Joanna Lardin practices in the area of wealth and estate planning, probate, and taxation. Ms. Lardin advises high net worth clients with respect to the design and implementation of tax minimizing and wealth transfer planning strategies, addressing U.S. income and transfer taxes, domestic and international estate planning, tax compliance, asset protection and business succession planning.
She also advises fiduciaries and individuals regarding the tax treatment and reporting obligations of foreign trusts with assets or beneficiaries located in the U.S. Additionally, Ms. Lardin advises personal representatives/executors and trustees on complex estate and trust administration and postmortem planning.
Her practice includes preparation of wills, revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts, marital agreements, sophisticated trusts, such as dynasty trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGTs), beneficiary defective irrevocable trusts (BDITs), irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs) and related split-dollar agreements, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), first-party and third-party supplemental needs trusts (SNTs), spousal lifetime access trusts (SLATs), domestic and offshore asset protection trusts, charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) and foundations including charitable income tax planning, and family limited liability companies and limited partnerships (FLLCs and FLPs).
Her practice also includes trust administration matters, modifying trusts, structuring new trusts, decanting, and transferring situs of existing trusts. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Ms. Lardin served as Judicial Staff Attorney for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. As Staff Attorney, she assisted the court in estate, trust, and guardianship matters.
After serving as Staff Attorney, Ms. Lardin took on the role of Trust Officer at a national trust company, providing fiduciary oversight for high net worth clients. Ms. Lardin is a graduate from Boston University School of Law, where she earned her LL.M. in Taxation, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
- U.S. Tax Court
- Duane Morris LLP, – Associate, 2016-present
- Carlton Fields Jorden Burt P.A., – Associate, 2016
- Posternak Blankstein & Lund, – Associate, 2015
- Cushing and Dolan, – Associate, 2013-2015
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