Gurneet K. Takhar


Practice Emphasis

Gurneet regularly advises clients on the strategic use of various types of revocable and irrevocable trusts for gifting, corporate ownership and estate tax purposes to achieve estate planning needs and goals. To accomplish her client’s goals, Gurneet implements a number of strategies, including creating family limited liability companies, generation-skipping transfer trusts, life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable trusts, and grantor retained annuity trusts.  Gurneet also advises clients on lifetime gifting and sales to trusts utilizing fractional interest and similar discounts. She enjoys counseling clients regarding charitable giving and the formation and administration of public charities, private foundations, and donor advised funds. Gurneet drafts the entity formation and governing documents, as well as assists clients in obtaining tax-exempt status for entities formed under 501(3)(c). Once the entity is formed and tax-exempt status is obtained, she continues to advise clients on legal and tax issues involved in governing the entity and maintaining tax-exempt status.


  • Master of Laws, Tax (LL.M), Boston University School of Law (2018)
  • Juris Doctor (JD), Gonzaga University School of Law (2016)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International & Human Resources, Simon Frazer University, Vancouver (2013)


Professional and Civic

Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America in the practice areas of ‘Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law’ and ‘Trusts and Estates Law’ (2023 ed., 2024 ed.)

Recognized by 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America

Named a “Rising Star” by Washington Super Lawyers magazine, Estate Planning & Probate, 2023

Member, Washington State Bar Association

Member, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Section, Washington State Bar Association

Member, Taxation Section, Washington State Bar Association

Member, Business Law Section, Washington State Bar Association

Member, King County Bar Association

Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, King County Bar Association

Member, Massachusetts Bar Association

Member, South Asian Bar Association of Great Boston