Kirsten L. Ambach

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Kirsten L. Ambach

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Kirsten L. Ambach is a shareholder in Karr Tuttle Campbell’s Tax, Trusts & Estates Department and focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, business succession, and trust and estate administration. Kirsten counsels clients on all facets of a sophisticated estate plan, including tax strategies, complex trusts, asset protection, intrafamily gifts, and other wealth transfers. She has been recognized for her work on several occasions, including being named a 2016 Seattle “Five Star Financial Service Professional” and a 2017 "Five Star Investment Professional" by Seattle Magazine.

Kirsten L. Ambach is a shareholder in Karr Tuttle Campbell’s Tax, Trusts & Estates Department and focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration. Kirsten counsels clients on all facets of a sophisticated estate plan, including tax strategies, complex trusts, asset protection, intrafamily gifts and other wealth transfers, and vacation property preservation. She guides individual and professional fiduciaries through the estate and trust administration process.

Kirsten received her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law, where she graduated with Highest Honors. She is active in the Washington State and King County Bar Associations, and she is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle. Ms. Ambach is also currently the Editor of the Washington State Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter. She was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers from 2008-2012 and a “Super Lawyer” 2015-2021, and she is regularly recognized as a “Five Star Professional” by Seattle Magazine.

  • “QTIP Election of a Washington Exemption Trust,” Washington State Bar Association, Annual Fall Probate and Trust Seminar, December 2018
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Probate,” Skagit County Bar Association Probate CLE, November 2017
  • “Mechanics behind the 1% Washington QTIP Election,” Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter, Summer 2017
  • “Portability, Estate, Gift, GST Taxes, and Basis,” Estate Administration Boot Camp, National Business Institute CLE, August 2016
  • “Tax Planning and Reporting,” Advanced Estate and Trust Administration, National Business Institute CLE, March 2016
  • University of Washington School of Law
    • Juris Doctor with Highest Honors
    • Honors:
      • Order of the Coif
      • 2003 Delta Theta Phi Award
    • Washington Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Columbia University
    • Master of Arts, Social Studies, Education
    • Honors: E. Colford Morris Award
  • University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Arts, English, summa cum laude
    • Bachelor of Arts, History, summa cum laude
    • Honors: 1997 Dean’s Medal of Honor for the Outstanding Graduating Student in Humanities
  • Washington State Bar
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Section
    • Executive Committee ex officio member, 2017-2019
    • Newsletter Editor, 2018-2019
    • Assistant Newsletter Editor, 2017-2018
    • Newsletter Editorial Board Member, 2008-2017
  • Washington State Bar Association, Taxation Section Estate and Gift Tax Committee Member, 2014-present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Seattle
  • King County Bar Association, Newcomers Resource Project, Estate Planning Volunteer (2005-2017)
  • King County Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services, Estate Planning Volunteer (2011-Present)
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, Children’s Legacy Advisor (2014-Present)

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