GRETCHYN G. MEINKEN

Gretchyn G. Meinken

Partner

703-836-9030    Email
Office: 616 N Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Gretchyn Meinken grew up in a U.S. Army family, living in Germany for the majority of her childhood. She moved to the Washington, D.C. Metro area after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Alabama in 2000. Ms. Meinken now calls Alexandria, Virginia home after residing here since 2001 (her longest stint in any one place).

Ms. Meinken focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, as well as general corporate law and taxation. She represents individuals, estates, trusts, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.

Ms. Meinken advises clients on the following types of matters:

  • Administration of trusts and estates
  • Comprehensive estate plans
  • Hearings before the Commissioner of Accounts
  • Estate and gift tax returns
  • Foreign account disclosures
  • Irrevocable trust modification and termination
  • Lifecycle of partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, Past President (2015-2016), President (2014-2015), Treasurer (2012-2014), Board Member (2008-Present)
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Trusts & Probate Section Member
  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Wills, Trusts & Estates Section Member
  • Board of the Junior Friends of The Campagna Center
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Fourth District, Section II, Disciplinary Committee for the Virginia State Bar, Member

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2015-17 Super Lawyers Rising Star in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.
  • 2014 Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2011 Top Lawyer for Wills & Probate by Northern Virginia Magazine

AREAS OF PRACTICE

50% Probate
25% Estate Planning
15% Corporate and Incorporation
10% Guardianship

BAR ADMISSIONS

Virginia, 2007
Maryland, 2009
U.S. Tax Court, 2009
District of Columbia, 2014

EDUCATION

George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia J.D. - 2007
Law Journal: Journal of Law, Economics & Policy University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
B.S. Business Administration cum laude - 2000 Major: International Finance & German Minor: Economics

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