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Megan Ferkel Earhart
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • California
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Summary

Megan Ferkel Earhart is an associate with the JMBM's Taxation and Trusts and Estates Groups. JMBM’s Trusts & Estates Group is recognized by U.S. News & World Report / Best Law Firms® with a National First Tier ranking in Trusts & Estates Law. Her practice includes estate planning, probate, trust administration and related income, gift and estate tax matters.

She has authored and co-authored articles on estate planning in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine and lectures to audiences on estate planning, including the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Jewish Community Foundation and USC Trusts and Estates Conference. She serves as an Executive Committee member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section. She has also been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star and a Southern California Top Female Attorney.

Ms. Earhart is a native of the Los Angeles area and is active in charitable organizations.

Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
LL.M. (2013)
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. (2010)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (2006)
Professional Experience
Attorney
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
- Current
Attorney
Hoffman Sabban & Watenmaker
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Attorney
Calleton, Merritt, De Francisco & Bannon, LLP
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Attorney
Goldfarb, Sturman & Averbach
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Publications
Articles & Publications
New Rules for Basis Consistency Reporting of Inherited Assets
Los Angeles Lawyer
California Trusts & Estates Quarterly: Tax Symposium
California Trusts & Estates Quarterly
Los Angeles Daily Journal: The New Standard for Testamentary Capacity
Los Angeles Daily Journal
2nd District Decision Shields Trustees of Revocable Trusts from Liability
Speaking Engagements
Problem Children and Other Dysfunctions, Center for Estate and Gift Planning (PEPNET), Pepperdine University
Center for Estate and Gift Planning (PEPNET)
Problem Children and Other Dysfunctions, The Tax & Estate Planning Forum
The Tax & Estate Planning Forum
Woodland Hills Tax & Estate Planning Council: Family Dynamics: Problem Children and Other Dysfunctions
Woodland Hills Tax & Estate Planning Council
Abacaus Wealth Partners, Lunch N’ Learn: Tax Planning Under The 2017 Tax Act: Should the Tail Wag the Dog?, Tax Planning Under The 2017 Tax Act
Abacaus Wealth Partners, Lunch N’ Learn
California Society of CPAs: The Certainty of Death & Taxes: Understanding Estates and Trusts in the Ever-Changing Environment
California Society of CPAs
Awards
Rising Star
Southern California Super Lawyers
2015-2019
Top Women Attorneys in Southern California
Southern California Super Lawyers
2015-2018
Professional Associations
The State Bar of California
Member
Current
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Trusts & Estates Section, Executive Committee
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Languages
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Megan Ferkel Earhart's Website Profile
Website
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Website
Blog
JMBM Articles
Contact & Map
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
USA
Telephone: (310) 785-5328
Fax: (310) 203-8080