Trust & Estates Attorney, Genevieve Larson, joins Withers in San Francisco

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Genevieve Larson has joined Withers in San Francisco as a partner, with effect from November 2014.

She joins from Farella Braun + Martel, where she has worked for the past 6 years as a Family Wealth Attorney.

Genevieve counsels individual clients on estate planning, business succession planning, philanthropy and probate and trust administration. To implement plans tailored to meet the objectives of clients in disposing of assets in a tax efficient manner, she drafts sophisticated revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts. She also assists clients in succession planning for family owned business entities, including the implementation and maintenance of governance systems designed to meet the family objectives. In addition, her experience includes guiding fiduciaries through all aspects of probate and trust administration, including settlement of disputes and probate litigation.

Genevieve also counsels public charities and private foundations. She assists clients in establishing tax-exempt organizations and obtaining federal and state tax exemption. Her practice includes advising organizations on best practices in governance and operations, fundraising and tax compliance.

For many clients, Genevieve provides business and tax advice structured specifically to the markets in which her clients work. She has gained a deep understanding of the agriculture industry, and in particular, the wine and fruit and nut tree production. With clients located throughout California’s vast agricultural hot beds of Napa, Sonoma, Sutter and Mendocino counties, her industry experience provides an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of successful businesses, and the importance of tax strategies and effective, open succession plans to the long-term health of a family-owned business.

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