A graduate of Boston University School of Law, Scott P. Schomer is a frequent lecturer on estate planning and elder law issues, having discussed these important issues on local and national television. A seasoned courtroom advocate, Scott has obtained combined judgments and verdicts in excess of twenty-five million dollars for his clients. Scott has served as a member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Volunteer Panel (PVP Attorney), Probate Settlement Panel and a Judge Pro Tempore. Scott’s expertise has been recognized by his peers with such accolades as a life-time membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Five Star Wealth Manager designation, and repeated nominations as California Super Lawyer.
Megan E. Waugh
As an associate attorney, Megan Waugh’s practice focuses on a variety of civil litigation matters including elder law, probate, wills, trusts, and conservatorships. Megan makes regular appearances in the probate court, and recently Ms. Waugh successfully argued before the California Court of Appeals. She manages cases in both pre-litigation and litigation stages, and has successfully reached cost-effective resolutions for the firm’s clients.
Megan received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, majoring in International Studies with a concentration in International Law, and minoring in French. While at the University of Illinois, Ms. Waugh was a member of the Order of Omega Honor Society, the National Collegiate Scholars, and was a research assistant for the head of the Sociology Department whereby she conducted research for articles in the process of publication. She also earned her J.D. from Pepperdine School of Law where she graduated cum laude. While still at school, Megan’s article A Broke(n) System: Comment on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Rule on the Equal Access Provision in Douglas v. Independent Living Center and its Potential Impact on the Affordable Care Act was published in the Journal of National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary. She also earned CALI awards for the highest grade in Constitutional Law and Business Planning while still attending Pepperdine.
Megan has been selected to the 2016 California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor. She was recognized in the area of Estate and Trust Litigation.
In December 2013, Megan became a member of the California Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court of the Southern District of California.
Liran Aliav practices in all areas of trusts and wills, including estate planning, trust litigation and disputes, trust and probate administration, probate litigation, and conservatorships. He has guided hundreds of clients in creating customized estate plans with asset protection, divorce protection, and complex distribution patterns. Liran is also proficient in advanced estate planning techniques that reduce or eliminate estate taxes and limit the reassessment of property taxes. Lately, Liran has guided multiple clients to plan for Medi-Cal qualification and recovery.
Recently, Liran has won a judgment for breach of fiduciary duty against a trustee for over $350,000. Last year, Liran obtained a favorable judgment in trust litigation matter involving several handwritten trust amendments in a multi-million dollar estate. In addition, Liran won a 5-day jury trial by a 12-0 ruling. Not only does Liran have experience at trial court, but Liran handles all aspects of litigation, such as gathering evidence in discovery, choosing members of a jury, and settling cases at mediation.
Liran has been selected to the 2016, 2017 and 2018 California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Liran was recognized for his emphasis in Estate Planning and Probate.
Liran received both a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Masters in Taxation (LL.M.) from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. At Loyola, Liran published an article in the International and Comparative Law Review called “A Solution for Developing Countries’ Problem with WTO Noncompliance“. Liran externed for the Honorable Judge R. Gary Klausner in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Liran graduated cum laude from U.C.L.A. in 2009. Liran is a member of the Los Angeles Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and the Trusts and Estates Division of the Los Angeles Bar Association.
Liran is admitted to practice in the State of California and the Central District of the United States District Court.
Laura L. Bromlow
Attorney Laura L. Bromlow practices Estate Planning, Elder Law and Special Needs Planning. Her primary focus is estate planning with a special emphasis on the senior population and those individuals with special needs. Often times this requires consideration of long-term care. Laura is versed in Medi-Cal, the Veterans Pension benefit and Special Needs planning. Her focus also includes probate, trust administration and conservatorship. Mrs. Bromlow provides warm-hearted counsel and is passionate about her ability to help clients be protected and prepared.
We are honored and thrilled to have an attorney of Laura’s caliber join our team of legal professional. Laura’s particular emphasis on helping clients with planning in the areas of Special Needs, Medi-Cal, and VA Planning will really deepen the range of offerings and protections the Schomer Law Group can offer our clients.
Mrs. Bromlow received her Juris Doctorate degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1997 where she graduated with a Certificate in Family Law. During law school, Mrs. Bromlow was a student editor of the Washburn Law Journal, a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer, a clerk with the Kansas National Education Association and participated in the Law School Clinic. Mrs. Bromlow has consistently used her law degree to serve families over the years.
Mrs. Bromlow is licensed to practice law in four states: California, Florida, Missouri and Kansas. Her professional memberships include American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA), National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) Estate Planning and Trust Council of Long Beach and ElderCounsel™. Laura currently serves on the board of governors of the Long Beach Bar Association.
Laura enjoys being an advocate for clients and bringing harmony to their families. She is a dedicated wife and mother of two. Mrs. Bromlow enjoys hanging out with her family, playing with her dogs, reading and playing tennis in her spare time.
Colleen Schomer has been with the Schomer Law Group for 4 years. She is a native Southern Californian, and has a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She spent 6 years in the financial management field assisting with client relations and development and worked with Sidley & Austin Law firm doing research and analysis on large civil litigation cases. She is the mother of two teenage girls and understands how fast life can move and the importance of creating and preserving your legacy!
Yves Pierre Derac
Yves Pierre Derac is an integral part of the firm and has (extensive experience working with attorneys and clients) more than 30 plus years of experience in insolvency and bankruptcy-related work, all aspects of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases (debtors, creditor’s committees, asset acquirers, investors, trustees, receivers and fiduciaries) in a wide variety of industries and businesses), as well as extensive experience in all facets of litigation, real estate and corporate. He works directly with attorneys, clients, drafting legal pleadings and correspondence, analyzing records, assisting in litigation actions, discovery, research, briefs and memoranda and trial preparations and appeals. He has worked for a number of medium and large law firms in New York and Los Angeles. Yves is a dedicated Dad to his son, enjoys running marathons having completed 13 and loves spending time with family and friends and dedicates his free time with working with elderly.
Courtney Andrews is a native Californian and a 3rd generation graduate of UCLA. She earned a B.A. in Film/Television and also has a MSTC in Education from San Francisco State University.
She worked for a number of law firms in the San Francisco area, and then moved back to L.A. to begin her elementary teaching career. She joined Schomer Law Group in the fall of 2008, and has worked as the Client Services Director for the last 3 years.
Courtney is married and has two wonderful kids, ages 10 and 12 and lives in Long Beach, CA.
Cesar Gil is the Marketing Coordinator and Trusts & Estates Paralegal at the Schomer Law Group. He is responsible for the development and implementation of a wide variety of marketing programs and manages client relations. He also coordinates and attends all of our private and public educational seminars and related events. He is the creative backbone of the Schomer Law Group and is in control of all Consumer and Client Relations with clients, community members, and other professionals.
Cesar Gil comes with a wealth of experience in estate planning since 2006. His extensive and diverse background brings a valuable set of skills to Schomer Law Group’s distinctive set of clientele. He is a native of Los Angeles, California, and embraces the Schomer Law Group and their clients as family. He is caring, compassionate, and skilled at meeting and exceeding client expectations.
Cesar is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology graduate degree program at USC Iovine and Young Academy. The graduate program features a unique interdisciplinary approach that teaches students to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the three critical disciplines. The program creates leaders with the knowledge and skills to shape and build today’s evolving economy. The curriculum is designed by expert faculty from the USC Iovine and Young Academy, the USC Roski School of Art and Design, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the USC Marshall School of Business and other schools and academic programs across USC.
Cesar has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management, from Western Governors University. WGU is a non-profit university accredited by The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
Tannia León joined Schomer Law Group after 12 years as an administrative assistant at a civil litigation firm in Downtown Los Angeles where she assisted with preparation of pleadings and discovery, trial preparation, and more. She received an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from the ABA-approved program at Fremont College.