Laura M. Chooljian

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Biography

A trust advisor.

Laura M. Chooljian is an attorney in Greenberg Glusker’s Private Client Services Group. Laura counsels high net worth individuals and families on issues involving estate and tax planning, business succession, wealth transfer, and post-death trust administration. Laura also counsels nonprofit organizations, including family foundations, operating foundations and public charities.

Representative matters include:

  • Preparation of complex estate plans for high net worth clients in the fields of entertainment, real estate and general business
  • Counseled families regarding post-death trust administration
  • Formation and tax exemption for public charities and private foundations
  • Consultation on charitable entity corporate governance

Prior to joining Greenberg Glusker, Laura was a member of the corporate department at an Am Law 100 firm where she focused her practice on general corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, securities offerings, corporate governance matters, and securities law and other regulatory compliance matters. Laura draws on this unique knowledge when advising clients with business succession planning and estate and tax planning.

Laura is also a supporter of and participant in Greenberg Glusker’s pro bono program. She represents family members seeking guardianship of minors, special education advocacy, adoptions and estate planning for individuals in need.

Upon graduation from UCLA, Laura worked at The UCLA Fund. Her exposure to the gift planning sphere prompted her interest in the fields she greatly enjoys as a member of the Private Client Services Group.

Professional Affiliations

Board Member, Women of ACG (Association for Corporate Growth)

Member, Dress For Success Worldwide West Advisory Council

Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section Member and Taxation Section Member

The State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section Member

UCLA Alumni Association

Awards

Pasadena Magazine Top Attorney 2017

Pasadena Magazine Top Attorney 2016

Pasadena Magazine Top Attorneys 2013 - 2014

Association for Corporate Growth Rising Star

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

Education

  • Loyola Law School  (LL.M., 2010)
    • Taxation
  • University of California, Davis School of Law  (J.D., 2009)
    • Staff Editor, UC Davis Business Law Journal
    • Public Interest Scholar
    • Witkin Award Recipient
  • University of California, Los Angeles  (B.A., 2004)
    • College Honors Program
    • Alpha Kappa Delta Honors Society