Southern California Super Lawyers Recognizes Two Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2020 Rising Stars

Steffi Gascón Hafen & Irina Ling
Steffi Gascón Hafen & Irina Ling
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. - June 9, 2020 - PRLog -- Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Partner Steffi Gascón Hafen and Associate Irina Ling have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Southern California Rising Stars list. Hafen was selected for Estate Planning and Probate and Ling was selected for Tax.

Rising Stars is a listing of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. To be eligible for inclusion, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research and peer nominations.

Hafen has an LL.M. in taxation and is certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Her practice is concentrated in tax, trust, and estate matters with an emphasis in estate planning, business succession planning, charitable planning, and trust and probate administration and litigation, as well as state and local taxation. Hafen represents clients in court and in front of various tax agencies from the Internal Revenue Service to the county assessor. She earned a J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. Earlier this year Hafen relocated to San Diego to lead the firm's expansion with a new office location in San Diego, California. For more information about Hafen's practice, visit

Ling's practice is concentrated in taxation and estate planning matters. She has experience assisting clients with all aspects of estate and tax planning, including advising clients on various charitable giving devices and business succession. Ling also assists clients with estate and gift tax issues, property tax issues, and probate and trust administration. She  has extensive experience in assisting clients with reporting their international assets using available compliance programs. Ling also assists with representing clients in federal, state and local tax controversy matters. She has a LL.M. in taxation and received her J.D. with a business law concentration from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. For more information about Ling's practice, visit

About Snell & Wilmer
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing in 15 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

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