Alumni Profile: Kimberly L. Johnson
“It’s been a pleasure to hire UF law graduates to work with at Quarles & Brady. We have not been disappointed with the skills UF students possess. All of our Gator attorneys contributed to the law school last year, and I am proud that we can make a difference for the future, since I feel we are all fortunate to be able to work in the legal profession. As alumni, we have an obligation to support our university.”
— Kimberly L. Johnson (UF JD 81) a partner in Quarles & Brady, one of the largest law firms in the United States, practices in the area of trusts & estates (including administration). She has extensive experience in post-mortem tax mitigation techniques, advising individual and corporate fiduciaries, IRS audits regarding valuation discounts on both the Federal Estate Tax Return and Gift Tax Returns, lifetime gifts, document preparation — including wills, trust documents, prenuptial, postnuptial, family limited partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements and other estate planning documents — and assisting clients with beneficiary designation forms for IRAs.
Johnson received her undergraduate degree from Anderson College in 1977, law degree from UF in 1981, and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami in 1982. She was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1981 and U.S. Tax Court in 1982. She is a member of the Collier County Bar Association and American Bar Association (Taxation Section), and also is a prominent figure in community affairs and public service for a number of organizations, including the Naples Art Association and UF’s Diversity Committee. She is a member of the UF College of Law Alumni Council, which her husband, Ken, has served as president. Their middle son, Kurtis, will be a freshman at UF this fall.