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Joseph (Joe) McHugh is a highly experienced and caring attorney that has earned an excellent reputation for representing clients in the areas of Asset Protection, Business Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Elder Law, Conservatorships, Trust and Probate Administration, Contracts and Business Organization Formations. He is the founder and principal of the LA LAWCENTER, LLP, located in Glendale, California (www.la-lawcenter.com).
Joe has an undergraduate degree from California State University at Fullerton in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Finance and Accounting. He worked in the project finance division of Walt Disney's design group, Walt Disney Imagineering and spent many years with the Disney organization in the areas of project development and contract administration.
In 1986, Joe graduated from Whittier College School of Law, and became a member of the California State Bar. Joe spent several years helping clients plan businesses and projects, and has acted as in-house counsel raising equity funding, creating joint ventures and subsidiary companies, and various international business transactions.
Starting with the birth of his first child in 1987, Joe developed a special interest in Estate Planning and Elder Law. Personal knowledge of problems suffered by family and friends related to probate, elder and disability issues, estate taxes, family discord, and other situations that could have been planned for and avoided, focused Joe on the course of Estate Planning and Elder Law as his primary legal practice.
Joe is an active member of the State Bar of California, as well as the Bar's Business, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Sections; the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys; California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform; Life Care Planning Law Firm Association; and several bar associations such as the Los Angeles County Bar, the Beverly Hills Bar, and the Irish-American Bar (with a name like McHugh, he just has to be a member).
Joe is a sought after attorney to speak at seminars and local gatherings to educate the community on asset protection and legal issues for the family and small businesses. He makes complex legal topics easy to understand in his informative educational speaking sessions.
Joe resides in Southern California with his wife, Kathy and their children, Shannon and Trevor, several dogs, horses, cats and a wild peacock. He is a Civilian Volunteer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Mounted Posse, riding his Palomino Quarter Horse, Kali (Miss Kalifornia).
The LA Law Center, LLP is an Estate Planning & Elder Law firm based in Southern California, Los Angeles, Glendale/Burbank & Pasadena areas.
We are highly experienced and caring attorneys that have earned an excellent reputation for being trusted Estate Planning Attorneys, Elder Law Lawyers and Business Law Attorneys - serving Los Angeles County in Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Probate, Wills, Living Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Long Term Care Planning, Medi-Cal Planning, Veterans Benefits, Disability Planning, Business Formations, Contracts and Business Law.