Emily Karr heads Stoel Rives’ Benefits, Tax and Private Client group and advises clients about estate planning and the administration of estates and trusts. Her experience includes providing advice related to estate and gift taxes, the income taxation of estates, trusts and beneficiaries, and issues concerning charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations. Her estate planning practice includes establishing family limited liability companies, insurance and personal residence trusts, generation-skipping trusts, dynasty trusts, spousal trusts, and grantor and non-grantor trusts; and domestic partner planning.
Emily focuses on family-owned business succession planning, including trusts or other arrangements that can facilitate the transfer of a family business to the next generation. She also focuses on clients with specialized issues, such as executives, entrepreneurs, authors, performers, athletes and artists. She specializes in international estate and tax planning for individuals, families and trusts. She advises U.S. and foreign citizens with business or personal interests offshore; and foreign citizens with permanent U.S. or foreign residency who have unique community property and asset protection issues or estates that span multiple countries.
Emily can handle all aspects of settling estates, from preparing and filing pleadings and documents for probate court, to marshaling and inventorying estate assets, settling claims, and preparing tax returns. She advises trustees on tax and accounting responsibilities and helps interpret trust provisions and eventual distribution of assets. This includes preparing fiduciary income tax returns and preparing estate and inheritance tax returns upon death.
Her experience also includes tax-exempt organization law, advising nonprofit boards on corporate governance and developing charitable giving plans involving charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities and private foundations.