Kimberly Leach Johnson - Quarles & Brady LLP

Kimberly Leach Johnson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Kimberly Leach Johnson presides over the executive committee and is firm chair of Quarles & Brady. As an attorney, she practices in the area of trusts & estates. She has extensive experience representing numerous families in the planning of their estate and handling their affairs after their demise. Kimberly holds various positions within the Firm, including Chair of the Finance Committee and as an elected member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Mrs. Johnson’s recent experience includes:

  • Post-Mortem tax mitigation techniques.
  • Advise individual fiduciaries as to their duties and powers and interpretation of trust documents.
  • Advise corporate fiduciaries regarding the administration of trust, discretionary payments and tax reporting.
  • IRS audits regarding valuation discounts on both the Federal Estate Tax Return and Gift Tax Returns.
  • Lifetime gifts, including gifts in trust.
  • Preparation of complicated estate tax returns.
  • Document preparation including wills, trust documents (both revocable and irrevocable), health care surrogates, living wills, durable power of attorney, prenuptial, postnuptial, family limited partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements and other estate planning documents.
  • Assisting clients with beneficiary designation forms for IRAs.

University of MiamiLL.M Anderson College, Anderson, Indiana BS University of FloridaJ.D. 1981
Camp Boggy CreekBest Lawyers® Advisory BoardAnderson University (Indiana) Board of Trustees.Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation (Board of Directors)Collier County Bar Association American Bar Association

Case History

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983 

Office Location

1395 Panther Lane, Suite 300
Naples, FL 34109-7874
United States

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Gift Planning, Litigation, Trust Administration)

Other Information

Gender: Female