Chris Hurtado is an associate in the firm's Family Wealth and Exempt Organizations groups. His practice focuses on helping clients create lasting impact by achieving their charitable and estate planning goals.
Chris has experience with all aspects of estate and tax planning, including the preparation and administration of revocable trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, intentionally-defective grantor trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, family limited partnerships and split-interest agreements. He also has extensive experience with charitable planning vehicles including private foundations, donor-advised funds, and charitable lead and remainder trusts as well as with hybrid entities in the social enterprise and impact investing space.
Chris began his career in corporate finance in Silicon Valley. Prior to practicing law, he worked in the San Francisco office of the Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit management consulting firm founded by Bain & Company, where he advised private foundations and other nonprofit organizations on matters relating to program strategy and operations. He also has experience in impact investing and social enterprise, working with Village Capital in Bangalore, India and with other mission-driven private investment funds in the United States and the developing world. Chris began his legal career in the Personal Representation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City, where he was a member of the team representing Edith Windsor on her successful lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Chris is a member of the State Bars of California and New York.
Chris received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his M.B.A. from Yale School of Management. He received a professional certificate in social enterprise and impact investing from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Chris received his B.S. in Finance from the University of Southern California.