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Orange County Trusts & Estates Attorney, Eric Bardwell, Promoted to Partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

Irvine, Calif. – Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce Orange County trusts and estates attorney Eric R. Bardwell has been promoted to Partner, effective January 1, 2018.

Bardwell’s practice focuses on all aspects of wealth transfer planning, including estate planning and charitable planning. He provides tax strategies to business owners in the sale of their businesses, and in succession planning. Certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate, Bardwell has also been recognized as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for the last four years.

“My clients have benefited greatly from the breadth of practice and depth of legal experience available to them at JMBM,” said Bardwell. “I am honored to join the Partnership and look forward to contributing to the success of our clients and the Firm.”

Bardwell assists individuals and families in efficiently minimizing estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes through the creation of wills, trusts, business entities and charitable organizations and the use of gifts, sales and other wealth-transfer strategies. He advises clients on estate and trust administration, probate administration and the preparation of gift and estate tax returns.

“Eric has distinguished himself as an outstanding attorney who is dedicated to providing clients with excellent service,” said Bruce P. Jeffer, JMBM’s Managing Partner. “We are pleased to welcome him to the Partnership.”

Bardwell received his J.D. at Pepperdine University and B.S. from San Diego State University.

About Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
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