Barbara P. Wright

bwright@fmwlaw.com
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350 Cambridge Ave, #175
Palo Alto, California 94306

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Barbara P. Wright concentrates her practice on: (1) estate planning, trusts and Wills, trust administration, probate and estate administration; and (2) nonprofit tax exempt charitable organizations.

She is a member of the Board of Directors, Secretary and Legal Counsel of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). She is also Secretary and Legal Counsel of The Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation, The Packard Humanities Institute, and The Stanford Theatre Foundation. She was Secretary (1987–2008) and General Counsel (1998–2008) of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Barbara has represented other nonprofit organizations, including: Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford; and Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Barbara is currently Secretary of Sonoma Wire Works, a company founded by her son, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Albany International Corp. (1989–2005), the Board of Trustees of the Castilleja School Foundation (1992–1995), and the Vestry of Christ Church, Los Altos (1990–1993). She is a member of the Santa Clara County, California, and American Bar Associations.

Barbara was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, and received a BA in English and an MA in Education from Stanford University. She received her legal training and JD degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review. She and her husband live in Los Altos Hills, California. They have two married children and three grandsons.

Education

J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Member, Loyola Law Review

B.A. in English, Stanford University

M.A. in Education, Stanford University

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Santa Clara County Bar Associations

California Bar Association

American Bar Association

Professional Activities

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Board of Directors, Secretary and Legal Counsel

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation, Secretary and Legal Counsel

The Packard Humanities Institute, Secretary and Legal Counsel

The Stanford Theatre Foundation, Secretary and Legal Counsel

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Secretary (1987–2008) and General Counsel (1998–2008);

Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, nonprofit, Legal Representation

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, nonprofit, Legal Representation

Sonoma Wire Works, Secretary

Albany International Corp., Member of the Board of Directors (1989-2005),

Castilleja School Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees (1992-1995),

Vestry of Christ Church, Los Altos, Member (1990-1993)