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Teresa Rhyne
Chris Kern
Michelle Pierce
Laureen Pittman
Seamus "the famous"

Teresa J. Rhyne, is the principal of The Teresa Rhyne Law Group, A Professional Corporation where her practice focuses on developing comprehensive and sound estate and charitable tax plans for business owners, individuals and families—however defined. 1 Teresa acquired her legal expertise at U.C. Santa Barbara, 2 where she graduated with a BA and high honors in Law and Society, 3 and Loyola Law School, where she earned a Doctorate of Law at the age of 23. 4 Her strong educational background is enhanced by over 20 years in the field of business and tax law. 5 Teresa is a frequent presenter at seminars for the general public as well as instructing other attorneys and professionals on estate planning, charitable planned giving and family business succession planning.

In addition to her law practice, Teresa is involved in a wide range of business and community activities, including:

• The Raincross Club (President-Elect in 2008),
• Board of directors and two-time President of Alternatives to Domestic Violence
• Board of directors of the Riverside Public Library Foundation
• UCR’s Planned Giving Advisory Board
• The Community Foundation Planned Giving Advisory board
• President of the board of directors of the Riverside Humane Society Pet Adoption Center, where she has been an active board member and volunteer for over 19 years and previously served as host for their “Talk with the Animals” cable TV show.
• Past Chair of the Professionals Campaign for United Way of the Inland Valleys (recipient of their Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award).
• Past member of the board of directors for the Resource Center for Non-Profit Management, helping them to complete a merger with The Volunteer Center.
• Teresa has served on the Board of Directors of the Riverside County Bar Association, and has twice been elected as a Chairperson of the Riverside County Bar Association Tax and Business Section.
• YMCA’s Professional Women’s Council
• Past board member of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and as a chair and long-term steering committee member of their Leadership Riverside program as well. 6

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