Elizabeth A. MacLachlan, LL.M.

Associate

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, where she placed as a semi-finalist in oral arguments and received third place for her brief. She has written on the Indian Child Welfare Act, the Tax Gap, and Electing Small Business Trusts. During her LL.M., Elizabeth received the highest grades in Deferred Compensation and U.S. International Tax. She was a graduate assistant and editor of the Florida Tax Review, for which she received a full-tuition scholarship. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys reading fantasy and science fiction novels and spending time with her daughter and family.

Professional Activities

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

 

Education

  • 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

 

Publications

  • 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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