Eileen Gallo, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles. She assists individuals and families with the psychological and emotional issues related to money, children and family wealth. Her doctoral dissertation examined the psychological impact of sudden wealth. Eileen writes about the emotional and psychological issues of wealth as a regular columnist for the Journal of Financial Planning. She is co-chair of the Committee on the Psychological and Emotional Issues of Estate Planning of the American Bar Association.
Jon Gallo, J.D. heads the Family Wealth Practice Group of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP in Los Angeles. He is certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law, a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and an Academician of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. Jon is also a regular columnist for the Journal of Financial Planning; he writes about both the technical and psychological issues of estate planning. Along with Eileen, Jon co-chairs the Committee on the Psychological and Emotional Issues of Estate Planning of the American Bar Association.
Since 1987 we have co-authored articles examining the psychological issues of family wealth which have been published by the UCLA, NYU, Miami and Notre Dame Estate Planning Institutes, as well as the Journal of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association. Our work has been featured in such publications as Forbes, Worth, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Barrons, St. Louis Post Dispatch, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Time Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Avenue Magazine, The New York Times, Orlando Sentinel, Robb Report, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Money, Houston Chronicle, Toronto Star, Los Angeles Times, Parents, MSN Money, Better Homes & Gardens, U.S. News & World Report, Town & Country and The Wall Street Journal.