Hugh Sanders is an associate at SG&S. He was born in Sturgis, Michigan. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business (summa cum laude) from Indiana University (Bloomington) in 1975, and his Juris Doctor Degree (cum laude) in 1978, also from Indiana University (Bloomington). He also has pursued graduate level business courses at University of Southern California, has taught real estate licensing classes, and has conducted estate and tax planning seminars. Mr. Sanders’ practice is in the representation of businesses in general corporate and real estate transactional matters, and individuals in estate planning, trust, probate, and business succession planning. His real estate practice areas include commercial landlord and tenant matters, and the sale, purchase, use, and development of residential and commercial properties, general contractor agreements, and entity formation agreements. His corporate representation includes small to mid-size corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies engaged in a variety of industries. Mr. Sanders’ estate and tax planning representation includes utilization of probate-avoidance techniques as well as estate tax minimization structures for high net worth clients. Prior to practicing law in California, Mr. Sanders was a corporate financial specialist, serving as strategic planning manager, controller, tax manager, and vice president of finance for several privately and publicly-held companies. As a member of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Orange County, the Estate and Gifts Committee of The Laguna Canyon Foundation, the Hoag Hospital Endowment Council, the Gift Planning Council of the University of California-Irvine, and the Board of Advisors of Canning Hunger, Inc., Mr. Sanders has been actively engaged in developing effective partnerships between charitable organizations and their individual and business supporters. He is also a strategic partner of Succession Strategies® and Business Growth Alliance, groups of allied professionals providing services and counseling to small and family-owned businesses regarding the challenges presented by multi-generational estate planning and business succession needs.