Elizabeth Bawden is a partner at Larson & Bawden LLP in Beverly Hills, specializing in estate planning, planned giving and tax exempt organizations. She teaches Estate and Gift Tax at UCLA School of Law, as well as Planned Giving for UCLA's Extension Certification in Fundraising Program. She received her B.A. cum laude in Philosophy from Wheaton College and her J.D. from UCLA Law School, specializing in tax law and business law. Her experience includes estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax planning, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, and charitable tax planning. She is certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a legal specialist in estate planning, trust & probate law.
After receiving her J.D., Bawden clerked for the Honorable Wiley Y. Daniel in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. She was an associate attorney and summer associate in the tax department at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and attorney at the Law Offices of Charles A. Larson. Bawden was a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section before becoming co-chair in 2009. She was selected by Goldline Research as one of the leading attorneys of California in 2009, and by Super Lawyers as a “Southern California Rising Star” for 2009. She has also been a speaker at various conferences regarding tax and estate planning.
Bawden’s publications include “Navigating the Flip” (July 2004), an article in Gift Law Pro Newsletter, and "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow – Three Common Mistakes Courts Make When Police Lose or Destroy Evidence with Apparent Exculpatory Value," 48 Clev. St. L. Rev. 335 (2000).