Jeffrey Forer

Tel: 310.473.7000 ext. 123
Fax: 310.473.1730

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Laverne Smith
Phone: 310.473.7000 ext. 149

Jeffrey Forer handles a wide variety of probate and trust litigation matters for Hinojosa & Forer. He specializes in cases concerning will and trust contests, fiduciary issues (including complex accountings, tracing, and breaches of duty) and tax claims. Mr. Forer's practice also includes all aspects of estate planning from the simplest to the most complex.

Mr. Forer's extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, tax law, and trust and estate litigation enables him to assist his clients in achieving their testamentary wishes while minimizing their exposure to contests by disgruntled heirs and potential beneficiaries. In addition, Mr. Forer's practice also includes complex litigation matters, and mediation of will and trust disputes. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Forer successfully represented the Morrison family at trial in Densmore v. Manzarek, a case concerning the use of The Doors name and logo, and the name, likeness and image of The Doors legendary front man, Jim Morrison. Mr. Forer also represented the James Patrick Trust in lengthy and contentious litigation brought by his widow over Mr. Patrick’s company that invented and produced the popular Emergen-C vitamin drink. Mr. Forer also represented a client defending a fiduciary lawsuit with his sibling in connection with a trust that had been in existence for nearly 40 years.

Mr. Forer earned his B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles in 1977. After playing several years of semi-pro football, Mr. Forer enrolled at Southwestern Law School graduating cum laude in 1983. After passing the State Bar of California in 1983, Mr. Forer went on to obtain his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1984.

Mr. Forer is a frequent speaker for the California Education of the Bar, local bar organizations, and several other events in the areas of probate, trusts and estates law, and estate planning.

Practice Areas

  • Trust, Estate and Conservatorship Litigation
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Planning

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Reported and Unreported Cases of Note:

  • Patrick v. Alacer Corporation (2011) 201 Cal.App.4th 1326
  • San Pasqual Fiduciary Trust v. Clunies A. Holt (2013) (Not Officially Published) WL 5965541
  • In re the James W. Patrick Trust (2009) (Not Officially Published) WL 1600680
  • Densmore v. Manzarek (2008) (Not Officially Published) WL 2209993
  • Patrick v. Turner (2008) (Not Officially Published) WL 4650403
  • Arne v. Slocum (2002) (Not Officially Published) WL 831152

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