Bonnie M. Bursk

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Granada Hills, CA

Law Offices of Savin & Bursk
 | 10663 Yarmouth Avenue, Granada Hills, CA 91344
Phone: 818-368-8646
Fax: 818-368-9547
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Elder Law (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust & probate law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California, Bonnie M. Bursk helps families and business owners throughout the state pass on their assets to future generations while seeking to minimize federal estate taxes. She is the managing partner and co-founder of the Law Offices of Savin & Bursk, located in Granada Hills. In addition to estate planning and administration, Ms. Bursk handles matters related to elder law and abuse, and she has extensive experience in probate and trust litigation.

Born and raised in California, Ms. Bursk attended California State University, Northridge, where she majored in political science, minored in Spanish and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. She pursued her legal education at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1976. After graduation, Ms. Bursk joined the California State Controller's Office, where she was an assistant inheritance tax attorney until leaving for private practice in 1982. She co-founded her current firm a year later. Ms. Bursk is admitted to practice before all California state courts. Highly regarded by her fellow attorneys, she has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Ms. Bursk is a charter member and former president of the Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys. She is regularly asked to deliver presentations on topics related to her practice areas at continuing legal education seminars. Active in her community as well, Ms. Bursk is a past president of the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, and she has served on the board of the Granada Hills Business Improvement District.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (60%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (30%): Will Contests

Elder Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

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About Bonnie Bursk

Admitted: 1976, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.savinbursklaw.com/bonnie-marie-bursk/

Honors/Awards:

  • Readers Choice Best Law Office, Daily News, 2015
  • Readers Choice Favorite Law Office, Daily News, 2012
  • Outstanding Small Business Award, Los Angeles City Council and the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, 2010
  • Readers Choice Best Law Office, Daily News, 2014
  • Readers Choice Favorite Law Office, Daily News, 2011
  • Civic Leaders 2010 Leaders of Character, Boy Scouts of America, 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Readers Choice Best Law Office, Daily News, 2013
  • Small Business Award, Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, Member of Congress - Brad Sherman, 2009

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning & Trust Law, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Southern California Counsel of Elder Law Attorneys, Past President and Founding Member
  • San Fernando Valley Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Woodland Hills Estate Planning Council, Former Secretary and Current Member
  • Warner Center Estate Planning Council, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, Board Member and Commercial Property Representative
  • Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Committee, Past Chairperson
  • Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • Granada Hills Business Improvement District, Board Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Special Needs Trust, Los Angeles Valley Applicant's Attorney Association Chapter Meeting, 2016
  • California Continuing Education of the Bar, Speaker

Videos:

  • Introduction of Law Offices of Savin & Bursk, 2015
  • Law Offices of Savin & Bursk Client Review Commercial, 2014
  • Meet the Attorneys & Management of Law Offices of Savin & Bursk, 2014

Educational Background:

  • California State University, Northridge, Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and minor in Spanish, 1973
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Office Location for Bonnie M. Bursk

10663 Yarmouth Avenue
Granada Hills, CA 91344

Phone: 818-368-8646

Fax: 818-368-9547

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Last Updated: 9/21/2019

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