Jennings Strouss Expands Tax Practice, Hires Lawyers from Bryan Cave

7.18.09

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm focused on a variety of practices for corporate clients, is pleased to announce that Richard C. Smith has joined the firm as a Member and Nancy C. Pohl has joined the firm as an Associate. Both will be practicing in the firm's Phoenix office.

Richard Smith, a Phoenix resident, will practice in the Estate Planning & Probate Law, and Tax Law departments. He focuses his practice on the representation of clients in all aspects of tax, corporate and business planning. His practice has a particular emphasis in the employee benefits law area including the design, implementation and other aspects of pension, profit sharing and other qualified plans. In addition, Mr. Smith also has spent considerable time advising clients on non-qualified deferred compensation plans, incentive stock option plans and other types of employee benefit plans. Mr. Smith is licensed as a certified public accountant in Arizona.

Mr. Smith obtained his J.D. from Syracuse College of Law (1971) and his B.A. from Queens College of the City, University of New York (1967).

Nancy Pohl, a Phoenix resident, focuses her practice in the Estate Planning and Probate, Tax and Corporate Securities and Finance Departments. Her practice is focused on corporate and partnership tax planning, estate planning, tax-exempt organizations, general business planning and federal and state tax litigation. Ms. Pohl also advises clients on estate planning and probate matters.

Ms. Pohl obtained her LL.M. from New York University School of Law (2002), her J.D. from Tulane University Law School (2001) and her B.A. from the University of Virginia (1998).

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon

Jennings Strouss is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, providing legal counsel for more than 65 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, Nevada. The firm's primary industries of practice include energy, health care, real estate, and technology. For additional information please visit www.jsslaw.com or call 602.495.2806.

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