Gary Wm. England,
General Counsel, SWG
Branch Associate, RJFS
How do you empower our team to do their best work and live their Signature lives?
As the firm's General Counsel, I provide legal advice concerning all aspects of the firm's business. Because of my education and experience, I provide advice concerning human resources, organization and associate development to help facilitate the Signature's rapid growth.
What does your life look like outside of the office?
I lived and worked in the southeastern U.S. until relocating to the San Francisco Bay area with my husband in 2018. I am still strongly connected to my extended family, including 74 first cousins, centered around Straight Mountain in northeast Alabama. I have three adult children who live in 29 Palms, CA, Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY. My life outside Signature is filled with family activities, exploring the Northern California coast and high country, and community service through the Episcopal Church where I am an ordained Deacon.
What can you tell us about your professional journey?
After completing my B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Alabama, I worked in Human Resources for three years and then attended law school at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Upon receiving my J.D., I practiced labor & employment law for six years in a national law firm until joining one of my bank clients as in-house counsel. I am licensed to practice law in six states, including AL, FL, GA, KY, SC and TN. I have spent thirty of my forty-year career in senior legal and human resources roles in financial services firms, and have known and worked with the principals of Signature for the past fifteen years.
Gary's interests include: White water kayaking; deer, dove & turkey hunting; hiking & camping; gardening; playing piano, bass & tuba; theatre; church. Most recently, Gary is compiling a book of short stories based on his life experiences, and is writing a screenplay based on the autobiography of family friend who escaped Communism with her paraplegic child through the Berlin wall.
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