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Gretchyn G. Meinken


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Ms. Meinken grew up in a U.S. Army family, living in Germany for the majority of her childhood. Ms. Meinken moved to the D.C. Metro area after completing a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Alabama in 2000. Ms. Meinken now calls Alexandria, Virginia home after residing here since 2001 (her longest stint in any one place).

Ms. Meinken focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, as well as general corporate law and taxation. She represents individuals, estates, trusts, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. Ms. Meinken advises clients on the following types of matters:

– Administration of trusts and estates
– Comprehensive estate plans
– Hearings before the Commissioner of Accounts
– Estate and gift tax returns
– Foreign account disclosures
– Irrevocable trust modification and termination
– Lifecycle of partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations

Virginia, 2007
Maryland, 2009
U.S. Tax Court, 2009
District of Columbia, 2014

George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
J.D. – 2007
Law Journal: Journal of Law, Economics & Policy
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
B.S. Business Administration cum laude – 2000
Major: International Finance & German
Minor: Economics


2011 Top Lawyer, Wills & Probate (Northern Virginia Magazine)
2014 Legal Elite (Virginia Business Magazine)
2015 Rising Star (DC & VA Super Lawyers)
2016 Rising Star (DC & VA Super Lawyers)

Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, Past President (2015-2016), President (2014-2015), Treasurer (2012-2014), Board Member (2008-Present)
Alexandria Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association, Trusts & Probate Section Member
Fairfax County Bar Association, Wills, Trusts & Estates Section Member
Junior League of Northern Virginia

Smolen & Plevy, PC, Vienna, VA, Attorney, 2007 – 2015
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, Law Clerk, 2006
Sprint Nextel Corporation, Reston, VA, Law Clerk, 2006
U.S. Mint, Washington, DC, Legal Intern, 2006
U.S. Department of Defense, Arlington, VA, Legal Intern, 2005
MCI Worldcom, Ashburn, VA, Financial Analyst, 2000 – 2004


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