Laurelle M. Gutierrez - McDermott Will & Emery


Laurelle M. Gutierrez has a diverse practice representing high-net-worth individuals and their families with respect to all aspects of gift, estate and generation-skipping wealth-transfer tax planning, as well as trust and estate administration.

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  • Designing multigenerational and multinational plans for high-net-worth individuals and families to foster family harmony while minimizing the effect of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes
  • Advising fiduciaries in complex trust and probate administrations

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  • American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research and Writing
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Trust and Estates, Menlo Park, 2013–2024
  • Chambers High Net Worth, Northern California: Private Wealth Law, 2016–2023
  • Private Client Global Elite, 2018–2021, Legal Week
  • Super Lawyers, Northern California, 2008–2021


  • State Bar of California, Tax Section, Executive Committee
  • San Mateo County Health Foundation, former board member and past chair
  • Society of Trust and Estate Professionals

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University of San Francisco School of Law, JD, 1993
University of California – Berkeley, BA, 1987


Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the Northern District of California