Kristen Frances Hager

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Practices
Education
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2004
  • University of Virginia, BA, History, 2001
Admissions
  • Virginia
Affiliations

Board Member, Wolters Kluwer Financial and Estate Planning Advisory Board

Member, Board of Directors, The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia

Member, Steering Committee for Up & Atom Women's Leadership Breakfast, Science Museum of Virginia

Member, VMFA Charitable Advisors, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 

Member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, American Bar Association

Executive Council, Wills, Trusts & Estates Section; Member, Legislative Committee, Wills, Trusts & Estates Section, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Virginia State Bar

Member, Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, 2003-2004 

Kristen practices in the areas of private wealth services and trusts and estates. She focuses her practice on the representation of high-net worth individuals and family businesses in complicated estate and business planning matters. Kristen also advises fiduciaries regarding the administration of complex estates and trusts.

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Kristen Frances Hager
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T: +1 804 775 1230F: +1 804 698 2071Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

Represent and advise multiple generations of families in estate planning and business succession matters.

Assist client with sale of closely-held S corporation stock to dynasty trust.

Advise individual and corporate fiduciaries regarding administration of large estate consisting of music royalties and other assets.

Create and assist family with administration of private family trust company.

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Estate Planning & Probate, Tax, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2017

Named to "Legal Elite," Young Lawyer, 2006; Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law, 2013, Virginia Business

Member, Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society

Monthly Columnist, Wealth Management Business
Co-author, "United States v. Estate of Grace: Seeking a More Objective Test For the Application of the Reciprocal Trust Doctrine," ACTEC Law Journal, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Volume 42, Number 1, Spring 2016
Author, "The Delaware Tax Trap In States Without a Perpetuities Period," Probate Practice Reporter, September 2015
Speaker, "Portability: 7 Years Later," 36th Annual Trusts and Estates Seminar, October 2017
Speaker, "Lessons from Virginia Fiduciary Litigation Cases," 35th Annual Trusts and Estates Seminar, October 2016
Faculty, "Estate Planning in a World of Creditors and Predators: Asset Protection for Every Estate Planning Client," 34th Annual Trusts and Estates Seminar, October 2015
Speaker, "Recent Developments in the Law, Estate Planning and Administration," Virginia CLE Seminar, June 2014
Speaker, "The Door is Closing – What You Need To Know About Making Gifts in 2012," Virginia CLE Seminar, December 2012
Speaker, "Estate Planning," International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists, Richmond Chapter, September 2010
Speaker, "Probate Avoidance: Issues and Opportunities," University of Richmond Estate Planning Seminar, May 2009
Speaker, "Putting Creativity into a Corporate Box: Selecting the Right Entity for Your Arts Business," August 2008
Speaker, Recent Developments in the Law, June 2008