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Edward M. Burgh, Esq.

Mr. Burgh has more than 40 years of legal experience in private practice, as outside counsel and as a company officer. The emphasis of his private practice is on probate, real estate, insurance and taxation. He has mediated numerous cases involving probate, insurance, business/commercial, construction, employment, real estate and professional negligence.



Wills, Trusts & Probate; Taxation; Insurance; Business & Corporations; Professional Negligence (except medical); Employment; Construction Law; Conveyancing; Real Estate, Development & Finance; Securities and Stockbroker Fraud


Mr. Burgh is licensed to try tax cases in all federal, California and Illinois courts. He is also a CPA, making him uniquely qualified to handle mediations in which taxation and accounting play a part. He has represented all sides in many probate, guardianship and conservatorship cases and has acted as lead counsel on a significant number of probate, estate, will and trust litigation matters and appeals to the California Court of Appeal.

Mr. Burgh has been a senior partner at Burgh, Balian & Bergstein, LLP, since 1995 and was a sole practitioner prior to that. Mr. Burgh worked in the private sector in Chicago as Director of Insurance Tax Services at Price Waterhouse (1984-1987) and as Vice President and Senior Tax Counsel for the Combined Insurance Company of America (1970-1984). He was a partner at the Chicago law firm of Bentley, Campbell, DuCanto & Silvestri from 1965-1970.




Nearly 15 years of law school teaching experience, including: Adjunct Professor of Law, LLM program, Loyola Law School, teaching estate and probate planning and taxation of trusts and estates (1996-present); and Adjunct Professor of Law, Southwestern University School of Law (1993-1999).

Member: California, Illinois, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills bar associations; American Association of Attorney Certified Public Accountants. Founder/Executive Secretary of Insurance Tax Conference. Fellow, Life Management Institute


J.D., University of Chicago Law School American Jurisprudence Prize Award; President, Legal Aid Bureau

B.A., University of Chicago; Dean’s List

Mr. Burgh is available throughout Southern California.

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