Julie M. Kwon BA, JD

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Julie Miraglia Kwon
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
275 Middlefield Road #100, Menlo Park, CA 94025
direct: 650.815.7439 | fax: 650.815.7401 | email: jkwon@mwe.com

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 is co-author of 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 Bureau of National Affairs). She is a frequent speaker and author for professional organizations and publications, which have included the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Dow Jones, Journal of Taxation, Trusts & Estates, the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the Internal Revenue Service, the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute, and numerous regional organizations.

Chambers USA has individually ranked Julie nationally as a leading wealth management lawyer. 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 reviews and develops state legislation in her practice area. She also serves as a 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.