Anderson Estate Law

Who we are

At Anderson Estate Law, we understand you lead a busy life, meeting your family’s needs, raising children, and planning for retirement. You want to know you are making the right decisions, not only for your time here on earth, but also for your family’s well being after you are gone.

Hi, I’m Mark Anderson. I’ve heard the same story hundreds of times over my 38 years as an Estate Planning Attorney. Well-meaning people write their will and then place it in a drawer, and then instead of peacefully passing their legacy, wishes and wealth to their loved ones and favorite charities, they unwittingly leave them with a nightmare of bills, unnecessary estate taxes, probate and even family feuds and legal battles.

Don’t let this happen to you! We simplify what can be a very complicated process by tailoring our tried and proven, affordable flat fee service to your unique Estate Planning needs. With our professional step-by-step guidance it’s much easier than you might think. The hard truth is you simply cannot afford to delay in preparing now for tomorrow’s eventualities.

Ensure the well-being of your loved ones by contacting Anderson Estate Law today.

The AEL Team

Mark Anderson

Attorney at Law

Mark A. Anderson, Esq. has been practicing law in Southern California since 1981. While his main office is located in Escondido, Mr. Anderson is available in Orange County.

Cale Beck

Attorney at Law

Cale D. Beck, Esq. has been working at Anderson Estate Law since December 2001. He actively consults with clients about their estate planning needs, assists clients with post-death administration of their loved one’s trusts and estates. 

Maren Miller

Licensed Professional Fiduciary

Maren Miller. CLPF, NCG has been Anderson Estate Law for ten years since 2004.  Her current primary responsibilities include overseeing the Trust Administration cases, bookkeeping and office management.

Jennifer Clement

Trust Administrator
Jennifer received her B.A. in Finance from San Diego State University. With a background in banking,  her focus since 2012 at AEL has been trust and probate oversight. She loves her chickens and dogs. On weekends you’ll find her collecting eggs and working her garden. She and her husband have two children, both college students.

Misty Sherman

Paralegal
Misty graduated from National University in 1995 in Paralegal Studies. She has been with Anderson Estate Law since 2011. She is experienced in the drafting of legal documents, both Estate Planning, and Post Death Administration, which includes, Probate, Trust Administration, Conservatorships, Guardianships, as well as LLC and Corporate formation. She has three adult children, and during her free time enjoys landscape design, gardening, and spending time with family, friends and her pets.

Terri Neal

Legal Secretary
Since 2014, Terri’s primary focus at AEL is client care. She assists the team in organizing and scheduling, greeting and directing office traffic. Married for more than forty years, she has two grown daughters and five grandchildren. She enjoys camping in the RV, working her garden and caring for her pets. .

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Mr. Anderson has been conducting estate planning seminars for over thirty years. Various churches, parachurch ministries and corporations (including Forest Home Christian Conference Center, Emmanuel Faith Community Church of Escondido, Heritage Village Retirement Center, Morgan Stanley and Edward Jones) have sponsored the seminars and benefitted from his expertise in wills, trusts and tax law. He has addressed audiences across the country and has been the guest of numerous radio programs. In 2006, he was asked to speak at the annual conference for Operation Mobilization in Edinburgh, Germany. Mr. Anderson has helped thousands of individuals achieve greater security, maximize charitable giving and be better stewards of their wealth in the most cost effective manner possible.

Mr. Anderson passed the State Bar exam in 1981. In 1983 he decided to focus his practice on Estate Planning. Since that time, Mr. Anderson has embarked on a consistent course of continuing education which led to his acceptance in the graduate tax program of the University of San Diego School of Law where he earned his Diploma in Tax Law in the spring of 1990.

Mr. Anderson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Irvine in 1976 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1979. Having served on several boards, Mark has developed a solid reputation in the community as an energetic and enthusiastic leader. He has served as Chairman of the Elder board at Ridgeview Church in Valley Center and is a past President of the Valley Center Kiwanis Club. He recently participated in short term mission trips with FaithQuest Missions Operation Mobilization to Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe.

Mark is married with four adult children and is an enthusiastic grandfather. He enjoys traveling, golfing, hiking, and days at the beach with his family. He resides in Escondido, California with his loving wife, Christine, and trusty dog, Daisy.

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Cale D. Beck, Esq. has been working at Anderson Estate Law since December 2001. He actively consults with clients about their estate planning needs, assists clients with post-death administration of their loved one’s trusts and estates, and performs various other legal services, including establishing LLCs and corporations and preparing pre-nuptial and other agreements.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature from Claremont McKenna College in 2001, and shortly thereafter he began his tenure at Anderson Estate Law. He received his Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2008 and was admitted to practice law in California in December 2008, going to law school at night while working full-time during the day.

An avid golfer, Cale enjoys weekends on the course and spending time with friends, family, and his wife, Lizzy. He currently lives in Irvine, California.

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Maren attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and Westmont College. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration in 2004.

Maren has been blessed with two wonderful boys, Kieran and Caden, who keep her incredibly busy!

In her spare time, Maren enjoys going on walks, golfing and spending time with her family.

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