Elizabeth A. MacLachlan, LL.M.


Practice Areas

Elizabeth’s practice includes advanced tax planning, estate planning, entity formation, reorganizations, acquisitions, and succession planning for closely-held businesses. Her primary focus is on tax and estate planning with limited liability entities including limited partnerships, LLPs, LLLPs and LLCs.


Elizabeth grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and Rapid City, South Dakota. She earned her J.D. from Brigham Young University and her Tax LL.M. from the University of Florida. Prior to joining the firm, she was a tax associate with Deloitte in Washington, D.C. During law school, Elizabeth received scholarships and awards for academic excellence and participated in law review and moot court. She has written on the Indian Child Welfare Act, the tax gap, and electing small business trusts. During her LL.M., Elizabeth received top grades in U.S. International Tax and Deferred Compensation and was a graduate assistant and editor of the Florida Tax Review. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys reading and spending time with her daughter.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Idaho State Bar
  • Member, North Dakota State Bar
  • Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society


  • University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 2019
    • Editor, Florida Tax Review
  • Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 2018
    • Cum laude
    • Associate Editor, Lead Articles Editor, BYU Law Review
  • Brigham Young University, B.S. Family Life, 2013


  • Tensions Underlying the Indian Child Welfare Act: Tribal Jurisdiction over Traditional State Court Family Law Matters, 2018 BYU L. Rev. 455 (2018).

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