Henry J. Moravec III
Henry J. Moravec III earned his B.A. degree from California State University, Long Beach in 1982, and his J.D. degree, cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Loyola Law School in 1990. Mr. Moravec was admitted to practice in the State of California in 1990.
Mr. Moravec is a consultant and chapter editor for California Continuing Education of the Bar, Advising California Nonprofit Corporations, 2nd Edition 1998, and has lectured for seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the USC Tax Institute, and the California Continuing Education of the Bar. He was the 1998-1999 chair of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Mr. Moravec practiced at Latham & Watkins from 1990 to 1995, at Hoffman, Sabban & Watenmaker from 1995 through 1997, and at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker from 1997 through 2003. Mr. Moravec formed Moravecs, A P.C. in May of 2003. In August of 2010 Moravecs, A P.C. merged with the Law Office of F. Bentley Mooney Jr. to form Moravec, Varga & Mooney.
Linda M. Varga
Mrs. Varga earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1986 and her J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in 1990. She was admitted to practice in the State of California in 1990. From 1991 through 1995, Mrs. Varga was an in-house litigation associate with State Farm Insurance Agency and thereafter a litigation associate at Bononi & Kouri from 1996 through 1999. She then formed her own litigation firm in 1999 and thereafter formed Moravecs, A P.C. in May of 2003. In August of 2010 Moravecs, A P.C. merged with the Law Office of F. Bentley Mooney Jr. to form Moravec, Varga & Mooney.
F. Bentley Mooney Jr.
Prior to his retirement in October of 2015, F. Bentley Mooney, Jr. was an av-rated California attorney, in practice since 1972. He holds a master of laws degree in taxation (LLM (Tax)) and was certified by the Board of Legal Specialization (State Bar of California) as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. His practice was limited to domestic and international business, estate planning, trusts, probate and related taxation. He lectured frequently on those topics.
Major practice concentrations were in Medi-Cal eligibility planning (shifting the costs of long term nursing home care while preserving economic security), asset protection planning (estate planning taking litigation exposure into account) and foreign private annuities (removes the exchange property from the annuitant’s gross estate without wealth transfer taxes, while retaining an income and keeping the principal in the family).
Mr. Mooney still receives calls for expert comment from Forbes, Medical Economics, The Los Angeles Business Journal, Wall Street Journal and more than a dozen other publications.
He is the author of numerous articles and books. Among the latter are Handcuff the Tax Man, Going Bare, The Artful Use of Offshore Tax Havens, Cluster! A Flexible Approach to the Cluster Agency Maze, When Health is Lost: Providing for Long-Term Nursing Care (1988), Creating & Preserving Wealth and Preserving Your Wealth. Newly-released in 2001 are When Health is Lost (an update of the 1988 book), Critical Planning for Target Defendants and An Advisor's Guide to Private Annuities.
Professional associations include numerous leadership roles in the Los Angeles County, California and American Bar Associations, Lawyers' Club of Los Angeles County, Conference of Bar Delegates, Glendale Estate Planning Council, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Mr. Mooney has also provided leadership to many civic and charitable organizations. They include Kiwanis Club of North Hollywood, Universal City-North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, San Fernando Convention & Visitors Bureau, No Ho Regional Center for the Arts, North Hollywood Community Forum, St. Anne’s Foundation, the Katherine Estes Rogers Foundation for Cancer Research and the Mooney Foundation.
Paralegal & Legal Secretary
Mee Y. Chang earned her A.A. degree from Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen. She began her legal career with Wyatt & Pepper as a litigation secretary. In October 1975 she went to work for F. Bentley Mooney, Jr., Esq. as a trusts and estates secretary. By 1980, she assumed responsibility for every aspect of trust and probate administration ordinarily performed by paralegals, along with many attorney functions. She continues to provide valued service in meeting client needs.