Withers Bergman LLP, New Haven, CT
Karen E. Yates is a Principal in the law firm of Withers Bergman LLP based in their New Haven, and Greenwich, Connecticut offices. Ms. Yates' practice focuses on family wealth planning, including gift, estate, and generation-skipping tax planning, as well as income tax planning for individuals, estates and trusts. She is also experienced in estate and trust administration and probate. Ms. Yates received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the American University and her J.D. from Cornell Law School. She is a member of the Tax Section of both the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Bar Association, in addition to the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. She is a frequent lecturer and author and was featured in the AICPA Practice Report “Estate Planning in a Time of Uncertainty.” Her recent published materials include the article “Charitable Lead Annuity Trusts - A Primer,” which was appeared in Volume 19 / Issue 1 of the WG&L’s Taxation of Exempts. Ms. Yates is admitted to the practice of law in Connecticut, New York and Washington, D.C., as well as being a registered foreign lawyer in England and Wales.