The Law Firm of Bezaire, Ledwitz and Associates

Temple City Estate Planning Attorneys

Temple City

Local Temple City Resources

Our Pasadena Office

Our Pasadena office is located just north of the 210 Freeway in North East Pasadena.

Complimentary Garage Parking

Elevator Served

482 North Rosemead, Blvd., Suite 203
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 398-0100

Temple City Chamber of Commerce

We are proud Members of the Temple City Chamber of Commerce

Catalyzing Business Growth

Convener of Leaders, Influencers & Professionals

Your Champion in Advocating for a Healthy Economic Climate.

Samuel B. Ledwitz J.D., LLM, the President and Managing Parter of Bezaire, Ledwitz and Associates has a long history with Temple City. All the way from childhood to the present day.
Samuel moved to Temple City, California in early 1979 and immediately enrolled in Emperor Elementary school as a 2nd grader.  He successfully graduated Emperor and matriculated to Oak Avenue Intermediate School.  Samuel distinguished himself academically as a four-semester honor student with a 3.9 GPA.  Samuel attended Temple City High School from 1985 to 1989 and graduated with honors.  During his high school career he starred as “Harry the Horse” in the school musical “Guys and Dolls” performed at the San Gabriel Mission, earned his varsity letter in Track as a CIF shot putter, earned the Elks student of the month award (March 1989), served as head of the student senate as a member of the Associated Student Body (A.S.B), helped students to register for school as a member of the Senior Service, and was very instrumental in Dragon Flicks (Video Class).

During his childhood, Mr. Ledwitz marched in the Camellia festival three times.  In 1980, he proudly marched down Las Tunas in his cub scout uniform as a member of the local pack.  In 1984, as a member of the Oak Avenue Marching Band, he skillfully played his trumpet along the parade route.  This most memorable walk down the center of the city was as part of the ensemble for the musical “Guys and Dolls” to help promote the Temple City High School art department.

Mr. Ledwitz also participated in years of AYSO soccer at Live Oak Park and attained his black belt at Ed Hamile’s Shotokan Karate School on Las Tunas Boulevard.

After attending Pepperdine law school, Mr. Ledwitz came back to the Temple City Unified School District in 1998 as a substitute school teacher (he was waiting for his Post Doctorate studies to start at the University of Miami in late 1999).  Mr. Ledwitz made appearances at all the schools:  Emperor, Cloverly, Longden, La Rosa, Oak Avenue, Temple City High School and what is now called the Doug Sears Learning Center.  He taught classes that ranged from Special Education all the way to Calculus class and night school.

Over the years Mr. Ledwitz has given back to the community by sponsoring the 75th Annual Camellia Festival, Emperor Elementary School, The Doug Sears Learning Center, and the Temple City High School Musical performance of “The Little` Mermaid”.

As an attorney, Mr. Ledwitz has helped numerous city residents with their estate planning (wills and trusts), estate administration (what happens after a loved one dies) and Probate.

Important! Our Torrance Office Moved to a new Location on August 1, 2021

Call us if you have any questions about our new location at 310-316-2400

Need help planning for the future?

Call us for a free consultation at 310-316-2400,

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Zoom Seminar Schedule

Basics of Estate Planning

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COVID-19 Information

 

We are open for both In-Person and Virtual Meetings.

Our office and staff are well equipped  and follow all proper safety measures to have a safe in-person meeting.

We also have Zoom capabilities as well as other popular programs to have a comprehensive virtual meeting with you.

Our Practice

Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of establishing a Trust, Will, Durable Power of Attorney, and other related documents during your lifetime.

Estate Administration

Our firm helps Trustees and Executors comply with the many duties associated with the administration of an Estate

Probate

Probate is the legal proceeding supervised by the Superior Court used to transfer title to assets when a person is deceased.

Estate Litigation

When the need arises to challenge, defend, or enforce a Will or Trust, our Lawyers will represent you in all legal proceedings.

Advanced Estate Planning

Families with substantial estates require additional strategies beyond a typical Estate Plan to reduce and offset Estate Tax liabilities.

Conservatorship

When a person becomes incapable of managing their affairs, the court can appoint a Conservator. Our Attorneys will assist you with this process.

Our Locations

Torrance

(310) 316-2400

Los Angeles

(310) 540-0879

Pasadena

(626) 398-0100

Long Beach

(562) 951-1400

Costa Mesa

(714) 238-0030

HELPING OTHERS ACROSS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Reviews

I heard about this firm through a friend of mine and decided to make an appointment to see them.I... was so impressed with how confidant and comfortable I felt putting my case in their hands.read more
Mercedes Morales
Mercedes Morales
21:01 19 Oct 21
Thank you Sam for all your help!
Desiree Gasca
Desiree Gasca
18:41 19 Oct 21
By Darren Chaker: Having dealt with San Diego attorneys too long, I was happy to accompany a friend... there office to update a trust. The staff was very professional, attorneys could articulate a response for any question posed. Definitely talented attorneys.read more
Darren Chaker
Darren Chaker
17:40 20 Oct 20
My wife and I completed our Estate Planning from The Law Firm of Bezaire. we were thinking about... having our estate planning done from last couple of years and it's all done .. Thanks to The Law Firm of Bezaire!!read more
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Verna Gonzalez
19:15 12 Dec 19
We got our trust restated The Law Firm of Bezaire and we are very satisfied with the service we... have received. They answered all of our questions quickly and made this process easy for us. We would definitely recommend this firm to our friends and families. Thank you!read more
Gloria Smith
Gloria Smith
17:43 22 Nov 19
13)I highly recommend The Law Firm of Bezaire to everyone that needs a lawyer that is honest,... dedicated and very thorough.read more
Frances R. Jackson
Frances R. Jackson
16:04 16 Nov 19
Fantastic firm!
Richard Knapp
Richard Knapp
02:52 10 Jul 19
The people there are just plain friendly and helpful. Couldn't get better service
Jill Gilliam
Jill Gilliam
20:54 25 Apr 19
I was referred by a very close family friend to Bezaire, Ledwitz and Associates to do my... Grandmother's Will and have me act as Power of Attorney for my Grandmother quite a few years back. Every time we needed legal assistance, the staff has always been professional and The Law Firm of Bezaire accommodating and because of this, I have always recommended their firm to others as wellread more
Bryan C. Carrington
Bryan C. Carrington
09:05 13 Feb 19
We’ve dealt with Bezaire, Ledwitz and Associates on numerous occasions for Estate Planning matters... and have been very happy with their services and friendly manner. They helped us with family estates, real estate and is our first choice for the updating of our wills in the near future. I strongly recommend them.read more
James D. Barker
James D. Barker
09:36 12 Feb 19
We found Samuel and his staff to be very efficient and helpful in our recent business with them.... They were always accessible and quick to answer questions or give advice when we called.read more
Nick Locis
Nick Locis
09:28 12 Feb 19
My family and I have dealt with The Law Firm of Bezaire, Ledwitz and Associates numerous times for... Estate Planning matters - always finding them compassionate, approachable, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them.read more
Jack N. Goulet
Jack N. Goulet
04:24 12 Feb 19
The Law Firm of Bezaire did a last-minute will for my mother with very little advance notice. The... staff did a fantastic job!read more
Lathen Cheas
Lathen Cheas
04:20 12 Feb 19
only the best says it all !!! VERY happy with Mr. Samuel Ledwitz esq. and staff.Now I have peace... of mind thank-you .read more
Willow Jones-Heger
Willow Jones-Heger
22:46 07 Jan 19
We had a great experience dealing with Samuel Ledwitz when it was time to revise and update our... family trust and legal documents. We feel very confident that we are in very good hands, and that our estate and our legal affairs will be handled with the utmost professional and personal care. Highly recommended.read more
Ann Imberman
Ann Imberman
21:42 22 Aug 18
I was very happy with how my estate planning was handled by Sam Ledwitz & Associates. I would... highly recommend this firm.read more
andrea mitchell
andrea mitchell
21:55 19 Jan 18
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Awards, Certifications and Accolades

Bezaire, Ledwitz and Associates, APC is a BBB Accredited Lawyer in Torrance, CA

Life Events

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New Families

Experiencing a change in family structure or size? Did you recently have a child or adopt a pet? If you want to ensure that a loved one is taken care of, then you need a smart estate plan. We offer simple solutions to get you started.
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Nearing Retirement

Have you established yourself but you want to ensure your legacy is protected? We can help you make sure everything is accounted for and provide creative plans to ensure your hard work will be cherished by your beneficiaries.
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Recent Loss

Are you seeking guidance during a time of loss? Have you been given the responsibility of arranging a loved one’s affairs? Allow our experienced attorneys to escort you through these steps with compassion and confidence.

Peer Endorsements

I have known Samuel Ledwitz for close to 20 years and he has always impressed me with his intelligence, wit and having a genuine concern for helping others. I would…
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I specialize in probate & trust real estate, consequently I deal with many attorneys. Samuel is an estate planning attorney that truly stands out…
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Realtor, Trust Properties USA

I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable, compassionate, dedicated, honest, hard working…
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