What makes our firm different from the “traditional” law firm? We were built with the needs of growing families in mind. We understand that you are BUSY: you are busy building a family, career, and a prosperous future for yourself and your loved ones. You want to know that you are making the best decisions for your family and that your plan will work when it is needed the most. You want to make sure that your children will be taken care of in the best way possible if anything happens to you. That is exactly what we want for you, too.
At Palm Desert Law Group, APC, we’ve developed unique systems to give you the guidance you need to build and maintain a life of prosperity and wealth, not to mention the peace of mind that comes with having a plan in place for your family’s future. We encourage steady communication with our clients. In fact, we’ve thrown out the time clocks, so you never have to be afraid to call with questions. All of the planning we do is billed on a flat-fee basis, agreed to in advance, so there are never any “surprise” bills in the mail.
We also ensure that the most important details of your planning are followed through even after you walk out of our office so that your plan continues to work throughout your lifetime. Our unique membership programs ensure that your plan is kept up to date, no matter the changes in your family, your financial situation, or the law. Finally, because your financial wealth is only a small part of your overall family wealth, we also help ensure that your legacy, values, and hopes are passed down to those you love. Contact us today so we can talk about all of this and more when you come in to meet with us. We welcome the opportunity to serve as your lawyers for life.
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Pantea formed Palm Desert Law Group, APC specifically to focus on the needs of families with young children as well as small business owners. Prior to starting this firm, she saw too many instances where the all too common “one-size fits all” estate planning failed, leaving families in court and conflict for years. She also saw that there was a huge disconnect between attorneys practicing estate planning and those practicing business law, such that the complex needs of small business owners were never fully met. And she wanted to change that.
Pantea aims to bring back the “old-school” practice of lawyering where she can be a trusted source to guide her clients through the decisions they need to make to protect their families and businesses.
Pantea graduated from Seton Hall University, School of Law and from New York University, College of Arts and Sciences. After graduating from law school, Pantea served as Senior Associate at the Law Office of David Philipson, where she represented high-net-worth families and their businesses, before opening her own practice in the Coachella Valley.
Pantea is a dedicated member of her business community, serving as the Special Events Committee Chair of the Desert Estate Planning Council and an active member of the Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley. During the summer months, she devotes a few weeks of her time serving as a camp counselor for her favorite organization, Camp to Belong, which reunites siblings who have been separated in the foster system for a fun (and often challenging!) week of memory building and family bonding.
Pantea lives in Palm Springs with her husband, her step-daughter, and their fur-baby, Ruby. She is licensed to practice law in California.
Client Services Director
With more than 20 years of customer service experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, Katrina places a high priority on understanding the needs of each client. She is the first point of contact and is responsible for creating and nurturing relationships that begin with the first phone call. As Client Services Director, she is a key liaison and prides herself on providing outstanding service. Additionally, Katrina enjoys attending events throughout the valley to continue to introduce the firm to the community. She is a proud member of the Profit Connection Leadership Team for the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce.
Service to her country and others has always been her passion, as demonstrated by her many years of public service and volunteer positions. Katrina graduated from Georgia Southern University and had lived all over the country before settling in the desert ten years ago with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Evie, hiking, and traveling.
Shalah is the newest addition to Palm Desert Law Group’s team. People are important to Shalah – she values strong relationships, a collaborative atmosphere, and spending time with others. Her goal is to build a career centered on robust client relationships and bringing a more personal legal experience to her clients.
Shalah graduated magna cum laude from San Diego State University with dual bachelor degrees in Criminal Justice Administration and Psychology. She went on to graduate in the top quarter of her law class from the University of Oregon School of Law, making her the first lawyer and college graduate in her family. Shalah has professional experience in both the public and private sectors, and has worked for high-profile employers such as Qualcomm and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. During law school, she served as a judicial extern at Lane County Circuit Court, assisting with the criminal docket. Before joining Palm Desert Law Group, she worked in family law and volunteered her time as an attorney with the Office of County Counsel for Riverside County, working primarily with the Health & Adult Welfare Division.
In her free time, Shalah enjoys traveling with her husband to new destinations. She enjoys hiking, yoga, impromptu trips to Barnes and Noble for the latest books, taking photographs, and is an insatiable foodie who will make any excuse to dine out.
Shalah currently lives in the Temecula area with her husband. She is licensed to practice law in California.