Biography

Tony Vecino is the chair of the Private Client Group, where he 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, Trusts and Estates (2017-2024)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers in the area of Estate Planning & Probate (2012-2023)

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

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Advice for Nonprofit Investment Committees From an Investment Advisor

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City of San Mateo Sued by Nonprofit Over New Housing Plan

Tom Mayhew spoke to CBS News about the lawsuit filed by Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella against the City of San Mateo. The lawsuit challenges the city's recently adopted Housing Element in order to...

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7 Ways Companies and Content Creators Can Navigate Copyright Law for a Successful Partnership

In recent years, the advent of the social media “influencer” has revolutionized advertising. Companies often partner with influencers to market their products, hoping to tap into the influencer’s devoted audience. Likewise, influencers create certain content...

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San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit.

Farella's Tom Mayhew, CJ Higley, Daniel Contreras, Vanessa Ing, and Alyssa Netto were mentioned in the Daily Journal article "San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit."...

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Farella Advises TILT Holdings Inc. on $10.5M Loan Transaction

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel advised TILT Holdings Inc. , a global provider of cannabis business solutions, and its Pennsylvania subsidiary, grower and processor Standard Farms, on a $10.5 million loan transaction...

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Ex-DraftKings Exec Seeks Fast Trial To Test Noncompete Law

Holly Sutton, chair of Farella's Employment Law Group, provided expert commentary to Law360 for the article "Ex-DraftKings Exec Seeks Fast Trial To Test Noncompete Law." Read the article here (subscription required).

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Nonprofit Quick Tip: State Filings in Oklahoma and Texas

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This is the 12th in a series of “Quick Tip” episodes focusing on the details of state registration of nonprofit corporations. In previous episodes, we...

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How to Navigate California Wage Statement Penalties After Naranjo v. Spectrum

On May 6, 2024, the California Supreme Court, in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services Inc. , clarified that an employer is not liable for statutory penalties for inaccurate wage statements when it had a...

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Chambers USA 2024 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers, Practices

Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has recognized 16 lawyers and six practice areas in the legal directory’s 2024 edition. Individual California and Western U.S. Rankings: Sarah Bell &ndash...

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REFRESH: Loot and Private Foundation Rules – Part 2

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, I refresh  EO Radio Show  episode 22, the second of our two episodes exploring private foundation rules using commentary on the...

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