Emily A. Plocki

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 at 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. 




  • 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

  • Board member, Washington, DC Estate Planning Council, 2021 – present
  • Vice-chair, Investment Entities Committee, American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate (RPTE) Section Business Planning Group, 2020 – present
  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), 2022
  • Member, Class II of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute of ACTEC, 2021 – 2022
  • Member, Dennis I. Belcher ACTEC Young Leaders Program, 2020 – 2022
  • Vice-chair, Business Entities Committee, ABA RPTE Section Business Planning Group, 2019 – 2020
  • Trusts and Estates Fellow, ABA RPTE Section Fellows Program, 2018 – 2020
  • Vice-chair, Estate Planning and Administration for Business Owners, Farmers, and Ranchers Committee, ABA RPTE Section Business Planning Group, 2018 – 2019
  • Co-chair, Student Outreach Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, Washington, DC Estate Planning Council, 2020 – 2021
  • Co-chair, Recruitment Committee, Washington, DC Estate Planning Council, 2018 – 2021
  • Co-chair, Wills for Heroes Program, Virginia Bar Association, 2014 – 2017
  • Member, Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section, DC Bar Association
  • Member, Washington, DC Estate Planning Council
  • Member, ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; Taxation Section


  • District of Columbia Courts
    • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2012 – 2013
    • Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, 2014
  • Probate & Property, Excellence in Writing Award, Best Practical Use Article – Trust & Estate, 2020


Pro Bono

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


  • Member, Kenyon College Alumni Council, 2019 - 2021
  • President, Kenyon College Regional Alumni Association of Washington, DC, 2014 - 2017
  • Member, Kenyon College Regional Alumni Association of Washington, DC and Kenyon College Professional Women’s Network