Snell & Wilmer announced 10 attorneys, including OCBA member Steffi Gascón Hafen, have been elected to join the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2019.
Hafen graduated from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law in 2010 and received her LL.M. in Taxation from Loyola Law School in 2011. She is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization and works in the Orange County and Los Angeles offices. Gascón Hafen’s practice is concentrated in tax, trust, and estate matters with emphasis in estate planning, trust and probate administration, and estate and gift taxation. She employs advanced estate planning techniques, including grantor retained annuity trusts, family partnerships, limited liability companies, charitable remainder trusts, defective grantor trusts, insurance planning, public charities, and private foundations. She also advises clients regarding succession planning for closely held businesses. In addition, Gascón Hafen is experienced in state and local taxation, including income taxation, sales and use taxation, and property taxation, as well as issues regarding residency and domicile. She also represents clients in front of the Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, and the Internal Revenue Service.
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