Kristen M. Lewis is Counsel in the Firm's Tax Section. She has extensive experience in estate planning and wealth protection, trust and estate planning and administration, guardianships, fiduciary matters, "special needs trusts", and charitable giving techniques.
Ms. Lewis received her B.A. degree in French and political science, with highest honors, from Wellesley College in 1981. She earned her J.D. degree from Cornell Law School in 1984.
Ms. Lewis has been a frequent lecturer and author on personal planning opportunities, with special expertise in planning for disabled or "special needs" beneficiaries. She is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Bar Association, the New York Bar Association Elder Law Section, the State Bar of Georgia Fiduciary Law Section, the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, the Georgia Planned Giving Council, and the Academy of Special Needs Planners. Ms. Lewis is admitted to practice law in both New York and Georgia.
Ms. Lewis is a former Trustee of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia. She is an active member of The Church of the Apostles, and a volunteer trainer for Canine Assistants (which raises and trains certified service dogs for physically disabled recipients).
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