Mr. Irving D. Goldring recently retired from the full time practice of law after 50 years in practice, during which time he was a sole practitioner, except for service as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate with the United States Air Force, and for 2 years as in‑house counsel for a brokerage firm.
Mr. Goldring earned both his undergraduate and law degrees at UCLA, where as an undergraduate he majored in accounting. He also has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California for over 50 years.
Mr. Goldring was Chair of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estate Section of the State Bar (formerly Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law Section). While a member of the Executive Committee, he had the responsibility of representing the Section during the early and mid‑1980s, when the Probate Code was rewritten. He was one of the Executive Committee's representatives, at meetings of California Law Revision Commission, during which time Judge Marshall was a member and Chairman of the Law Revision Commission. Mr. Goldring had the opportunity of being the chauffeur of Judge Marshall, and the late Commissioner Ann Stodden (also a member of the CLRC), to many of the meetings of that body, while making points on behalf of the view of the Executive Committee on the legislation being discussed.
Mr. Goldring is also a past Chair of the Probate Committee and the Tax Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, a past member of that Association's Board of Governors, a member of and later Chair of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Advisory Commission to the Board of Legal Specialization and a member of, and later Chair of, the Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Goldring also served on the Executive Committee of LACBA's Trust and Estate Section.
Along with James Birnberg and Matthew S. 'Sandy' Rae, both past recipients of the Judge Arthur Marshall Award, he has been a member of a panel presenting CEB's annual current developments in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law for 18 years. Mr. Goldring is also a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
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