Withers has expanded its trust and estate planning practice in California with the addition of new partner Naomita Yadav.
Naomita joins the firm’s San Francisco office from Ernst and Young, where she was a Senior Manager, and has previously held tax advisory roles at Anderson Yazdi Hwang Minton & Horn, Goodwin Proctor and Baker & McKenzie.
Naomita has a broad practice, providing advice across all areas of lifetime planning and trust structuring, as well as boasting significant experience in complex income tax matters. Naomita’s clients are generally high net worth individuals and families with Californian and federal tax advice needs, as well as cross-border tax and tax residency issues.
Jay Dinwoodie, co-chief executive of Withers’ Private Client and Tax division, comments: “Since Withers opened a first West Coast base in San Francisco in 2014, expanding the size and growing the depth of skills in our trust and estates team has been an overriding objective. We’ve been making great progress in this regard, with the arrival of special counsel Christine Brown early this year and associates Marsha Levinson and Jessica Kaplan. Bringing Naomita into the team is a real boost to this effort, and her experience across the spectrum of tax planning matters will be invaluable in growing our market share in San Francisco.”
Naomita adds: “Having known Withers’ California team for many years, I am thrilled to be joining and contributing to the expansion of the practice. There is so much potential in the market, and as the firm grows its presence in areas like technology, venture capital, life sciences, sports and entertainment, I look forward to playing a part in the success story.”