Jillian E. Merns is an associate in the Private Clients Group of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Ms. Merns’ practice involves all aspects of estate planning and administration, with a focus on providing comprehensive estate, gift and income tax advice for high net worth individuals and families. Ms. Merns also advises clients on the formation and compliance of charitable organizations, as well as charitable giving. Ms. Merns received a B.A. in political science from Yale University (with distinction), a J.D. from Columbia University and a Masters in Taxation (LL.M.) from New York University. She serves on the Trusts, Estates, and Surrogate’s Court Committee of the New York City Bar Association.