Cara Koss focuses her practice on advising high net worth individuals, both domestically and internationally, on a wide range of sophisticated matters including estate planning, trust and estate administration, lifetime gifting, family office formation and counseling, business succession planning, and tax compliance. Ms. Koss specializes in structuring tax-efficient wealth transfer strategies for clients designed to preserve family wealth through the generations, protect assets from potential creditors and incorporate clients' philanthropic and other non-tax objectives. Ms. Koss also has expertise in the area of assisted reproductive technology and estate planning, as well as the US tax consequences of foreign trusts and estates and foreign account reporting compliance.


The Advisor: Helping You Manage Your Life and Legacy in Today's Complex World
Private Client Services Newsletter
IRS Announces Last Chance for Taxpayers with Undisclosed Foreign Assets to Enter the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program
Use It or Lose It: Tax Planning Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Trust Modification: Components and Considerations
Panelist, DC Bar Communities—Planning Lunch Series, Washington, DC
Preparing Your Estate Plan for Tax Reform
Private Client Services Newsletter


Washington, DC Super Lawyers
"Rising Star" – Estate Planning & Probate (2018-2019)
Washingtonian Magazine
"Top Lawyers" – Trusts and Estates (2018)


  • LLM, Taxation, New York University, 2011
  • JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2008
  • MS, Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia, 2006
  • MA, Biomedical Ethics, University of Virginia, 2005
  • BS, Bioethics, Washington and Lee University, 2003, magna cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • Co-Chair, Non-Tax Committee, American Bar Association (2018-present)
  • Co-Chair, Bioethics Committee, American Bar Association (2010-2017)

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