Biography

Tony Vecino advises and assists high net worth individuals and families in achieving their wealth transfer, asset preservation, and business succession planning goals, while minimizing exposure to taxes and tending to non-tax objectives.

Behind the technical description of his work, Tony occupies a position of extraordinary trust and responsibility with respect to his clients – helping them protect and build on the fruits of their life’s work and their family legacy. His work is, by definition, multigenerational, often spanning a long continuum of service to the families with whom he works.

Tony also advises individual and institutional fiduciaries and trust and estate beneficiaries regarding estate and trust administrations in both judicial and non-judicial contexts. He provides legal and tax advice relevant to the matters at hand to help these clients understand the issues and processes they face and to prepare them for the decisions they’ll be required to make. He also assists clients with federal gift and estate tax returns, and has substantial experience in successfully resolving tax controversies with the IRS and other taxing authorities.

As a trusted advisor in the family wealth planning context, the foundation of Tony’s role is developing a deep understanding of each family’s overall dynamic as well as the individual personalities to serve as the basis for developing a rapport and lasting working relationship with the various family members. Based on this, he gains a keen understanding of their wealth transfer goals and other concerns and can then advise on strategies to address those objectives.

In doing so, Tony brings his considerable and broad expertise to bear on his clients’ needs. He integrates the family’s goals with his deep knowledge of federal, state, and local tax laws, property tax laws, general business law, and a wide range of sophisticated estate planning strategies and experience with non-tax matters. This expertise provides his clients with a comprehensive understanding of the legal, tax and business issues that impact the goals and specific situations they face to protect what matters most, and plan for their futures.

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America in the area of Trusts and Estates (2017-2020)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers in the area of Estate Planning & Probate (2012-2019)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • California State Bar Taxation Section Executive Committee, former editor of the California Tax Lawyer
  • Past Co-Chair of the Professional Advisors Council of The San Francisco Foundation

Firm Highlights

Publication

Weed at Work: Understanding Legalized Marijuana in the Office

Click here for the audio recording of the webinar "Weed at Work: Understanding Legalized Marijuana in the Office.

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News

North Bay Wineries Taking Insurers to Court Over Denied Smoke Taint Claims

Tyler Gerking, chair of Farella's Insurance Recovery Group, was quoted in the Napa Valley Register article, "North Bay Wineries Taking Insurers to Court Over Denied Smoke Taint Claims." In the article, Tyler said he would expect...

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Publication

Strategy Lessons From Wells Fargo Fintech Patent Litigation

United States Automobile Association (USAA) is a financial services company that provides insurance, banking, investment, and retirement products and services for members of the military and their families. On June 7, 2018, USAA filed...

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Event

2020 ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law

Rebecca Stephens will be speaking at the 2020 ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law session, "Marijuana in the Workplace." Details: According to a 2018 Pew Research Survey, 62 percent of...

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News

Sushila Chanana Named to 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program

SAN FRANCISCO, February 13, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Sushila Chanana has been named a member of the 2020 class of Fellows participating in a landmark program created by...

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Publication

Your Retirement Planning and the SECURE Act

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (or SECURE Act), signed into law on December 20, 2019, changes retirement planning significantly and unexpectedly. The bulk of the changes become effective as of January...

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Event

ABA 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime

Jessica Nall will be speaking at the 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime session, "Updates in Cybercrime: Are We Fighting an Impossible Battle?" Details: Information security has now become an essential part of corporate...

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News

Farella Assists San Francisco Flower Mart With Development Project

Farella Braun + Martel represented the master tenant of the San Francisco Flower Mart in renegotiating its agreements with Kilroy Realty Corp., including a long-term master lease to permanently relocate the Flower Mart to...

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Publication

Another Federal Circuit Finds Phishing Loss Covered Under Crime Policy

Companies of all sizes have fallen victim to attacks whereby fraudsters will use deceptive communications, such as spoofed emails, to trick an employee into transferring money into the fraudsters’ control. While these increasingly prevalent...

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Event

Risk Management Summit for Agriculture and Cannabis

Rebecca Stephens will be presenting the topic "A Closer Look at Ag/Cannabis Employment Issues Surfacing in 2020" at Newfront Insurance's Risk Management Summit for Agriculture & Cannabis. Join us for a free, all-day event...

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