Anna Katherine (A.K.) Moody

Moody Anna Katherine

Anna Katherine (A.K.) Moody counsels high-net-worth individuals and multigenerational families on estate planning, business succession planning, and wealth preservation. A.K. advises on all aspects of federal wealth transfer and fiduciary income taxation, including the design and implementation of advanced wealth transfer techniques such as intentionally defective grantor trusts, intra-family installment sales, grantor-retained annuity trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and family limited partnerships/limited liability companies. A.K. has experience advising on the wealth transfer and income tax consequences of trust decantings, modifications, reformations, terminations, and beneficiary/fiduciary settlements.

A.K. also counsels fiduciaries on estate and trust administration, including post-mortem tax planning and the preparation of estate and gift tax returns. In addition, she has represented beneficiaries and fiduciaries in estate and trust litigation matters.




  • LL.M. Taxation with distinction Georgetown University Law Center 2018
    • Dean's List
    • Certificate in Estate Planning
  • J.D. Washington and Lee University School of Law 2011
  • A.B.J. Public Relations magna cum laude University of Georgia 2006

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • Graduate, Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute, ACTEC, 2022 – 2023
  • ABA Taxation Section
    • Chair, Fiduciary Income Tax Committee, 2022 – Present
    • Vice chair, Fiduciary Income Tax Committee, 2018 – 2022
    • Current developments chair, Fiduciary Income Tax Committee, 2017 – 2018
  • ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Maryland State Bar Association
    • Member, Technology Committee, Trusts and Estates Section , 2021 – 2022
    • Young lawyer representative, Trusts and Estates Section Council, 2014 –2016
    • Chair, Membership Committee, Trusts and Estates Section, 2014 – 2016
  • Member, Trusts and Probate Law Section, DC Bar Association
  • Member, Washington DC Estate Planning Council


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Washington, DC, 2016 – 2021
  • Probate & Property, Excellence in Writing Award, Best Practical Use Article – Trust & Estate, 2020


Personal Activities

  • Guest lecturer, Georgetown University Law Center
    • “Introduction to Qualified Retirement Benefits and Anatomy of a Beneficiary Designation,” Advanced Private Wealth Planning Seminar, 2020 – Present
    • “State Income Taxation of Trusts,” Special Topics in Transfer Tax, 2019 – 2021
  • Adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law Center
    • Advanced Private Wealth Planning Seminar, January 2023 – Present
  • Former member, Young Patrons Board of Arena Stage