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Robert (Rob) K. Butterfield was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1951. He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1974 and his law degree from the University of San Diego in 1977. He was admitted to practice in California in 1977 and in Connecticut in 1979.


 


Mr. Butterfield has practiced employee benefit, tax and corporate law since 1977. He is a former president of the Western Pension and Employee Benefits Conference – San Diego Chapter, former member of the Administrative Board of the San Diego City Retirement System (and member of the City’s 2004 Pension Reform Committee 2004) and former member of the San Diego County and California Taxation Sections Governing Bodies.


 


Mr. Butterfield has been included in “The Best Lawyers in America” (1991-2000, 2005-2011, 2013-2016).


 


Mr. Butterfield has received an AV® Peer Review rating from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory.


 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Corporate: 34%
  2. Tax: 33%
  3. Employee Benefits: 33%

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    Mr. Butterfield is one of San Diego's premier experts on employee benefits and related tax issues. His experience and knowledge are unmatched.

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Contact info

Butterfield Schechter LLP

10021 Willow Creek Road
Ste 200
San Diego, CA, 92131

Butterfield Schechter LLP

10021 Willow Creek Rd Ste 200
San Diego, CA, 92131-1603

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197705/23/2016
CTRetired197908/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
“The Best Lawyers in America”U.S. News & World Report2005
“The Best Lawyers in America”U.S. News & World Report2000
“The Best Lawyers in America”U.S. News & World Report1999
“The Best Lawyers in America”U.S. News & World Report1998
“The Best Lawyers in America”U.S. News & World Report1997
“The Best Lawyers in America”U.S. News & World Report1996
“The Best Lawyers in America”U.S. News & World Report1995
“The Best Lawyers in America”U.S. News & World Report1994
“The Best Lawyers in America”U.S. News & World Report1993
“The Best Lawyers in America”U.S. News & World Report1992
“The Best Lawyers in America”U.S. News & World Report1991
Ethical Standards and Legal AbilityN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyButterfield Schechter LLP1998 - Present
PartnerProcopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP1986 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Taxation Section, State Bar of CaliforniaMember1977 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association Taxation SectionMember1977 - Present
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceBoard Member2003 - 2004
Western Pension and Benefits ConferenceBoard Member1999 - 2000
San Diego County Bar Association Taxation SectionChairman1985 - 1985
Western Pension & Benefits ConferencePresident1984 - 1986
Western Pension & Benefits ConferenceBoard Member1982 - 1986
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Boston UniversityN/AA.B., cum laude1974