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Elizabeth A.


Elizabeth Faist practices tax law, primarily serving clients in the areas of trusts, estates, charitable planning, income tax planning and tax controversy. She manages a variety of matters, including gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues, preparation of estate-planning documents, administration of estates, IRS tax disputes, and tax advice regarding private foundations and public charities. Elizabeth also counsels clients on tax and succession planning for their businesses. Additionally, she provides guidance on how to most efficiently safeguard assets during multigenerational wealth transfers, incorporating insurance planning and charitable giving programs as appropriate.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US), Elizabeth practiced at a law firm in Sarasota, Florida where she drafted estate plans, prepared federal and state filings for tax-exempt organizations, and administered estates and trusts. While attending the LL.M. program, Elizabeth provided research assistance to Professor Patricia E. Dilley. While in law school, she served as a judicial extern for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, Charles T. Lester, Jr. Pro Bono Award (2012)

Professional Activities

Member-At-Large, Board of the Estate Planning and Probate Section, Atlanta Bar Association
Treasurer/Board Member, Vox Teen Communications
Member, Atlanta Estate Planning Council
Member, Fiduciary Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Florida Bar
Member, Tax Section, Florida Bar
Graduate, 2014 - 2015 Atlanta Philanthropic Advisor Leadership Institute

  • LL.M., Taxation, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Member, Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Florida
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • Florida

Our Story

Eversheds Sutherland is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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