Our Team

Our Expertise

Secure a financially sound future for you and your loved ones by partnering with us. At our firm you can be sure that your satisfaction will always be our first priority. We will be your trusted advisor at every step of the process. Our services are available at competitive prices and do not involve any hidden costs.  We are here to guide you through the difficult decisions that will protect your family after your passing.





Stephanie M. Caballero

The Estate Planning & Legacy Law Center, PLC in California, led by Stephanie M. Caballero, Esq., is dedicated to providing excellent estate planning services. Stephanie has more than 10 years of experience in helping clients achieve their dream of starting a family, via surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, and embryo donation. Since she has worked to help create families it was a natural progression for her to want to help secure their futures. Stephanie M. Caballero, Esq. is the Founder of The Surrogacy Law Center, PLC, has appeared on various programs and print media including The Today Show, ABC News, HuffPost Live, The Daily Beast, The Bakersfield Californian, The Examiner, the Creating a Family radio program, NPR, Fox News, The Los Angeles Times, The Union Tribune and the L.A. Daily Journal (and again on March 23rd, 2015).

Stephanie is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology (AAARTA) Attorneys serving on their Ethics Code Review Committee and is a member of the American Bar Association, San Diego Bar Association, and American Society of Reproductive Medicine, serving on the Executive Board of its Legal Professional Group. Stephanie also serves on the boards of Fertile Action and Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED).


Shoshannah Hart

Shoshannah Hart is an associate attorney at the Estate Planning and Legacy Law Center. Throughout law school, she worked at Estate Planning firms, gaining valuable experience that shaped her into the attorney she is today.

After moving to Carlsbad and passing the California bar exam, she sought out opportunities in other areas of the law, but went back to her roots, and is now leading the Estate Planning Division at the Estate Planning and Legacy Law Center.

Like her colleague, Sara Tasch, Shoshannah also has a well-rounded education with two Bachelor’s degrees in Business and Political Science from Arizona State University.

Tired of scorpions, rattlesnakes, and 120-degree summers, Shoshannah moved to California and completed her Juris Doctor at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Shoshannah was recently married to the love of her life in May of 2017. She and her husband enjoy living in Carlsbad with their two rescue pups and you can often find them wandering on the beach, enjoying all that Carlsbad Village has to offer. Shoshannah also enjoys restoring furniture, cooking without recipes, and volunteering for multiple local organizations.


Melissa Hong

Melissa Hong is a California licensed attorney specializing in estate planning and family law, including surrogacy law. She enjoys working with clients to ensure their families are protected if a loved one becomes incapacitated or passes away. Her legal experience includes working at a non-profit in Cambodia, drafting estate planning documents for an online legal document start-up, and providing business transactions solutions for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Melissa graduated cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, while concurrently completing an MBA program. She received her BA in History from the University of California Los Angeles. She speaks Khmer and intermediate Mandarin Chinese.


Sara N. Tasch

Of Counsel Sara N. Tasch is an estate planning attorney, writer, and mom.

Shortly after graduating from law school, Ms. Tasch worked as a law clerk at a civil litigation firm while awaiting her bar exam results. Once licensed, she began her career as an estate and business planning attorney at a prominent boutique law firm in San Diego, where she helped families protect their assets through comprehensive estate and business plans and complex tax planning techniques.

Part of her well-rounded education includes a Bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and Economics, and a law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where Ms. Tasch graduated with honors. While in law school, Ms. Tasch was an active member of the Business Law Association, the Women’s Law Association, the Students Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF), and was awarded numerous Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Tasch worked for several years as a senior-level litigation paralegal, which has afforded her invaluable insights on how to avoid legal disputes, as well as how best to address such disputes when they do arise. When not working as a lawyer, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, volunteering, and spending time with her husband, young son, and their two rescue pit bull terriers, Piglet and Tyson.