Christen K. Douglas focuses her practice on trust and estate planning, administration and litigation. In planning trusts and estates, Christen counsels individuals and families with respect to estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation, family business succession and philanthropic planning. Drawing on her experience as a litigator, she is able to anticipate and avoid common missteps in planning clients’ estates that might otherwise lead to costly litigation. When litigation is necessary, Christen offers a unique perspective by understanding the highly technical aspects of estate and tax planning as well as the strategy of litigation.


  • Princeton University – Planned Giving Advisory Council Member
  • Children’s Rights – Advisory Council Member
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Lincoln Center – Professional Advisors Council Member


New York University School of Law, LLM, Taxation, 2011
University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 2007
Princeton University, BA, 2004

New York

Courts / Agencies
US District Court for the Central District of California

Christen K. Douglas

Insights & Events / Media

Marrakesh, Morocco / Speaking Engagements / February 26-28, 2020

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / September 18 - 19, 2019

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / May 13 - 15, 2019

Washington, District of Columbia / McDermott Event / November 15, 2018

New York, New York / McDermott Event / November 13, 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / McDermott Event / June 5 – 7, 2017

New York Law Journal / January 13, 2017