Anna Lantelme has over a decade of experience as a trusted advisor to clients in estate planning, trust administration, and charitable giving, in addition to all types of tax-exempt, charitable organization clients which she helps guide through complex issues related to their operations and governance.
Anna prides herself on being thoughtful, collaborative, and genuinely interested in resolving each client’s needs, with an uncanny ability to help her clients feel at ease and well informed despite dealing with a complicated legal matter. She has a knack for remembering details and the resulting work product reflects the unique nature of each client.
For her estate planning clients, Anna’s congeniality shines. She believes that “everyone needs a good estate plan,” and she works with clients at a wide range of income and net worth levels, from doctors and homebuilders to the “middle wealthy” and beyond. Her practice focuses on issues related to real estate investments, inherited family assets, generational asset planning, charitable giving, and marital and cohabitation agreements. She’ll also laugh if you tell her your plan is “simple,” because “plans involve people, and people are rarely simple.”
Anna’s extensive knowledge of the world of tax-exempt organizations is well respected and appreciated by clients, including both private foundations and public charities. Anna represents a variety of nonprofit clients on the uniquely complex rules of governance, operations, and maintenance of their tax-exempt status, including many donor-advised funds, community foundations, and the delicate interplay between them and the donors that support them.
Before joining Harrison LLP, she worked with large, international law firms, including BakerHostetler and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (formerly Bryan Cave). She was recognized among the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America in 2021.
Anna is a native of North Carolina and moved to Colorado after law school where she coincidentally met her fellow N.C. native husband. You’ll most likely find them outside, hiking to some magical alpine lake (since 14ers are too crowded), with their kids in hiking carriers and large “supermutt” dog by their side, or riding solo through her favorite tree runs on her well-seasoned snowboard.
Co-Author with Alfred L. Brophy, “American Scenery and American Sovereignty: A Quantitative Analysis of Landscape and Property Before the Civil War,” James Smith ed., Property Exclusion, and Sovereignty (Ashgate, 2013)
“Charitable Giving Strategies,” Rocky Mountain Nonprofit Conference, Denver, Colorado (2014)
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2011
College of Charleston, B.S. in International Business, 2007
Helped a community foundation restructure from a trust to a corporation to enable in-house donor-advised fund capabilities.
Prepared estate plan for married real estate investors with out of state properties, LLCs, and young children with high growth potential.
Advised a large donor with a tax benefit analysis between a conservation easement, gift of a life estate, or a charitable trust for a uniquely situated real property adjacent to a national park.
Advised a donor-advised fund on program related investments related to a charitable organization and multifamily housing.
Prepared hundreds of estate plans for clients with closely held business, minor children, wayward children, no children, blended marriages, and family inherited assets.
We are pleased to share that Jason Ornduff has been appointed to serve on the firm’s Board of Executives, effective September 12, 2023.
Elizabeth Garlovsky and Tiffany McKenzie explain why you’ll want to add provisions regarding tangible personal property, such as furniture, vehicles, electronics, and jewelry, to your will or trust to ensure smooth inheritance, prevent disputes, and help distribute sentimental items as you wish.