People: Patricia N. Chock, Counsel

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Patricia N. Chock

Counsel

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9613
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Ms. Chock is Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is a member of Seyfarth’s Trusts & Estates group. 

Ms. Chock’s practice includes the development and implementation of client specific estate plans,  utilizing living trusts, wills, disclaimers, powers of appointment, irrevocable insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and other estate planning devices for wealth and business succession planning.  Her practice also includes working with individuals and corporate fiduciaries on trust administration, the preparation of pre-marital and post-marital agreements, and the formation, qualification, and administration of non-profit organizations.

Ms. Chock also assists personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries, conservators, guardians, and concerned family members in probate, trust, conservatorship, elder abuse, and guardianship proceedings, including appointment and removal of fiduciaries, administration of estates, will and trust contests, negotiation and settlement of property disputes, establishment of personal injury minor’s trusts, and protection of the elderly from undue influence and elder abuse. 

Ms. Chock is certified as a legal specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. 

Ms. Chock is Counsel in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is a member of Seyfarth’s Trusts & Estates group. 

Ms. Chock’s practice includes the development and implementation of client specific estate plans,  utilizing living trusts, wills, disclaimers, powers of appointment, irrevocable insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and other estate planning devices for wealth and business succession planning.  Her practice also includes working with individuals and corporate fiduciaries on trust administration, the preparation of pre-marital and post-marital agreements, and the formation, qualification, and administration of non-profit organizations.

Ms. Chock also assists personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries, conservators, guardians, and concerned family members in probate, trust, conservatorship, elder abuse, and guardianship proceedings, including appointment and removal of fiduciaries, administration of estates, will and trust contests, negotiation and settlement of property disputes, establishment of personal injury minor’s trusts, and protection of the elderly from undue influence and elder abuse. 

Ms. Chock is certified as a legal specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. 

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California Law Center (1987)
    Editor-in-Chief, Major Tax Planning Editor-in-Chief, Computer Law Journal
  • Ph. D., University of California, Santa Barbara (1979)
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (1973)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Affiliations

  • Committee of Professional Women for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Publications

  • “Note The Use of Computers in the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography 7,” Computer/Law Journal 383-407 (1987)