Robert E. (“Reg”) Gipson brings to his legal counseling the strategic and practical perspectives of one who has had extensive real-world experience as a founder of businesses, as a key executive, and as a member of the boards of private and public companies, both commercial and charitable. In addition to being a member of the bar, Reg is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles. Reg serves on the investment policy committees of several families and private trusts.
His clients include businesses and public and private charities, as well as the families or investors that own or support them. Company owners turn to Reg for counseling and insight on issues of corporate governance, strategic transactions, generational and executive succession planning, and when an entrepreneur is purchasing or launching a new enterprise, or the owner is ready to sell an established business. In more than four decades of legal practice and business and investment experience, Reg has probably seen just about everything, which is why his clients trust him to explore and advise them on the most novel and the cutting-edge business, charitable, or investment issues that few people have encountered or ventured.
Reg is a member of the Board of Directors of Wolfgang Puck Worldwide. He serves on the strategic planning group of World Gym International. He was for many years Chair of the Board of First California Financial Group, Inc. (ticker “FCAL”), a publicly traded bank holding company, and he has held board positions for several publicly traded banks and other financial institutions.
In support of nonprofit and charitable organizations, Reg has served on the Board of the Sundance Institute and as member and chair of the Board of Overseers of the Claremont University Consortium. He also has been member and chair of the Board of Trustees of Westwood United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. Building on these experiences, Reg has worked with clients to organize and launch numerous public charities and private foundations.
Reg has taught law school courses, and he regularly leads seminars on business issues, corporate finance, and capital allocation. Reg is the Managing Partner of Gipson Hoffman & Pancione.