Richard Guggenhime - Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California
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Richard Guggenhime

Board Member

Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie, LLP

Mr. Guggenhime is Senior Counsel at Perkins Coie, LLP. He has counseled several generations of clients and has helped them plan and manage their wealth preservation and transfer wishes. Rich advises a range of clients, including individuals and families seeking to protect their hard-earned assets and high net worth clients with sophisticated personal planning and federal taxation related to gifts and estates, guiding them through the challenges associated with complex estates. Well regarded within the wealth management profession, particularly for working productively with his clients’ home office and affiliated professionals and advisers, Rich has called upon nearly every estate planning tool in service to upholding his clients’ goals. From drafting revocable and irrevocable trusts for U.S. citizens and non-citizens to advising owners of family and closely held business entities to trust administration, Rich offers an insightful, caring and comprehensive perspective through every stage of personal planning. Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Mr. Guggenhime to the State Compensation Insurance Fund in 2020.

Mr. Guggenhime is the president of the Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation and has an extensive background in public service in San Francisco’s leading civic organizations. He has served on the city’s Parking Authority, Fire Commission, Recreation and Parks Commission, and he currently is a member of the City and County of San Francisco Airport Commission.