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Los Angeles, CA (October 27, 2014) – Venable LLP has announced that Jason T. Whiting has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as Counsel in the Tax and Wealth Planning practice group. Previously, Mr. Whiting had been a Senior Counsel with Freeman, Freeman, Smiley LLP in Los Angeles.

"Jason’s broad experience and industry knowledge make him a great addition to our team," says Los Angeles Trust and Estates Partner Michele Mulrooney. "As our practice grows, Venable continues to look for top level legal talent to further serve our clients’ diverse needs in Los Angeles and around the world."

With more than a decade of trust and estates experience, Whiting advises high net-worth families and individuals on wealth succession, estate gift and generation skipping transfer tax issues, and frequently represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service. He provides clients with sophisticated wealth transfer strategies including grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable trusts, life insurance trusts, residence trusts, buy/sell agreements, and family entities such as partnerships and LLCs. He also advises trustees on their duties in administering trusts, and advises individuals and organizations regarding the formation and operation of section 501(c)(3) charities and private foundations.

"Jason is a welcome addition to the Los Angeles office which is well positioned to support high net worth individuals, non-profit and for-profit businesses and entrepreneurs in the region," said Douglas Emhoff, managing partner of the Los Angeles office. "His strong finance background makes him an important asset to our firm."

Mr. Whiting received his J.D. from University of Southern California School of Law and a B.A. from University of California Berkeley. He also received an LL.M., Taxation, with honors from Golden Gate University of Law.

Venable’s Tax and Wealth Planning Group handles a complete range of issues from general corporate advisory work such as acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures, to tax controversy work including large case audits and litigation, to matters related to personal wealth planning, employee benefits and executive compensation, and international tax matters.

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