Valerie Kushel

Valerie Gerard Kushel

Founding Attorney

Valerie is an experienced estate planning attorney who combines personalized service with a compassionate approach. With a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation, Valerie is well-equipped to advise her clients regarding the most efficient and effective means of protecting and transferring wealth. Valerie ensures her clients feel educated and empowered through the process as she builds long-term relationships with her clients through tailored advice and friendship.

Prior to founding VGK Law, Valerie worked at a large law firm in San Francisco and a boutique estate planning firm in Marin. A leader in her field, Valerie currently serves as a Chair of the Marin County Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Section and speaks regularly on the subject of estate planning and trust administration.

Valerie lives in Corte Madera with her husband and toddler son and is proud to serve the community where she lives. A Bay Area native, Valerie previously lived in Los Angeles and London, England before putting down firm roots in Marin.


London School of Economics
LL.M. in Taxation

University of Southern California
Juris Doctor

University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Political Economy of Industrial Societies

Current Activities & Affiliations

• Marin County Bar Association, Trust and Probate, Co-Chair
• Joy in The Law
• Southern Marin Mothers' Club, Member
• Corte Madera Larkspur Mom’s Club, Member