Scott E. Rahn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

RMO LLP
 | 2029 Century Park East, Suite 2910
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424-552-3996
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (80%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (10%),
  • Elder Law (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Portuguese
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Scott E. Rahn is the managing partner of RMO LLP in Los Angeles, California. A top-rated, award-winning attorney with more than 16 years of legal experience, Mr. Rahn devotes his practice on resolving conflicts and disputes involving estates, trusts, conservatorships and other areas of estate and trust administration, as well as securities and investment fraud.

    Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Rahn has earned a reputation for delivering highly customized, cost-effective solutions for heirs, beneficiaries, executors and trustees embroiled in complex litigation involving a wide range of disputes such as breaches of fiduciary duty, contested trusts and estates, probate litigation, financial elder abuse and fraud, undue influence, and other serious matters. At all turns, he provides invaluable and compassionate counsel to those he serves in order to help them obtain the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve.

    In recognition for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Rahn holds an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as designation from The Best Lawyers in America for litigation. In addition, the Century City Bar Association voted him Trusts and Estates Litigator of the Year in 2018, and The National Law Journal named him an "Elite Boutique Trailblazer" that same year. He has also earned Superb client ratings on Avvo.

    A 1999 graduate of the University of Wisconsin‒Madison, Mr. Rahn obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2002. Highly active in his legal community, he is the President Emeritus of the Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council, where he routinely conducts lectures and seminars for the organization's Trusts and Estate Section.

    Mr. Rahn also frequently speaks before the Trusts and Estates Section of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association as well as the California Society of CPAs. He is a member of the Society of Tax and Estate Planning Professionals and the Trust & Estate Sections of the Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County Bar Associations. He is also active with ProVisors and The State Bar of California, and he has served as a Probate Volunteer Settlement Officer with the Los Angeles Superior Court.

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    Practice Areas
    • 80%Estate & Trust Litigation
    • 10%Securities & Corporate Finance
    • 10%Elder Law
    Focus Areas

    Will Contests

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 7 years

    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2013

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    About Scott Rahn

    Admitted: 2002, California

    Professional Webpage: https://rmolawyers.com/team-view/scott-e-rahn/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2018
    • “Top Litigator”, Los Angeles Business JournalLeaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers, 2020
    • “Power Players” Angeleno Magazine, 2019
    • Rated “Superb” “10” by Avvo
    • Rated AV Preeminent® 5 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell
    • “Elite Boutique Trailblazer” National Law Journal, 2018
    • Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2019
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Trusts and Estates Litigator of the Year, Century City Bar Association, 2018
    • “Super Lawyer” Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers 2014-2019; “Rising Star” since 2006
    • “Top 100 – Trust and Estate Litigation” Super Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers 2017-2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, ProVisors
    • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association – Trusts & Estates Section
    • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Section
    • Member, San Diego County Bar Association – Trusts & Estates Section
    • Member, University of Wisconsin Alumni Association
    • Member, State Bar of California
    • Member, Orange County Bar Association – Trusts & Estates Section
    • Member, Society of Tax and Estate Planning Professionals
    • President Emeritus, Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Volunteer Settlement Officer
    • Pro Bono Elder Abuse Litigation

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker - BH Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section - Trust, estate and probate litigation (2018) Speaker - BH Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section - Trust, estate and probate litigation (2019) Speaker - CalCPA - Trust, estate, probate and elder financial abuse litigation overview (2015)
    • Contributor – Los Angeles Daily Journal
    • Speaker, California Society of CPAs (CALPA)
    • Speaker, San Fernando Valley Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Section

    Representative Clients:

    • We built RMO with a practice focused on representing beneficiaries and professional and corporate fiduciaries (executors and trustees) in contested trust, probate and estate matters.  We have substantial experience in trust litigation, probate disputes, will contests, trust contests, and financial elder abuse matters.  We regularly handle probate cases throughout California, including probate courts in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Santa Barbara County, San Diego County, and Ventura County. We have an excellent record in handling trust, probate and conservatorship matters involving beneficiary disputes, contested inheritance rights, disputed creditor claims, breaches of fiduciary duty, estate or trust property with environmental issues, will and trust contests, capacity issues, claims of undue influence, financial elder abuse, contested powers of attorney, contested accountings, fraudulent transfers, partition actions and contested conservatorships. 

    Educational Background:

    • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Latin American Relations, 1999

    Industry Groups

    • Conservatorships
    • Estate Disputes
    • Probate and Trust Estate Litigation
    • Probate Disputes
    • Trust Accountings
    • Trust Contests
    • Will Contests
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    Office Location for Scott E. Rahn

    2029 Century Park East
    Suite 2910
    Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Phone: 424-552-3996

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    Last Updated: 8/19/2020

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