Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Julie Miraglia Kwon is a partner based in Silicon Valley with the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She advises clients regarding estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues; charitable planning and exempt organization compliance; trust and estate administration; and contested trust and tax matters. Julie formerly was the Philanthropic Advisor for Stanford University, a National Director with Bernstein Global Wealth Management, and fiduciary counsel and Legacy Planner for the Midwest Region for Bessemer Trust Company.
Julie co-authors the tax treatise, “Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax” (by Harrington, Plaine, Zaritsky & Kwon, for Warren Gorham & Lamont), and the Tax Management Portfolio titled “Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax” (by Harrington & Kwon, for Bloomberg Law). She is a frequent speaker and author for professional organizations and publications.
Chambers USA and Chambers High Net Worth have individually ranked Julie nationally as a leading wealth management lawyer. The Best Lawyers in America also individually ranked Julie as a leading national lawyer, including 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Trusts & Estates in Silicon Valley. She is a Fellow elected to the American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel. She also is a current Supervisory Council Member for the Real Property, Trust & Estate Section of the American Bar Association, and past Chair of the Income & Transfer Tax Planning Group and Estate & Gift Tax Committee, and past co-chair of the GST Tax Committee, of the Section. Julie is also a former member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar of California which develops California legislation. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Julie received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was Executive Editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, and her B.A., with distinction, from Stanford University. She is admitted to practice in California and Illinois.