Kim V. Heyman
Kim joined Gadsden Schneider & Woodward LLP in January 2011 as counsel and became partner on January 1, 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Kim was associated with Green & Seifter Attorneys, PLLC (now “Bousquet Holstein PLLC”), a New York based law firm, and previous to that she worked at Dewey Ballantine LLP and Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP, both in New York City. She received her J.D., cum laude, in 1995 and her LL.M. in Taxation in 1999, both from New York University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.
Kim focuses her practice on sophisticated estate and related tax planning guided by each client’s objectives, including philanthropic goals and special needs concerns. She has substantial experience advising individuals and family offices on tax issues and family concerns involved in wealth transfers and legacy planning. She also has extensive experience representing individuals and entities in creating and managing tax-exempt organizations. In addition, Kim counsels clients on all aspects of estate and trust administration.
Kim currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the Charitable Planning and Organizations Group of the Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law of the American Bar Association. She is active in the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council and the Tax Committee of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Kim has written articles and spoken on a variety of estate planning, charitable planning and trust and estate administration topics at the state and national level. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New York.
Karen M. Smith