Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Illinois
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2014
    M. Carr Ferguson Fellow in Tax Law
  • J.D., cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., cum laude, University of California at Los Angeles, 2008
    Phi Beta Kappa
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Krista R. Hartwell


Krista Hartwell is an associate in Venable's Tax and Wealth Planning Group. She concentrates her practice on tax law with an emphasis on international tax planning, compliance and reporting for individuals and multinational entities; domestic and international wealth transfer planning; and tax controversy. Krista also assists owners of closely held businesses with business succession planning, as well as the design and implementation of income and transfer tax reduction strategies. She has significant experience representing clients before the IRS, the United States Tax Court, and other federal courts in civil and criminal tax controversies.