Heidi C. Freeman JD

Member, Simmons Freeman LLC

HEIDI C. FREEMAN is a member of the Law Offices of Simmons Freeman LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her practice areas include estate, business and asset protection planning with a special emphasis on Dynasty Trusts, Nevada Asset Protection Trusts and Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts. Ms. Freeman is certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., an organization accredited by the American Bar Association and affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. She has been designated as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEPĀ®) by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. She has been listed as a Rising Star in the Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine for Tax and Estate Planning for each of the years 2008-2015 and as a Super Lawyer for the years 2016-2022. Ms. Freeman received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Oregon in 1999 and earned her J.D. with honors at The University of Texas School of Law in 2003. Ms. Freeman is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and served as an officer for the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council from 2007-2011. Ms. Freeman co-authored the articles: "The Completed Gift Nevada Asset Protection Trust: A Unique Way for People to 'Have their cake and eat it too'", Communique (March 2010), "Did the American Taxpayer Relief Act Put the Nail in the Coffin of Estate Planning? Uses of Traditional Estate Planning Components for Non-Tax Purposes," Nevada Lawyer (May 2013), "Top Ten Reasons Why People with Even Modest Estates Need Estate Planning," Ultimate Estate Planner (January 2014), and "Impacts of TRA 2010 on Trusts and Estates Planning Strategies," Inside the Minds, Best Practices For Structuring Trusts and Estates, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2015. Ms. Freeman presented at the 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022 ENGAGE conferences, and at the 2016 Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute on "The Perfectly Modern Trust: Flexibility, Creditor Protection, Beneficial Enjoyment, and the Beneficiary's Access to Trust Documents and Trust Financial Statements." In 2010 she gave a presentation at the annual conference for the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting entitled "Beneficiary-Defective Inheritor's Trust (BDIT): Using Guaranties to Expand the Pipe Dream." Heidi can be reached by telephone at 702-846-4689 ext. 2, by email at hfreeman@nvtrustlawyers.com or at the law firm's web site, www.nvtrustlawyers.com.