Michelle Graham

+1 858 400 1307

Michelle Graham

Partner  |  Withersworldwide
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Residency and domiciliation
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Being asked by the IRS to train their attorneys in the area of international estate planning.

How did you get into private client?

I intentionally made that decision – I knew I wanted to work with individuals.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Never let your client's problem become your problem. In other words, always do the right thing.

What is your favourite quote?

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." Napoleon Hill.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I live close to the beach – so anything in the water, including paddle boarding. Also walking to the beach with my dog and husband!

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Osteria Romantica, in San Diego.


Matthew Owens

+1 619 564 6136

Matthew Owens

Attorney  |  Withersworldwide
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (CA)

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Trust Litigation
Estate Litigation
Trust Administration

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Obtaining favourable settlement for a client through which her beneficial interest in a family trust was restored.

How did you get into private client?

Have always worked in this area since my first job in the legal field.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Stay up to date on changes in the law.

What is your favourite quote?

“Anything worth doing, is worth doing right,” Hunter S Thompson.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Surfing; running; my 14-year-old dog, Molly.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Ramen shop called Tajima.


Jenny Hill Bratt

+1 619 358 1712

Jenny Hill Bratt

Partner  |  Withersworldwide
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United States (CA, NY, CT)

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Philanthropy and charitable giving
Family business planning