Scott Rahn

Founding Partner

Scott Rahn resolves contests, disputes and litigation related to trusts, estates and conservatorships, creating a welcome peace of mind for clients. He represents heirs, beneficiaries, trustees and executors. He utilizes his experience to develop and implement strategies that swiftly and efficiently address the financial issues, fiduciary duties and emotional complexities underlying trust contests, estates conflicts and probate litigation.

Credentials

University of San Diego Law School
1999-2002, Juris Doctor, San Diego

University of Wisconsin, Madison
1997-1999, Bachelor of Arts: Spanish 
& International Latin American Relations. Clubs: Alpha Kappa Psi, Pre-Law, Spanish Club, Bate Papo

Best Lawyers in America – Trust and Estates & Litigation
2018-2024

Chambers & Partners – High Net Worth Guide, Private Wealth Disputes
2021-2023

Super Lawyers – Top 100 – Trust and Estate Litigation” Southern California Super Lawyers
2017-2024

Los Angeles Business Journal – Top Litigator,” Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers
2020-2023

Los Angeles Times – “Legal Visionary,” Business of Law: Trends, Updates & Visionaries
2021-2023

Los Angeles Business Journal – “Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s,”
2021

Southern California Super Lawyers – “Super Lawyer,”“Rising Star” since 2006
2014-2024

Century City Bar Association – “Trusts and Estates Litigator of the Year”

National Law Journal – “Elite Boutique Trailblazer”

Martindale – Hubbell – Rated AV Preeminent® 5 out of 5

Avvo – Rated “Superb 10”

The American Lawyer – “West Trailblazer,”
2022

President Emeritus Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council

Board Member California Alzheimer’s Association, Southland Chapter

Speaker/Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Section

Speaker/Member, Private Client Global Elite

Speaker/Member, Society of Tax and Estate Planning Professionals (STEP) – Contentious Trusts and Estates Special Interest Group

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association – Trusts & Estates Section

Member, Professional Fiduciary Association of California

Member, Independent Trustee Alliance

Member, ProVisors

Member, University of Wisconsin Alumni Association

Speaker, California Society of CPAs (CALPA)

Speaker, Fiduciary Round Table of the San Gabriel Valley

Speaker, San Fernando Valley Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Section

Speaker, South Bay Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Section

Speaker, San Luis Obispo Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Section

Speaker, Ventura County Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Section

Speaker, Woodland Hills Trust and Estate Planning Council

“Anticipating the Secret Scion in Estate Planning”
CSQ, Author
11/22/2019

“Take Care to Learn the Changing Rules for Hiring and Paying Elder Caregivers”
CSQ, Author
03/05/2020

“How to Plan Your Estate Amid a Global Pandemic”
CSQ, Author
04/20/2020

“Expect a Post-COVID-19 Tsunami of Financial Elder Abuse Case”
CSQ, Author
10/12/2020

“Debtors and Probate: What Not to Do”
CSQ, Author
02/23/2021

“I’ve Been Named a Trustee. Now What?”
CSQ, Author
12/02/2021

“Britney Spears sees a possible end to conservatorship path”
STEP, Author
04/21/2021

“Why a Conservatorship for Britney, But Not for Kanye?”
Attorney at Law – Magazine, Author
12/05/2022

“Relieving the Burden”
LA Times – Senior Living Magazine, Author
04/2021

“Legislative Reform Needed to Address the Oncoming Financial Elder Abuse Tsunami” STEP, Author
03/2021

“Trust Litigation: What Does It Entail?”
Lawyer Monthly, Author
10/2020

VHollywood cases provide teachable moments in estate planning”
Daily Journal, Author
05/23/2019

“Sorting Aretha Franklin’s wills could take longer than the Prince estate”
Daily Journal, Author
05/31/2019

“Bill that would have brought back state gift and estate taxes fails to pass”
Daily Journal, Author
06/13/2019

“Finally, an effort to end elder isolation in California”
Living Brentwood, Author
10/2022

“I’ve been named a trustee. Now what?”
Living Brentwood, Author
01/2022

“When Probate Meets Prenup”
Living Brentwood, Co-Author
08/2023

Latest Articles from Scott

Protect Cinderella from evil step-mother

How to Protect Cinderella From Her Evil Step-Mother

By Scott E. Rahn and Meagan A. Paisley There are no shortage of film adaptations of Cinderella, and we’ve probably seen most of them. From Disney’s animated Cinderella

ChatGPT Is No Replacement for a Good Attorney

Not Quite SkyNet: Three Reasons Why ChatGPT Is No Replacement for a Good Attorney

By Scott E. Rahn and Meagan A. Paisley Anxiety over the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has been on the rise over the last several years. The

Taylor Swift pushed off the balcony

“She didn’t fall off that balcony; she was pushed!” Probate Slayer Statute Lessons from Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero

If Swift’s children, Preston and Chad, are able to successfully challenge the Will, leaving her estate to her cats, the distribution would return to either

RMO LLP Bolsters California Presence; Adds Craig Tristao to Lead New Fresno Office

RMO LLP opens Fresno, CA office and taps probate litigation attorney Craig Tristao to as managing attorney.
The-Abuse-of-Anti-SLAPP-Motions-in-Probate-and-Civil-Matters

T&E Dispute Law Firm – RMO LLP – Elevates Mathew Wrenshall to Partner

National trust and probate estate dispute law firm, RMO LLP, announced today it has elevated senior litigation attorney Mathew Wrenshall to serve as Managing Partner

Trust Litigation Attorneys

How to Compel a Trustee to Do Their Job

By Phillip Szachowicz, Trust Litigation Attorney at RMO LLP When dealing with a trustee who won’t do their job, compelling them via court order has

Speaking Engagements

Beverly Hills 
Bar Association

Trust, Probate & Conservatorship Annual Litigation Update

5/16/2023 | Co-author, Panelist

Strafford 
Publications

Trustee’s Obligation to Inform Beneficiaries: Avoiding Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims

3/22/2023 | Panelist

Ventura County 
Bar Association

Recent Updates in Probate, Trust, Estate Planning & Conservatorships

2/23/2023 | Co-author, Panelist

Private Client Global Elite

Obtaining Information relating to Private Client Structures

2/13/2023 | Panelist

Wealth Counsel

5 Estate Planning Fails (and Lessons) from the Probate Crypt

12/14/2022 | Lecturer

Private Client Global Elite

International Incapacity

1/30/2022 | Panelist

South Bay Bar Association

Trust and Estates Litigation Update

11/16/2022 | Co-author, Lecturer

Professional Fiduciary Association of California

Tales (And Lessons) from the Probate Crypt

11/3/2022 |  Author, Lecturer

Private Client Global Elite

 ‘The King Must Die’: Pre-Death Litigation

7/15/2022 | Panelist

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Trust, Probate & Conservatorship Annual Litigation Update

5/17/2022 | Co-author, Panelist

Ventura County Bar Association

Trust, Probate & Conservatorship Annual Litigation Update

2/24/2022 | Co-author, Panelist

Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council

Trust, Probate & Conservatorship Annual Litigation Update

2/7/2022 | Co-author, Panelist

South Bay Bar Association

Trust, Probate & Conservatorship Annual Litigation Update

11/18/2021 | Co-author, Panelist

Los Angeles Paralegal Association

Probate Litigation 101

10/16/2021 | Author, Lecturer

Fiduciary Roundtable of the San Gabriel Valley

Britney Spears’ Conservatorship

9/8/2021 | Lecturer

Beverly Hills Bar Association

Trust, Probate & Conservatorship Annual Litigation Update

5/18/2021 | Co-author, Panelist

San Luis Obispo County Bar Association

Trust, Probate & Conservatorship Annual Litigation Update

4/28/2021 | Co-author, Panelist

Private Client Global Elite

Attacks on Trusts

4/8/2021 | Panelist

Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council

Trust, Probate & Conservatorship Annual Litigation Update

3/1/2021 | Co-author, Panelist

Ventura County Bar Association

Trust, Probate & Conservatorship Annual Litigation Update

2/18/2021 | Co-author, Panelist

Los Angeles Paralegal Association

Probate Litigation 101

10/17/2020 | Author, Lecturer

Woodland Hills Tax and Estate Planning Council

Estate Planning Pitfalls

10/7/2020 | Co-author, Panelist

South Bay Bar Association

Trust, Probate & Conservatorship Annual Litigation Update

6/17/2020 | Co-author, Panelist

Estate Planning Council of San Bernardino

The Unknown Child: DNA Testing and Estate Planning, and Trust Administration

2/19/2020 | Author, Lecturer

San Diego Estate Planning Council

Fear and Loathing the Unknown Child, California’s new probate code authorizing limited use of DNA

10/15/2019 |  Author, Lecturer

Citrus Estate Planning Council

Genetic Tests, Probate & You

9/30/2019 |  Author, Lecturer

California Society of CPAs (CALCPA)

Genetic Testing Effects on Estate Planning

7/16/2019  | Author, Lecturer

Society of Tax and Estate Planning Professional, Los Angeles Chapter

Darth, Are you my father? The use of DNA evidence in Probate Organization

6/27/2019 | Author, Lecturer

Jonathan Club Breakfast Club

Fear and Loathing the Unknown Child, California’s new probate code authorizing limited use of DNA

6/24/2019 | Author, Lecturer

Woodland Hills Estate Planning Council

Fear and Loathing the Unknown Child, California’s new probate code authorizing limited use of DNA

2/5/2019 | Author, Lecturer

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