Donna is a member of Husch Blackwell’s Financial Services & Capital Markets team. She counsels clients in all phases of estate planning and estate and trust administration, which includes structuring and drafting sophisticated estate planning for individuals, business succession planning for closely held businesses, creation and maintenance of limited partnerships and limited liability companies, preparation of buy-sell agreements, employment agreements and other business agreements, structuring lifetime giving plans, planning for charitable giving, and addressing elder law issues.
She regularly advises clients regarding the unique rules associated with disposition of tax-deferred retirement accounts as part of the individual's overall estate plan. In addition to analytic and technical legal skills, Donna brings to her clients the ability and desire to help them understand and address their individual estate planning needs.
Donna also assists organizations with the creation of tax-exempt entities, obtains tax-exemption status, and addresses the various concerns and challenges of tax- exempt entities. Donna’s work on behalf of industry clients includes:
Before starting her legal career, Donna practiced as a registered nurse and taught nursing at a liberal arts college. Her teaching and nursing experiences have provided valuable insights in dealing with clients concerning end-of-life issues.
Donna also enjoys educating the public at large, frequently making presentations to community and civic groups on various aspects of estate planning.