Attorneys & Directors

Attorneys

Leslie C. Giordani
Partner

Leslie primarily represents high net worth individuals and family offices in a wide variety of legal matters. Her particular focus is domestic and international trust, investment, and life insurance structures.

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Michael H. Ripp, Jr.
Partner

Michael represents high net worth individuals and family offices in the design, implementation, and administration of domestic and international trust, investment, and life insurance structures.

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Cindy L. Grossman
Partner

Cindy has a breadth of experience in corporate and partnership formation and operation, entity conversion and reorganization, business planning, business succession, and asset protection planning.

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Steven D. Baker
Partner

Mr. Baker advises on a wide variety of estate and business succession, charitable giving, and estate and trust administration matters.

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Lauren M. Fitte
Associate

Lauren focuses on the design, implementation and administration of domestic and international estate and business plans for GBGR’s clients.

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Jennifer E. Gayle
Associate

Jen’s practice focuses on the federal income, estate, and gift tax implications for clients utilizing complex estate planning, trust, and business strategies across multiple jurisdictions.

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Directors

Robert W. Chesner, Jr.
Finance & Insurance

Bob assists high net worth individuals and family offices in the design and implementation of domestic and offshore life insurance and annuity structures.

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Peggy A. Ugent
Tax & Accounting

Ms. Ugent retired as the firm’s Director of Tax and Accounting in April 2018, but she continues to share her extensive experience on an as-needed basis with the firm.

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J. Ross Buchholtz
Tax & Accounting

Ross draws upon his extensive experience as a senior certified public accountant to advise clients on a variety of income and transfer tax matters.

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