Christina A. Cacchio

Senior Associate

Christina is an associate in our private client and tax team.

Christina focuses her practice on private client matters for high net worth individuals and families. Her practice encompasses all aspects of estate planning, wealth transfer planning, estate and trust administration, business succession planning and charitable planning.

Christina’s experience includes drafting complex wills and trust agreements. She routinely counsels clients on estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax issues and the use of sophisticated transfer tax savings strategies such as irrevocable life insurance trusts, dynasty trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts and the gift and sale of assets to intentionally defective grantor trusts. She also represents trustees, executors and beneficiaries in the administration of trusts and estates and has experience with preparing and reviewing federal estate and gift tax returns.

Prior to joining Withers, she worked as an associate at two law firms with nationally recognized wealth planning and tax practices. Christina is recognized as a Best Lawyers "One to Watch" for 2022.

Focus areas




California, 2015

Maryland, 2014

Virginia (inactive)

Maryland State Bar

Virginia State Bar

‘Introduction to the United States,’ The Law Society, Private Client Section Cross Border Conference - March 25, 2021, co-presenter

En resumen sobre mí

The most satisfying aspect of my job is acting as a trusted advisor for clients during their major life events.

I became interested in a career in estate planning after I worked for several years in the financial services industry in New York City after college. While I enjoyed the numerical analysis aspect of that career, I discovered that I ultimately wanted a career that focused on working with individual clients in a more personal setting, so I returned to law school with the goal of becoming an estate planning attorney.

Now, after several years in practice, I can say that this career allows me to serve individual clients and see a tangible impact that my work has on their lives.

As estate planners, we are often called on when a client is going through a major life event such as a marriage, illness or death, birth of a new child, divorce, investment in a new asset or sale of an existing business. The most satisfying aspect of my job is acting as a trusted advisor for clients during their major life events. I truly enjoy guiding clients through the legal aspects of these events to help them achieve their personal goals in the most tax efficient manner possible.



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