Women in Law 2023



K im Kamin has built a distinguished career as an estate planning professional spanning three decades. Her initial seventeen years were in private practice at a firm known for the quality of its T&E department. For the past nearly ten years, Kim has played a pivotal role at Gresham Partners LLC, an independent wealth management firm serving select clients nationally as a multi- family office. At Gresham, Kim leads the firm’s initiatives in estate and wealth transfer planning, administration, philanthropy, and RisingGen engagement and education. For over two decades, Kim has also shared her expertise by teaching at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Recognized for her contributions, she was awarded the William M. Trumbull Lectureship, and has helped shape the minds of countless students in both the law school and the LLM in tax program. Kim’s commitment extends beyond the classroom, as she continues to mentor students who have entered the estate planning field. Additionally, she is on the faculty for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education. Demonstrating leadership within professional organizations, Kim serves as a Regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and was a President of the Chicago Estate Planning Council. Her roles also encompass being the Estate Planning & Legal Issues Domain Chair for the UHNW Institute and a member of the Founders’ Committee for the University of Chicago Center of Law and Finance. Additionally, Kim serves on the UHNW Families & Family Offices Committee of the Trusts & Estates Magazine Editorial Advisory Board. She has published on a wide variety of topics and is a frequent

lecturer in a variety of venues across the country (including for ACTEC, ALI-CLE, Family Office Exchange, Heckerling Institute, Purposeful Planning Institute, Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute, the Montana Tax Institute and Tulane Tax Institute). Kim has been co-executive editor and co-author of three editions of the Leimberg Library Tools & Techniques book, “Estate Planning for Modern Families” (4th edition forthcoming). Her influence extends to other publications, including contributing authorship for chapters in recent works like “Wealth of Wisdom: Top Practices for Wealthy Families and Their Advisors.” Beyond her professional commitments, Kim actively engages with local philanthropic organizations, serving on advisory boards for institutions such as the Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago Community Trust, Art Institute of Chicago, Goodman Theatre, WTTW/WFMT, PAWS T&E Professional Advisory Board (Chair), and the Executive Committee for the Lurie Children’s Legacy Partners. Kim also contributes to the Chicago Stanford Association’s Board of Leaders and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, where she has served on various committees. Kim’s academic background includes a B.A., with distinction and departmental honors in Psychology, from Stanford University, and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Recognized for her achievements, she is a 21/64 Certified Advisor, and was recently inducted into the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame and granted the designation AEP® (Distinguished). Kim’s multifaceted contributions reflect a career marked by academic excellence, prolific professional and philanthropic engagement, and a commitment to supporting and mentoring other women.



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