The long standing slogan of the association has been "Business is our Business". The Executives Association of Long Beach (EALB) was founded in 1922. It is an association of Long Beach business executives, each of whom represents his or her respective firm at the management level.
The Long Beach Executives Association is a member of the International Executives Association, a worldwide group of similar associations. It is not a service club, a social group or fraternal order. The EALB is a networking group for business owners and high level executives. It has but one unique objective: to capture the natural bond of common interest which exists between business executives and by regular weekly meetings, develop and enjoy a brand of fellowship conducive to the creation of additional and profitable business for all its members.
It does not require its members to patronize each other, but it does provide opportunities for each member to promote their products or services and it can open doors that otherwise are closed to desired business. Members of the EALB often consider the association as an extension of their own business or profession.
On Monday, June 19th, 2017 the Long Beach Executives Association met for their weekly business to business networking lunch in Long Beach. This week's speaker was Jennifer Sawday, partner at TLD Law. Jennifer is on the EALB board of Directors and currently holds the position of Secretary/Treasurer and is our Membership Committee Chair. She has been a member since 2014 and holds the classification of Attorney - Estate Planning. She serves a wide range of clients in all matters related to probate, trusts, estate planning, conservatorships, guardianships and related litigation. She also handles pre and post death administration for clients serving as personal representatives, executors and trustees for trusts and estates.
TLD LAW is a full service law firm serving clients in Southern California with offices in Long Beach, Irvine, Downey and Beverly Hills. TLD Law has over 50 years of experience handling legal matters for clients from business disputes to a simple will. Our practice areas are designed to serve both the business owner and the individual and their families. Our attorneys are here to help you and serve as your legal partner in life.
Jennifer Sawday is a partner at TLD Law. She serves a wide range of clients in all matters related to probate, trusts, estate planning, conservatorships, guardianships and related litigation. She also handles pre and post death administration for clients serving as personal representatives, executors and trustees for trusts and estates.
Ms. Sawday’s approach to estate planning is top notch. She works with individuals and families to first understand why estate planning is important and helps makes it easy for clients to complete their planning. Estate planning starts with a revocable living trust, pour over wills, durable powers of attorney and advance health care directives. Then there is a discussion about guardians for minor children and then figuring out what assets should become vested in the revocable living trust and discussions on how and why to fund those assets into the trust. Estate planning clients typically begin and complete their estate planning within a 4 to 6 week period. This way everyone is working hard on a common goal to ensure that the client and their families are protected from a probate or other difficult administration upon death.
Ms. Sawday has more than thirteen years of legal practice experience. Ms. Sawday drafts about two estate plans a week and her court practice includes about 30 active probates at any given time. Her experience and tenacity has allowed clients to have their court matters resolved as quickly as possible including obtaining orders to open and close probates quickly as possible given the statutory time periods. Ms. Sawday also works with clients to handle trust administration and contested matters involving wills and trusts.
Ms. Sawday has been consistently rated a 10.0 superb attorney by AVVO.
Ms. Sawday is the President of the Estate Planning and Trust Council of Long Beach for a two year term from 2014 to 2016. She also recently completed her second term as President of Women Lawyers of Long Beach as she served in 2008 to 2009 and again for 2013 to 2014. Ms. Sawday also volunteers her time to cook quarterly at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald house, is on the board for the Los Altos YMCA and also assists from time to time with the local charity called Arts and Services for the Disabled.
Ms. Sawday has been selected as a prestigious “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers, as featured in the Los Angeles County Magazine for years 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Fun fact: Ms. Sawday has been selected for the third year in a row as the Best Wills and Trusts Attorney in Long Beach by the local Long Beach newspaper, the Beachcomber — for years 2014, 2015 and 2016!