LeClairRyan is pleased to announce the addition of four new employees to its San Francisco office. Joining the firm as shareholders in the corporate and tax practices are Bridget McInerney Harris and L. Randolph Harris. D. Karen Maready joins as an associate, along with legal assistant Georgina M. De Brito, in the same practices. All were formerly with Cooper, White & Cooper LLP.

“We are excited to have Bridget, Randy and their team join us,” said San Francisco office leader Peter M. Hart. “With their addition, we are expanding the depth and breadth of the corporate services we are able to offer clients in California.”

L. Randolph Harris advises a broad array of privately held companies and their owners on business and tax matters including taxable and tax deferred mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, integrated tax planning, federal and state tax controversy resolution, and real estate transactions. He has extensive experience counseling mature companies on operations, business transactions and mergers and acquisitions and counseling emerging and growth companies on business organization, financing and operations. Mr. Harris also advises on income tax planning for individuals, partnerships and corporations and also advises clients on estate and gift tax planning, including business transition planning. L. Randolph Harris is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in taxation law. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Law (LL.M.), Gonzaga University School of Law (J.D.) and Mansfield University.

“LeClairRyan represents a great cultural fit for our team, as well as significant opportunities for our clients,” said Randy Harris. “We are happy to be a part of this dynamic national law firm and we are looking forward to helping LeClairRyan continue to grow in California.”

Bridget McInerney Harris represents individual clients in estate planning, trust funding, trust administration and sophisticated estate and gift planning. She also represents business owners in corporate and tax planning, business transition planning and wealth transfer. A significant portion of her practice includes the formation of limited partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations as well as real estate transactions, including the purchase, sale and exchange of property. Bridget McInerney Harris is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. She is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law (J.D.), Georgetown University School of Law (LL.M.), and Georgetown University (B.S.).

“With this growth, LeClairRyan has added significant strength to its representation of businesses and high net worth individuals on the west coast,” said William P. Oberdorf, leader of the firm’s Corporate Department. “Bridget and Randy, along with their team, are great additions to our corporate department, expanding our capabilities in matters involving taxation, trusts and real estate across the nation.”



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