Michael Meyer brings decades of business experience in many professional capacities over a wide array of businesses to his role as a legal professional in the areas of estate, business succession, philanthropic and faith-based planning. Mike’s specialties include charitable gifting and financial stewardship as they relate to life insurance, estate planning, business development and succession and financial leverage.
Prior to the formation of the Meyer Law Organization, Mr. Meyer created and managed several multi-million dollar entities in information technology, digital communications, media, and entertainment. He began his diverse career as the director of business affairs, dramatic televisions series development and a personal manager with the Bernstein-Thompson Entertainment Complex.
As his negotiating skills developed, he moved on to create both Meyer-Stuart (management of production and the performing arts as well as serving as executive in charge of production for many films) and Rigrod-Meyer (a law firm focused exclusively on entertainment law for writers, producers, directors, stars, production companies and distributors), before moving into production as a writer, producer and director for a variety of independent films.
In 1995, Mr. Meyer started one of the first Internet broadcast companies, which moved through several stages of technical and media innovation. Mike took the entity public as a digital technology company and later helped it evolve into a full-service entertainment company. Mr. Meyer is also a technology and financial editor for the Century City News, as well as a Lecturer at the EMI Bible University, where he is completing his Doctoral dissertation.
Mr. Meyer is well qualified to help his clients. He earned a JD from USC, master’s degree in divinity and ministry from Harvest Bible University and bachelor’s degree with honors in History and Russian from Amherst College. Prior to entering financial services, he worked for many years in the entertainment industry, as an entertainment attorney, personal manager, film distributor, and writer/director/producer. He then turned to the public sector, taking Internet start-ups and media distribution companies public. Today, he draws upon his decades of business success to help others secure their financial futures.
As a result of his professionalism, Mr. Meyer has received numerous industry honors. His honors have included membership not only in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), considered the standard of excellence in the financial services industry, but in MDRT’s Top of the Table and Court of the Table, which are reserved for its elite members, but also Developing Sales Force Producer of the Year. Mr. Meyer is dedicated to helping people create more satisfying financial futures. The key to his success is the personalized approach he takes in assisting clients with charitable and philanthropic planning, estate and business succession, long-term business planning, and retirement planning. His clients include non-profit corporations, public entities and business owners, high-net-worth individuals, and retirees.
Mr. Meyer says, “My mission to help people provide security for their families, protect their businesses, plan for the future, support philanthropy, contribute to ministries and education, and improve their overall wealth, personal satisfaction and sense of security.”
Areas of Expertise:
FLP & LLC Planning
Wills & Trusts
Planning for Affluent Families
Business Entities and Succession Planning
Asset Protection Planning
Bhagyashri Dave is an Indian lawyer and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) graduate from USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles. She also earned a Business Law Certificate. She has completed a professional course from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (equivalent to Corporate Secretary) along with LL.B after completing my Bachelors in Commerce from University of Mumbai, India. She is currently pursuing a Certificate Program: International Trade and Commerce with concentration in Global Business Management at UCLA.
She handles transactional and litigation matters at Meyer Law, Organization. Her work involves overviewing the compliance, due diligence and regulatory matters. She also deals with drafting several agreements such as release & suspense agreements, employment agreements, independent contract agreements, arbitration agreements, confidentiality agreements, real estate property profiles and loan applications, litigation matters, , sovereign license, private placement memorandum, REITs
Prior to her Masters she worked with BSE Ltd (Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd) in Capital Markets on the compliance and regulatory matters pertaining to IPO, SME IPO, Mutual funds, Direct listing , Delisting, QIP, IPP, Name change and continuous listing.