Attorney Profiles

HEATHER GLICK-ATALLA

(818) 345-2223
(818) 382-3433 – fax
E-mail: hglick@glicklaw.com
Web:    www.glicklaw.com
15303 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1650
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Heather Glick-Atalla is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law, and focuses her law practice on Estate Planning and Nonprofit Law.  Her estate planning services include drafting revocable and irrevocable living trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, advanced health care directives, durable powers of attorney, HIPAA documents, trust certifications, grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable remainder trusts, lead and annuity trusts, stock purchase and sale agreements, buy-sell agreements, prenuptial agreements, transmutation agreements, deeds and assignments, forming family partnerships and limited liability companies, completing estate tax returns, and assisting clients with trust administration.  As part of her nonprofit law practice she forms nonprofit corporations, prepares applications for federal and state tax exempt status, and serves as general counsel for nonprofit organizations that have compliance issues or are in need of assistance with nonprofit governance.

Heather graduated near the top of her class from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2009, where she was awarded an academic scholarship during all three years of study. She earned her bachelor of science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 2005. Heather was admitted to practice law in California in 2009.

During law school Heather focused on developing her research and writing skills through her courses and legal clerkships, and was a member of the San Diego Law Review. While clerking for the USD Law Entrepreneurship Clinic, she assisted low-income entrepreneurs in drafting and filing necessary documents to start or expand their businesses. Heather also conducted extensive legal research and writing during her summer clerkship at Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Juskie, LLP, in San Diego.

Prior to joining Glick Atalla, APLC in 2010, Heather volunteered her time at Bet Tzedek – The House of Justice in Los Angeles, primarily working on behalf of Holocaust survivors seeking reparations from Germany and other European countries. She orchestrated a major survivor’s reparations program, which included drafting all necessary applications, forms, and correspondence to hundreds of clients as well as attorneys in Bet Tzedek’s volunteer network across the United States.

Heather currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Heather was named a Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” attorney and was featured in two issues of Los Angeles magazine as well as Super Lawyers magazine, and in 2014 she was nominated by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal as one of the Valley’s Trusted Advisors.

In 2017, Heather was certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Selected as a “Rising Star” attorney by Southern California Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Nominated as one of the valley’s Trusted Advisors by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2014
  • Faculty Honor Scholarship, 2006-2009, University of San Diego School of Law
  • San Diego Law Review, Member
  • AAJ Mock Trial Tournament, Finalist
  • Accepted into and graduated from the University of Southern California Business Scholars Program
EDUCATION
  • JD, University of San Diego School of Law, Top 20%, 2009
  • BS, University of Southern California, Business Administration with an emphasis in Cinema-Television, Dean’s List, 2005
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
  • California State Bar, 2009
  • United States Tax Court, 2010
  • United States Supreme Court, 2013
PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
  • State Bar of California
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • ProVisors
  • Concern Foundation For Cancer Research
PUBLICATIONS