Keirsa Johnson

Keirsa K. Johnson

Associate

  • 617-557-9739
  • 617-227-0781
  • 75 State Street
  • Boston, MA 02109

Keirsa K. Johnson

Associate

  • 617-557-9739
  • 617-227-0781
  • 75 State Street
  • Boston, MA 02109

Practice Focus

Keirsa K. Johnson is an associate practicing in the Private Client and Nonprofit Practice Groups at Hemenway & Barnes. She advises clients on complex estate and tax planning strategies and assists tax-exempt organizations with formation and governance issues.

Keirsa is experienced at providing estate planning services for high net worth individuals and families, including drafting complex trusts, family limited liability companies, estate tax projections, and nonjudicial settlement agreements. She is also experienced in overseeing the estate administration process.

She assists tax-exempt organizations, such as public charities and private foundations, in preparing and filing applications for recognition of tax-exempt status, and advises on complex organizational structures, charitable classes and permissible charitable purposes and activities.

Prior to joining Hemenway & Barnes, Keirsa practiced in the trust & estate group at an international law firm. She also was an administrator at a national nonprofit.

Activities and Publications

  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association
  • Author, “Impact Investing for Section 501(c)(3) Organizations,” Taxation of Exempts (Vol. 29, Issue 4, 2018)

Community Involvement

  • Ran the Boston Marathon in 2016, 2017 and 2018 to raise funds for Boston area youth wellness and homeless service providers. She is also running in 2019 in support of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program.

Keirsa Johnson’s Comments on Working with Nonprofits

“Having worked in nonprofits for a number of years before attending law school, I have a unique understanding of our clients day-to-day needs. As a lawyer, I help anticipate issues and position clients for success.”

Keirsa Johnson
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