Irvine Partner Renee Gabbard will be honored with the Award for Excellence in Public Service from Chapman University Fowler School of Law’s Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) on March 27, 2014. The award will be presented at PILF’s 2014 Silent Auction and Gala, which recognizes the dedicated work of the university’s students and community leaders in public interest law. Every year, hundreds of judges, attorneys, students, and faculty members attend the event to celebrate civic leadership and raise money for PILF’s public interest summer jobs grant program.
Ms. Gabbard’s practice focuses on privately held businesses, high net worth clients, and charitable organizations. Her areas of practice include all aspects of income, capital gains, gift and estate tax planning, charitable planning, advanced wealth and business succession planning, capital gains tax deferral techniques, acquisition, sale and liquidity planning, private corporate structuring, asset freeze techniques, family office planning, insurance planning, trust tax planning, and trust administration. Ms. Gabbard was included in The Best Lawyers in America’s 2013 and 2014 editions and received the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California in 2012.