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San Francisco, CA (October 10, 2016) – Continuing to expand its national Tax and Wealth Planning practice, Venable LLP announced the addition of Suzanne C. Farley as counsel in the firm's San Francisco office. Ms. Farley joins Venable from Arnold & Porter LLP.

Ms. Farley focuses her practice on estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and families, with a particular emphasis on family wealth transfers for large estates; trust and estate administrations; court proceedings and IRS audits related to trust and estate administrations; charitable giving; business formation and succession planning; and the formation and representation of tax-exempt entities.

"We're thrilled to welcome an attorney of Suzanne's caliber to the Venable team as we continue our growth in San Francisco," said James E. Nelson, Partner-in-Charge of the firm's San Francisco office. "Since opening three years ago, the office has tripled in size through a deliberate and measured approach to growth. We continue to seek and to find talented attorneys who want to be part of our collaborative group, and who are well positioned to grow their practices and the firm by joining us."

"Venable is widely regarded for its deep bench of strong tax and wealth planning attorneys in California and across the country," said Ms. Farley. "The breadth of experience demonstrated by this dynamic group will be a great asset to my clients."

At Venable, Ms. Farley joins a growing tax and wealth planning practice regarded as one of the elite groups in the country. With more than 60 attorneys nationwide, the group has a number of top-ranked attorneys concentrating on domestic and international tax, sophisticated estate planning that includes the preservation and protection of wealth for generations of families, the establishment and advising of private foundations, and other services for high-net-worth clients and family offices.

Added Douglas C. Emhoff, Managing Director of Venable's West Coast offices, "Suzanne joins the nearly 90 attorneys in our California offices, where she will be a strong addition to one of the foremost estate planning practices in the country. She is the type of high-caliber attorney we look to attract and one whose practice has many natural synergies with attorneys throughout the firm."

Ms. Farley earned her LLM in Taxation from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2012, her JD from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2007, and her BFA from City University of New York in 2003.

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Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. The firm has more than 600 attorneys who serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs. For more information, visit www.venable.com.