May 23, 2016

Grace Chung, Experienced Tax and Wealth Planning Attorney, Joins Venable in Los Angeles

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Grace Chung's arrival expands the firm’s established and dynamic practice

Los Angeles – May 23, 2016 – Experienced tax, trusts, and estates attorney Grace Chung has joined Venable LLP as Counsel in the firm's Los Angeles office after more than twelve years with Greenberg Traurig LLP.

Ms. Chung represents individuals, families, and closely held businesses in many industries, including new media and entertainment, technology, and real estate. She advises entrepreneurs and their businesses at formation, reorganization, and succession; high-net-worth individuals with their estate plans and charitable planning; fiduciaries in the administration of trusts and estates; and tax-exempt organizations. She designs, implements, and administers vehicles to achieve family, business, and charitable goals. She also has substantial experience with international income, estate, and gift tax issues.

"Grace is a great addition to our well-known and dynamic tax and wealth planning practice," said Douglas Emhoff, Managing Director of Venable's West Coast offices. "The Venable brand in Los Angeles has really grown strong over the last ten years, particularly in the high-net-worth and entertainment spaces. This visibility provides the ability to recruit high-caliber practitioners like Grace, and the rest of our renowned Venable team."

Ms. Chung's arrival comes as Venable is about to celebrate its tenth anniversary in Los Angeles. Over the last decade the office has grown from a small handful of attorneys to almost 80 today. This growth is reflected not only in the active tax and wealth planning practice, but across the litigation, business, and IP divisions. The firm’s West Coast expansion reaches to San Francisco as well, where Venable opened in 2013 and has tripled in size since.

"The firm has a dynamic and multilateral tax and wealth planning group that is a perfect fit for the continued growth and support of my practice," says Ms. Chung. "Venable continues to flourish and expand in Southern California, and I am delighted to be a part of the firm."

Ms. Chung received her J.D. from Cornell Law School and a B.A. from Brown University.


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