Shafae Law

Shafae Law

Shafae Law is a boutique law firm providing comprehensive estate planning, trust, estate, probate, and trust administration services located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Attorneys

 

 
 
 Matthew M. Shafae

Matthew M. Shafae

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Since 2008, Matt has focused his practice on estate planning and trust and estate administration.  Matt launched Shafae Law with the intention of providing comprehensive, personalized legal services with class and integrity for reasonable flat-rate fees. Matt takes great pride in his personable, practical approach to solving legal problems, no matter the size of the estate or complexity of the family dynamics.

Matt previously worked in the chambers of one of his heroes, Hon. Martin J. Jenkins, now a justice of the California Court of Appeal. While serving in that capacity, Matt wrote and edited for his law school's law review.

In 2012, Matt received the Wiley M. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California.  From 2013 - 2018, Matt has received the "Rising Star" designation from Super Lawyers.

Matt grew up in Belmont, where he has a large network of friends and family.  When he's not practicing law, Matt loves staying active, and enjoys playing soccer, playing basketball, hiking, and biking.  Matt also has a love of music and plays bass in several amateur groups. Volunteering and youth education are very important to Matt, who has served as an academic tutor to at-risk youth in East Palo Alto through the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, and was a former high school teacher in the Sequoia Union High School District.

Education

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GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
LL.M., Taxation, with honors, 2012

GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D., 2007

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
LOS ANGELES

B.A., Sociology, 2003

 
 

 
 
 James O. Mochizuki

James O. Mochizuki

JAMES O. MOCHIZUKI

James joined Shafae Law in 2017. Before that, James managed his own solo practice as well as working Of Counsel with a handful of prestigious San Francisco law firms. James' practice focuses on the firm's trust administration and decedent's estate aspect of the firm. James is adept at assisting clients through the detail-oriented landscape that is estate administration, while managing to keep our clients well-informed and engaged. James takes pride in providing steady advice and counsel to our clients as they navigate the often emotional waters that is administering a loved one's estate.

James is an accomplished artist and Renaissance man. James prides himself on the fact that he never stops learning new skills. When he's not practicing law, James enjoys creating functional art pieces out of aluminum, steel, plastic, and concrete using a variety of welding techniques. James is currently repairing and restoring a vintage VW Karmann Ghia. James also enjoys playing the guitar.

Education

GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D., 2007

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, MANOA
B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, 2004

 
 

 
 
 Natasha L. Carroll-Ferrary

Natasha L. Carroll-Ferrary

NATASHA L. CARROLL-FERRARY

Natasha launched the Los Angeles office of Shafae Law in 2018. She is focused on designing comprehensive estate plans for her clients, with particular attention to their specific needs and family dynamics. 

Natasha began her career as a federal law clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Robert C. Chambers of the United States District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia. Natasha continued in private practice as a litigation attorney with a defense firm in Southern California prior to joining Shafae Law.

While in law school, Natasha served as an executive editor and was a published author on law review.

Natasha grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has lived in Los Angeles since 2008 with her husband, Adam. She currently volunteers with the Southeast Asian Prison Outreach Project, and spends her free time running, reading, and chasing her son, Jason. 

Education

NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL
J.D., cum laude, 2007

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
B.A., Political Science, 2002

 
 

 
 

Get in touch

We at Shafae Law know that finding the right attorney to assist you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and the most effective way to achieve your goals.

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➤ LOCATIONS

303 Twin Dolphin Drive
Suite 600
Redwood City, California 94065

12100 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 800
Los Angeles, California 90025

 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM

☎ Contact

info@shafaelaw.com
(650) 389-9797
(310) 526-0298