Our Staff

Professional Case Managers

Alex Marte

Alexandra Marte

Alex has previously served as a licensed professional fiduciary. Her educational background includes undergraduate coursework at Pasadena City College and completion of the entire curriculum of California State University Fiduciary Education courses. She has been employed by our firm as a case manager since 1985, handling numerous high profile and complex estate and trust matters.


Lilit Belyavskiy

Lilit (Movsesyan) Belyavskiy

Lilit has an M.B.A. in Marketing and has 7 years prior experience in contract compliance, project management and transportation facilitation for a multi-national manufacturing corporation based in Amsterdam. She worked with that company’s corporate clients in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Slovenia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Russia. She speaks Armenian, Russian, Spanish, and German in addition to English. She has handled a number of our multi-lingual and multi-cultural cases. She joined the firm as a case manager in 2006. In 2016 Lilit successfully completed Professional Fiduciary Management courses for Trustees and Conservators at California State University Fullerton.


Michael Spence

Michael Spence

Michael is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and holds a Nursing Home Administrator License issued by the California Bureau of Examiners-Nursing Home Administrators. He served as a Navy corpsman during the Vietnam War. He joined our firm in 2005 as a case manager, and was known to us for an extended period prior to his direct employment. He has a total of 38 years experience in the fields of nursing, health care administration, care facility management and geriatric care.


Norma Arroyo

Norma Arroyo

Norma joined our team in 2014. She graduated Cum Laude from University of California San Diego with a BA in Communications/Political Science. Norma provides assistance to the partners in case set up and estate administration. She also specializes in providing Concierge services to our clients. Norma is bilingual, which allows her to effectively serve our Spanish speaking clientele. She is enrolled in the Cal State Fullerton continuing education program, studying to become a licensed Fiduciary.


Case Assistant

Susan Nefiodow

Sue has 6 years prior experience as a legal secretary and joined our firm in 2005. She works directly with the principals and case managers, supplying both independent and support services on complex matters. Her specialty is management of trust and estate real property.


Jessy Coto

Jessy Coto

Jessy graduated from California State University Los Angeles, with a major in Business Administration and minor in Economics. Prior to joining our team, Jessy worked as a legal assistant and case manager for Social Securities, Consumer Protection, and Personal Injury law firms. He joined Mandell & Movsesian in 2016 and assists the principals in trust and estate management. Jessy is currently studying at Cal State Fullerton to prepare for licensure as a Professional Fiduciary. He is fluent in Spanish which allows him to effectively serve Spanish-speaking clients.


Office Support Staff

Debbie Smyser
Office Manager








Andrew Bouchoux – Front Desk Operations Manager