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Steve Hornstein


Steve Hornstein graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics/Business. After receiving a law degree from Loyola Law School and passing the California Bar exam, he went on to receive his LL.M. in taxation from Goldengate University while working at the accounting firm Deloitte and Touche, LLP. Steve is a Certified Financial Planner(TM) licensee.  Steve has an insurance license and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Steve grew up in Tarzana and continues to live there with his wife Bryna, their two children, Ethan and Ella, and their two dogs, Bailey and Riley. Steve is active in charitable and community organizations including the Woodland Hills Rotary, where he has served as Secretary, and the Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce, where he has served in roles including board member, President, and Chief Financial Officer. In 2008, Steve was honored with the 4th Annual Rose Goldwater Community Service Award at Westfield Shopping Center. A competitive runner, Steve enjoys running 5k races with his dogs, Bailey and Riley, as training for marathons and to raise money for important charitable causes including suicide prevention, cancer research, saving endangered animals, and providing scholarships.


Bryna Hornstein

bryan Bryna Hornstein grew up in Granada Hills, CA and Salt Lake City, UT. After receiving her degree in political science from the University of Utah in 1999, she moved to Israel for two years. Upon her return to Los Angeles, Bryna met her husband Steve. Bryna received her paralegal certificate from UCLA in 2002. Bryna is a paralegal, Notary Public and has the additional designation of Notary Signing Agent. Bryna lives in Tarzana with her husband Steve, children, Ethan and Ella, and dogs, Bailey and Riley.

Missy Roche

missy Missy Roche received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996. She studied law at Loyola Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1999. She specializes in estate planning, with an emphasis on trust administration and probate. Missy lives in Calabasas with her three children. She enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, horseback riding and tennis.

Holly Thornton

holy Holly L. Thornton received her Associate of Science in Legal Administration in 1996. She is a Paralegal with more than 14 years experience at Estate Planning Firms.
Holly is the proud mother of 4 spectacular young adults. She currently lives in Reseda with her youngest son and her 4 cats. She enjoys being the kind of person whose “glass is always ½ full” and plans to further her education one day by attending law school.

Petra Nevarez

petraPetra Nevarez, better known as Pat, has worked in the areas of Accounting and Management since 1990. Through her prior professions, she also has experience with importing and Exporting goods from Hong Kong, advertising with top magazines in New York, and has held a license with the State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering. She has been married for 28 years and has resided in the San Fernando Valley for 50 years.

Evan Press, CFP®

evan Evan Press holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from U.C. Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from San Francisco State University.

In 1979 Evan joined the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer, where he served for over 20 years, with stays in the Dominican Republic, Washington, D.C., Nicaragua, Ecuador and Barbados. A long- time investor, in 2008 Evan earned his Certificate in Personal Financial Planning from U.C.L.A. and in 2016 received his Certified Financial Planning (TM) certificate.

He is married with two adult daughters, Sarah and Lena. His wife, Isis, is a Passport Adjudicator at the U.S. Passport Office in Los Angeles.

Hornstein Law Office serves all of California.  Based in Woodland Hills, in Los Angeles County, we are happy to help with all your estate planning needs in California.  Please give our office a call 818.887.9401.

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