Recently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Keri Brown serves as a trusted advisor to some of the nation's most prominent individuals on complex federal estate, gift and income tax litigation and controversy matters, including disputes and litigation with the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service. She counsels high net worth individuals and families in a variety of courts, including in the United States Tax Court, United States District Courts and United States Courts of Appeals. She represents taxpayers in federal tax audits and administrative appeals, and represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries of trusts and estates in state courts with respect to administration and fiduciary duty issues. She also assists businesses and individuals in preparing for and navigating the litigation process in tax matters.
In 2018, Keri was recognized as one of Houston's "40 Under 40" by the Houston Business Journal for her significant business accomplishments, as well as her commitment to community service.
As chair of the Houston office's pro bono committee, Keri coordinates and helps manage the office's pro bono matters, working closely with the firm's pro bono referral organizations to ensure access to justice for underserved populations in the United States. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Keri's pro bono efforts were featured in the Wall Street Journal, ABA Journal, Texas Bar Journal, Texas Lawyer, Houston Business Journal, and The Houston Lawyer. The State Bar of Texas honored Keri with its 2018 Pro Bono Coordinator Award.