Ronald Katz has been practicing law for nearly fifty years. His background is varied, in that he has extensive civil trial experience in personal injury litigation and family law.
He was a certified family law practitioner from 1980 to 1985. He now devotes his time exclusively to estate planning, elder law, general business transactions and a wide variety of real estate matters.
Mr. Katz received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver in 1964 and has been licensed in California since 1965. He obtained his real estate broker license from the State of California in 1980.
He has served as Judge Pro Tem with the Superior Court of the State of California, and has served as an Arbitrator in hundreds of civil cases. He also served as Mediator in numerous other matters. Mr. Katz is an active member of the Los Angeles Country Bar Association and a variety of other Bar Associations and Attorney trade groups.
His clientele consists of many small to medium size businesses of which he acts as general counsel, advising on a wide scope of legal matters, from business acquisition to employer-employee relations. He is skilled in matters related to the preparation of revocable trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney and the need for conservatorship to augment estate preservation.
Leona Shapiro has been practing law since 1993 and specializes in elder law matters, especially those dealing with Conservatorships and Guardianships. She is the managing partner of A Law Corporation.
Her background includes a lifetime teaching credential from the LA City Unified School District, and as the CEO of her own Commercial and Residential Interior Design Firm.
She has acted as a mediator in varied matters related to probate and conservatorships. Leona Shapiro is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
Katz & Shapiro, A Law Corporation is a boutique law firm consisting of Ronald S. Katz and Leona Shapiro.
The firm specalizes in representing clients with Elder Law needs related to Estate Plannning, Probate and Conservatorship issues.
In addition, the firm represents clients involved in a variety of industrial, commerical and real estate transactions.