Firm News

Tony Vecino Joins Farella Braun + Martel’s Family Wealth Group

July 6, 2015 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6, 2015: Farella Braun + Martel LLP is pleased to welcome Tony Vecino as a partner to its Family Wealth Group.


“We are delighted to welcome Tony to our growing team of family wealth and exempt organizations attorneys,” said Lara Gilman, chair of Farella’s Family Wealth Group. “His depth of experience in advising high-net-worth individuals and families and knowledge of tax law and the laws of business entities complements and deepens the services we provide to our clients. Tony is a terrific addition to our practice and further cements our reputation as one of the top family wealth practices in the Bay Area.”


Vecino counsels high-net-worth individuals and families on achieving their wealth transfer, asset preservation and business succession planning objectives, while minimizing exposure to income, gift, estate and property taxes. He combines 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 to provide his clients with a comprehensive understanding of the legal, tax and business issues relevant to their specific situations. Vecino advises individual and institutional fiduciaries and trust and estate beneficiaries regarding estate and trust administrations in both judicial and non-judicial contexts. He also assists clients with federal gift and estate tax returns, and has significant experience in successfully resolving tax controversies with the IRS. Vecino earned his J.D. from Golden Gate University (1999), where he served as an associate note editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review. He was previously a partner at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP in San Francisco.


Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, Farella is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry.



Cheryl Loof

Farella Braun + Martel LLP


[email protected]

Firm Highlights


New Round of PPP Loans: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Matt Lewis and Julie Treppa discuss "New Round of PPP Loans: What Nonprofits Need to Know."  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a lifeline for nonprofits and other businesses that are struggling to survive during...

Read More

Year-End Estate Planning in an Election Year

The 2020 election is less than a month away and year-end estate planning is already underway for many. Under current law, the estate, gift and GST (generation-skipping transfer) tax exemptions for 2020 are set at...

Read More

Lawyers Warn Those Bracing for Prop. 19’s Tax Hit: Act Fast

Evan Abrams spoke to the San Francisco Business Times for the article "Lawyers Warn Those Bracing for Prop. 19’s Tax Hit: Act Fast."  In the article, Evan said, “If you really want to do anything...

Read More

Prop. 19 Passed, Here Is What You Need to Know

Proposition 19, which passed last month, has important consequences for all real property owners in California. It is important to act quickly before Proposition 19's effective date of February 16, 2021. Proposition 19 has...

Read More

Estate Planning During Uncertain Times

Farella's Wine Industry Education Series features Lauren Galbraith discussing "Estate Planning During Uncertain Times." Estate planning for vineyard and winery owners has come to the forefront during this unpredictable pandemic and in light of...

Read More

Estate Tax Planning for Large Company Stock Holdings: Four Tips for Using Record-High Lifetime Exemptions

Published on . Key Points Annual inflation-indexing continues to increase the historically high lifetime exemption amount for gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes. Those of considerable wealth who have not yet made gifts...

Read More