Overview

Joanna is a trusts and estates attorney with a focus on taxation and developing and implementing tax efficient strategies for the preservation and transfer of her clients’ wealth. She regularly counsels high net worth clients on their business succession planning and charitable giving needs.

She also has experience drafting revocable and irrevocable trust agreements, wills, durable powers of attorney, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) authorizations, living wills, and powers of attorney for both property and health care.

  • Credentials

    Education

    • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2014
      Tax Law Society
      International Fiscal Association
    • Vanderbilt Law School, J.D., 2013
      Dean’s Scholarship
      Mock Trial Board
      Moot Court Competition
      Black Law Student’s Association, Community Service Chair
      Vanderbilt Bar Association, Vice-President
      Recipient 2012 DRI-Voice of Defense Bar Diversity Scholarship
      Research Assistant to Prof. Jeffrey Schoenblum
      Recipient 2012- Napier Looby Williams & Lillard Scholarship
    • University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, 2010, with distinctions
      Full Academic Scholarship
      Research Assistant

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • Michigan

            Professional Memberships

            • American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (RPTE), Fellow (2020-2022)
          • Insights

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            Event

            33rd Annual RPTE Virtual National CLE Conference

            American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

            Location:
            Virtual Meeting
            Event

            Tax Program Alumni Panel

            Northwester Pritzker School of Law

            Location:
            Webinar
            Event

            Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Panel Discussion

            Hosted by the Chicago Estate Planning Council

            Location:
            Webinar
            News Release

            Morrison Named to 2020-2022 Class of ABA RPTE Fellows

            Joanna Morrison has been named as a fellow in the 2020-2022 program of the American Bar Association (ABA) Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section (RPTE).

            News Release

            Schiff Hardin Adds Michael K. Moyers as Partner and Two Associates to Growing Trusts & Estates Practice in Chicago

            Schiff Hardin LLP today announced that Michael K. Moyers has joined the firm’s Private Clients, Trusts and Estates Practice Group as a partner in the Chicago office, along with two associates.

            Speeches & Presentations

            • “The Defined Value Clause – No Longer Exotic,” 33rd Annual RPTE Virtual National CLE Conference, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (Apr. 21-23, 2021)
            • “Tax Program Alumni Panel,” Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Webinar (Mar. 9, 2021)
            • “Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Panel Discussion,” Hosted by the Chicago Estate Planning Council, Webinar (Feb. 25, 2021)