Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 17, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Hotel and Guest Suites, 1707 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    MIND THE GAP: Planning For Clients Who May Have Incapacity

    Join us in welcoming Ron Miller and Eric J. Harris for an important and informative presentation on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

    Sponsored by:

    About our Speakers:  

    Ron Miller, Co-Managing Principal of Select Fiduciary Group, Inc.

    Ron Miller has over 30 years of experience as a fiduciary, family advisor and business consultant developing solutions for families and family trusts around the world.  During his career, he has administered over 500 trusts and probate estates, with trust and mutual fund portfolios containing marketable securities, illiquid real estate holdings and closely held middle market family businesses totaling over $40 billion of assets.  Ron's experience includes serving as a corporate and private trustee, probate estate executor and administrator, conservator, and agent under a durable power of attorney for both finances and health care. 

    Eric J. Harris, Esq. of The Law Offices of Hofer & Harris APC 

    Attorney Eric J. Harris Board Certified in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  Eric is a partner at The Law Offices of Hofer & Harris APC providing expert legal services in the areas of estate planning, estate and probate administration, incapacity planning and conservatorships plus wealth transfer planning. 

    Event Schedule:

    • Registration opens at noon
    • Program is from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    • 1 hour MCLE Participatory Credit
    • SMBA Members $65
    • Non-members $75 (click here for membership)

    Please register through this website and SMBA email to assist with planning. Complete payment in advance through this online process (click Register button) credit cards or checks payable to SMBA will be accepted at the door.

    Location & Parking:  Doubletree, Santa Monica.  Parking is not included in the registration fee;  Self-parking available for discounted rate;  Valet is extra;  Public Parking structure directly across 4th Street at Civic Center: $1 for first 1.5 hrs and $1 each additional hour.

    Special thanks to our SMBA Probate & Trust Co-Chairs: 

    Timur Berberoglu, Esq. & Karen Knutson, Esq.

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Shutters at the Beach, 1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405


    You are cordially invited to the
    Santa Monica Bar Association's 91st Annual

    Installation Gala

    Join us for the installation of the recently elected 

    Board of Trustees & Executives!

    You are cordially invited to the Santa Monica Bar Association's 91st Annual Installation Dinner Gala. Enjoy an evening of elegant food and speakers while mingling with fellow professionals as we swear in our incoming Board of Trustees, President, President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary.

    We are honored to host inspirational key-note speaker:

    Betty T. Yee, State Controller: Elected in November 2014, following two terms of service on the California Board of Equalization.  As Controller, she continues to serve the Board as its fifth voting member.  Reelected for a second term as Controller in 2018, Ms. Yee is only the tenth woman in California history to be elected to statewide office.

    As the state’s chief fiscal officer, Ms. Yee chairs the Franchise Tax Board and serves as a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Boards. She also co-founded the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, which exposes California high school youth to the public service, public policy, and political arenas. Ms. Yee serves on the Ceres Board of Directors, a nonprofit organization working to mobilize many of the world’s largest investors to advance global sustainability and take stronger action on climate change.

    You won't want to miss this signature annual event, 

    we look forward to seeing you there!

    Generously Sponsored by

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    If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please use the event registration form. You can also email directly to smbaoffice@smba.net 

    *** Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  This event will sell out.  We regret that we cannot guarantee ticket availability at the door due to venue capacity.   

    *** Parking not provided in ticket price.  Ride-share services and carpooling are strongly recommended. 

    *** A formal dinner will be served. Please make your menu selection when registering.

    • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bodega Wine Bar, 814 Broadway (at Lincoln), Santa Monica

    TUESDAY, December 10 - 6:00 PM
    Bodega Wine Bar, 814 Broadway (at Lincoln), Santa Monica

    ABOUT TUESDAY TOAST: The Santa Monica Bar Association invites you to our networking event, the Tuesday Toast, at Bodega Wine Bar, located at 814 Broadway (at Lincoln) in Santa Monica.  This event is a great way to meet other attorneys and professionals on the Westside and is open to non-members.  The event provides attendees the opportunity to exclusively network and meet members of the SMBA, non-member attorneys and other professionals from the greater Los Angeles area.

    Sponsored by:

    Aronsohn & So, Professional - Experienced - Detail-oriented

    At Aronsohn & So Probate Real Estate, our services go beyond researching, listing, marketing and selling a property under the strict guidelines of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. We can organize schedules for family members to collect treasured items, refer a cleaning and/or repair crew to prep the home for presentation, hire a service to sell or donate unwanted furnishings, and have the property professionally staged for best presentation.

    We welcome the opportunity to work with you to effectuate the sale of property for the estate you represent.  We are happy to provide you with an accurate, current and complimentary Comparative Market Analysis of any residential property -- usually within 4 hours.

SMBA Administration

2461 Santa Monica Blvd., #529

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Ph. 310-450-9289 Arb. (310) 581-5163


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