Keirsa K. Johnson is an associate practicing in the Private Client and Nonprofit Practice Groups at Hemenway & Barnes. She advises clients on complex estate and tax planning strategies and assists tax-exempt organizations with formation and governance issues

Practice Focus

Keirsa K. Johnson is an associate practicing in the Private Client and Nonprofit Practice Groups at Hemenway & Barnes. She advises clients on complex estate and tax planning strategies and assists tax-exempt organizations with formation and governance issues.

Keirsa is experienced at providing estate planning services for high net worth individuals and families, including drafting complex trusts, family limited liability companies, estate tax projections, and nonjudicial settlement agreements. She is also experienced in overseeing the estate administration process.

Prior to joining Hemenway & Barnes, Keirsa practiced in the trust & estate group at an international law firm. She also was an administrator at a national nonprofit.

Representative Experience

  • Developing tax efficient wealth transfer strategies for families and individuals which minimize estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes.
  • Managing complex estate administration and probate proceedings.
  • Advising trustees on legal and practical aspects of trust administration.
  • Assisting public charities and private foundations in preparing and filing applications for recognition of tax-exempt status and advising on complex organizational structures, charitable classes and permissible charitable purposes and activities.
“Having worked in nonprofits for a number of years before attending law school, I have a unique understanding of our clients day-to-day needs. As a lawyer, I help anticipate issues and position clients for success.”
— Keirsa Johnson’s Comments on Working with Nonprofits

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