Christen Culligan Bruu
At a Glance:
Christen Culligan Bruu is an associate in the firm’s Family Wealth & Estate Planning Department where she concentrates in estate planning and administration.
Ms. Bruu received her B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her J.D. Degree from Albany Law School of Union University. Ms. Bruu is an Accredited Veterans Affairs Attorney.
Works with clients to develop an effective estate plan from simple estates to large estates with complex assets, including planning for personal care and management of assets in the event of incapacity.
Counsels clients on ways to reduce estate taxes and protect assets from claims of creditors and nursing home spend-down.
Assists clients with Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts and Generation Skipping Tax planning.
Assists families of decedents with administering estates from simple estates to sophisticated post-mortem tax planning.
Taking an active role in her community, Ms. Bruu volunteers time and energy to her church and her children’s school, and she is active in various other cultural and charitable organizations.
Ms. Bruu is admitted to practice in New York.
Ms. Bruu is a member of the Monroe County and New York State Bar Associations where she is an active member in the Trusts and Estates sections. She has served as Chair of the Trusts and Estates Committee of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys. She currently serves on the Executive Council of the Monroe County Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section.
- "Estate Taxes. What Hath Congress Wrought?"
- "Estate Planning for the Family Cottage"
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