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Duane Morris Names Two Attorneys to Partnership

July 5, 2022

Duane Morris Names Two Attorneys to Partnership

July 5, 2022

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PHILADELPHIA, July 5, 2022—Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that it has promoted two attorneys, Rebecca Guzman and Reshma Shah, to the firm partnership.

“These two outstanding lawyers have made significant contributions to the success of our clients and to the success of Duane Morris,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor. “As we continue in our growth mode, we will increasingly look to them for leadership and input that will advance Duane Morris as a global firm.”

Rebecca A. Guzman practices in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group in its Wilmington office. She focuses on the representation of startups and emerging growth companies with a focus on life science companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics and healthcare IT industries. Guzman’s practice spans the entire corporate lifecycle, from formation through liquidity. In addition to her company client counsel, Guzman represents a number of prominent venture capital funds and institutional investors in their financing activities and currently serves as a vice chair of the M&A Division of the firm. Guzman also has extensive experience and regularly advises in all areas of Delaware corporate and alternative entity law.

Guzman is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, (J.D., 2013), where she was articles editor and senior editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law and won the Prosser Prize in Negotiations. She is also a graduate of Lehigh University (B.A., with highest honors, 2007), where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Guzman was a Fulbright Scholar in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Reshma Shah practices in the firm’s Private Client Services Practice Group in its New York office in the areas of tax, estate planning and the administration of estates and trusts, with particular emphasis on estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and families with cross-border connections. Her work also involves asset transfers, premarital agreements, pre-immigration planning, expatriation planning, foreign trusts, planning for the purchase of U.S. property by non-U.S. persons and compliance with federal informational reporting requirements as well as federal and state estate, gift, inheritance and income tax returns. Shah also has extensive experience with clients disclosing overseas accounts through voluntary disclosures and streamline submissions to the IRS.

Shah is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., 2011), where she was executive research editor and Duberstein director of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. She is also a graduate of Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York (B.A., magna cum laude, 2008), where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

About Duane Morris

Duane Morris LLP provides innovative solutions to today’s multifaceted legal and business challenges through the collegial and collaborative culture of its more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally. The firm represents a broad array of clients, spanning all major practices and industries. Duane Morris has been recognized by BTI Consulting as both a client service leader and a highly recommended law firm.