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Rose, Snyder & Jacobs Renews Sponsorship with San Fernando Valley Bar Association

Encino, CA — December 20, 2016: Rose, Snyder & Jacobs, LLP (RSJ) is thrilled to announce it is renewing its sponsorship with the San Fernando Valley Bar Association through 2017.  RSJ became an official sponsor of SFVBA in January of 2016, and it has proven a mutually beneficial arrangement, with educational seminars and special events planned throughout the year for the association’s robust attorney network.  Both organizations look forward to another year of growth and success as they continue to positively affect the legal and professional communities together.

“We have found great benefit to our association with the SFVBA and their great leadership,” said Tony A. Rose, founding partner, RSJ. “The great give and take of ideas of our mutual disciplines creates huge benefits to ourselves and our clients. Our ability to see landscapes from their perspective makes us better accountants.”

Kira Masteller, SFVBA president had this to say about the partnership, “The San Fernando Valley Bar Association has attracted many new members and President’s Circle Firms this year.  We are pleased to welcome back our renewing Sponsor, Rose, Snyder Jacobs, LLP,  who are celebrating 40 years of excellent accounting services for our Bar Members and the business community.  Partnering with such reputable Firms and Sponsors keeps our Bar Members in ‘the know’ as they attend MCLE events, networking events, and our annual Judges Night and Autumn Gala.  Members attending events get to know each other and our Sponsors, and in turn become important resources to their  clients and colleagues because of their ability to make qualified professional referrals.”

For more information about the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, please click here.

Valley Lawyer Magazine, the monthly publication produced by the SFVBA, recently published an article by RSJ Founding Partner, Tony A. Rose, on the topic of estate planning.

Read Tony Rose’s article in the September issue of Valley Lawyer Magazine

About Rose, Snyder & Jacobs:

Rose, Snyder & Jacobs LLP (RSJ) is a Certified Public Accounting firm founded in 1976 and located in Encino, California. RSJ is dedicated to serving a diverse client group including closely held companies, high net worth multi-generational families, non-profit organizations, and public companies.  RSJ serves clients across many industries, in both domestic and international capacities.

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Clara Mayer
Rose, Snyder & Jacobs, LLP

Feature: Kira Masteller

Kira Mastellar quote

Kira Mastellar quoteKira Masteller is not only a well respected Estate Planning attorney, she is also the president of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. Here at RSJ we have been fortunate enough to collaborate with her on several projects, and have several more planned for the future. We wanted to share a bit more about this remarkable woman with our clients, colleagues, and community.

What is your current job title?
Shareholder at Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan

How long have you been in this role?
5 years

How long have you been in your current industry?
27 years

What inspired you to follow this path?
I found when I was initially a paralegal working in family law, that I enjoyed working with families, property and taxes. I did NOT like the battles in family and seeing individuals at their worst. I went to work for an estate planning firm and knew I found my niche, as clients doing their estate planning/tax planning and financial planning are NOT generally in battle. I am able to educate clients to make informed decisions with respect to their estate and tax planning, avoiding battles and achieving their goals. I went to law school at night while I worked full time as a paralegal and went into estate planning as soon as I became an attorney.

What is your favorite part about your current role?
Working with people and solving puzzles for clients. Saving estate taxes, property taxes and income taxes for families by learning their goals and providing them with their best options is very gratifying.

What has been one of the biggest surprises you encountered in your current position?
As a woman in a traditionally male field, I have been accepted and enjoy so many professional relationships. I am part of a generation that is changing the statistics for women and I love it.

What are some of the biggest industry changes you’ve observed over the course of your career?
Paper to digital. No more law libraries; no more paper. The digital age and the speed at which we have to work now is a huge change. We have to be lawyers and technology masters to keep up in my field.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
Keep moving forward.

What advice would you have for someone entering this field?
Learn to listen. Listening to your clients is the best tool in my tool belt.

What is your superpower?
Being of service. Being of service to others makes me feel good and energizes me every day. What can I do to contribute today? I start with a smile and add to it as the day progresses.

Article Featured in the September Issue of Valley Lawyer

We are thrilled to share this article by Founding Partner, Tony A. Rose, which is featured in this month’s issue of Valley Lawyer. Valley Lawyer is published 12 times a year by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association as a benefit for SFVBA membership. The magazine is designed to inform and engage SFVBA members and the legal community-at-large.

Read “Why Clients Stall and What Estate Planning Attorneys Can Do About it” now!