David Ostrove

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

David Ostrove Attorney at Law
 | 6157 Wooster Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90056
Phone: 323-939-3400
Fax: 323-939-3500
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1960
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense (50%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David Ostrove founded his Los Angeles law firm, David Ostrove, A Professional Corporation, with the goal of offering both individuals and business clients in Greater Los Angeles experienced guidance for a wide variety of legal needs. Today, after a legal career spanning more than 55 years, Mr. Ostrove has a reputation as one of Southern California's leading lawyers, causing clients from throughout the region to seek his assistance with matters related to the following:

  • Estate planning and probate
  • Estate and trust litigation
  • Administrative law
  • Tax law
  • Business law
  • Professional liability defense
  • Alternative dispute resolution

Mr. Ostrove earned his undergraduate degree from Los Angeles City College in 1950. A few years later, after working as a certified public accountant, he decided to further his education by attending law school. In 1960, he began his legal career after earning his law degree from Southwestern Law School and his admission to The State Bar of California. Additionally, since 1975, the Board of Legal Specialization has recognized him as a board-certified attorney in the area of taxation law.

Over the past five decades, Mr. Ostrove has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers, which has resulted in a number of honors. He has a "Good" rating from Avvo, and he has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, attorney Ostrove has served as an expert witness at the request of other attorneys since 1957, and he has been an adjunct professor of law at Southwestern Law School since 1968.

* 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
  • 50%Professional Liability
  • 50%Professional Liability
Focus Areas

Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018

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About David Ostrove

Admitted: 1960, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.davidostrovelaw.com/attorneys/

Honors/Awards:

  • Expert Witness, Mediator, Arbitrator, Law School Professor
  • Alumnus of The Year, Southwestern School of Law, 2009

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Taxation Law, California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of CA., 1975

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1960
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1960
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1960
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1960
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1960
  • Past President, American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, 1992 - 1993
  • California, 1960

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past President - Temple Israel Of Westchester, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Advanced Corporate Tax Problems for the Experienced Practitioner", California CPA Education Foundation, 1991
  • "Tax Planning After the Owner's Death -- Is It Too Late?", American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc., June, 1987
  • "California Community Property, What The CPA Must Know", California CPA Education Foundation, 1996
  • "Investing Retirement Plan Funds", Pension Planning Conference The California Society of CPAs, 1987
  • "Fiduciary Accounting for Estates and Trusts", California CPA Education Foundation, 2000
  • "Fiduciary Accounting Issues", Texas Association of Attorney-CPAs, March, 1988
  • "Summary Accounting for Trusts and Estates", California CPA Education Foundation, 2001
  • "Fiduciary Accounting for Estates and Trusts", California CPA Society, June, 1988
  • "Accounting and Auditing for Trusts and Estates", California CPA Education Foundation, 2003
  • "Watch Out for the Broad Sweep of Section 2036(c)", The Attorney-CPA, March-April, 1989
  • "Preparing Accountings and Reports for Trusts & Estates", California CPA Education Foundation, 2004
  • "California Supreme Court Strikes Down Tort Measure of Damages in Wrongful Discharge Case", An analysis of the Foley case The Attorney-CPA, July-August, 1989
  • "Preparing Accountings and Reports for Trusts & Estates", California CPA Education Foundation, 2005
  • "Fiduciary Accounting for Estate and Trusts", California CPA Society, 1989
  • "Preparing Accountings and Reports for Trusts & Estates", California CPA Education Foundation, 2006
  • "What the CPA Should Know About California Community Property", The California Society of CPAs, 1989
  • Wills & Trusts and Estate and Gift Tax, Southwestern University, 1968 - 2008
  • "Four Case Studies" (Accountants' Liability), The California Society of CPAs, November 1989
  • Income Tax, Accounting for Lawyers, et. al., Southwestern University, 1968 - 2008
  • "The Fine Art of Testifying, The Attorney-CPA's Perspective", 25th Annual Meeting of AAA-CPAs, November, 1989
  • "Post Mortem Estate Planning", 1992 Estate Planning Conference - The California Society of CPAs, (San Francisco and Los Angeles), July, 1992
  • Author, Lecturer, CA Continuing Educations of the Bar
  • "Planning For The Marital Deduction When The Surviving Spouse Is Not A U.S. Citizen", The Attorney-CPA, Summer - Edition, 1992
  • CPA, Author and Lecturer, Ca CPA Education Foundation
  • "Leveraged Buy-Outs, Fraudulent Conveyances, And The Alter-Ego Doctrine", 27th Annual Meeting Of The American Association Of Attorney-CPAs, San Diego, California, November, 1991
  • "Accountants' Common Law Third-Party Liability", Midyear Meeting Of The American Association Of Attorney-CPAs, Nashville, Tennessee, July, 1992
  • "Accountant's Liability to Third Persons", American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys Exam, 1994
  • "Preventing Legal Malpractice in The Specialties: Probate, Trusts & Estate Planning", Prepared for Lawyers' Mutual Insurance Company for conference, Pasadena, February, 1994
  • "Introduction to Accounting For Lawyers" and "Speakers' Guide For Introduction To Accounting For Lawyers", CEB Continuing Education of The Bar, California, 1994
  • "Financial Statement Analysis", American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants 30th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA., November, 1994
  • "Fiduciary Accounting", Long Beach Estate Planning Council California, January, 1994
  • "Presenting Accounting/Legal Evidence in Court", American Association of Attorneys-CPAs, 31st Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California, November 1995
  • "When Things Go Wrong in Accounting - A Big Firm's Perspective", The Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, California, September, 1996
  • "Estate Planning - The Practical Approach", Prentice-Hall, 1974
  • "Wills and Trusts", Southwestern Law School, 1998
  • "Estate Planning For the Man With the Closely Held Corporation", Prentice-Hall, 1976
  • "Avoiding Probate", National Tooling and Machinery Association, Fall, 1980
  • "Survey of Wills and Trusts", Southwestern Law School, 1999
  • "What You Should Know About the New Tax Laws", National Tooling and Machinery Association, 1981
  • "Survey of Wills and Trusts", Southwestern Law School, 2000
  • "The Complete Family Estate Plan for Avoiding Probate", Prentice-Hall, 1989
  • "Fiduciary Accounting & the New Principal & Income Act", American Association of Attorneys-CPAs, 38th Annual Meeting, Park City, Utah, July, 2001
  • "A Declaration of Trust - A Substitute for a Will", Prentice-Hall, 1984
  • "Analyzing Financial Statements After Enron: What Every Lawyer Should Know", California Continuing Education of the Bar, January, 2003
  • "The Complete Checklist for the Purchase or Sale of a Business", Prentice-Hall, May, 3, 1984
  • "Accounting for Trusts & Estates Attorneys", California Continuing Education of the Bar, May 2004
  • "A Tax Planner's Complete Set of Corporate Minutes", AAA-CPA, Inc., Fall, 1985
  • "Accounting for Lawyers; Beyond the Basics", California Continuing Education of the Bar, February, 2005
  • "Tax Ideas", "Successful Estate Planning Ideas and Methods Service," "Wills Form Service", "Executive Action Reports", (Contributing Editor), Prentice-Hall, 1974
  • "The CPA as an Expert Witness" (LIT 1), California CPA Education Foundation, 1996
  • "Expert Witness: Deposition and Trial" (LIT 2), California CPA Education Foundation, 1996
  • "Community Property Aspects of Estate Planning", California Association of Attorney-CPAs, Dec., 1986
  • "Fiduciary Accounting for Estates and Trusts", California CPA Education Foundation, 1996
  • "The Retainer Agreement as Loss Prevention Tool", Prentice-Hall's Of Counsel, January 5, 1987
  • "Advanced Corporate Tax Problems for the Experienced Practitioner", California CPA Education Foundation, 1990
  • "How Lawyers Can Reduce Their Malpractice Risk", Beverly Hills Bar Association Journal, Spring, 1987

Representative Clients:

  • Million First Business Bank
  • Edenfield v. Fane, 113 S.Ct., U.S. Supreme Court, 1993
  • Prudential Fabrics
  • First Enterprise Bank
  • Chase
  • The Jacki Hazard Trust
  • References
  • Union Bank of California
  • Ibanez v. Florida Board of Accountancy, 114 Sup. Ct.2084, U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • System Property Management
  • System Parking

Videos:

  • DVD - Preparing Accountings for Trusts and Estates

Industry Groups

  • California Attorneys
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Office Location for David Ostrove

6157 Wooster Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90056

Phone: 323-939-3400

Fax: 323-939-3500

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