Megan focuses her practice on counseling nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and on estate planning for high net-worth families. To assist her clients, Megan offers counsel on tax issues, as well as business succession planning and estate administration. High-net-worth individuals and families trust her to compassionately oversee some of their most sensitive and confidential issues. She has experience working in probate and trust administration and is committed to helping her clients prepare for the future.
Given her knowledge and experience with international and transactional tax law, Megan helps nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations navigate all tax and governance aspects of their organizations and operations. She guides them through the nuances of joint ventures, private foundations and foundation management, and fundraising, endowment fund strategies, charitable and planned giving program criteria, commercial coventures, and working with donors.
Megan received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University, magna cum laude, and an M.A. from The Ohio State University. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She was a member of the Order of the Coif and served the Executive Articles Editor for the Indiana Law Journal. She remains an active alumna, serving on the Indiana Law Young Alumni Steering Committee. Megan is president of the Cincinnati Observatory Foundation board and also a board member of the Cincinnati Observatory Center, where she serves as the chair of the Development Committee, and of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council. Prior to joining Taft in 2017, Megan was an associate in a Chicago AmLaw 100 firm.
Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Estate & Probate
Honoree, Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers in America, Nonprofit / Charities Law (2021)
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- Indiana University Maurer School of Law (2013)
- The Ohio State University, M.A.
- Clemson University, B.A.
- State - Illinois
- State - Ohio
Speeches and Publications
“The Basics of a Nonprofit Organization,” Cincinnati Bar Association, Feb. 19, 2019
“Charitable Gift Planning” presentation (CLE), St. Vincent de Paul – Dayton, Nov. 16, 2018
Co-author, “Accessing Your Endowment in Uncertain Times: What Organizations Need to Know,” Taft Law Bulletin, Nov. 3, 2020
Co-author, “IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Clarifying Application of Code Section 4960,” Taft Law Bulletin, June 19, 2020
Co-author, “Is Your Business Donating Goods or Services to COVID-19 Relief Efforts?” Taft Law Bulletin, April 14, 2020
Co-author, “Philanthropy in the Time of COVID-19 for Businesses,” Taft Law Bulletin, March 23, 2020
Co-author, “Philanthropy in the Time of COVID-19 for Individuals,” Taft Law Bulletin, March 23, 2020
Co-author, “New Code Section 4960,” Taft Law Bulletin, July 17, 2019
Co-author, “Prioritize Your Estate Plan Now,” Cincinnati Business Courier, Sept. 13, 2018
- Cincinnati Estate Planning Council
- Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council
- Indiana University Young Alumni
Member, Cincinnati Chapter
Member, Steering Committee
- University of Cincinnati College of Law
- Cincinnati Observatory
Chair, Development Committee
Member, Executive Committee
- Cincinnati Observatory Foundation