Karen Van Meter advises clients on all aspects of estate planning and estate and trust administration. She has significant experience counseling families on the minimization of estate and gift taxes, sophisticated estate planning techniques, the creation and operation of family partnerships and investment entities, planning for closely held businesses and charitable giving. Karen works extensively with several family offices on a wide variety of tax, securities and other matters. She also has spoken frequently at the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Estate Planning Short Course.


Yale University – Yale Law School, JD, 1991
University of Virginia, BA, with highest distinction, 1985


Karen Van Meter

Insights & Events / Media

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

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / May 23-24, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / May 14 - 16, 2018