Marlene has been practicing law for more than 22 years in the State of California. Her legal career started with complex Entertainment, Contract and Real Estate litigation in a Century City Law Office; Federal Entertainment litigation; then 10 years with the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo; and for almost three years with Wasserman, Comden, Casselman, and Esensten, and three years with Wasserman Law Group. She joined Gold Law, APC in 2018, where she heavily specializes in Medical Planning and Special Needs Trusts.
Prior to becoming an attorney, she had two successful careers. The first was for a well-known national corporation where she held several management positions and regularly negotiated with suppliers in New York, Canada, Hawaii, and California. Her second career was in the field of commercial real estate where she represented investors, developers and foreign clients, including a well-respected international bank in an acquisition matter. During the time her children were very young, she managed an insurance office specializing in estate planning and employee benefits.
Marlene earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She went on to obtain her J.D. from Glendale University College of Law in 1996.
Super Lawyers is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation. Marlene was awarded this distinction for 2013 – 2018 and 2020.
Co-Curricula Law Experience
Marlene regularly gives seminars on Probates, Estate Planning, Avoiding Fraud, Special Needs Trusts, Trust Administration, Conservatorships, Elder Law and qualifying for Medi-Cal Long Term Care.
She has been active with the San Fernando Valley Bar as a member of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Probate Section, and a member of the Lawyer’s Referral Services Administrative Committee.