• Brooke C. 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 in Government and Legal Studies and English and American Literature from Bowdoin College, and her J.D. degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where she was a Pedrick Scholar. She also has a Masters Degree in Taxation (LL.M.) and a Certificate in Estate Planning from Georgetown University Law Center.
In the summer of 2007, Ms. Tansill worked as a legal extern in the Office of the Honorable Harry Mitchell, elected in 2006 by Arizona’s Fifth District (Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe) to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Previously she worked as a litigation paralegal in the Washington, D.C. office of Blank Rome LLP, a multi-practice national law firm of more than 500 attorneys. She has also worked as an analyst at Democracy Corps, a democratic “think-tank” founded by James Carville and Stanley Greenberg.
Ms. Tansill is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Arizona. She was named in Best Lawyers in the 2020 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America, she was recognized in the Best Lawyers 2019 Edition for Washington, DC in the Trusts & Estates category, and she was listed as a Rising Star in both Virginia Super Lawyers and Washington DC Super Lawyers in 2019. She is 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.