Goodwill Silicon Valley Appoints Berliner Cohen Attorney to Board
March 23, 2009
Berliner Cohen is pleased to announce that Brian Shetler, partner in the Estate Planning Group, has been elected to serve on the Goodwill Silicon Valley Board of Directors.
Goodwill of Silicon Valley, founded in Santa Clara County in 1926, is part of Goodwill Industries International, and makes up one of the largest social service organization in the world, dedicated to serving the disadvantaged. Goodwill’s primary objective is to help those with disabilities, or those with other barriers to employment, find full-time employment.
As part of their services in the Silicon Valley, Goodwill conducts its Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, which has helped some 200 homeless vets over the last two years; 80 are currently participating in its vocational training program.
In addition to serving on Goodwill’s Board, Mr. Shetler currently serves as a board member for the Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council and for the Silicon Valley Planned Giving Council. Mr. Shetler’s trust and estate practice focuses on tax and estate administration issues, and he works with corporate fiduciaries as well as families and individuals in establishing and carrying out plans to preserve and build legacies for generations.
Berliner Cohen is one of the largest and oldest law firms in San Jose serving the business and regulatory needs of private business and public agencies. For 40 years, the Firm has developed the special expertise required by a diverse client base consisting of nationally recognized business interests and a number of Silicon Valley’s largest national and multinational corporations, new ventures, leading real estate developers and brokerages, cutting-edge technology companies, healthcare and other service providers, banking and financial institutions, municipalities, public agencies and individuals. Berliner Cohen also meets the growing demands of the San Joaquin Valley with its expanding office in Merced.