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Mark H. Boykin is located in Woodland Hills, California, and serves clients throughout
Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and Ventura County including the cities of
West Hills, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Chatsworth,
Simi Valley, Tarzana, Encino, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles
County, Ventura County, California
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planing • Elder Law • Probate
ERISA • Employee Benefits Litigation • Business Law
Woodlands Hills, California Attorney
Retirement & Estate Planning Counsel
Experience, diplomacy, planning skills, and personal attention are hallmarks of Mark
H. Boykin’s law practice. For more than 30 years, Mark has helped California clients
with probate, wills, trusts, succession planning, retirement, and estate planning
Practicing for over a quarter of a century has given Mark Boykin—
A strong foundation in the law
Deep knowledge of how the legal system works
Skills to protect clients’ rights and strive for the best possible outcome
Experience has taught Mark to quickly identify client issues. Mark’s sense of fairness
allows him to take only the clients he believes he can help.
“Clients come to me with their troubles and I listen. Sometimes problems can be complex
and emotionally charged, especially when the issue is elder care. Many times, just
talking out the problem with an objective professional is helpful to clients.” —Mark
Listening to clients is the key to Mark’s process. Calmly exploring issues builds
the needed consensus to go forward. When indicated, Mark aggressively pursues litigation
through the courts to final judgement.
However, Mark also recognizes that an overwhelming majority of cases (more than 90
percent) are settled out of court in California. The benefits to the client are obvious:
lower legal costs, more control over specific terms in the negotiated agreement,
and—since the resolution of settled cases is generally not public record—privacy.
Mark is equally prepared to use his diplomatic skills to obtain the best possible
outcome for the client whether it is through the courts or at the negotiation table.
Once Mark identifies the problem, he develops a plan of action. Each step is clearly
outlined. There are no surprises. The length of time the case will take, projected
cost, required client involvement, are all laid out and communicated to the client.
California law has very specific requirements and procedures for estate planning,
administration, conservatorship, and ERISA. Mark makes sure clients are in complete
compliance so their cases can move forward as quickly as the law allows.
“I answer my own phone. I respond to my own email. It’s important for my clients
to know that when they need to reach me, I am here for them.” —Mark Boykin
Mark Boykin is a sole practitioner. This means clients can be sure that when Mark
takes on a case, he commits to personally resolving it.
Call the Law Office of Mark Boykin at 818 883-0871 or email him to arrange for your
free initial consultation at his Woodland Hills, CA office. Mark will respond to