Joanna Townsend graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with her B.A. in Journalism for Public Relations in 2006. Following her graduation, Joanna earned her paralegal certificate and worked in a boutique estate planning firm in Augusta, GA. Joanna later took an opportunity to learn a new field in a new city and began working in the corporate department of an international law firm and later a mid-level firm specializing in private equity funds in Philadelphia, PA. After 6 years in Philadelphia, Joanna decided to leave the East Coast for the West Coast choosing San Francisco as her new home. Joanna joined the firm in 2016 bringing her experience in the practice areas of estate and corporate planning. Joanna and her two Boston Terriers live in San Francisco and enjoy exploring San Francisco and the Bay Area.