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The law school's relationship with its students continues long after graduation. Our alumni tell us that their USF education provided them with the skills and perspective that launched successful careers as legal professionals.

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The friendships formed during law school last a lifetime. We want all of our alumni to also have a life-long relationship with the law school.

At USF, we have a continuing commitment to our alumni and greatly value their involvement in the life of the law school. We are proud of the active participation of so many alumni as financial contributors, advisors to the dean and faculty, and as mentors to current students. In addition, we are privileged to have the support of philanthropists and many prominent members of the legal community who, although they did not attend the law school, embrace our mission and value our local and global initiatives.

The USF School of Law Office of Development and Alumni Relations is led by Director of Development and Alumni Relations Robin Keating; Associate Director Erica Levison; Associate Director Caroline Knowles; and Program Assistant Erin Flannery.

Max Gutierrez '59, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Max Gutierrez

Max Gutierrez specializes in planning for family wealth transfers, complicated valuation issues, and work on complex multi-state or multinational estates. In 2006, Max was listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America and was selected as one of the top ten Super Lawyers in Northern California for the second consecutive year. Gutierrez has served as chair of the Executive Committees of the Probate and Trust Law and the Family Law Sections of the State Bar of California; president and chancellor of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; and chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association. A frequent lecturer, he also has written numerous articles on taxes, estate planning, trust and estates, and family law. He is the author of Gutierrez on Marital Deduction Planning. "If you had to pick one alum in USF's storied history that best represents all that we are, it might very well be Max," said Dean Jeffrey Brand. "He is smart, without peer when it comes to respect in his areas of practice. He is an ethical, decent human being who understands that quality lawyering is about serving your client, as well as the profession at large."

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