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Our Team

Laura Croft //  Founding Attorney
Laura Croft Estate Planning

Hello!  I’m Laura Croft, your neighborhood Personal Family Lawyer®.

I am impassioned by the pursuit to provide families with the greatest level of protection for the people whom they love most.  

I have five children, two of my children have special needs and one is my step-daughter. On a deep level, I understand how every family has special gifts, dreams, fears and goals and I am deeply committed to be your trusted advisor who helps you make the very best personal, financial, and legal decisions for your family throughout your lifetime. I want to not just help you now, but also when you can’t be there so that I can help guide your loved ones through a difficult process.

In short, my sole focus is to help families avoid collapse after the death or disability of a loved one.

I want you to know you’ve made a big step toward peace of mind simply by reading this.

We have many resources for you so you can ensure your family and loved ones stay out of court and out of conflict, if and when something happens to you. I'd love to share some of these resources with you going forward.

Browse around, see what we have, and feel free to request any of the resources we have for you, complimentary.

As your Personal Family Lawyer® I’d love to start protecting the people you love and everything else you care about today. I look forward to meeting you!


EDUCATION

University of San Francisco School of Law, Juris Doctor (2005).

University of California, San Diego (2001)

University Compultense Madrid (2000)

Raven Sarnoff //  Of Counsel

I’m Raven Sarnoff, an attorney at Timeless Estate Planning. I am thrilled to join Laura and her team in providing top-notch legal services in a warm and welcoming environment.

I was born and raised in the Bay Area, and I’m now raising my own family here in Burlingame. As a mom to two young girls, I know what it means to want the best for your children and family. My goal as an estate planning attorney is to be your family’s long-term trusted advisor, who will educate and guide you not only to make the best choices for your family now, but also as your family grows and changes. Your estate plan won’t work just gathering dust on the shelf; it needs to evolve with you, so it actually works when your loved ones need it.

Prior to joining Timeless Estate Planning, I was an employment law litigator who represented employees in discrimination and harassment lawsuits. I loved helping my clients through what was usually the darkest time in their life, and empowering them to get back on their feet. But I didn’t love the constant battles that, frankly, it seemed my paid-by-the-hour attorney opponents were fighting to line their pockets, not to achieve justice.

As an estate planning attorney, I help my clients and their families stay out of court and conflict. Having been in the trenches of litigation for 15 years, I can say with certainty that by planning now to keep your family out of court and conflict, you are giving your loved ones an enormous gift. Because ultimately, estate planning is not for you, but for your loved ones. I hope to have the opportunity to help you gain the peace of mind that comes with giving this incredible gift to your family.


EDUCATION AND RECOGNITION

 Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Juris Doctor, 2005

               Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Staff and Articles Editor

University of California Los Angeles, B.A., 2000 (Magna Cum Laude)

Northern California Super Lawyer (2019 – present); Northern and Southern California Rising Star (2009 – 2018)

Mechelins Kora lechad, Ph.D  //  General Manager

Mechelins Kora Iechad joined the Timeless Estate Planning team in August 2022. A native from the Pacific Island of Palau, Kora came to the Bay Area in 2009 where she completed her undergraduate studies in International Relations and Intercultural Peace & Justice at Holy Names University in Oakland before moving to the University of Hawai'i, Manoa where she complete her Doctorate in Political Science.

Prior to joining the our team, Kora managed the legal and real estate department of Surangel & Sons Company for several years before going to work for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration.

As the new General Manager for Timeless Estate Planning, she is excited to assist your family through the estate planning process, knowing that it will ultimately provide you peace and your loved ones security. 

Justin Owens  //  Client Services Director

Justin Owens joined the Timeless Estate Planning team in March 2021. As a college student, he worked on Salud Carbajal’s first congressional electoral run in 2016, where he still currently holds the seat for California’s 24th congressional district. He also was involved in Cal Poly’s Mock Trial Program, where he competed in trials against other colleges throughout the state.

As a Bay Area native, Justin grew up to be one of the biggest Golden State Warrior fans alongside his equally enthusiastic Filipino family. He hopes to eventually attend Law School, preferably staying in the Bay Area, but in the meantime he is enjoying learning all that Timeless Estate Planning has to offer him and our clients.

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