Douglas E. Murphy

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Douglas Murphy focuses his growing practice on helping high net worth families develop plans for the orderly transition of their estates and businesses to the next generation. Using both traditional and non-traditional estate planning tools, he collaborates with his clients to determine their goals and effective solutions for achieving them.

Leveraging his background as a CPA, Doug also provides valuable insight on the tax ramifications involved in any proposed strategy before it is implemented.

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  • Assisted in estate and tax planning and related issues surrounding the gift tax, estate tax and generation-skipping transfer tax.
  • Drafted basic to complex estate planning documents, including revocable trusts and wills, SLATs, IDGTs, ILITs, DAPTs and non-judicial settlement agreements.
  • Assisted high net worth individuals to ensure that their wealth was held in a way that maximized their estate tax savings, provided an efficient vehicle to transfer wealth to future generations, and fulfilled their intentions.
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Experience

  • Assisted in estate and tax planning and related issues surrounding the gift tax, estate tax and generation-skipping transfer tax.
  • Drafted basic to complex estate planning documents, including revocable trusts and wills, SLATs, IDGTs, ILITs, DAPTs and non-judicial settlement agreements.
  • Assisted high net worth individuals to ensure that their wealth was held in a way that maximized their estate tax savings, provided an efficient vehicle to transfer wealth to future generations, and fulfilled their intentions.
  • Managed U.S. tax reporting requirements of foreign trusts and their beneficiaries. 
  • Review and draft various agreements, including LLC operating agreements, shareholder agreements, non-disclosure agreements and buy-sell agreements.

Recognitions and Memberships

Admissions

  • Texas
  • [*Not admitted in the District of Columbia, admitted in Texas. Practicing pursuant to D.C. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of Jon Forster during pendency of application for admission to the District of Columbia.]

Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2017
  • B.S., University of Colorado, 2013