Support Professionals


Bruce S. Kentros

Bruce's efforts are focused on complex structure administration and international estate and wealth protection planning.

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Christina L. Pedersen
Tax Matters

Christina primarily focuses on domestic and international tax compliance and planning for individuals, entities, and trusts.

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Amy D. Quiñones
International Matters

Amy supports the design, implementation and administration of offshore and domestic life insurance structures.

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Carol S. Kohler
Corporate Matters

Carol supports the firm’s income and estate tax attorneys in the design and implementation of domestic and international entity structures.

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Executive & Legal Assistants

Shannon L. Clifton
Executive Assistant

Shannon's primary responsibilities are to support Leslie Giordani, Bob Chesner, and Amy Quiñones; she also manages online presence.

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Heather J. Denham
Legal Assistant

Heather primarily supports Michael Ripp, Cindy Grossman, Steven Baker, Lauren Fitte, Bruce Kentros and Carol Kohler, as well as firm training and other firm administration duties.

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Paula Echols

Paula L. Echols
Legal Assistant

Paula primarily supports Ross Buchholtz and Christina Pedersen, as well as firm accounting and other firm administration duties.

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Robert W. Chesner, Jr.
Chief Operating Officer

Bob oversees all of the operational, administrative, and financial functions of the firm.

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David Giordani
Firm Administrator

David oversees all matters related to personnel, logistics, billing and bookkeeping, and financial planning.

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Alyssa N. Gault
Accounting Administrator

Alyssa administers accounts payable and receivable, maintains the firm's ledgers and provides client support.

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Sandra Painter

Sandra oversees most bookkeeping and primarily supports Ross Buchholtz and Christina Pedersen. She also supports Amy Quiñones in several insurance related matters.

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Stephanie Cook

Stephanie is the primary point of contact for clients and other visitors and provides general administrative support.

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