Partner Ritu V. Gordon brings more than 13 years of experience with estate planning and probate law in Georgia and advising individuals in establishing effective inheritance plans that stay current and are ultimately honored. She also supports the firm’s corporate law practice with matters related to partnerships and commercial contracts to best protect her client’s business interests and assets.
Ritu’s estate planning clients benefit from her highly personalized and thorough estate planning strategies, building on each individual’s assets and goals. Her clients turn to her for straightforward financial life planning including wills, trusts, family partnerships, powers of attorney and advanced directives for healthcare. She also specializes in helping high-net worth clients develop complex arrangements that avoid probate and minimize state and federal estate taxes for beneficiaries and trustees. She counsels her clients to understand all estate planning elements from tangible personal property, real estate, gifting guidelines, state inheritance laws and tax, capital gains and changing estate tax rates. Ritu also frequently prepares incapacity protection documents for clients in the event of disability or inability to manage personal financial affairs.
Ritu’s practice also helps her clients navigate probate law and probate processes, timelines, filings and motions in Georgia. She also assists with probate avoidance techniques during estate planning for her clients.
A Georgia native, Ritu joined KPPB LAW in 2008 as an associate. Prior to KPPB LAW, Ritu worked for several Georgia political campaigns, including Martin for Senate (as deputy finance director), Committee to Re-elect Justice Carol Hunstein (as finance director) and Reddy for Secretary of State (as press secretary).
Ritu is a frequent speaker explaining the preventable pitfalls involved in estate planning. She served as the 2014-2015 President of the South Asian Bar Association of Georgia, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to encouraging and promoting the professional growth of South Asian lawyers and other members of the legal profession. Ritu is a member of various legal groups, including the American Bar Association (Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law), and the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, and is also involved in the Els for Autism Foundation and Boys & Girls Club of Atlanta. Ritu is based in the Atlanta office of KPPB LAW.