Julie Miraglia Kwon Esq.


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; trust and estate administration; and contested trust and tax matters.
Julie formerly was the Philanthropic Advisor for Stanford University, where she collaborated with the Office of General Counsel and Stanford Management Company regarding endowment and charitable trust investment, complex gifts and bequests, and contested matters.  Previously, she also was a National Director with Bernstein Global Wealth Management, where she developed quantitative research regarding the effect of investment volatility on wealth transfer; and was the 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). 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.  

Julie is a fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel.  Chambers USA has consistently ranked Julie individually as one of the top attorneys in the country. She also is a current Supervisory Council Member for the Real Property, Trust & Estate Section of the American Bar Association, 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 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.

J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Stanford University with distinction

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
850 T.M., Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax (co-author)