Biography

Catherine Veihmeyer Hughes is the Estate and Gift Tax Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Tax Policy of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  Ms. Hughes is responsible for advising the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Tax Policy) on all estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax matters.

Prior to joining the Treasury Department in late July 2002, Ms. Hughes was a partner in a large law firm, where she managed the estate planning and administration practice in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.  Ms. Hughes has broad and extensive experience in dealing with sophisticated estate planning, transfer tax issues, estate and trust administration, and related fiduciary and tax matters.

Ms. Hughes is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, is a past Chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation, and is a former Chair of the Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section of the D.C. Bar.  Ms. Hughes received a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Dayton, and a J.D. from Catholic University of America, and is a member of the Bar of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.