Bob Chesner, in his capacity as the firm’s COO, was featured in a Wall Street Journal article for his part in helping develop GSRP’s 401(k) plan. To see the article and read a bit about retirement plans and the art of stock picking, take a look here if you have a subscription to the Journal. Congratulations, Bob!
On September 29, nearly a dozen members of the GSRP team attended the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power awards luncheon to celebrate Leslie Giordani, who was recognized by more than 600 attendees for her enduring good works within the Austin community. The prestigious annual award honors local “working women of distinction” in fields such as government, education, media and marketing, law, technology, healthcare, and nonprofits. Leslie was one of just 30 finalists selected by the ABJ, out of 108 nominees from across Central Texas.
A founding partner of GSRP, Leslie has been a leader and innovator both in her personal practice and in the life of our firm for more than 25 years. She is an internationally recognized expert in certain niche applications of the law, particularly complex and high-end estate planning, sophisticated worldwide asset protection, and the design and implementation of private placement life insurance, with clients who span the globe. Although her expertise no doubt influenced ABJ’s decision to name her a finalist, it is her uncompromising vision for the firm, for her clients, and for her colleagues that sets her apart.
Leslie is a compassionate and consummately professional attorney and friend, dedicated to creating a space at GSRP that values the needs of women and men, both in their work and in their personal lives. Her commitment to clients, whom she considers an extension of her family, and her focus on the career development and continued success of all members of the firm, mark her as a woman of distinction and power, and an invaluable member of the Austin community.
A profile on Leslie is featured on the ABJ website and in the print version of this week’s paper – pick up a copy and familiarize yourself with 30 of the most influential women in Austin!
We are happy to announce that Leslie Giordani, Derry Swanger and Michael Ripp have once again been selected to appear in the Texas Super Lawyers magazine, which recognizes the top 5% of lawyers in the state. An imprint of Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Although we look forward to the release of Woodward/White, Inc.’s Best Lawyers in America© ranking every year, 2017 in particular gives us much cause to celebrate. Partner Derry Swanger will be receiving the honor for his 20th year, Leslie Giordani for her 15th, Michael Ripp for his 10th and Stephen Phillips for his 5th. Cindy Grossman has been named to the list for her second year.
It is our enduring pleasure and honor to offer our services to our clients throughout Texas, the United States, and the world, and we are humbled at the generous and ongoing recognition of our peers.
The Austin Business Journal has recently released its list of finalists for the Profiles in Power awards, a local who’s who of accomplished female entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals. First-named partner Leslie Giordani, a superb firm leader and uniquely accomplished attorney with expertise in estate planning, tax, insurance, and more, has been included as one of fourteen finalists in the area of Professional Services.
We extend our congratulations to Leslie, and are thankful to the ABJ for recognizing in her the qualities that we so treasure at our firm. We can’t wait to attend the awards luncheon on September 29!
It is our great pleasure to announce that Peggy Ugent, our accomplished Tax & Accounting Director, has added another title to her résumé: Vice Chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Trust, Estate and Gift Technical Resource Panel. The 10-person panel monitors legislative and regulatory activity, meets with technical staff at the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of the Treasury, and other professional groups in order to collaborate and help guide policy, and supports the AICPA membership by developing products and services to assists members in tax practice.
Ms. Ugent’s panel recently contributed to the AICPA’s response to proposed IRS regulations regarding the basis of property acquired from an estate, and an executor’s related reporting requirements. The panel’s comments were published in an article in Tax Analysts, which we are proud to share here.
For the eighth consecutive year, GSRP partner Cindy Grossman has been selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list! She is the only Austin area attorney included on the organization’s 2016 list for tax law.
Cindy has been with GSRP since 2009 and a partner since 2011. She possesses a breadth of experience in corporate and partnership formation and operation, investment fund formation, entity conversion and reorganization, business planning, business succession planning, executive compensation planning, and asset protection planning. During her tenure at GSRP, she has guided clients in negotiations with Citadel, New York Stock Exchange, Bloomberg LP, AIG, Knight, Merrill Lynch, Sungard, Barclays and Citi, among others.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. No more than 2.5% of up-and-coming lawyers in Texas are named to Rising Stars, as determined by Thomson Reuters.
During spring 2016, GSRP partner Cindy Grossman will embrace her newest title—professor! She has been appointed an adjunct professor in The University of Texas School of Law. She is teaching Financial Methods for Lawyers, a class that covers basic financial statement components as well as the time value of money, expected value decision-making and investment in enterprises.
Cindy Grossman is named to the Texas Rising Stars list for 2015, as published by Super Lawyers magazine. This is Cindy’s 7th consecutive year to be selected to the Rising Stars List! Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. No more than 2.5% of up-and-coming lawyers in Texas are named to Rising Stars, as determined by Thomson Reuters.
Super Lawyers Profile
Leslie Giordani, Derry Swanger, Michael Ripp, and Steve Phillips were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© 2015 by Woodward White, Inc.
Cindy Grossman is named to the Texas Rising Stars list for 2014, as published by Super Lawyers magazine. This is Cindy’s 6th consecutive year to be selected to the Rising Stars list! Rising Stars represent the top 2.5% of up-and-coming lawyers in the State of Texas, as determined by Thomson Reuters.