Professional Biography

Kristin S. Smith Associate

  • Chicago

    D +1.312.324.8526

    F +1.312.324.9400

    Chicago

    131 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1700

    Chicago, IL

    +1.312.324.8526

    KSmith@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Trust & Estate practice associate Kristin Smith has experience in estate planning, trust and estate administration, and probate. She counsels her clients on estate planning strategies to facilitate the transfer, management and protection of wealth while minimizing estate, gift and generation skipping transfer taxes. She also helps individuals and families reach their charitable objectives through the creation of charitable trusts and the formation and administration of charitable organizations, such as private foundations and donor advised funds.

Professional Leadership

  • Young Professional Advisory Committee of the Chicago Community Trust, Member

Community Involvement

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Guardian ad litem for Minors Program, Volunteer

RELATED INFORMATION

Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois

  • New York

Education

  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2007,
    Senior Articles Editor, The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., Communication Studies, 2002