Samantha Koopman joined Gold Law in November 2019. She focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, probate (including decedents’ estates and conservatorships), California business entity organization, and preparation of tax-exemption applications for California nonprofit organizations. Before joining Gold Law, she practiced the same areas of law for several years with another firm. Her style of practice emphasizes supportive client counseling, particularly in times of loss and grief.
Samantha is a Washington State native. She and her husband relocated to Southern California and definitely don’t miss scraping ice off the car windshield on winter mornings! Outside of work, Samantha likes to root for Gonzaga basketball and do rescue and advocacy work for senior and special needs animals.
Samantha received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. After college, she moved to Southern California to earn her Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. During her third year in law school, she was the editor-in-chief for the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary.
Samantha received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Federal Income Taxation in 2014.
Samantha was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2016.
- Ventura County Bar Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- San Fernando Valley Bar Association
In 2014, Samantha published a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary entitled “Hidden Risks of Taking Generic Drugs over Brand Name: The Impact of Drug Labeling Regulations on Injured Consumers and the Pharmaceutical Industry.”
Co-Curricula Law Experience
Samantha travels around Southern California giving estate planning presentations to public safety officers at leadership trainings and association meetings. She is also a participating member of the Jerome H. Berenson chapter of the American Inns of Court.