a Super Lawyer. Additionally, he is a recipient of the 2009 San Fernando Valley Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Award which honors 40 top achievers in the San Fernando Valley business community under the age of 40. Mr. Devore is the past Chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the California State Bar's Taxation Section. Mr. Devore served on the Funds Development Committee of the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura and is a past member of the board of directors. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise where he served as Club Service Director, Secretary, and Chair of the Tennis Tournament. Currently, Ken is on the Board of Directors of Hyperacusis Research, Inc. as well as the a founding and current member of the Conejo Valley Estate Planning Council.

Mr. Devore received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego in 1991, his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University in 1995, and his LL.M. in taxation from Golden Gate University in 1999.

Areas of Practice

  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Taxation Law
  • Conservatorships

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1996

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • LL.M. - Taxation - 1999
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1995
  • UC San Diego, La Jolla, California
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Legislative Proposal Regarding the Sale of a Principal Residence by a Trustee of a Bypass Trust and the Availability of the I.R.C.121 Exclusion of Gain, Tax Management Estates, Gifts & Trusts Journal, July-August, 1999

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