Law School/Year: Brigham Young University, magna cum laude, 1980
College/Year: University of Utah, B.A., English, magna cum laude, 1973
Family wealth and exempt organizations; nonprofit corporations
Fred Vandeveer has practiced trusts and estates law and tax-exempt organizations law since 1980. Vandeveer is partner in charge of the Rancho Santa Fe office. Vandeveer has significant experience in all areas of estate planning and probate/trust administration, including planning for large and sophisticated estates, planning international estates, handling complex probate and trust matters, and advising clients on all aspects of charitable planned giving. He also has substantial expertise in representing tax-exempt organizations, including numerous private foundations. Vandeveer has lectured and written often in his fields of expertise, including estate planning, planned charitable giving, probate and trust, and tax-exempt organizations. He has represented numerous tax-exempt organizations and foundations. Because of his expertise in estate planning and planned charitable giving, Vandeveer has a special interest in establishing and representing family foundations.
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating; The Best Lawyers in America; San Diego Super Lawyers; The Daily Transcript: San Diego County Top Attorneys; SD Metro - Top Legal Minds in San Diego; Estate Planning Council of San Diego, member; City National Bank Advisory Board (2009); American Bar Association -Exempt Organizations Committee, Tax Section; San Diego County Bar Association - La Jolla Probate Section, member and past chair; California State Bar Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee, member and past chair; fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (2000-present); Mercy Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees (2003-2009); San Diego Planned Giving Roundtable (2001-present); Scripps Planned Giving Advisory Council, member and past chair; Boy Scouts of America, Desert Pacific Council, Planned Giving Committee (1997-1998); San Diego Museum of Art, Trusts and Estates Committee (1991-1996); Scripps Foundation for Medicine & Science, Fund Development Committee (1992-1993); Member, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Penasquitos Second Ward, Penasquitos California Stake (Bishop 1992-1998).