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Jeffrey A. Merriam-Rehwald is a partner in ECJ’s Estate Planning, Probate and Trusts Department.

Mr. Merriam-Rehwald focuses his practice on estate planning, administration, and related litigation, and the legal and emotional issues raised by such matters.

Jeff has extensive experience advising his clients on sophisticated planning for all sizes of estates, including business succession planning, using a variety of techniques to achieve the client’s goals. Jeff has extensive experience advising and representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries on transfer tax matters, fiduciary obligations, probate and trust administration, probate and trust litigation, and postmortem tax planning,  Jeff particularly enjoys and excels at working with clients to address the emotional aspects of planning for their estates, resolving disputes with family members, and coping with the loss of a loved one.

Jeff received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, cum laude, Order of the Coif, and  was an article editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, and received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.



  • J.D., Loyola Law School, CA, cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz, CA

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • California Supreme Court
  • United States District Court
  • United States Tax Court

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member

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