Dennis Michael Sandoval

Dennis Michael Sandoval

Dennis M. Sandoval, a Professional Law Corporation
  • Estate Planning, Tax Law, Elder Law ...
  • California
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Dennis Sandoval, paralyzed in a 1992 car accident, turns personal adversity into advocacy in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. California's sole attorney certified in estate planning, elder law, and taxation, Dennis earned distinctions like Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP). His financial expertise, including Enrolled Agent, CFP, and RFC designations, enriches his estate planning, elder law, and tax controversy practice.

For seventeen years, Dennis directed education for the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA), contributing to NAELA and the National Elder Law Foundation. In 2014, he became a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney. A leader in Southern California's NAELA chapter, Dennis served as its president and earned the 2011 Member of the Year award. He chaired the Estate Planning and Elder Law Section of the Riverside County Bar Association and contributed to The Estate Planning Council of Riverside.

As one of six California members of the Special Needs Alliance, Dennis supports organizations like ARC, NAMI, TACA, the Autism Society, and the Special Olympics. He's a member of The Academy of Special Needs Planners. Affiliated with bar associations and councils, he's part of the Riverside County Bar Association, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, the Riverside County Estate Planning Council, and the San Bernardino County Estate Planning Council, also engaging in the Inland Empire Planned Giving Roundtable.

Dennis's law firm, a charter member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA), reflects his commitment to holistic care. He served as Vice President in 2011 and on the LCPLFA Board. As an adjunct professor, he shares expertise with law schools and universities. Living in Norco, California, with his family and pets, Dennis enjoys marine aquariums and photography, finding fulfillment in moments with his two grandsons and one granddaughter.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Elder Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Conservatorships
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, checks and cash
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Estate Plans and Medi-Cal Asset Preservation Plans are generally done for a flat fee.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Sandoval Legacy Group, a division of Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
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Board of Directors
Riverside Estate Planning Council
- Current
Owner
Dennis M. Sandoval, a Professional Law Corporation
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Dennis M. Sandoval, A PLC is a boutique law firm specializes in estate planning, probate, conservatorships and tax law
Board of Directors
Special Needs Alliance
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Director of Education
American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
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Board of Directors
National Elder Law Foundation
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Board of Directors
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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Education
California St Univ Fullerton
Undergraduate Degree
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Golden Gate University
LL.M. | Taxation
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Honors: Cum Laude
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Western State College of Law at Argosy University
J.D. (1995)
Honors: Cum Laude; Law Review
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Awards
Southern California Super Lawyer
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Director of Education Emeritus
American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
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Fellow
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
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Dennis has been a SuperLawyer since 2011
Southern California Super Lawyer
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Member of the Year - Southern California Chapter
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
Special Needs Alliance
Member
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Activities: Chaired and served on various committees
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National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
Member
- Current
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Academy of Special Needs Planners
Member
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Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
Member
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Activities: Served as Vice President and member of Board of Directors
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National Elder Law Foundation
Member
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American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
Member
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Activities: Previously Director of Education
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
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Activities: Served on Board of Directors and many committees
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California State Bar  # 186922
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Taxation of Special Needs Trusts, Part II
Exceptional Parent magazine
Taxation of Special Needs Trusts, Part I
Exceptional Parent magazine
Contributing Author, Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting and Administration, Continuing Education of the Bar
Taxation of Special Needs Trusts, Part II
NAELA News
Taxation of Special Needs Trusts, Part I
NAELA News
Tax Efficient Funding of Special Needs Trusts
Estate Planning Journal
Tax Efficient Funding of Special Needs Trusts
Estate Planning Journal
Drafting Trusts for Maximum Asset Protection from Creditors
NAELA Quarterly
Reports of Its Death Are Greatly Exaggerated: The State Death Tax Lives On
Journal of Practical Estate Planning
Get Medicaid Without Giving Up the Farm
Trusts and Estates magazine
Drafting Trusts for Maximum Asset Protection from Creditors
Estate Planning Journal
Judicial Foreclosures and Constitutional Challenges: What Every Estate Planning Attorney Needs to Know
Journal of Practical Estate Planning
Certifications
Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Specialist in Riverside
California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Taxation Law Specialist in Riverside
California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Certified Elder Law Attorney in Riverside
National Elder Law Foundation
Accredited Estate Planner in Riverside
National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sandoval Legacy Group
Website
Protect Your Wealth
Blog
Sandoval Legacy Group (Blog)
Contact & Map
Sandoval Legacy Group, a division of Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC
4300 Latham
Riverside, CA 92501
Toll-Free: (888) 998-3045
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed