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 in the area of Trusts and Estates (2017-2022)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers in the area of Estate Planning & Probate (2012-2021)

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

hiQ’s Groundbreaking Injunction Against LinkedIn Reaffirmed: Scraping of Publicly Available Data Likely Does Not Violate CFAA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed its prior decision , holding that LinkedIn could not block hiQ, a scraping entity, from scraping public LinkedIn profiles. The court found it was...

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Election Year Issues for Private Foundations and Public Charities (Webinar)

Cynthia Rowland discusses Nonprofit Education Series on "Election Year Issues for Private Foundations and Public Charities." Public and private foundations may support nonpartisan election-related activities, but only in limited ways and amounts. Join our interactive live...

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Upside: Changes in the VCAP Liability Coverage Market

Over the past few years, there's been a dramatic rise in premiums in the venture capital liability insurance market and a steady increase in claims being submitted under those policies. We're also seeing a...

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News

LinkedIn Loses Data Appeal

Erik Olson was quoted in the article "LinkedIn Loses Data Appeal" in CDR Magazine . In the article, Erik said: We are pleased to see that the Ninth Circuit has again affirmed, in light...

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Illinois Courts Largely Favor Coverage for BIPA Cases Under CGL Policies

Since Illinois passed its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in 2008, there has been a proliferation of class action lawsuits filed pursuant to the statute. BIPA generally bars private entities from collecting, capturing, purchasing...

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News

2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update

Tyler Gerking was quoted in  PropertyCasualty360 's article "2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update."  Read the full article here (subscription required). Watch the webinar "Cyber Insurance for the Cannabis Industry" here .

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Event

The 15th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages

Jim Colopy is a speaker at the 15th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages on the panel addressing "Federal Jurisdiction: Waters of the United States.” 

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Legal Experts Say Opioid Coverage Disputes Far From Over

Shanti Eagle was quoted in Law360 's article "Legal Experts Say Opioid Coverage Disputes Far From Over."  Read the article here (subscription required).

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Platform Ecosystems – The Landscape of US and EU Legislation (Webinar)

Stephanie Skaff and Nate Garhart discuss "Platform Ecosystems – The Landscape of US and EU Legislation." Several new bills targeting online platform companies are making their way through state and federal legislative bodies in the...

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News

Farella Braun + Martel Named Among 2022 Best Places to Work

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