Carolyn P. Vinson

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Federal Tax
  • Estate Planning
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0803
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Trinity College, B.A.
Law SchoolThe George Washington University Law School, J.D., with high honors Articles Editor, The George Washington Law Review, Order of the Coif, Jenny Hassler Walburn Prize for Civil Procedure
Admitted1987, District of Columbia, Maryland and Pennsylvania

Professional Activities
Current Managing Editor (Trusts and Estates), Books and Media Committee, Real Property Trusts & Estates Section, American Bar Association
Past Co-Chair, Estate Planning Committee, Tax Section, D.C. Bar Association
Past Trustee, Board of Governors, National Cathedral School (Washington, D.C.)
Past Chair, Planned Giving Committee, Washington National Cathedral
Member, Child Health Board (Auxiliary Board of Children's National Medical Center)

BornWashington, D.C., January 9, 1960

Carolyn Vinson provides sophisticated and comprehensive estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning for individuals, couples, families, and family businesses. A member of Sutherland's Tax Group, Carolyn works closely with clients for the most efficient multigenerational transfer of wealth using advanced estate planning and transfer tax techniques.

Before joining the firm, Carolyn served as an associate with a law firm in Bethesda, Maryland, and as an associate and contract attorney with a large Washington, D.C. law firm, where she focused on estate planning and related areas of federal and state tax law, including estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax. Prior to entering private practice, Carolyn clerked for The Honorable Oliver Gasch, Senior U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia.

Selected Experience
Sutherland advises clients on using increased gift and GSTT exemptions.
Sutherland works with clients in loan structuring to take advantage of continuing low interest rate environment.
Sutherland advises on decanting irrevocable trusts.


Honorable Oliver Gasch, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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Carolyn P. Vinson

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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