Jeffrey Forer

Jeffrey Forer

Partner
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Phone:
310-893-0309
Fax:
310-473-1730
Email:

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 litigation, and estate planning.

Areas of Practice

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

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1983

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. in Taxation - 1984
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctor cum laude - 1983
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - 1977

Representative Cases

  • Holt v. Denholm (2014) Court of Appeals of California Fourth Appellate District, Division Three G045496
  • Holt v. Denholm (2014) Court of Appeals of California, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three G046293, G046425
  • SPFT v. Holt v. Denholm (2013) Court of Appeals of California Fourth Appellate District, Division Three G046003 (Not Officially Published) WL 5965541
  • SPFT v. Holt v. Denholm (2013) Court of Appeals of California Fourth Appellate District, Division Three G047029
  • Patrick v. Alacer Corp. (2011) 136 Cal.Rptr.3d 669, 201 Cal.App.4th 1326
  • Patrick v. Alacer Corp. (2011) Court of Appeals of California Fourth Appellate District, Division Three G044589
  • In re Patrick Trust (2009) Court of Appeals of California Fourth Appellate District, Division Three G040620(Not Officially Published) WL 1600680
  • Patrick v. Turner (2008) Court of Appeal of California Fourth Appellate District, Division Three (Not Officially Published) WL 4650403
  • Densmore v. Manzarek (2008) Cal Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District, 8th Division B186036, B186037, B188708 (Not Officially Published) WL 2209993
  • Hermanson v. Hermanson (2003) 133 Cal.Rptr.2d 486, 108 Cal.App.4th 441
  • Arne v. Slocum (2002) (Not Officially Published) WL 831152

Honors and Awards

  • Highest “AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)” Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named "Southern California Super Lawyer," Trust and Estates Litigation, 2005-2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles Bar Associations, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Beverly Hills Bar Associations, Trusts and Estates Section
  • American Bar Associations, Trusts and Estates Section