An adjunct professor of Wills and Trusts at Southwestern Law School and named a top attorney in Pasadena Magazine and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2014-2016, Vanessa Terzian began her legal career as a Trust Administrator for Wells Fargo, N.A.
Her experience at Wells Fargo, 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.