Kathryn Baldwin Hecker

Partner

Fax: 404.873.8531
Atlanta
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

Biography

Kathryn is a partner in the Private Wealth practice.

Kathryn focuses her practice on complex wealth transfer planning, including federal and state wealth transfer taxation, international wealth transfer planning, business succession planning, and charitable planning. Her charitable planning experience includes assisting clients with large gifts, as well as the creation of tax-exempt entities such as private grantmaking foundations and private operating foundations. Additionally, she is experienced in complex probate and estate administration, as well as the preparation of gift and estate tax returns.

Prior to joining AGG, Kathryn clerked for the Henry County Probate Court for two years while in law school. She also externed at the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel.

Credentials

  • Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor,

    cum laude

    • Bloomberg BNA / Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Award for Excellence in Taxation
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean’s Awards for Trusts and Estates, Estate Planning, and Real Estate Finance
    • Notes and Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal
  • Yale University, Bachelor of Arts - Classics, Greek and Latin
    • Berkeley, Biddle, and Woolsey Classics Fellowship
  • State of South Carolina 2019
  • State of Georgia 2012
    • Atlanta Estate Planning Council
    • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Legacy Advisor (Member of Leadership Council)
    • Georgia Planned Giving Council
    • Georgia Bar Association, Fiduciary Law Section and Nonprofit Law Section (Member of Executive Committee)
    • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust & Estate Section
    • Yale Club of Georgia
    • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Service Council (Secretary and Pro Bono Committee Chair)
    • Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners

Recognition

  • Chambers High Net Worth “Associate to Watch” (Private Wealth Law), 2019