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Laura Zeigler

Principal and associate fiduciary counsel, Bessemer Trust


 Ms. Zeigler is a Principal in the Legacy Planning Group and Fiduciary Counsel. Prior to joining Bessemer in 2008, Ms. Zeigler was an attorney at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Los Angeles practicing in the area of trusts and estates, charitable giving, and trust controversy. 


Ms. Zeigler is a current member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. Ms. Zeigler is the former Chairman of the Estate and Gift Tax Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (2006-2007) and a former junior board member of the Make A Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles (2004-2006). 


Ms. Zeigler was named as a finalist for Los Angeles Business Journal Corporate Counsel of the Year (in 2012 and 2013). Ms. Zeigler has been listed as Southern California Rising Star in Estate Planning and Trusts (2005-2009) in Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine. 


Ms. Zeigler is a member of the Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council, the Los Angeles Estate Planning Council, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. 


Ms. Zeigler earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, 1999, her J.D. from John Marshall Law School, salutatorian and magna cum laude, in 1995, and her B.A., from Southern Methodist University, 1991. Ms. Zeigler served as a law clerk for the Honorable G. Alan Blackburn of the Georgia Court of Appeals. 


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