Withers opens San Francisco base

The 109-partner law firm Withers has opened an office in San Francisco, based on demand for its wealth advice practice.

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Two lawyers, recruited from other firms, will man the office. In the US the practice is known as Withers Bergman. Louis Mezzullo joins as a consulting partner from McKenna Long & Aldridge to be in charge of trusts and estates. M&A partner Nancy Yamaguchi has joined from Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel. A third lawyer has also come on board, special counsel Vimala Snow. The firm is looking to grow in the technology sector and pick up on California's high net worth individuals. Source: The Lawyer

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