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Kaitlyn focuses her practice on domestic and international estate and asset protection planning for high-net-worth individuals.

Kaitlyn has significant experience drafting customized wills and trusts to achieve client objectives for wealth preservation and maximum tax efficiency with built-in flexibility for the future.

Kaitlyn also regularly counsels individuals and fiduciaries on all aspects of trust and estate administration. She represents clients in a broad range of Surrogate's Court and Probate Court proceedings, including contested matters involving probate, administration and judicial accountings.

Her tax practice includes the preparation of complex estate tax returns, gift tax returns and representing clients in related IRS audits. She also advises clients on matters involving generation-skipping transfer tax, trust and estate income tax and charitable gifting.

Kaitlyn has extensive experience advising not-for-profit organizations and their leadership on forming and administering public and private charities. Previously, Kaitlyn served as the Executive Director for a large charitable organization focused on Supplemental Needs Trust administration for disabled individuals. She served as a professional trustee on behalf of over 330 disabled beneficiaries, overseeing all aspects of trust administration with millions of dollars’ worth of assets under management.

While in law school, Kaitlyn served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr., former Westchester County, New York Surrogate and she worked in private practice as a law clerk at Sall & Geist, LLP for the Hon. Brandon R. Sall, current Westchester County, New York Surrogate.

2022 Super Lawyers - Kaitlyn Blanchard




  • Thomson Reuters' Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2022


  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    • Tax Concentration
  • B.B.A., George Washington University School of Business
    • Business Economics and Public Policy


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Practice temporarily authorized in Arizona pending admission under Rule 39(b). Supervision by Benjamin Kelly, a member of the State Bar of Arizona.

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Special Needs Planning Committee, New York State Bar Association
Alerts | September 16, 2022
The IRS is Expected to Adjust Certain 2023 Exclusions and Exemptions for Inflation

The gift tax annual exclusion and the estate and gift tax exemption amounts are expected to increase due to inflation in 2023.

Community Leadership
  • Former Executive Director, CLC Foundation, Inc., CLC Pooled Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • Founder/Past President, United Women in Business Foundation, Inc.

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