About Susan

Susan B. Geffen, Esq., M.S.G, B.S.
Susan B. Geffen is an elder law attorney with a passion for advocating for the elderly and their families for over 25 years.

Susan is a former elder law professor, and one of a handful of attorney’s who possess a Master’s degree in Gerontology (the scientific study of old age, the process of aging, and the particular problems of old people). Ever a relentless advocate for aging with dignity, she spent two years authoring the popular non-fiction book about nursing homes and how to avoid them, “Take That Nursing Home and Shove It!”

Susan is also a well-respected and sought-after speaker at corporations throughout the U.S. Her “Raising UP Your Parents” elder care seminars have been attended by over 20,000 adult children, professionals and the elderly. Over 10,000 Baby Boomers receive her monthly newsletter.

Susan lives in the South Bay and has offices throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.

Call me now (310) 406 0608

Gina Ahn, Esq.

Associate

Gina secretly sees herself as a social worker dressed up with attorney credentials. Her past-history includes being a former Americorp Volunteer, 7th grade LAUSD English teacher, Social Security claims representative, and 7 years as in-house counsel and program officer for 2 private operating foundations. These experiences have uniquely prepared her to navigate respectfully through family dynamics, wade through mysterious tax regulations, and deal with government bureaucrats to advocate for her clients best interest. Gina received her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. During law school, she was awarded the dean’s award for International Business Transactions and received two grants as a Kauffman Social Entrepreneur & as a Notre Dame Asian Language Studies grantee. She earned her B.A. with honors from Wheaton College, in Wheaton IL.

She especially enjoys working with seniors and their families because of the satisfaction she receives from offering them the peace of mind that comes from knowing options and creating plans tailor-made for their unique situation. Medi-Cal benefits, Long Term Care Insurance, Incapacity Planning, Irrevocable Trusts … these are just the tools of her trade. IN addition to working as an associate at the Law Offices of Susan B. Geffen, Gina is a currently serving as an officer of the The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Southern California chapter and a member of Elder Counsel. Gina is active in her community and local church working on a fair-trade project in Rwanda. She lives in Valencia with her recently widowed mother and personally understands the need to respectfully and wisely work through the legal issues that occur when a loved one is aging.

Susan B. Geffen

Attorney At Law

Former Elder Law Professor
Master’s in Gerontology