OCBA members Mark Powell and Charles Daff, a partner and associate at Snell & Wilmer respectively, expand the firm's Orange County private client services group.
Powell and Daff come to Snell & Wilmer from Dorsey & Whitney as Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, California Board of Legal Specialization. They bring with them over 20 years of experience practicing law.
“We are excited to announce the expansion of our trusts and estates practice,” said Ketan Vakil, managing partner of Snell & Wilmer’s Orange County office. “We are always looking for opportunities to improve and strengthen our Orange County office. Adding Mark and Charles to our team helps accomplish that goal. They are both outstanding attorneys whose experience and background will be an invaluable asset to our clients and firm.”
Powell focuses his practice on three areas: estate and gift tax planning, with a strong emphasis on charitable planning and family philanthropy; family governance and succession planning for clients wanting to provide benefits over multiple generations; and trust and probate administration, including trust and estate litigation. He also mediates trust and estate disputes. Powell is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, as well as a proud Board Member of several community organizations including J.F. Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding, Dreams for Schools and Laguna Beach High School Scholarship.
Daff’s practice focuses on tax, trusts, and estates with an emphasis in estate planning, trust and probate administration, charitable planning, and estate and gift taxation. He is a regular contributing author for Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and has presented to the National Business Institute. In 2013, Daff graduated with his J.D. from the University of California, Irvine School of Law. In his last year at UCI he was the Senior Editor for the UC Irvine Law Review.