About Us

We have been providing high-quality legal services since 1977. Of utmost importance, our lawyers are dedicated to addressing the concerns of clients by seeking cost-effective and practical solutions for their legal problems. Our mission is to identify client needs and act upon them as expeditiously and effectively as possible in the most financially prudent way.

Listed in Martindale-Hubbell — the internationally recognized directory of attorneys — as “Preeminent,” Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg, Coleman & Gold, LLP is confirmed as one of the outstanding probate, trust and estate planning law firms in California.

We speak the following languages: English, Spanish, Farsi, Armenian, Vietnamese, Hebrew and Cantonese.

Our Philosophy of the Practice of Law

Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg, Coleman & Gold, LLP is in business to serve clients by giving them their best efforts, talents, education, empathy, sensitivity and experience. The firm is committed to rendering the best service available through advice, support and guidance to each client. Our extensive experience allows us to aggressively litigate any matter through trial as well as pursuing all appropriate avenues to settlement in order to achieve the most beneficial result possible. Our estate planners, including tax specialists, are comfortable handling all estate planning needs from the straight-forward to the more complex.

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Firm History

Since its inception in the early 1970s, Oldman Cooley has grown into the preeminent boutique law firm specializing in probate and trust matters. Oldman Cooley is rated as a Tier 1 law firm by U.S. News & World Report and is designated by Martindale-Hubbell as a Preeminent Law Firm, the highest rating given. Highly skilled lawyers, supported by an exceptional staff, are focused on and devoted to assisting clients who entrust their legal problems to our firm. Several of our lawyers have been designated “Super Lawyers,” “Best Lawyers” & “AV Preeminent Lawyer.”

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Leadership in the Legal Community

Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg, Coleman, & Gold, LLP attorneys are and have been members and officers of several organizations on local, state and national levels. Our attorneys have served as Chairman of the Probate and Trust Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. At the state level, our attorneys have served on the Executive Committee of the Trust and Estate Section of the California State Bar Association, drafted proposed legislation and testified before the State of California Assembly Judiciary Committee. At the national level, our attorneys are serving as Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel and have participated in various committees at the American Bar Association. Additionally, numerous articles have been written and published in newspapers, magazines, legal publications and historical scholarly publications by our attorneys. Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg, Coleman, & Gold, LLP attorneys often lecture and teach on various probate and civil topics at the local, state and national levels.

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