GLK Team

At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Kane, our estate planning practice specializes in helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures for tomorrow. We excel at guiding parents and grandparents through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. We want you to feel comfortable calling our office with any questions you may have.

To help you determine the appropriate person to contact in our office, we’ve created the following directory for your convenience:

Appointments and Client Relations:

Sherri Perry, Client Services Director

Sherry Perry Please contact Sherri at Extension 221 with questions related to your planning, plan updates, Priceless Conversations, or any other matters that are directly related to your experience with our firm.

Sherri holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Liberal Arts. Sherri resides in Los Angeles. Away from the office she enjoys attending performing arts events and volunteers for a variety of her church charities. She is committed to keeping the communication pathways flowing with our clients.

Public Benefits Coordinator and Funding Assistance:

Shennell Davis, Public Benefits Coordinator

Shennell Davis Please contact Shennell at Extension 227 with questions related to assistance with your public benefits, such as Medi-Cal and VA Benefits.

In addition to her hands-on experience at the firm, Shennell holds a Paralegal & Real Estate degree and has over a decade of experience in Estate Planning. Shennell resides in Los Angeles with her Chihuahua, Jerry. She is dedicated to ensuring that all of your public benefit questions are answered. She is committed to helping develop long-term relationships with our clients.

Estate Plan and Funding Coordinator:

Christina Petrilak, Estate Plan and Funding Coordinator

Christina Petrilak Please contact Christina at Extension 224 with questions related to the funding of your plan and if there are any questions regarding funding your assets into your trust or for assistance with your public benefits.

Christina holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Southern California and a J.D. from Southwestern Law School. Christina is also licensed to practice law in the state of California. Christina resides in North Hills with her husband Sean, son Connor, and her two dogs Missy and Gigi. She is dedicated to ensuring that your estate plan is completed per your wishes and that all of your assets are funded properly into your trust.

Trust & Probate Administration and Business Formation:

Sam Lucus, Client Services Specialist

Sam LucusPlease contact Sam at Extension 223 with questions related to your trust, probate, conservatorship, and business administration needs or any other questions directly related to your matter with our firm.

Sam is licensed to practice law in every state court in California and Kentucky, and in the United States District Court in the Central District of California. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School after graduating from the school’s prestigious two-year accelerated SCALE program. He is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. Sam lives near downtown Los Angeles with his husband and two dogs.

Elder Care Coordinator for Life Care Plan Clients

Julie Calo, Elder Care Coordinator

JulieJulie is a Register Nurse assigned to help our clients and their families with their long-term care concerns. She functions as the point of contact for the family and assists in coordinating services to help you care for your loved ones. She provides quarterly in-home visits and interim phone contact to supply our clients and their families the ability to attain the highest quality of life. Julie's experience ranges from Critical cardiac care, research, medical-surgical and private practice.

Community Relations

Barbara Kingston, Community Relations Director

Please contact Barbara to arrange for us to speak at your church, synagogue, place of employment or other venue.

Barbara Kingston’s personal and professional journey has given her some perspective about Active Aging and Healthy Living. For the past six years, Barbara has been working in Elder Law as a Community Relations Director. Barbara plans educational presentations, in-services, events and speaking engagements. In addition, she works with our elder law team to provide resources with our community partners to facilitate meeting the needs of our clients. Barbara has been very active working with Alzheimer’s of Greater Los Angeles, (ALZGLA). She recently chaired the 2017 SFV Wa1k4ALZ, is very active on the Speaker’s Bureau, educating and advocating on behalf of ALZGLA and the elder care journey. Barbara serves on the Board of Directors of MAPS Charities, an all volunteer organization to help seniors in need. Barbara is proud to be working at the Law Offices of Gerald ‘Gerry" Kane, a Life Care Planning Elder Law firm, Where Elder Law and Elder Care Meet!

Legal Counsel

Gerald L KaneGerald L. Kane, graduated in the top of his class in Wills and Trusts from the University of La Verne College of Law. Having devoted the last fifteen years helping families and business he has assisted more than 1000 families and businesses achieve their goals of protecting their wealth. Through his patience and his ability to truly listen to client concerns, he is able to translate his client’s vision into a plan that meets his client’s desires and expectations. Gerald has taken his experience in working with children with disabilities on the Dubnoff Center board to enable him to develop plans for children with special needs that ensure they will be protected throughout their parent’s lifetime and beyond. Having a financial and real estate background, he has been able to help business owners with the myriad of legal and tax issues that arise, and design a plan to ensure that the business "lives on" long after the founder is gone. A frequently requested speaker by financial professionals, Gerald enjoys educating his community. Gerald resides in Oak Park with his wife and five rescue cats.