Kelina M. Smith

Associate | San Francisco

Kelina is an associate in the private client and tax team.

Her practice focuses on estate planning, wealth transfer planning, tax planning, and probate and trust administration for high net-worth individuals and families.

Kelina’s experience includes counseling clients at all stages of life, from the foundational aspects of the initial estate plan, lifetime gifts and charitable planning, and advising fiduciaries in post-mortem administration. She also implements advanced planning techniques, such as grantor retained annuity trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, and generation-skipping transfer trusts.

Kelina was named a 2018 and 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Secretary Regina Fitzgerald




State of California, 2014

‘Paths to privacy on the road to real estate transactions,’ Journal’s ‘Wealth with Withers’ column, December 19, 2019, co-author

‘Riding the Pre-IPO Wave to Estate Planning,’ The Recorder, May 9, 2019, co-author

Executive Committee for the California Young Lawyers Association of the California Lawyers Association

Bar Association of San Francisco

State Bar of California



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