Emily prepares sophisticated lifetime and estate planning documents designed to help families and individuals preserve and grow the businesses and legacies they built over a lifetime, and protect assets from potential creditors and incorporate clients' philanthropic and other non-tax objectives.
Prior to joining Venable, Emily was an associate in an international law firm, where she assisted clients with implementing efficient multigenerational wealth transfer strategies, provided guidance for tax and succession planning for owners of closely held businesses, and worked closely with clients in the preparation of charitable giving programs. Emily's previous experience also includes work 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.
Emily earned her LL.M. in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a note-writing mentor for The Tax Lawyer Journal. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law and has a B.A. from Kenyon College.
Emily currently serves as co-chair of the Virginia Bar Association's Wills for Heroes Program. Additionally, Emily is an active member of the Kenyon College Regional Alumni Association of Washington, DC and recently concluded her term as president of the Association. In her pro bono practice, Emily represents tax-exempt charitable organizations with their entity formation and on-going compliance needs.