Amanda Erlandson is an associate in the Estate Planning and Trusts & Estates practice group in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Her practice focuses on estate planning and estate and trust administration.
Amanda assists clients with structuring efficient estate plans to meet the clients’ personal and family goals. She has experience with both tax and non-tax aspects of estate planning, including estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer and income tax planning, charitable gift planning and incapacity planning. She has drafted a variety of estate planning documents, including wills, marital trusts, credit shelter trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts and grantor-retained annuity trusts.
Amanda also counsels fiduciaries on a wide variety of trust and estate administration questions, including complex generation-skipping transfer tax issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Amanda was a summer associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office in 2015. In addition, she was a summer associate in 2014 and 2015 at an international law firm, and she was a paralegal from 2010 to 2013 in its Shanghai office.
Amanda was listed in the “Ones to Watch” section of the 2021 and 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Trusts and Estates.
During law school, Amanda served on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Tax Review. She also participated in a variety of pro bono projects and earned a University of Virginia School of Law Pro Bono Challenge Certificate of Completion.
- Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 1L Success in Law School Mentoring Program, Mentor, 2021-2022
- Allegheny County Bar Association
- Co-presenter, “Split Dollar Life Insurance Arrangements - The Story of an Employee Benefit,” K&L Gates LLP Associate Presentation Series, April 2019
- Co-presenter, “Trusts in the United States, 美国信托,” The Chinese Trading and Investment Association, June 2017