Jeffrey R. Matsen is one of the leading estate planning and business transactional attorneys in Southern California and throughout the United States. He graduated cum laude with a BA degree from Brigham Young University in 1964 and received his law degree with honors (Order of the Coif) from UCLA School of Law in 1967. After serving a three-year tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps as Judge Advocate with the rank of Captain, Jeff has provided a wide range of clients with the highest level of legal services for over 35 years. As founder and managing partner of Wealth Strategies Counsel, Matsen is entirely dedicated to providing his clients with the quality, professionalism and integrity they deserve. “We never forget that we are here to help our clients and fulfill their legal needs,” says Matsen. “To accomplish this, we are responsive, accessible and follow through on all of our promises. In short: ‘we deliver’. I think this goes a long way towards explaining why so many of our clients have worked with us for years.” Jeff and his dedicated staff of professionals set up and form corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships of all types and supply ongoing business, tax and legal advice for these entities, including strategic planning and executive coaching services. They provide estate planning services including the preparation of Living Trusts, Wills and other related estate planning documents, probate administration, and the preparation of estate tax returns and necessary accompanying documentation.
Jeff is also well versed in the areas of international law and asset protection law. His knowledge of international law, and close ties with respected attorneys, financial advisers and certified public accountants across the globe, provides our clients with access to experienced and ethical professionals. In addition, Jeff assists real estate investors and developers with acquisitions, sales and projects.
Jeff’s knowledge, professionalism, responsiveness and integrity have vaulted him to the top of his field, culminating in his designation by Worth magazine as one of “America’s Top 100 Attorneys”, by Los Angeles Magazine as one of California’s “Super Lawyers” and by OC Metro magazine as one of “O.C.’s Top Lawyers.” The Nationally Renowned Attorney Rating Service, ‘AVVO’ has rated Jeff a perfect “10/10 Superb.” He has continued to achieve the highest “AV rating” and has been designated a “Preeminent Lawyer” by the only other prestigious attorney rating directory, Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Jeff is a member of Orange County’s Center Club, the President’s Business Advisory Council and the Board of Counselors of the Orange County Symphony Orchestra, and serves as Vice Chairman of the Rancho Del Mar District of the Boy Scouts of America.
When not practicing law and serving his clients, Matsen devotes his time and considerable energy to his wife and seven children. The Father’s Day Council of Orange County and the American Diabetes Association honored Jeff as the “Orange County, California 2007 Father of the Year.” He has managed and coached Little League and Pony League Baseball and Youth All Star Basketball for 23 years, and has served for many years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Harbor Area Boys and Girls Clubs. “Family means everything to me,” says Jeff. “It is one of the main reasons I chose to specialize in protecting families and their legacies.”