Emily A. Plocki

Counsel
Plocki Emily
Emily Plocki assists high-net-worth individuals, multigenerational families, and owners of family corporations, both domestically and internationally, with tax planning and wealth preservation. Emily handles a variety of matters, including estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning; trust and estate administration; planned charitable giving; and business succession strategies. She prepares sophisticated lifetime and estate planning documents, designed to help families and individuals preserve and grow the businesses and legacies they have built over a lifetime. 

Prior to joining Venable, Emily was an associate in an international law firm, where she assisted clients with implementing efficient multigenerational wealth transfer strategies, counseled on tax and succession planning for owners of closely held businesses, and worked with clients to incorporate philanthropic and other non-tax objectives into their estate plans. Emily’s experience also includes working as a law clerk with an estate planning boutique in Washington, DC, where she assisted with tax and estate planning for individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. She also participated in the IRS Employee Plans Volunteer Law Student Program, where she researched 401(k) requirements. 

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Credentials
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Education

  • LL.M. Taxation with distinction Georgetown University Law Center 2011
    • Estate Planning Certificate
    • Dean's List
    • Student Note Mentor, The Tax Lawyer Journal
    • Georgetown Ambassador Program
  • J.D. cum laude University of Toledo College of Law 2010
    • Public Service Commendation
    • SBA Student Involvement Award
  • B.A. Kenyon College 2007

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Vice-chair, American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section Committee for Estate Planning and Administration for Business Owners, Farmers, and Ranchers
  • Member, ABA, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section;  Taxation Section
  • Co-chair, Recruitment Committee, Washington, DC Estate Planning Council
  • Member, DC Bar Association, Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association, Taxation Section; Wills, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Former co-chair, Virginia Bar Association, Wills for Heroes Program
  • Member, Washington, DC Estate Planning Council

Recognition
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  • Selected as a Fellow for the ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section Fellows Program (2018-2020)
  • Named to the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2012, 2013; and High Honor Roll, 2014

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Represents tax-exempt charitable organizations with entity formation and ongoing compliance requirements

Volunteerism

  • Member of the Kenyon College Regional Alumni Association of Washington, DC and Kenyon College Professional Women’s Network; formerly served as President of the Alumni Association of Washington, DC