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  • LL.M., Taxation, with honors, Georgetown University, 1999
  • J.D., high honors, George Washington University Law School, 1996
    Editor, The Environmental Lawyer
  • B.S.B.A., Finance, University of Florida, 1992
    Omicron Delta Epsilon
    Economics Honorary

    Chi Omega Fraternity, Community Service Chair
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Jeanne L. Newlon


Jeanne Newlon is a partner in the Tax and Wealth Planning group, concentrating on estate planning, business succession planning and charitable giving.  Jeanne works with her clients to ensure that their assets are used in accordance with their objectives, while employing tax-planning techniques that minimize estate and gift tax liability. 

Jeanne advises clients with respect to complex estate plans, specifically focusing on estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning and the drafting of documents such as revocable trusts, wills, gift trusts, insurance trusts, charitable trusts (such as charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts), grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) intrafamily loan agreements, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies and other business related documents.

Jeanne also has experience in the administration of decedents’ estates as well as experience working with the IRS in the settlement of estate audits.


Jeanne is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and the current State Chair of the District of Columbia. She also is a member of the Counsel's Fiduciary Income Tax Committee, and Co-Chair of the Back to Basics Subcommittee for the Fiduciary Income Tax Committee.

Jeanne is a member and Past President of the Washington, DC Estate Planning Council, currently serves as Co-Chair of the Council Enhancements Committee, and formerly served as the Vice President and Treasurer of the Council; as a Director, Secretary, and the Co-Chair of the Communications Committee; and as Co-Editor of the Council's newsletter. She is also a member of the Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council.

She is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and is a former Chair of the Section's Fiduciary Income Tax Committee. Prior to serving as Chair, Jeanne served as the Vice Chair of the Fiduciary Income Tax Committee and as the Subcommittee Chair for Important Developments, for which she prepared the current developments in fiduciary income tax report for the Tax Section meetings from May 2004 to May 2007. She also prepared The Tax Lawyer's annual Important Developments Report during that time. Jeanne was also selected by the Tax Section as a 2005-2006 John S. Nolan Fellow.

Jeanne is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association Estate Planning and Probate, Trust and Estate Committees and is involved in the Chi Omega Alumni Group (DC and Northern Virginia). She is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Eta Lambda Chapter of the Chi Omega Fraternity at American University, where she serves as the Financial Advisor.