Chapman University Alumnus Wolfgang Frisch ’97 (JD ’00), a Senior Vice-President at UBS Financial Services, Inc., joined the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Board of Advisors this month.
Frisch has been a member of the Chapman family since the 1980s, when his father, Dr. Frank Frisch, accepted a teaching position in the university’s science department. Frisch graduated from Chapman University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1997 and then earned his juris doctor at Chapman’s recently-launched School of Law three years later, focusing on real estate, land use, and environmental law.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the Fowler School of Law Board of Advisors and help promote alumni engagement and career opportunities for Chapman graduates,” Frisch said. “Additionally, I look forward to playing a more active leadership role with the university.”
Upon graduating from the law school in 2000, he began his career as a staff attorney with The Ayco Company, LP, a Goldman Sachs financial planning company with offices throughout the United States. In 2011, he joined UBS Financial Services, Inc. in Newport Beach, where he founded The Newport Executive Wealth Management Group and currently holds the title of Senior Vice President – Wealth Management / Portfolio Manager. For over 16 years, Wolfgang has counseled families and C-suite executives on investments, financial planning, tax planning and preparation, real estate transactions, and estate planning.
Wolfgang is married to another Chapman Double Panther, Shannon Frisch (McDonald) who graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1996 and then completed her juris doctor from the School of Law in 1999. Wolfgang’s sister Emily Frisch graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences and a Spanish minor, earning Chapman University’s 2016 Cheverton Award. She is currently attending graduate school at Chapman, working for a master of arts degree in leadership development. His brother Conrad Frisch is also currently studying at Chapman, seeking a degree in economics. Wolfgang and Shannon have two future Chapman students, Nicola (age 10) and Levi (age 7).
“We are pleased to welcome Wolfgang to the Fowler School of Law’s Board of Advisors,” Dean Matt Parlow said. “His active involvement as an alumnus and longstanding connection with Chapman will benefit the law school in its efforts to create opportunities for our students and graduates.”