SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that Hons Yung has joined as a partner and Kristine Waggener has been elevated to partner from special counsel in the firm’s Private Client Group.
Yung counsels high-net-worth individuals, families, and closely held businesses with respect to tax, estate, and succession planning – crafting bespoke strategies that minimize income, estate, gift, and property taxes. He also works with fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate and trust administration, assisting with federal gift and estate taxes returns, and representing clients in tax disputes with state and local taxing agencies and the IRS.
Waggener works with high-net-worth individuals and multi-generational families to minimize income, estate, gift, and California property taxes while focusing on each client’s priorities. She represents families owning substantial interests in closely held and publicly traded corporations and she advises on how to hold wealth in family partnerships, limited liability companies, and S corporations. She guides clients through liquidity and insurance planning, shareholders’ agreements, and buy-sell arrangements to ensure coordination of their personal and business planning.