Kirsten Wolff represents individual clients in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and gift taxation, charitable gift planning, and probate. She previously practiced in the area of state and local taxation and frequently draws from that experience in her current work with clients, particularly with respect to property and income tax issues, in planning for the tax-efficient transfer of wealth. She has administered trusts with complex assets in multiple international jurisdictions.
Ms. Wolff also assists clients with their philanthropic planning, including by establishing and obtaining tax exemption for new foundations and other non-profit organizations, and providing advice regarding ongoing tax and administration issues.
Ms. Wolff served as a law clerk to the Honorable James V. Selna in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Instructor, Federal Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates, Golden Gate University Law School, Spring 2020
San Francisco Estate Planning Council, Member
Kronos Performing Arts Association, Member of Board of Directors
Nia House Learning Center, Treasurer and Member of Board of Directors
- Co-author, "The California Throwback Tax Applicable to Distributions of Previously Untaxed Accumulated Trust Income to California Resident Beneficiaries," California Trust & Estates Quarterly, 2020
- Co-Author, "High Value Estates: Proposal for Compensating Personal Representatives and Attorneys for Ordinary Services in Probate Estates that Exceed $25 Million," California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, 2020