In law school, Mr. Kaiden clerked at the family law courts in downtown Los Angeles as well as in Santa Monica. While obtaining his post-doctoral degree in taxation (LL.M.T.), he worked at the Family Law Access Project in San Diego, where he successfully mediated dozens of divorces. To this day, that early experience shaped Mr. Kaiden's ideas about how to successfully draft estate and elder law plans, i.e., always with an eye toward conflict avoidance.
After obtaining his Juris Doctor and Masters Degree in Taxation, Mr. Kaiden practiced corporate tax at KPMG, one of the largest audit, tax and advisory firms in the world. The corporate, property, estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax experience he gained at KPMG has continually proved invaluable in his current practice of trusts and estates. Indeed, that groundwork was a fantastic foundation which prepared Mr. Kaiden for his future work with complex trust and transfer tax planning techniques, such as generation-skipping trusts, charitable trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, asset protection trusts, family limited partnerships as well as family limited liability companies.
In 1999, Mr. Kaiden joined the highly regarded firm of Staker & Esquibias, Tax & Estate Planning Attorneys, P.C. This is where he gained most of his formal training with revocable living trusts, tax planning trusts, probate and trust administration, Medi-Cal planning, Social Security Disability and elder law. Several years later, Mr. Kaiden opened his own law firm, focusing on trusts, probate and elder law.
Mr. Kaiden continues to practice in these areas of law today. In 2011, Mr. Kaiden joined Mortensen Law, Tax, Trust, & Estate Attorneys, P.C., in an Of-Counsel capacity. He presently works with clients full time at Valley Elder Law as well as in his Of-Counsel capacity at Mortensen Law. His practice is focused on revocable living trusts, special needs planning, irrevocable tax reduction trusts, IRA Retirement Trusts, Medi-Cal as well as Veterans asset protection planning, trust and probate administration as well as complex trust litigation.
University of California, Los Angeles – B.A. Sociology, Business Emphasis
Southwestern University School of Law – Juris Doctor
University of San Diego School of Law – Masters in Taxation for Attorneys
Recipient of the State Bar of California Wiley W. Manuel Award for distinguished Pro Bono Legal Services.