LOS ANGELES, CA (May 20, 2019) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Kevin R. Ghassomian has joined the firm's Tax and Wealth Planning Practice as a partner in both the New York and Los Angeles offices.
Mr. Ghassomian focuses his practice on the personal legal needs of business owners, corporate executives, high-net-worth individuals, and their families. His representation covers all aspects of domestic and international estate planning, with an emphasis on tax minimization, asset protection, business succession, and philanthropy. Mr. Ghassomian also counsels individual and corporate fiduciaries on the administration of trusts and estates, including the preparation of gift and estate tax returns and defense of positions taken on those returns. Mr. Ghassomian previously worked in the New York City headquarters of a global investment company, where he counseled a multinational client base on complex wealth management matters, including foreign and domestic trust planning and related asset allocation strategies.
Ani C. Hovanessian, chair of the firm's New York Tax and Wealth Planning Group, said, "Kevin has an outstanding background in tax and wealth management. He is a trusted advisor and is deeply committed to his clients, who are now sure to benefit from the full breadth of Venable's service offerings. Kevin comes at a great time, as we continue to build out our wealth planning capabilities here in New York, and we will enhance our core strategy with his expertise, networks, and professional experience."
Mitch Evall, partner-in-charge of the Los Angeles office, said, "The LA office, and the firm as a whole, has a vibrant and highly regarded Tax and Wealth Planning Practice. Kevin comes equipped with two decades of experience and a multidisciplinary background that fits well with, and will be a great addition to, that group. We look forward to having him with us."
Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Ghassomian said, "The firm has a sophisticated and highly regarded wealth planning practice, with a deep bench in Los Angeles and New York. I'm thrilled to join the team and look forward to expanding my client base on both coasts."
In addition to his law practice, Mr. Ghassomian is a frequent speaker, a published author, and former professor of law, concentrating his scholarship on estate planning, taxation, and various wealth management topics. He also devotes time to numerous civic and charitable causes, maintaining leadership positions on several nonprofit boards.
Mr. Ghassomian received an L.L.M. in taxation from the University of Miami School of Law, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in political science from the University of Kentucky, where he received the Vandenbosch Award as the Outstanding Graduating Senior.
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