Our Team

Marc Mackenzie, Attorney

I became an estate planning attorney because I want to help families. The legal system can be confusing and intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. I speak in plain English and truly want you to understand your options and help you make wise decisions. With good planning, not only can future headache and expense be avoided, but you can leave a legacy for your family, taking care of them even after you are gone.

I take pride in providing each of my clients with one-on-one counseling, responsive, clear communication, and excellent service. I work closely with you to make sure your goals are realized. Estate planning is a lifelong process, and I strive to build relationships that last long after we first meet.

Background

Marc Mackenzie received his J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School. During law school, he was a member of The George Washington Law Review and served as a Dean’s Fellow. He earned his B.A. from University of California Santa Cruz. Prior to founding Acorn Law, he worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm Hogan Lovells.

Marc is a member of the Ventura County Bar Association, ProVisors, ElderCounsel, and WealthCounsel.

Marc is an Eagle Scout and is active in his community. He lives in Simi Valley with his wife Emily and daughter Lucy, along with their Saint Bernard Benson.

Brandi Stollak, Legal Assistant

Estate planning is about people, and I never forget that. I work with our attorney and clients to help them create carefully designed estate plans that address each client’s concerns and needs. I also help families through the difficult time after a loved one passes, to help make the legal side of things go as smoothly as possible. My extensive background in the legal industry helps me deliver unparalleled service to our clients, and I am very proud of what I do.

Background

Brandi is a native Californian who has resided in Ventura County for the past 10 years.  She has worked in the legal industry for the past 23 years, and balances her professional life with her quirky fashion sense.  Along with her strong background in the legal field, she also takes an interest in vintage cars and airplanes. Brandi is also a Notary Public.

Darlene Fowlks, Client Services Manager

I am often the first person you will speak to when you first begin working with our firm.  I work hard to make sure our clients have all of their needs not only met, but exceeded. Whether it is helping a client with transferring assets to their trust, to greeting people with a smile at our workshops, I am constantly doing everything I can to make sure our clients are well taken care of.

Background

Darlene is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She is also a 2010 graduate of the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class – “Meet the Elite” and former Board of Directors member of the Women Information Network (W.I.N.S.).  Darlene is also a Notary Public.

Darlene has been married for 37 years and has lived in Simi Valley, CA for 31 years with her husband Shedd, daughter Desiree and son Durell. She is also the proud grandmother to two beautiful granddaughters.  

Darlene loves to spend as much time as possible at R-Ranch in the Sequoias enjoying the beauty and peace of the Sequoia National Forest with her family and friends.  Cooking and trying new recipes is also an enjoyable past-time for Darlene. 

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