Role

Board of Trustees

Bio

Leah M. Bishop is Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates department and Co-Chair of the Charitable Giving and Tax-Exempt Organizations Group at Loeb & Loeb LLP. Prior to this position, she was a partner in the tax department of O'Melveny & Myers LLP. She became a Jewish Community Foundation trustee in 1998 and currently serves as co-chair of the Professional Advisors Outreach Committee. She specializes in tax planning for individual clients and closely held businesses and in the administration of estates and trusts. Her experience includes substantially all aspects of legal matters pertaining to such clients, including probate procedures, living trusts, gift and insurance trusts, and sophisticated transfer tax techniques. In addition, Leah has extensive experience in the areas of charitable giving and exempt organizations, which involve all aspects of tax and corporate nonprofit law. Leah represents many leading Southern California private foundations and public charities. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University. Leah earned her law degree from the Columbia University School of Law, where she was on the Columbia Law Review. She is a certified specialist in probate, estate planning and trust law and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Leah and her husband, Gary Yale, are members of Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills, and have two daughters and a new son-in-law.

As a Foundation trustee, I am giving back to the community in a way that best utilizes my skills as a lawyer.  I am very proud of our Speaker Series for Professional Advisors.  We get great talent and address great topics.  I continue to learn about The Foundation in a way that makes me better equipped to advise my clients.”

Expertise/Specialty Areas:

  • Law
  • Estate and gift tax planning
  • Administration of estates and trusts
  • Nonprofit organizations

Community Leadership Summary:

  • Trustee, Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Co-chair, Professional Advisors Outreach Committee
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel