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Ben Shuck

Of Counsel
Location: Santa Paula

Phone: (805) 525-7104

Fax: (805) 525-1653

Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Trust Estate Administration

Professional Experience

Attorney Ben Schuck has extensive experience in complex estate planning and related matters, including the preparation, funding and administration of living and testamentary trusts and related tax matters, probates and conservatorships and litigation involving Wills, trusts and conservatorships. In addition to serving as counsel for trustees, including banks and trust companies, Mr. Schuck has personally served as the trustee of many trusts, large and small, for many years. Mr. Schuck now spends the majority of his professional time as the attorney handling estate planning, trusts, wills and business matters.

Mr. Schuck has represented large and small financial institutions, corporations, partnerships and other business entities in a wide variety of endeavors and business transactions and the tax aspects thereof. He has handled transactions for financial institutions, construction contractors, public agencies, non-profit organizations, mutual water companies, petroleum and chemical manufacturers, food distributors and many, many others.

Additionally, he has handled a wide range of transactions including preparation of organizational documents for financial institutions and business entities of all sorts, the formation and dissolution of a great number of business entities, acquisitions and sales of many types of businesses, employment and/or independent contractor arrangements, real property transactions of a wide variety, construction contracts, co-ownership agreements, equipment purchase, sales and leases, loans and secured transactions (real and personal), leases, licenses and many, many other forms of business transactions.

Educational & Training

Mr. Schuck received his Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California. Mr. Schuck began practicing law in 1969. He became a partner in the firm of Lagerlof, Senecal, Drescher and Swift and its predecessors from 1975 to 1993, in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Paula, and then with the firm of Onstot and Schuck and its predecessors from 1993 to 2004, in Santa Paula. He opened the Law Office of Ben A. Schuck in 2004, which became Schuck, Becker & Dehesa in 2016.

In 2019 Schuck, Becker & Dehesa, LLP merged with Jones & Lester, LLP to ultimately become the firm as it is today.

Bar and Court Admissions

Mr. Schuck has been a member of the State Bar of California since his admission in 1969. Following admission to California, he was subsequently admitted to all California Federal District Courts including the Central, Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts, and the California Supreme Court.

Community Involvement and Personal Interests

Ben Schuck lives in Ventura, California with his wife, Lani. He enjoys kite surfing, surfing, the beach, spending time with his wife and children, and riding his Harley-Davidson.
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