Estate Counselors Forum

    For more than 60 years, ECF has been home to a community of elite estate planning professionals providing sophisticated continuing education programs and an open member forum to discuss new issues and developments in the world of estate planning.

    ECF members are experienced professionals whose primary practice centers on estate planning, probate and/or estate litigation, including attorneys, accountants, trust officers, and other experts in related fields. Members are expected to actively participate in open forum discussions and present on topics of interest.


Mr. Bill Norman (2024)

Mr. Alan Pearlstein (2024)

Mr. Ron Miller (2023)

Mr. Benjamin Blakeman (2023)

Mr. Paul Basile (2020)

Mr. Larry Mitchell (2021)


ECF meetings are scheduled the third Thursday of each month, beginning with a social hour at 6pm, open discussion member forum from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, and an educational program from 7:30pm-8:30pm.  If a member is unable to attend a meeting, the member is welcome to invite a colleague to attend in such member's place.

Membership is by referral only from existing Estate Counselors Forum members.

Upcoming events

  • Sunday, August 18, 2024 2:00 PM Firestone Walker Brewery - Marina Del REy


Mitchell Kraus, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CAP, ChSNC, CSRIC

Family Wealth Manager

Capital Intelligence Associates

(Santa Monica, CA)


David A. Wimmer, Esq.


Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer

(Los Angeles, CA)


Mitchell Kraus, CFP - President

Mailing Address

Estate Counselors Forum

2355 Westwood Blvd. #630

Los Angeles, California 90064 USA

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Estate Counselors Forum, A Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation exempt under IRC §501(c)(3).

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