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Patinelli & Chang, LLP • Estate Planning Attorneys

Serving Clients throughout Torrance, Manhattan Beach, West Hollywood and the Surrounding Areas


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Patinelli & Chang, LLP is a boutique Estate Planning law firm in Torrance, California. We specialize in Estate Planning, Living Trust, both Probate and Trust Administration.

Michael J. Patinelli and John W. Chang, through proper planning and design have helped hundreds of clients protect their loved ones from the Probate courts, Conservatorship hearings and Estate Taxes. Having families of our own has helped us better understand the importance of proper planning in the protection and preservation of our clients’ estates.

Give us a call or see what clients say on Yelp or Nextdoor. We serve clients throughout Southern California and when necessary, are happy to meet with you in the comfort of your own home. Our goal is to make this uneasy but necessary process as simple as possible by starting a friendly conversation to discuss your own family dynamic so you too can save money, protect and preserve your assets to pass on to future generations or causes that are near and dear to your heart. Whether you are single or married, widowed or divorced, have children or pets, everyone needs to plan for the future.

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Convenient locations available throughout Southern California. If necessary, our attorneys will also make house calls.

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Excellent service!! Highly recommend attorney John Chang! He was friendly, knowledgeable, professional and patient. I was referred to this firm by my neighbor as they had a great experience with Mr. Chang and he definitely met my expectations.

Not only did he set up my revocable living trust, will, power of attorney, advance health care directive, he also formed a limited liability company (LLC) for my rental property. Also, he was able to refer me to a CPA and a financial advisor. Now I feel like I have a great team of professionals looking after me so I don't have to worry about making the wrong decision.

If you are looking for an estate planning attorney, look no further. Go see Patinelli & Chang now!!!


Tina C.

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Patinelli & Chang. Mr. Patinelli was very patient and understanding when my mother, at 95, decided to make changes to her estate plan. And when she passed, their thoughtful planning and careful execution made the whole process amazingly simple and worry-free. And we didn't have to pay any estate tax.

My wife and I have been so impressed with Mr. Patinelli and Mr. Chang that we have moved our own estate plan to their care. They are very professional, responsive, and really nice guys--family men, that have made us feel like part of the family.


Frederick M.

Great service from this Company! Mr. Chang was helpful, informative, and very easy to deal with. He really understands Estate Planning and was so efficient at helping me establish my trust.

I would recommend Patinelli & Chang to anyone who needs an expert in this field!


Mark L.