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Practice Areas

Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer Planning, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Planning and Family Foundations


Jonathan Forster specializes in business transactions, particularly pre-liquidity event planning for sales of closely-held businesses and real estate, and business succession planning. As his client’s advocate, he works closely with corporate counsel, investment bankers and financial planners to establish transactional structures that achieve the greatest benefits for his clients.

Prior to joining Weinstock Manion in 2002, Jonathan was General Counsel of an international software company. This position gave him tremendous insight into the business management process, particularly the value of goal-setting and shareholder objectives.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association, State Bar of California, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association


"Bernie Sanders' Plan May Spur Types of Tax Dodges It Aims To Stop," Bloomberg BNA, February 4, 2019

"Use Trusts for Pass-Through Tax Break? Yes, You Still Can," Bloomberg BNA, August 10, 2018

"It's a Great Time to Be a Wealthy Heir After Trump Tax Overhaul," Bloomberg, May 15, 2018


Jonathan shares his knowledge as an instructor of Estate Planning at UCLA Extension. He also frequently presents to lawyers and other professionals on the topics of business succession planning and pre-liquidity event planning.