Rancho Santa Fe, CA – March 29, 2005 – Holland & Knight LLP today announced that Michelle Graham has joined the firm’s Private Wealth Services Practice as senior counsel based in its Rancho Santa Fe office.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Graham was a senior associate at Baker & McKenzie, where she had been employed since 1998. Graham’s practice emphasizes estate planning and tax planning strategies for both domestic and international clients, as well as family business succession planning and advising non-profit organizations.
“Michelle is an excellent lawyer with fine credentials in our areas of practice. We are delighted that she decided to join us,” said James M. Cowley, the senior partner in Rancho Santa Fe. “Moreover, she gives our office an added dimension of experience in international planning that will extend Holland & Knight’s reach in that area to the West Coast.”
Graham received a BS from Southern Methodist University in economics with a minor in business, a Masters of International Business from University of San Diego School of Business, and a JD and LLM in taxation from University of San Diego School of Law. She is admitted to the California Bar.
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