Public invited to "Wealth and Estate Planning for Same-Sex or Unmarried Partners"
September 27, 2012
Tamara Kolz Griffin, associate director of the Harvard Law School Estate Planning Clinic, will provide a review of the divergent federal and state laws on relationship recognition of same-sex couples at Penn State Law on October 23. The public is welcome.
“We know as future lawyers that estate planning often makes a huge difference in a family’s financial security, a child’s well-being, and a family’s peace of mind,” said law student Matt Castello, president of OutLaw at Penn State. “But LGBT couples typically need to work much harder to get the documents in place to have just some of the protections that married couples get as a matter of course.”
Griffin will outline the best practices for drafting key documents and explore opportunities for estate, tax and family planning for unmarried couples, as well as the changes in state and federal law that create a patchwork of protections for LGBT couples.
Griffin holds a B.S. from Northeastern University, a J.D. degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, and an L.L.M. in taxation from Boston University. Prior to her academic career, she was a partner in the Boston office of Holland & Knight, LLP, where she practiced in the Private Wealth Services Section.