• Brooke Tansill
Brooke Tansill practices in the area of estate planning and estate and trust administration. She advises clients on estate, generation-skipping, and gift tax planning, including sophisticated tax-oriented strategies, charitable planning, and asset protection strategies. She advises both beneficiaries and fiduciaries on their rights and responsibilities. She has a particular interest and expertise in negotiating and drafting Premarital Agreements and in the area of closely-held business law, establishing LLCs and corporations for clients and preparing the necessary business-related documents.
Ms. Tansill received her B.A. degree from Bowdoin College in 2003, her J.D. degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2008, where she was a Pedrick Scholar, and her Masters in Taxation (LL.M.) and Certificate in Estate Planning from Georgetown University Law Center in 2016. She joined Frederick J. Tansill & Associates, LLC in 2008.
Ms. Tansill is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Arizona. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC—elected by peers). She was named in Best Lawyers in the 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2019 Editions of the Best Lawyers in America, she was named a Top Lawyer in Washingtonian Magazine and in Northern Virginia Magazine in 2022 and in preceding recent years, she was listed as a Super Lawyer in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2021, and she was listed as a Rising Star in both Virginia Super Lawyers and Washington, DC Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2019. She is on the Board of Governors for the Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar. She is past Co-Chair of the Wills, Trusts, and Estates Section of the Fairfax Bar Association. She is a member of the Washington DC Estate Planning Council, the Fairfax Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association's Sections of Trusts and Estates and Taxation, the DC Bar Association’s Sections of Estates, Trusts, and Probate Law, Taxation, and Family Law, and the American Bar Association's Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law. She is also a graduate of the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) Class of 2013 in Fairfax County.