Meredith R. Bushnell


Meredith Bushnell is a co-chair of Venable's West Coast Private Wealth Planning Group. Meredith advises high-net-worth individuals on estate planning and wealth management issues. Her clients include entrepreneurs, business owners, and real estate investors facing complex issues. She designs and implements wealth preservation and management strategies that mitigate income, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and limit risk to family assets.

Clients seek Meredith's practical, experienced counsel with a wide range of estate planning and wealth management issues, including:

  • Complex estate planning
  • Business succession planning
  • Establishing and advising private foundations
  • Administration of complex estates and trusts

She frequently counsels her clients on general business and family matters and is called upon to serve as an advisor to family law counsel in complex divorces.

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  • LL.M. New York University School of Law 2001
  • J.D. magna cum laude University of California, Hastings College of the Law 1997
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A. University of California at Los Angeles 1991

Bar Admissions

  • California

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Estate Planning Section, State Bar of California
  • Member, Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, American Bar Association


  • Chambers High Net Worth, Private Wealth Law (Band 3), Northern California, 2017 – 2023
  • Chambers USA, Wealth Management: Western Region, Nationwide, 2016
  • Daily Journal, Top Women Lawyers in California, 2015
  • Super Lawyers, Northern California, 2020 – 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Tax Law, 2023 – 2024
    • Trusts and Estates, 2023 – 2024


Pro Bono

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco