Biography

Evan Abrams’ practice involves counseling individual and family office clients regarding estate and income tax planning, charitable giving, and business succession planning, as well as advising them on a broad range of other issues related to wealth preservation, tax management, and privacy planning.

He works  frequently on special projects structured around the unique needs of high net worth clients. He advises both families and entrepreneurs on tax planning, with a particular specialization in pre-liquidity events and closely-held businesses. Families that own real estate and wish to transition it in a tax-advantaged manner often call on Evan’s expertise as well.

A family wealth practice is by definition extremely personal and relationship-driven. Evidence of Evan’s expertise is the frequent referrals he received from wealth managers and CPAs, who entrust their clients’ affairs to him. In the midst of life’s ups, downs and sheer unpredictability, Evan is a calm, patient, and responsive advisor. Whether it’s a minor matter or something more sophisticated, Evan excels at understanding, and meeting his clients’ needs.

He has served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Geraldine Mund of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Tax Law Vice-Chair, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association (2010-2011)

Firm Highlights

Publication

How Napa County Seeks to Streamline the Winery Permit Process

Recently, local members of the wine industry in Napa County have been actively engaged with county government in discussions regarding ways to streamline the winery use permit process. Frustrated with the cost and lengthy...

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Event

Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

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California's Changing Approach to Housing Policy

Hardly a day goes by without news headlines reminding us that California is in the midst of a severe housing crisis. As with any crisis situation, questions abound. How did we get here? How...

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New California Crown Act Reminds Employers to Carefully Consider Workplace Dress and Grooming Policies

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law the nation’s first bill banning discrimination based on an employee’s hairstyle. Senate Bill 188, otherwise known as the Crown Act, expanded the definition of race under...

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In the Weeds: Marijuana Legalization & Employment Laws

Over the last several years, attitudes towards marijuana use have rapidly changed in the United States. According to a 2018 Pew Research Survey, 62 percent of U.S. respondents said marijuana use should be legal...

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News

Eugene Mar Named to Americas Rising Star Awards Shortlist by Euromoney Legal Media Group

Farella Braun + Martel partner Eugene Y. Mar has been named to the 2019 Americas Rising Star Awards shortlist for "Best in Patent" by Euromoney Legal Media Group. Eugene chairs Farella’s Technology Industry Group. As...

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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

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Complex Civil Litigation Symposium

Doug Dexter is a member of the planning committee for the 2019 Complex Civil Litigation Symposium.

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News

Farella Braun + Martel Partner Named to Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation

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CalCPA: Wine Industry Conference

Lauren Gilbreth will present the session "Succession Planning" at the CalCPA - Wine Industry Conference. The ever dynamic wine industry is fraught with complicated tax, labor and accounting issues. Please join us as we...

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