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Autumn Ronda

Partner - los angeles

Experience

Legal Expertise

Autumn specializes in designing and implementing sophisticated tax and estate planning strategies for her clients.  Autumn is regarded for her special expertise in planning for cross-border estate and gift tax issues, including pre-immigration tax planning. She also manages complex trust and probate administration matters.  Autumn is designated as a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the Legal Specialization Board of the State Bar of California.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for the 2016 – 2020 editions of Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Trusts and Estates
  • Designated by Super Lawyers Magazine, and published in Los Angeles Magazine, as a “Rising Star” among Southern California lawyers in the years 2013 – 2019, inclusive, in the category of Estate Planning and Probate
  • Recipient of the 2017 Beverly Hills Bar Association Board of Governors Award
  • Included in the Los Angeles Magazine’s September 2015 edition as a top 50 Up-and-Coming female attorney in Southern California
  • Honored as a finalist at the 2014 Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women Making a Difference” Awards

Professional, Business and civic Affiliations

  • Wills for Heroes Foundation – California Chair (2010 – present)
  • Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles – Board Member (2014 – 2016)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section – Chair (2015 – 2016); Board Member (2011 – 2016)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Barristers Board of Governors – President (2013 – 2014); Board Member (2009 – 2016)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Foundation – Board Member (2012 – 2014)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Board of Governors – Board Member (2011 – 2015)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee – Founder; Chair (2012 – 2016)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Mentorship Committee – Founder; Chair (2012 – 2016)
  • California Society of CPAs, Estate Planning Committee – Board Member (2011 – 2013)
  • State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Young Tax Lawyers Committee – President (2010 – 2015); Board Member (2008 – 2016)
  • Los Angeles County Bar, Taxation Section, Young Tax Lawyers Committee – President (2010 – 2015); Board Member (2008 – 2016)

Other Career Experience

  • Attorney at Law, Valensi Rose, PLC, Los Angeles, CA
  • Adjunct Professor of Law (Estate Planning), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA

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Events & Speaking Engagements

Autumn regularly speaks at prestigious legal conferences and events, including:

  • Glendale Estate Planning Council – “Cross-Border Estate Planning and Estate Tax Controversy Developments” (July 2019)
  • City National Bank – “Cross-Border Estate Planning” (June 2019)
  • CalCPA Estate Planning Committee – “Wealth Transfer Strategies in Cross Border Planning” (June 2018)
  • Los Angeles Estate Counselors Forum – “The Big Picture: Coordinating Estate Planning with Retirement Benefits” (March 2016)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents Mid-Year Meeting – “How to Raise the Bar Through Online Communities and Personal Relationships” (February 2016)
  • 2014 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference – “Coordinating Estate Planning with Retirement Benefits” (November 2014)
  • American Bar Association Teleconference – “The Requirement and Development of Mentorship Programs for New & Young Lawyers” (April 2014)
  • UCLA – “Careers in Estate Planning” (January 2013)
  • CalCPA Estate Planning Committee – “Wealth Transfer Strategies in a Low Interest Rate Environment” (August 2012)
  • Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference – “GRATs and CLATs – It’s Now or Never” (November 2011)
  • CalCPA Estate Planning Committee – “Ethical Issues of Estate Planning” (January 2011)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Young Tax Lawyers and Log Angeles Chapter of CalCPA’s Emerging Professionals – “How to Develop an Estate Planning Practice – a Guide for Young Professionals” (August 2010)

Admissions

  • California, 2007

    United States Tax Court, 2011

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    Master of Laws in Taxation, July 2009
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
    Master of Business Administration, December 2006
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    Juris Doctor, May 2006
  • Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, California
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, August 2002
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